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Real Estate News Today 8-1-2012

01 Aug

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(Note that we have a couple more great resources for you today on the 3.8% Medicare tax. ~Anthony)

3.8% Tax in Health Bill: Additional Resources
The KCM Blog | August 1, 2012
We have previously reported on the questions surrounding the existence of a 3.8% tax in the administration’s health care program. Today we want to add two additional resources that can offer help in explaining the issue to your buyers and sellers.

Understanding the New 3.8% Tax of Investment Income
API Exchange
The Medicare tax, which goes into effect on January 1, 2013, will impose a 3.8% tax on the net investment income of joint filers with adjusted gross income over $250,000, and single filers with adjusted gross income over $200,000.

Real estate experts say mess could be solved if government would stop helping
The Washington Post | July 19, 2012
Last month, in the blistering heat of Denver, participants ranging from economists to green architects addressed some of the most pressing real estate issues at the National Association of Real Estate Editors annual conference.  After hearing from more than two dozen speakers over three days, I took away three points.

Case-Shiller Shows Strong Price Gains in May
The Wall Street Journal | July 31, 2012
Home prices put together a strong run this spring. The big question now: Can housing keep up the momentum heading into the summer?

Mortgages Dominate Complaints Sent to CFPB
HousingWire | July 30, 2012
The majority of the consumer complaints filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during its first 11 months in existence relate to mortgage debt, the CFPB said in its semi-annual report to Congress.

Where Home Ownership Rates Are Highest
Realtor Mag | July 31, 2012
Here’s a closer look at the home ownership rate among different demographics, according to the second quarter U.S. Census Bureau housing data.

10 Great Gadgets for Real Estate Professionals
Realtor Mag | July 31, 2012
Looking for more technology gadgets to make your business even more mobile? Check out some of the latest product debuts from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. 

Five Emotional Mistakes to Avoid in the Home-Selling Journey
Fox Business | August 1, 2012
Home is where the heart is, but when it’s time to sell it, it pays to be a bit cold blooded. The home-selling process is filled with negotiations and paper work, and letting emotions play a role will only cost sellers money. Here are five expert-identified emotional mistakes that home sellers make that cost them money.

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