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Matt Dornic

is a writer, reporter and senior media relations specialist from Washington D.C. Dornic is a director in Quinn Gillespie & Associates' (QGA) strategic communications practice. He's a contributing editor for mediabistro's FishbowlDC blog and a columnist for DC magazine.

BY THIS AUTHOR

Stop the Madness of Congress’ Flood Insurance Déjà Vu

Congress is set to temporarily extend the National Flood Insurance Program instead of adopting a long-term resolution to this vital program. Read More

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Might Housing Be the Issue that Decides Who Wins the Presidency?

Candidates be warned: Voters may make housing the make-or-break issue of the 2012 presidential election. Read More

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Congress, No More Economic Burdens; Leave Mortgage Deduction Alone

Senate committee continues to debate mortgage interest deduction when it should be looking for other ways to recharge the housing sector. Read More

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More Than Refis Needed to Fix Housing Market, Economy

Last week in his address to Congress, President Obama unveiled a $447 billion plan to create jobs and help stimulate the nation’s struggling economy. But the issue squarely at the heart of America’s economic woes — housing — was mostly absent from the president’s speech. The proposed package instead relied heavily on targeted tax cuts, infrastructure spending, new job training assistance, and a $50 billion extension of unemployment benefits. Read More

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Mortgage Interest Deduction Future Murky in Super Committee

Unless you slept through the month of July, you probably picked up on the federal debt ceiling debate that dominated headlines. Although much of the press and punditry subsided after the White House and Congressional leaders reached a resolution, the legislation signed by President Obama on Aug. 2 did little to settle the deficit dispute. Read More

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Is This a Joke? FHA Loan Limits Set to Fall, Down Payments to Rise

Batten down the hatches, because the U.S. housing market is headed straight into another storm. That’s because limits for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans are set to shrink significantly on Oct. 1, 2011, and the only people who can steer this ship to safety are off enjoying a long summer holiday. Read More

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Congress: Stop Playing Chicken with National Flood Insurance Deadline

Last week, after the highly-publicized debt ceiling debate ended (for now), Congress blew out of Washington and began an early August recess. But for many Americans, the sound of crickets on Capitol Hill is cause for alarm. Read More

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Kucinich Q&A: 20% Downpayment Would Keep Qualified Home Buyers on Sidelines

In an exclusive interview with HouseLogic, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) explains why he joined a housing industry coalition in opposing a federal regulatory proposal, known as the qualified residential mortgage, that would require home buyers to make a 20% downpayment to purchase a home. Read More

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Help Stop the 20% Minimum Downpayment Rule

If regulators get their way, many qualified home buyers may be shut out of the market very soon. Home owners and sellers will see their property values take a hit, too: Fewer buyers mean lower home values. Read More

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