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Rainmaker
561,611
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Considering the credibility and motives of the source of the "report" (Fox and the "Washington Free Beacon"), the value of this political piece is pretty much zero.

May 10, 2016 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
2,959,338
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

All those"FREE" things the Dems promise are not so free after all. They have to be paid for some how and some where. 

May 10, 2016 10:02 PM
Rainmaker
4,796,627
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I find this number a bit difficult to believe.

May 11, 2016 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
1,482,701
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I did not know that, but I'd rather rely on the news published via NAR and CAR. 

May 11, 2016 03:44 AM
Rainmaker
729,725
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I would really need to read that report carefully and consider all the sources.

May 11, 2016 03:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,220,441
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

While I agree that some costs are excessive, I also believe that protections of values and delivery of services are provided by installation and payment of those fees ... it's not a black or white issue in my opinion.  There is value in having some restrictions, fees, etc. in place ...

Gene

May 11, 2016 03:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,047,484
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Interesting

May 10, 2016 11:18 PM
Ambassador
4,113,733
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

And that is just the surface costs, plenty of others built into the components, like payroll and taxes on supplies, fuel, etc.

May 10, 2016 10:31 PM
Rainmaker
342,963
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

They must have failed to mention this is only homes built for the top 1%. Lol-It can't be for every day Americans.

May 10, 2016 10:26 PM
Rainmaker
3,017,451
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Seriously? 

May 10, 2016 10:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,245,114
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

And probably all fee's and not taxes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 10, 2016 10:25 PM
Rainmaker
783,646
Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

That's an impressive amount!

May 10, 2016 09:57 PM
Rainmaker
832,466
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

When will the madness end?

May 11, 2016 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,220,602
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yikes!

May 11, 2016 03:23 AM
Rainmaker
3,050,725
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

I'm going to agree with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor , Barbara Todaro , Anthony Acosta , Michael Jacobs and Roy Kelley - Interesting.  So interesting that I'm parked and reading!  and I wrote the question!! 

May 11, 2016 03:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,577
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

That is crazy!

May 11, 2016 02:16 AM
Rainmaker
995,252
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Told you about 10%..... 

May 11, 2016 01:34 AM
Rainmaker
916,497
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Thanks for the link, interesting report. That amount puts most homes into the next price bracket, so a $350K buyer no longer can afford that $434,671 home now. Although that helps the resale markets.

May 10, 2016 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,295,023
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

No-one wants to buy a home built without permits, inspections, and code requirements but $84,671?  That's ridiculous.  

May 10, 2016 11:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,517,838
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

That is really a shame.

May 10, 2016 11:24 PM
Rainmaker
3,204,084
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Say what? The government regulations are a big joke!

May 10, 2016 10:58 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,093
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

May 10, 2016 10:25 PM
Rainmaker
750,678
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Plus the additional $29,000 a 4% 15 year mortage including that regulatory cost will take from the buyer.

May 10, 2016 10:21 PM
Ambassador
3,674,552
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I very seriously doubt that.  Blaming price increases on the feds is a cheap shot.

May 11, 2016 04:40 PM
Rainmaker
2,773,526
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I've read all of the comments here and I don't have anything to add. I just don't know what to make of all of this 

Confused in San Jose, CA. 

May 11, 2016 07:56 AM
Rainmaker
2,856,211
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Well you sure got some lively discussion with this question... LOL

May 11, 2016 07:52 AM
Ambassador
1,624,525
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Excuse me but total BS.

May 11, 2016 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
990,791
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I know there's a silver lining to be found somewhere in there. Really, it's solid silver!

May 11, 2016 03:10 AM
Ambassador
3,939,675
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's pretty significant! Wonder if it's more or less for different parts of the country?

May 11, 2016 12:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,911,025
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

hmmmm....that's interesting....

May 10, 2016 11:40 PM
Rainmaker
3,272,375
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Interesting.  

May 10, 2016 11:09 PM
Rainmaker
1,370,077
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers It figures!

May 10, 2016 11:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,529,544
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No surprise at all!

May 10, 2016 10:56 PM
Rainmaker
5,310,533
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

An interesting figure.

May 10, 2016 10:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,274
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It is good that your government tracks such information.

May 10, 2016 10:02 PM