“ National Real Estate
Transfer Tax”

According to The National Association of Realtors: An opinion piece in the Spokane, Wash., Spokesman-Review last month FALSELY reported that the health care bill contained a provision for a 4.0 percent “sales tax” or “transfer tax” on the sale of a home.

This e-mail was circulated far and wide, and is inaccurate. We responded to questions from the media and members and continue to do so. This week we got a boost from an unexpected third-party, the Portland (Ore.) Oregonian. The
Oregonian did some old-fashioned fact-checking, and reached correct conclusions published Tuesday, April 27.

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