Housing just became more expensive in the U.S.
To the Editor:
As a real estate broker in New Hampshire and knowing that a $300,000 house presently costs the buyer about $20,000 in closing costs, I know this will mean once again it will reduce the amount of house they can buy and thus make it more expensive for sellers as well as buyers who want a home, used to be part of the American dream is now another part of the nightmare.
When does your home become part of your health care? After 2012! Your vote counts big time in 2012, make sure you and all your friends and family know about this !
HOME SALES TAX: I thought you might find this interesting -- maybe even SICKENING!
The National Association of Realtors is all over this and working to get it repealed -- before it takes effect. But, I am very pleased we aren't the only ones who know about this ploy to steal billions from unsuspecting homeowners. How many realtors do you think will vote Democratic in 2012?
Did you know that if you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8 percent sales tax on it? That's $3,800 on a $100,000 home, etc. When did this happen? It's in the health care bill, and it goes into effect in 2013. Why 2013? Could it be so that it doesn't come to light until after the 2012 elections? So, this is 'change you can believe in'?
Under the new health care bill all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8 percent sales tax.
If you sell a $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200 tax. This bill is set to screw the retiring generation, who often downsize their homes. Does this make your November 2012 vote more important?
Oh, you weren't aware that this was in the ObamaCare bill? Guess what; you aren't alone! There are more than a few members of Congress that weren't aware of it either.
You can check this out for yourself at: www.gop.gov/blog/10/04/08/obamacare-flatlines-obamacare-taxes-home
I hope you forward this to every single person in your address book.
Voters need to know.
Harriet E. Cady