Steve Hovland

Steve Hovland

Steve Hovland is director of research for Irvine, CA-based HomeUnion, Inc. a remote real estate investment and management firm. Contact him at shovland@homeunion.com.

ARTICLES

  • How does the Trump tax plan impact real estate investment?

    Here's what's next if tax reform passes
    [Expert commentary] Outside the furor, the long-term impact of the tax plan is much grayer and has little impact on most Americans. The mortgage interest rate deduction benefits too few people in too few areas, and a broad-based decrease in taxes will ultimately benefit the housing market.
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  • This is why loosening Dodd-Frank won't stop real estate growth

    Or dent the homeownership rate
    The Trump administration recently signed an executive order to scale back the massive Dodd-Frank law. Many advocates are concerned its repeal could lead to another recession. However, it's important to understand that the executive order does not repeal the act. Here's what the executive order does mean for the housing market.
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  • What a Trump administration means for real estate

    And other major investment sectors
    [Expert commentary] After the initial shock, markets closed at new highs two days following the election of President-elect Donald Trump. It’s safe to say that the stock market will continue along its recent bumpy path. Here's how the real estate and housing markets are likely to move to forward.
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