It seems like a lot of people are tripping over themselves regarding the GOP tax plan. For California, the housing cheerleaders always trumpeted the massive amount of tax deductions you got when buying a ridiculous crap shack. I always found this to be absurd. You usually got ‘free market’ thinkers on the economy but then suddenly, wanted massive government support when they bought their expensive home. In the Bay Area a crap shack will cost you $1.5 million if you even want to have a parking spot within walkable distance. So it is no surprise that the GOP tax plan doesn’t give two seconds of thought as to what is good for California. And good just means on what side of the dinner table you are sitting at. Frankly, the rest of the country subsidizes the crazy housing market in California and other expensive states so it never made sense to have a mortgage interest deduction of up to $1,000,000 when the typical house in the U. S. costs $200,000. In regards to housing, the GOP tax plan will not help California housing values.
Subsidizing expensive California
There is some irony that San Francisco, a city that touts to be progressive and open to all is so incredibly expensive that only the elite can afford to live there. Surely you can see the cognitive dissonance in that? We want to help you so long as you stay far and away from our expensive NIMBYism enclave. An area where making $100,000 a year will confine you to living with roommates and eating Ramen from your tech cubicle.
This post was published at Doctor Housing Bubble on Dec 5, 2017.