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Rainmaker
1,163,818
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

We have them in the state, the county, and some towns have them as well. Sometimes the buyer pays, sometimes the seller, sometimes both. I don't care for them - just another ploy to get money.

Mar 06, 2019 01:49 PM
Rainmaker
3,918,411
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not in the state but at the county level and sometimes down to city transfer fees(a tax by another "name").  Gee -- hmm....let's talk about feelings on  taxes masquerading as fees....

Mar 06, 2019 03:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,821,226
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Nope! Thank God we voted them down 2 years ago and even passed a bill that they can never happen in North Dakota.

Mar 06, 2019 02:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,690,478
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes we do & we tried to protest eons ago with no luck.

We have state & county at $1/1000.

Villages charge lowest $1/1000 up to $3/1000. City of Chicago has $7/1000 with buyer & seller paying something.

Welcome to IL where they have their hand in your pocket 24/7.

Mar 06, 2019 02:31 PM
Ambassador
5,164,593
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, just one more tax.

Mar 06, 2019 02:27 PM
Ambassador
4,040,963
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes, state transfer taxes in NC are $1/$500.

Mar 06, 2019 08:52 PM
Rainmaker
512,344
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

We have had a $3.00 per thousand real estate transfer fee since I got licensed in 1995. There have been attempts to raise as high as $7/thousand ... but we have a strong Realtor base who have kept it at bay. Thankful for that.  

Does anyone like taxes?

Mar 06, 2019 07:51 PM
Rainmaker
3,852,679
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not sure how you define transfer fee. We have a stamp tax which is essentially a sales tax on the seller except in new construction, when the buyer typically pays it... not overly onerous. Doesn' matter how I feel about fees and taxes... they need to be paid.

Mar 06, 2019 02:55 PM
Rainmaker
488,928
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

No, we don't. 

I think that will hurt real estate.

Mar 06, 2019 02:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,355,908
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We do.  They went up last year too.  I don't have any feelings about them.  They just add to the cost of buying a home.

Mar 06, 2019 02:13 PM
Rainmaker
661,454
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Of course, it's Connecticut, we tax everything.

Mar 07, 2019 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,698,235
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes, there are transfer fees.  I have not feelings about it. 

Mar 07, 2019 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
745,994
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

For the sheer joy of selling a home in NYS, there is a 4% tax.  It's understandable since our taxes are otherwise so low, the state needs to get funds somewhere. 

 

YES I'M KIDDING!!!!  :)

Mar 07, 2019 04:34 AM
Rainmaker
2,054,136
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

They are part of the fees to run the state. No opinion... part of the cost of doing business., running government. $4.40 per thousand recording deeds split between buyer and seller in Maine.

Mar 06, 2019 05:48 PM
Rainmaker
861,990
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

We do not. Goddess bless the Great State of AZ!
Not Pinko Tutu!

Mar 06, 2019 03:32 PM
Rainmaker
961,553
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

We call them tax stamps $4.56/$1000 Seller pays

Mar 07, 2019 04:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,508,951
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, state, city, hoa ~ we have all of those and usually Seller covers those. 

Mar 06, 2019 11:11 PM
Ambassador
4,461,046
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yep we have them. Another way for someone to make money.

Mar 06, 2019 08:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,197
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We do. Counties benefit from them.

Mar 06, 2019 06:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,162,717
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

County,yes. City, No.

Occasionally private ones too.

No feelings either way. Let's get to work.

Mar 06, 2019 05:39 PM
Rainmaker
860,429
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

We a state-wide county transfer fee.

Some cities have transfer fees that are much much higher than the county fee.

It is a complicated subject. It is part of the cost of buying a house.

Of course, the are called transfer fees when they are really taxes.

Mar 06, 2019 04:48 PM
Rainmaker
516,908
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We don't - but I am sure it will be just a matter of time before that is proposed in the state.

Mar 06, 2019 03:25 PM
Rainmaker
5,570,348
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes... we have "tax stamps" based on sale price on the deed.... $4.56/k... revenue for the state!

Mar 06, 2019 03:08 PM
Rainmaker
675,806
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Yes we do! It’s just another money grab by the government. I think it’s ridiculous!

Mar 06, 2019 02:52 PM
Rainmaker
512,074
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Washington state does. My seller's typically pay 1.78%  as Excise Tax in the areas I work in primarily. It's expensive and puts pressure on other fees.  There is always pressure for it to go up, but the industry has successfully fought it so far. 

Mar 06, 2019 02:40 PM
Rainmaker
518,301
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

yes and i feel the same way about every tax

Mar 06, 2019 02:37 PM
Rainmaker
3,830,820
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

We do not.

Mar 06, 2019 02:07 PM
Rainmaker
577,189
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Yes, we have Land Transfer Tax.. It's just another money grab... every time a house is sold, its taxed.. Same as cars... you buy a new car, it's taxed...then the car gets sold again, and taxed again...  

Mar 07, 2019 04:36 AM
Rainmaker
3,291,824
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

In NH, it is 7.50 for the buyer and 7.50 for the seller per thouand. 

Mar 07, 2019 04:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,372,828
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

The government has to try to cover the cost of all the freebies somehow!

And yes we have them!

Mar 07, 2019 04:21 AM
Rainmaker
394,345
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

In Maryland our previous Governor taxed the rain! Governor Hogan has provided some tax relief , but expect to pay a transfer tax here.

Mar 07, 2019 04:21 AM
Rainmaker
3,971,557
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes and they are a necessary tax revenue generator. Life goes on!

Mar 07, 2019 03:47 AM
Rainmaker
3,496,208
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Why yes, yes we do.  Not a chance in you know where, that it will change.

Mar 07, 2019 02:42 AM
Ambassador
3,608,824
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Not per say....

Mar 06, 2019 11:34 PM
Rainmaker
6,308,788
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Transfer fees vary by state, county and city.  You have to cope with them.

Mar 06, 2019 05:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,649,749
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

It's called "exise tax" in Washington State and runs 1.28% of the sale price last I heard.

Mar 07, 2019 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,256
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, not in Florida.

Mar 07, 2019 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
5,309,046
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sandy,

Yes we have various "fees", etc., which is another name for taxes.  Does not matter how you feel, no one cares...A

Mar 07, 2019 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
864,576
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Let there be no mistake, fees and taxes are always about giving politicians economic power to perpetuate their career. IF they find something that isn't taxed, they are going to tax it. It never about public good but political power.

I am in full support of fees and taxes that empower MY politicians. But, those on the others side, fees and taxes are EVIL.

Mar 07, 2019 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,132,095
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Yes.

Mandatory-no choice.

Mar 06, 2019 09:33 PM
Rainmaker
2,604,216
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Negotiable

Mar 06, 2019 06:58 PM
Ambassador
2,990,756
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

We have County fees and some cities I serve have fees. Some are paid by the seller and some are split between buyer and seller. 

How do I feel about it ... it is what it is. I live in the Land of Oz, CA. 

Mar 09, 2019 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
3,784,677
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Governemnt has to make money somehow.

 

Mar 07, 2019 01:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,104,546
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Yes, PA has them at county and school district level, split between buyer and seller. The state legislature and townships are always looking for ways to raise them for funds for nothing to do with real estate.

Mar 07, 2019 12:15 PM
Rainmaker
4,682,034
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

State Stamp fee is .001 of purchase price.

Mar 21, 2019 02:04 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,765
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes we do and some fee it not out of the question

Mar 11, 2019 06:54 PM