Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)

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Buzz Mackintosh
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Here in MD we have been fighting to save the MID for years and the REALTORS voices have been heard loud & clear!

Aug 03, 2017 11:47 AM
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Lyn Sims
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I'm afraid of the MID deduction which keeps getting put on the chopping block. I have voiced opposition.

Aug 03, 2017 10:36 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Wonderful suggestion, Dorie Dillard! We need to be our buyers' advocates not only during the transaction but, in perpetuity.

Aug 03, 2017 09:25 AM
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Absolutely! We need to make our voices heard loud and clear!

Aug 03, 2017 10:33 AM
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Roy Kelley
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I have not been asking them for anything. 

Aug 03, 2017 10:04 AM
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Belinda Spillman
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Hopefully they leave the mortgage interest deduction alone. This would really be a blow if they elminated this deduction.

Aug 03, 2017 10:00 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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I have not.... and my fear would be doing harm to homeowners and that would not be to our advantage!!

Aug 03, 2017 09:23 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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In my typical style I do voice my options on matters 

Aug 03, 2017 02:54 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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The people have needs & wants. Let them all be addressed and NOW too

Aug 03, 2017 10:14 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Dorie Dillard I think the biggest issue is the home mortgage deduction that always seems to be on the table for elimination. This would really hurt both homeowners and our industry. In my area the County controls property taxes and they always seem to go up to meet our County leaders inflated budget.

Aug 03, 2017 09:37 AM
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Wayne Martin
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I have not made any requests, or have attempted contact, with any of my representatives as of yet!

Aug 03, 2017 09:20 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Great idea.

Aug 03, 2017 09:47 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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I do the state "call to action" with our elected officials everytime a notice gets sent. Absolutely!!

Aug 03, 2017 05:49 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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The less I'm on their radar the better!

Aug 03, 2017 02:51 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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    America made it all the way to the year 1913 without a Federal Income Tax.   The nation had a military, roads, a functional government.   

     Abolish the IRS and the Federal Income Tax entirely.

Aug 03, 2017 02:19 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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This is why I have always supported & contributed to RPAC requests on state & federal level. Fortunately our lobbyists know how to put pressure on our reps, at least we hope they continue to do so.

Aug 03, 2017 01:23 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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Yes, I have made my feelings known.

Aug 03, 2017 12:51 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Dorie,

Not directly

Aug 03, 2017 12:48 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Depends on the tax reform of course. The 1031 seems to be in the most danger nationally right now.

Aug 03, 2017 11:55 AM
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Joan Cox
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This topic does come up every year, and sure hope our lobbyists retain it for our homeowners!  

Aug 06, 2017 10:19 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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Thanks for the advice.

Aug 06, 2017 08:04 AM
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Will Hamm
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He does not answer his phone anymore.

Aug 04, 2017 10:50 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
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I dont think that will be going away anytime soon.  With homeownership rates at a low no one is going to want to have that one their record.

Maybe for 2nd homes worth over $1 million, or homes 5+ it may come up, but for owner -occupied homes, there is no way that will gain any support.

I dont see it.

I see the 1031 excahnge going away well before that... 

Aug 04, 2017 10:06 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Not nearly enough. Why is it that when our elected official enter the 'Beltway' they lose all common sense?

Aug 04, 2017 06:29 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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I haven't yet.

Aug 04, 2017 06:12 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
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I'm not asking worthless politicians for anything - all they can focus on is Russia collusion that never happened and now a witch hunt for the president

I am FUMING over these idiot politicans!!!!

Aug 04, 2017 05:57 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!

Aug 04, 2017 05:37 AM
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Michael J. Perry
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True tax reform will eliminate most deductions

Aug 04, 2017 04:26 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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great topic for discussion

Aug 04, 2017 03:46 AM
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It is clear that they are only listening to big dollar donors right now

Aug 03, 2017 09:26 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Dorie Dillard - definitely we should ask.

Aug 03, 2017 09:17 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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C.A.R. (California Association of REALTORS® ) and N.A.R. have call-to-actions where I participate --not much beyond that.   

Aug 03, 2017 09:17 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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We address these on a local level through both C.A.R and The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Aug 03, 2017 08:13 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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Yes we need tax reform and we need to protect the American Dream of Homeownership. It is still some people's dream.

Aug 03, 2017 07:48 PM
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William Feela
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My elected officals know be by heart by now.

Aug 03, 2017 06:44 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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CA is getting there. There are a few new laws coming soon to help homeowners with property taxes. 

Aug 03, 2017 04:22 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Dorie, based on your question, you have provided no suggestion but instead identified a sacred cow.  What is a representative to do with your tax reform suggestion?

Did you acknowledge you are participating in a monopolistic industry that IS subsidized by the tax payer. Can you see that is the red flag for tax reform.

And, as the 2.7 million real estate agents becomes desensitized to this parasitic situation, they become parasites upon each other with referral fees, team fees, mls fees and the ever favorite transaction fee. And we do it all under the banner of 'A code of ethics.'

A local Representative wanting to cut taxes should consider liquidation ALL public transportation assets and simply pay Uber to cart people about. There will be a gazillion saved.

Or abolish the IRS and all taxes converted to consumption or sales tax.

The answers are there but everyone has their sacred cow. My sacred cow is 'Don't touch the tax benefits that fueled the growth of all these microbrewies.

Aug 03, 2017 11:49 AM