Well, Virginia…There May Be a Real Estate Bubble.


t least according to a recent survey by ThinkGlink.com. With the value of U.S. residential real estate reaching more than $18.6 trillion, many Americans are sensitive to the question of whether there really is a bubble. Some 66.3% of survey respondents said they believed a bubble exists. But 44.7% said they wished people wouldn’t talk about it lest it become a self-fulfilling prophecy with panic selling lowering property values.

The survey also asked about the potential effect on the economy if the bubble does burst. A majority of respondents 57.6%—predicted a mildly negative effect. Another 24.6% predicted a massively negative impact. Only 16.8% thought an exploding bubble would be good for the economy.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.