I’m curious about how folks see the 2 major party presidential handling the real estate marketplace and I’m interested in starting a discussion taking into account, tax policy, monetary policy, and other factors. I don’t want to hear anything about McCain’s 7 houses or Obama’s deal from Rezko (I brought ’em up so you don’t have to) . . . I want to start an intellectual dialogue based on policy.
Feel free to share your ideas here in the comments, or if you’ve got your own blog, write your thoughts and point to the post so we can discuss. We’ll link to any posts out there that take a serious, and hopefully, non-partisan look at these two gentlemen and their policies affecting the market.
Things to consider: capital gains tax, real estate tax, inflation, interest rates, dollar strength, leanings on regulation, position on Fannie/Freddie and bank bailouts, effects on investors, homeowners, real estate agents, lenders, etc.
I look forward to hearing all of your opinions, and I hope that everyone is mature enough to stick to the topic at hand!