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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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It's been in discussion for years and I don't think it is immediately in jeopardy but time will tell. I think it would have a big impact on the housing market if taken away

Jan 30, 2017 11:06 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
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In jeopardy, yes, but not in the immediate or near term future.  Home ownership needs a revival for our economy to work as it should - - killing the deduction would put a huge dent in that revival

Jan 30, 2017 10:59 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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I think nothing is off the table.

Jan 30, 2017 10:09 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes, they have been trying to whittle that away for 15 years now. I'm afraid that it might get closer & closer to happening with the deficit rising. 

What's the benefit of owning a home then? 

Jan 30, 2017 10:13 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dorie,

That subject comes up constantly, and so far nothing has happened.  A

Jan 30, 2017 12:02 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

oh, it better not be.... trump has plenty of property.... he's not going to hurt any real estate deductions....

Jan 30, 2017 10:23 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Great question Dorie Dillard I will wait and read all the answers.

Jan 30, 2017 04:34 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Only for tax payers that make less than 1 million per year.

Jan 30, 2017 01:25 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Good question Dorie! If they get rid of it, the incentive to purchase for some will go along with it but so far it has been just talk.

Jan 30, 2017 12:55 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am wondering what is off the table. I would trade that for affordable health care I think. Sorry, I'm paying bills right now so it's a bad thing to think about...

Jan 30, 2017 12:41 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

It would be a major change to eliminate the MID. I don't think is on the agenda. We have NAR as the number one lobbying group in DC. And MID is probably the most popular deduction in the country. It would take a lot to eliminate this.

Jan 30, 2017 12:28 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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I don't think so...However, when the tax laws change, it dominoes quite a bit

Jan 30, 2017 12:26 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

More than ever with the current Congress and no one in executive who would go against it. 

Jan 30, 2017 11:46 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I certainly hope not.

Jan 30, 2017 11:14 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
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I dont think so, but then again I dont know if I can accurately predict anything that will happen.

Jan 30, 2017 10:40 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Taxpayers can only deduct mortgage interest in very specific situations in our great nation.  I have not seen anything that there are any plans to change the rules on this issue at this point.

Jan 30, 2017 10:35 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I agree with Lyn Sims 

Jan 30, 2017 10:29 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I sure hope not.

Jan 30, 2017 10:12 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not at this time. Perception will not allow it!

Jan 30, 2017 10:02 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I don't... I think it would be political suicide to get rid of it.

Jan 30, 2017 09:58 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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not at this time

Jan 30, 2017 09:50 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Feb 01, 2017 04:05 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I do not believe it is in any jeopardy. The government likes to induce investment, and this deduction is a very strong inducement

Jan 31, 2017 06:45 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Dorie Dillard It seems to be in jeopardy every year. Let's see what the next tax over haul brings.

Jan 31, 2017 06:28 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Probably going to go away.

Jan 31, 2017 05:56 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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I don't think so - at least not for a very long time

Jan 31, 2017 05:48 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Jan 31, 2017 05:10 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Jeff Dowler nailed this one!

Jan 31, 2017 03:52 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Dorie Dillard - I do not believe it is easy to take it off! 

Jan 30, 2017 11:09 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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It seems to always be in discussion but do not think it is in serious consideration anytime soon.

Jan 30, 2017 09:44 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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I don't, but I wouldn't mind if we went to a flat tax and got rid of all deductions.

Jan 30, 2017 08:43 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I expect to see some kind of modification

Jan 30, 2017 07:49 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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It's been "on the block" for years, but I think we are safe for now.

Jan 30, 2017 07:48 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I agree with John Meussner - but, then, who knows?  Seems like things are changing pretty quickly these days! 

Jan 30, 2017 07:35 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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It would jeopardize more to rid it.

Jan 30, 2017 07:21 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I don't think it will be at the top of the pile ... 

Jan 30, 2017 06:27 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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   This will be the very last sacred cow to be killed.  It's not going anywhere, for now.

Jan 30, 2017 05:50 PM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
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I don't think so, for the near future. However, I think everything is on the table with Trump, so you never know. It would hurt the RE Market, as the  incentive to own would be less.

Jan 30, 2017 05:05 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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It always seems to come up when time to cut, but means alot to the middle class. 

Jan 30, 2017 03:27 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

It will be interesting to see..I'm betting it won't go away!

Jan 30, 2017 02:09 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I do not.  If it does, it will definitely impact the market (stock and real estate) and my taxes!

Jan 30, 2017 01:44 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

soon.....

Jan 30, 2017 01:37 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

It's a pretty sacred cow, so I doubt it.  

Jan 30, 2017 01:28 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Nothing is up yet ?

Jan 30, 2017 01:04 PM