The Real Deal New York

On deductions, the polls are mixed

Public opinion unclear on housing tax benefits

January 31, 2013 04:30PM
By Kenneth Harney

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From the January issue: In the congressional and White House negotiations on tax reform — including the mortgage interest and property tax deductions — who has the crucial political advantage of counting documented public opinion on their side? Is it the real estate and building lobbies who argue that maintaining long-standing federal tax benefits are essential, given housing’s key role in job creation, household wealth and the fact that real estate is still in a fragile state coming out of the recession and mortgage bust? [more]

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