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How A Biden Presidency could change housing sector

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The FINANCIAL — What happens if the major polls are right and the upcoming election results in a change of administrations, if Trump is out and Biden is in? How might the housing sector change? One place to look is the 2020 Democratic platform. It includes a suggestion that might significantly impact the real estate market is a proposed “tax credit of up to $15,000 to help first-time homebuyers, and will make the tax credit refundable and advanceable, so buyers can get assistance at the time of purchase, instead of having to wait until they file their taxes.” The First-Time Tax…

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How A Biden Presidency could change housing sector

12 mins read

The FINANCIAL — What happens if the major polls are right and the upcoming election results in a change of administrations, if Trump is out and Biden is in? How might the housing sector change? One place to look is the 2020 Democratic platform. It includes a suggestion that might significantly impact the real estate market…

77% of registered voters say that election matters more than in previous years

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The FINANCIAL — A record-high percentage of U.S. voters say the outcome of this year’s election matters more to them than prior elections did. The 77% of registered voters holding this view is up six percentage points from 2016 and is the highest in Gallup’s trend dating back to 1996. While few voters (2%) say…

Council of the EU says Belarusian presidential elections were neither free nor fair

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The FINANCIAL — On 12 October, the Council of the EU adopted conclusions on the EU’s response to the recent developments in Belarus. The Council said that “the 9 August presidential elections were neither free nor fair” and that “Aleksandr Lukashenko lacks any democratic legitimacy.” It reiterated its full support for Belarus’s sovereignty and independence, underlining…