Posts Tagged ‘real estate brokerage reform’

How to Boost Home Sales Permanently…at No Taxpayer Expense

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Housing sales can be boosted siginificantly — at no taxpayer cost — bythe federal government taking one simple step to reform the way houses are bought, sold, and financed.

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 by Al Lewis (alewis)

President Obama has often said that it would be a shame to waste this economic crisis.  Nowhere is that more true than in real estate, where federal homebuyer tax credits up to $8,000 are barely denting the mortgage foreclosure rate.   Instead, let’s use this crisis to try a new approach:   slashing the 6 percent real [...]

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The Complete ThinkOOB Stimulus Economics Plan

Monday, March 9th, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

This Posting sumamrizes the Best of the Ideas from the only website paying $1-million for Yours

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Against Real Estate Democratization

Monday, March 9th, 2009 by lisajacobs8

My name is Lisa Jacobs and I am a highly educated woman with a M.D. and a M.P.H.. I am also an ex of a real estate investor who was a graduate of Harvard Law School. We were real estate investors. My ex was fed up with dumb agents showing us what we did not [...]

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former new england patriot hernandez charged with murder

Thursday, November 20th, 2008 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Almost every house sold includes a real estate commission of 5% or more. Eliminate that real estate commission – or vastly reduce it – and the value of every house theoretically rises 5% with no change in price. This would facilitate selling by the owner and/or create more equity in the owner’s house if they don’t sell. While 5% more equity will not solve the housing crisis, it would put a noticeable dent in it…and that 5% might otherwise have been taken out of the government bailout fund. This posting shows how to do exactly that

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