Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana)

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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As he and others in government are not subject to ACA how the hell would they know!

Oct 26, 2016 12:10 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I tune out anything he has to say.

Oct 26, 2016 12:35 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Take him out behind the woodshed. Hey, it was good for Biden! 3:)

Oct 26, 2016 01:32 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is nothing like new homeowners experience. Most of my buyers go into the sale knowing what is happening and few have ever gotten blindsided by a huge unexpected expense that they were not prepared for. There are no similarities whatsoever.

Oct 26, 2016 01:06 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Spin, spin and more spin....predictable from him

Oct 26, 2016 12:11 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Ridiculous.  A price hike in Phoenix = 116%!   I can't imagine what that is going to do to people who couldn't afford before. Now they really can't afford it.  I talk to the 'nail spa' gals and they all don't make enough to buy 'affordable' insurance.


Some news guy on Fox likened it to the "Money Pit' movie. 

Oct 26, 2016 09:03 AM
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

It is EXACTLY like buying a new starter home......when you already had a perfectly good home, the government burnt it down, and forced you to get unnecessary and expensive upgrades and an ARM loan, as you stated.

Our "leaders" are out of touch talking heads.  So frustrating to see this kind of thing.

Oct 26, 2016 03:40 AM
Dusty Rhoton SRS, MRES, ABR, SRES, GRI
RE/MAX Fine Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Real Estate

No comparison whatsoever!   You can at least PLAN for any upcoming expenses on a home purchase and they don't HAVE to be done right away unless something broke and it is typically covered by a home warranty!  I hate to hear all the stories related to Obama Care and unfortunately, I haven't heard any happy ones...

Oct 26, 2016 01:44 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Bruce Walter From growing pains to dying pains when people can't afford to buy it on November

Oct 26, 2016 01:50 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

A good time to remember the famous Quote of the day: " Call it the stupidity of the American voter or what ever" ~ Johnathan Gruber

Oct 26, 2016 09:41 PM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I would agree, if you bought a starter home-came home from work and the house was moved to a different street, was smaller, and your mortgage instantly tripled.

Oct 26, 2016 08:34 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

If that is the case, then they should not have rushed into putting it through before making sure it worked.

Oct 26, 2016 12:35 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Absolutely NO comparison and thank GOD the government doesn't have a say in what kind of home you purchase first go-round!  SO frustrating hearing the talking heads who know NOT what they speak of!  I'm ever so thankful that I don't have Obamacare - SO thankful!

Oct 26, 2016 09:10 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

American people are going to be hurting paying out

Oct 26, 2016 08:41 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

He should have gotten a home warranty ! Oh wait , that's insurance !

Oct 26, 2016 08:03 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I wold answer that but I try not to use that kind of language.

Oct 26, 2016 08:02 AM
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

You've got to pass the bill to know what's in the bill. That said it all 

Oct 26, 2016 06:37 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I don't have extra money to set aside while these "growing pains" kick in

Oct 26, 2016 05:14 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

For me, I don't find both of the experiences the same - not at all! - Bruce Walter.  A new home's experience 'basically growing pains and glitches = expenses' can be done when they are able to pay for them, meaning in your own personal timeframe.  Not so much with premium hikes in 2017, because you are not creating the hikes, they are being done for you and given to you.  Not the same, and that's not even 'drilling down' into that statement.  Good question!!  

Oct 26, 2016 04:55 AM
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

Your comparison is far more accurate, Bruce!!!

Oct 26, 2016 12:55 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

85% of all people on the system are subsidized. The actual number of people in the US affected by this price increase is 1.5 million that are over the 400% above poverty line. We also have states like mine that did not adopt an increase in medicaid that put people in harms way. Let's not also forget that the number one reason for bankruptcy is medical at an average of 650,000 a year. Let's get the parties to work together which may be like the myth of Sisyphus trying to roll the boulder uphill.

Oct 26, 2016 12:27 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that topic is too hot to touch....

Oct 26, 2016 12:19 AM
Aaron Mtuanwi
LBBM Brokers, Inc - Lawrenceville, GA
INSPIRED TO SERVE Atlanta, GA [Metro Atlanta Area]

I'll understand if it means buying a home that can be updated or improved to suit buyer's needs

Oct 26, 2016 12:16 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think it is like buying a pig in a poke

Oct 27, 2016 12:48 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I liked the analogy he made of it to something that you fix if broken, unless it needs to be ripped out and fully replaced.  That was much more accurate!  I've considered taking the penalty to avoid paying for crap I don't need.  Plus my private insurance PPO hardly covers anything anyways!  I pretty much have to die for it to cover anything!  Bloody Blue Cross of California!

Oct 27, 2016 07:32 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My thoughts cannot be printed here!

Oct 26, 2016 11:45 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

My husbands insurance doubled so he cancelled it - now he's back to where he was before this insult to the American people. Not sure where they are getting the 25%  increase - I guess they're not very good in math either.

Oct 26, 2016 10:30 PM
Toronto, ON

No effect in our great land, except perhaps for US expatriates who are subject to those rules while living in our great land.

Oct 26, 2016 10:12 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Obama will have eternity in Hell to ponder over this question. 

Oct 26, 2016 12:51 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It would be nice it they took that unexpected expense from the other end of the transaction and required the medical establishment and the insurance companies to take the hit.

Oct 26, 2016 12:41 PM