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The Housing Tax Credit and the Refueling of Little Businesses

The National Association of Homebuilders has a pretty good site dedicated to nothing but the Federal Housing Tax Credit. This topic seems to be #1 in my worldview, since Monday. Maybe it's because some buyers are about to take part in a grand restabilization of the housing economy, and in so doing maybe that single inventory sell off will be the catalyst that refuels and stabilizes, refreshes and creates, and stimulates and drives small to medium sized businesses across the country. Maybe the corporate America talent pool that just shrunk in droves will move into virtual workspaces and lots more work from home web-commuters will appear, like my wife Laura and I. If you are more interested in this kind of transfigurational conversation, then you should read this article about how Chris Brogan and the folks at New Marketing Labs work. Here's a video, live from my office at Rootdown World Headquarters in … [Read more...]

Intown Insider Video – Taxation Demands Representation

{seesmic_video:{"url_thumbnail":{"value":"http://t.seesmic.com/thumbnail/dPnvKyIy7y_th1.jpg"}"title":{"value":"Intown Insider on Taxation and Representation, Stimulated Thoughts "}"videoUri":{"value":"http://www.seesmic.com/video/J7R6qJB4hC"}}} Just yesterday, I realized that after just 16 days of Twitter usage, I'm not watching the national television news as much. I don't have to do so, because The Phoenix Real Estate Guy takes on that arduous task for me, and then he tweets it. That's right, he tweets it. So, he wrote a terrific post about the "political football" that is Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson's brainchild. Or at least he "hiked the political football." Regardless, read the latest at the excellent website of The Phoenix Real Estate Guy. He's good. Oh, and the video was done 2 days ago, and it's already dated. Regardless, my primary point is about the action that I must take as an Atlanta homeowner, a Dekalb taxpayer and that is about appealing my … [Read more...]