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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Yes in a number of newer and new home communities. Some buyers refuse to buy where they have to pay these fees, others are OK with them. These fees can range from a few hundred per year to several thousand $ depending on the community. Tax rate (property tax + MR) in general can be 1.2% - 1.35 % or so in Carlsbad. Have seen it as high as 1.8% in some communities

Sep 08, 2016 10:01 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - what is more common terminology for Mello Roos?

Sep 08, 2016 03:44 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Mello Roos is a Real Estate killer. Taxes that attach to the property for thirty years in addition to the regular property taxes? Pay off the house and its still there?

Sep 08, 2016 10:32 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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LOL, I had never heard of this and was wondering if it was related to Kangaroos.

Sep 08, 2016 10:05 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
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I have never heard of this. If we have that, it is called something different.

 

Sep 08, 2016 08:58 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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We have Mello Yellow and Mello Cups here but I have not tried Mello Roos, how do they taste?

Sep 09, 2016 08:13 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Who or what is Mello Roos?

Sep 08, 2016 09:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am not familiar with this term.

Sep 08, 2016 07:55 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, we have that. Not often, but I always ask the homesellers if there are any additional assessments exist or projected in near future. 

Sep 08, 2016 05:54 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

In select newer areas.   

Sep 08, 2016 05:38 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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It does not exist to my knowledge.

Sep 08, 2016 04:17 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Not in my area

Sep 08, 2016 02:43 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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I believe that is a California thing, not in Indiana either.

Sep 08, 2016 02:37 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wanda,

It did in Napa. Ot does not here.  A

Sep 08, 2016 01:55 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I am not familiar with it, so not in Indiana.

Sep 08, 2016 01:07 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes, we have it in San Diego in select newer areas. It's a 20 or 25 year bond that taxes those living there for all the infrastructure brought in. Essentially it's how you pay for roads, schools, parks, sewers, etc in a neighborhood that was a cattle ranch a year ago. Adds quite a bit to the payment and it's best to buy when the home is close to the 20 or 25 year mark to avoid them. They do expire. Also, what Jeff Dowler said.

Sep 08, 2016 12:56 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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I'm clueless - sort of like the guy who asked, "What's Aleppo?"

Sep 08, 2016 12:21 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

California law does not apply in our great nation.

Sep 08, 2016 11:22 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
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Never heard of them so the answer is no (I guess).

Sep 08, 2016 11:02 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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We don't have it in Western CO, either. 

Sep 08, 2016 10:25 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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This does not apply in my area of Tennessee.

Sep 08, 2016 10:19 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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what is that??  no me know!!!

Sep 08, 2016 09:16 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Never heard of it

Sep 08, 2016 09:11 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Mello Schmello... if they need the money they will find a way to tax us!!!

Sep 08, 2016 08:41 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
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In some parts of Southern California it's a reality, such as in the area of Irvine. As far as impact? Many appear to "grin and bear it".

Sep 08, 2016 08:14 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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In one part of SJ it applies and home owners are clubbered with additional taxes. Our role is disclose it.

Sep 08, 2016 08:10 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Sep 09, 2016 10:20 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I love the humor Bob Crane used.

Sep 09, 2016 03:27 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin count your blessings.  I wrote an entire blog on this subject.  It hurts both buyers and sellers and cheats us as agents.  I mean it really cheats us.  We sell a home with a much higher mortgage but don't get paid for the value of the loan that goes to mello roos.

Sep 09, 2016 03:15 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

We are lucky that we really do not have it in Denver,Co.

Sep 09, 2016 08:21 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Most home buyers are aware of Mello-Roos in San Diego and try to purchase homes without it. In Florida, it dosn't exist, but we do occasionally have to deal with CDD fees (Community Development District)

Sep 09, 2016 06:37 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

We have Mello-Roos in my area, which is Orange County, CA.  Not surprisingly, Mello-Roos was brought to us by politicians.  It is an infrastructure bond.  On new construction, I've seen Mello-Roos bonds that go on for as long as 40 years, though there may be some longer than that.

Some buyers reject any property that has a Mello-Roos bond attached to it.  Others are open to it if it's not too high.  There are others who are fine with it because the community offers amenities that make the cost totally worthwhile to them.

My house has Mello-Roos that costs about a dollar a day, which is super low.  Some bonds are ten or even twenty times higher than that. 

Sep 09, 2016 03:56 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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In a few pockets it does.  It does make it harder to sell those homes.

Sep 09, 2016 02:50 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin Other than Condo/Hoa's that might have a special assessment, they're not applicable here. Don't give them any ideas.

Sep 09, 2016 01:39 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

In some areas it does. Some buyers avoid it and others just suck it up as part of the cost of buying a home.

Sep 09, 2016 12:56 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know what Mello Roos is?

Sep 09, 2016 12:37 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Kinda - we have quite a few different tax assessments for various properties

Sep 09, 2016 12:03 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Never heard that term in Texas

Sep 08, 2016 11:49 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

We have various special assessments here

Sep 08, 2016 11:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

No..never heard of it.

Sep 08, 2016 10:34 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Not by that name in IL but if it's a tax of some sort - we got it.

Sep 08, 2016 10:09 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Say what "Mello Roos"? What is it?

Sep 08, 2016 10:05 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Might be the equivalent of CFDs here - in which case - in some cases...

Sep 08, 2016 09:48 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Not here either!

Sep 08, 2016 09:37 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    In Florida we have CDDs (community development districts).  The Developer passes on the cost of the infrastructure to the home buyers.  They are taxes that can get stuck on a property for decades.  Here in Tallahassee, they are treated as an assessment, and either stapled onto your tax bill in November, or in the City Limits, they can actually put them on your monthly utility bill.

   You can read all about them in Florida Statutes Chapter 190

Sep 08, 2016 11:13 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
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Any area of Orange County CA built after about 1982  These were "bonds" to build roads, schools, infill services... They are costly and are included in qualifying for a loan. Property taxes are around 1.25% here plus Mello Roos can be another 1- 2 percent a year depending on community.  The tax has an expiration date BUT some cities have continued or extended with cough cough excuses being challenged. The problem is - it's not transparent or one formula for an agent to know how much the tax is unless they look up the subject property's assessor bill available online

Sep 08, 2016 09:16 AM