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house Bill H.R. 4826

Responsible Homeowner Relief Act of 2010

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      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedMarch 11th, 2010

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Responsible Homeowner Relief Act of 2010

Official Title

To promote neighborhood stabilization by incentivizing short sales, as a preferable alternative to foreclosure, through the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.


Responsible Homeowner Relief Act of 2010 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow an individual taxpayer a deduction from gross income for loss from the sale or exchange of a principal residence in which such taxpayer resided for at least two years during the five-year period prior to the sale. Limits the aggregate amount of such deduction to $9,000, allowable in three annual installments of $3,000. Terminates such deduction after 2012. Requires the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) to waive any short sale waiting period requirement for certain mortgagors who refinance their mortgage in a short sale. Terminates such waiver authority on January 1, 2013.

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