About Steve Cook


Steve Cook is managing editor of Real Estate Economy Watch, which was recognized as one of the two best real estate news sites of 2011 by the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Before he co-founded REEW in 2007, he was vice president of public affairs for the National Association of Realtors. In 2006 and 2007, he was named one of the 100 most influential people in real estate.


  1. Jonathanhromjak@aol.com' Jon hromjak says:

    Hi , I receive $13,000 every year from my Mother as a gift. Can the be counted as income when refinancing a home?
    Thanks, Jon

  2. albatross53@aol.com' Mr. Marc says:

    Mr. Cook- We want to help our married daughter with a $100,000 down payment, secured by a 2nd mtge on her new home to be repaid by a future inheritance (no interest).Our conundrum is if a “gift” we are defrauding the Lender. If a “loan” we are defrauding the IRS (imputed interest) What approach would you suggest?

  3. Info@lisaannpinkerton.com' Lisa says:

    I have the same question as Mr. Marc. Could you please answer? Thanks!

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