Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.)

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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yes I read that-whopee!

Apr 11, 2016 12:04 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

It was a positive item that all of the media broadcasted about so yes.

Apr 11, 2016 01:15 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes,

We were delighted by the news.  A

Apr 11, 2016 01:02 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes. Mrs. Lottie Kendall posted about that last week.  I have several hundred "forever" stamps I paid more for 

Apr 11, 2016 12:45 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
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I did not know that.  Interesting.

Apr 11, 2016 12:27 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I heard that on the news.  I overpaid for my roll of Forever stamps.

Apr 11, 2016 12:13 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Did postcards change ?

Apr 11, 2016 12:05 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

REALLY??  Who knew?  Now i do.  :)

Apr 11, 2016 12:02 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

really? I had no idea! 

Apr 11, 2016 09:24 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes and I admit I was surprised. I don't remember having the postage rate drop. A nice surprise!

Apr 11, 2016 06:49 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jeff. When I read that was going to happen, I thought it was an April Fools joke.

Apr 11, 2016 05:46 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I did.  The last rate hike was a temporary approved measure when fuel costs sored.  It was to raise X # of dollars and that amount has been met by the temporary rate hike.  

Apr 11, 2016 01:16 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for the news Jeff, it has been a while since I bought a roll of stamps.

 

Apr 11, 2016 12:57 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, glad I didn't buy a hundred of them

Apr 11, 2016 12:28 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do know that and that is a history making day.

Apr 11, 2016 11:50 AM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Yes, I heard about this in February and I've been looking forward to it.

Apr 11, 2016 10:54 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Yes, I incidentally checked postage for a letter to Germany yesterday and it came up with the new rate. Now, the question is, should I use up all those forever stamps I paid the old rate for or should I save them for when it goes back up?

Apr 11, 2016 09:49 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I didn't know.... the postage machine needs to be adjusted....

Apr 11, 2016 09:43 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I didn't know this. I think it's great to finally see some prices go down. Did Walmart buy the USPS?

Apr 11, 2016 08:53 AM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

That is a first!

Apr 11, 2016 08:04 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

And next year, they will raise the rates .04.

Apr 11, 2016 07:14 AM
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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

That's good news.  I wish gas prices would not keep oing up and down.  It seems that if the Post Office can be consistant with their prices, the gasoline industry could also.  Can you imagine if the postage rates changed by 20% every other day?

Apr 11, 2016 05:53 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Ugh!  So now my .49 cent forever stamps are worth less.  So much for hedging against inflation!

Apr 11, 2016 05:35 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Wow that stinks for those of us who bought a lot of stamps.

Apr 11, 2016 04:32 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

NO, I had no idea. Thanks for spreading it out. I just bought a few books of stamps...

Apr 11, 2016 04:28 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

Bummer.  I want a refund for the forever stamps I bought last year!

Apr 11, 2016 04:05 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

So all those "Forever Stamps" were a big rip off!

Apr 11, 2016 03:30 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Dowler CRS Yes, I heard it on the news yesterday.

Apr 11, 2016 01:56 AM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Isn't is amazing!  I just wish they would have more postal employees and longer hours of business.  I love our mail carrier and do appreciate the hard work and thoughtful delivery of our bulk mail packages.  I just wish the actual post office was open in the evening so I could ship and receive packages faster.

Apr 11, 2016 01:20 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yep, and goddess bless the great USPS.

Apr 11, 2016 12:38 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I did not, until I saw another question on this.  Those darn "forever" stamps...

Apr 17, 2016 12:08 PM
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Nancy Laswick
United Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun

I did, I was at the post office dropping off my monthly Every Door Direct mailing and noticed a substantial savings. They announced the change a while ago I just assumed it would be an increase but was pleasantly surprised.

Apr 14, 2016 01:24 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Funny, we always hear about the increases, but this is a first - a DECREASE!   

Apr 13, 2016 05:54 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Yes!

Apr 12, 2016 12:21 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm sure it will be temporary given the financial health of the USPS.

Apr 11, 2016 11:08 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I saw this in news reports.

Apr 11, 2016 10:45 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Thought they were operating at a deficit! Government work!

Apr 11, 2016 10:43 PM
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

I knew it when I bought 200 stamps and the total was less than the last time I bought 200 stamps.  What a nice surprise!

Apr 11, 2016 10:23 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I did and that's why I waited an extra day to do my monthly mailing. Every penny counts at the end of the day!

Apr 11, 2016 09:45 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you.

Apr 11, 2016 09:33 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

What about post cards

 

Apr 11, 2016 06:47 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I had not heard this.  That's good.

Apr 11, 2016 06:15 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

bulk probably nada......

For how long , year end?

Apr 11, 2016 01:46 AM
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Leanne Carpenter
RE/MAX Realty Professionals - Mobile, AL

That's a good thing. Maybe its because people are not using a lot of snail mail anymore. 

Apr 11, 2016 01:29 AM