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Tax Law Makes Projections Even Harder – Home buying in January 2018

Tax Law Makes Projections Even Harder – Home buying in January 2018

January 1st, 2018 | Taxes, Interest Rates, Real Estate, buying a home

The projection for January!

It is the first of the year and we have been inundated with projections regarding the economy, interest rates, real estate and more. It is always hard to predict the future and this year is going to be even harder to predict because of a new variable. Lowering of tax rates is likely to stimulate an already strengthening economy. This should be good news for jobs, retailers and more. The question remains how strong will the economy get and what will the effects be on interest rates, oil prices — and ultimately inflation.

Predictions in the Home buying process!

When we move to real estate, the prediction game gets even harder. Economists were already predicting continued inventory shortages, more new homes coming on-line and moderating price increases. But the change in the standard and mortgage deductions will certainly have to be factored into the equation.

Still, great news to purchase home!

Here is the good news. There are some solid economic reasons to own a home and the tax deduction is only one of these reasons. The home will still serve as a leveraged investment, a forced savings plan and protection against inflation.