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Focus on Taxation & Real Estate: Tax Savings Related To Opportunity Zones

In summary, the article details that the newly created qualified opportunity zones offer an intriguing tax planning option for investors and a potential boon for distressed communities.


It’s a Record Period of Growth for the Multi-Family Industry

Each year, RubinBrown publishes an Apartment Statistical Analysis. This data is collected from clients, as well as other contacts and referrals within the industry, to compile averages in a variety of markets within the United States.


Focus on Real Estate: Affordable Housing & Veteran Homelessness

On August 1, the Department of Housing and Urban Development issued press release No. 16-117, following a related White House report from the day before. The articles describe the Obama Administration’s past, present and future plans to reduce overall veteran homelessness, and the results of those efforts to date.


Focus on Real Estate: Cantwell to Launch National Campaign to Increase Federal Resources for Affordable Housing & Homelessness

On March 23, 2016, the office of U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) issued a press release announcing an affordable housing initiative and unveiling the report “The Housing Tax Credit: Addressing the Challenges of Affordable Housing & Homelessness.”


Focus On Real Estate: Tax Deal Provisions Affecting The Real Estate Industry

On Monday, December 6, 2010, President Obama announced a tentative deal with the Congressional Republicans on the tax cut package.


Focus On Real Estate: RubinBrown Publishes 2010 Apartment Statistical Analysis

It is with great enthusiasm that RubinBrown presents the 2010 Apartment Statistical Analysis. For over 30 years, our Real Estate Services Group has completed annual evaluations of financial operations and trends within the multifamily real estate industry both in the Midwest and throughout the country.


Focus On Real Estate: New Recommendations For Missouri Tax Credit Programs

This past July, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon created a commission to review the state’s current tax credit programs and make recommendations for greater efficiency and enhanced return on Missouri’s investments in these programs.


Focus On Real Estate: 1099 Reporting On Rental Property

A provision of the recently signed Small Business Act of 2010 now requires additional tax reporting to the IRS.


Focus On Real Estate: JUST RELEASED! Guidance On Section 1602, Low Income Housing Tax Credits

The IRS has just released Notice 2010-18 related to Section 1602 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.


Focus On Real Estate: First Annual Report on the Economic Impact of the Federal Historic Tax Credit

An encouraging new study of the federal historic tax credit (HTC) was just released by Rutgers University Center for Urban Policy Research.


Focus On Real Estate: Affordable Housing Update

On May 4th, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Treasury Department released much anticipated guidance on the Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) and Exchange Programs created by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009, signed by President Obama on February 17, 2009.


Focus on Real Estate: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

On February 13, 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("Act"). President Obama signed the Act into law on February 17, 2009. The Act provides a series of Housing Credit provisions designed to stimulate the stalled affordable housing industry.


Focus on Real Estate: Victory for Housing and Financial Markets

On July 30, 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law H.R. 3221, the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.