Great Read Roundup: Remote Buying, Broken Deals, & the Mortgage Deduction

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career.

We Bought a Home Sight Unseen (Here’s What We Learned)

(7 minute read)

Why it matters: It’s not something that happens every day, but if you have buyers who will be buying a home long-distance without a proper visit, this piece contains five excellent tips on how to drop the stress level and better prepare for the remote purchase.

5 Things to Remember When You Fail

(6 minute read)

Why it matters: New agents need to learn how to cushion the blow when a deal (or three) falls apart. This article tells the story of one agent’s journey and the lessons she learned for dealing with the disappointments.

Mortgage Interest Tax Break Has ‘No Effect’ on Homeownership, Says Study

(7 minute read)

Why it matters: The controversy continues, and it’s a good idea to be up on the arguments against the “sacred cow” of the housing industry. This piece links to the original study and several other point/counter-point arguments for and against keeping the mortgage deduction.

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