Tag Archives: Housing

The Sheer Genius of Politicians

In a bid to stem taxpayer losses for bad loans guaranteed by federal housing agencies Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn) proposed that borrowers be required to make a 5% down payment in order to qualify. His proposal was rejected 57-42 on a party-line vote because, as one Senator explained, “passage of […]

Selling Two Homes

Today TaxMama hears from Hilde in Illinois who tells us. “Almost two years ago we moved from our last house after living there 4 yrs. We finally found a buyer. Since the sale will be in 2009, could we also sell our current home in 2009 and avoid paying income tax on the $50,000.00 profit […]