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February 2012

3.8% Tax to go into Effect in 2013 Applies to Investment Income for Upper Income Taxpayers

Incorrect information and rumors abound online regarding the so-called "3.8% Medicare Tax."

The 3.8% Tax is NOT a Transfer Tax on Real Estate Sales

Here is NARs explanation of the tax that will go into effect in 2013:

The health care legislation enacted in 2013 included a new tax that was designed to affect upper income taxpayers. The 3.8% tax is imposed ONLY on those with more than $200,000 of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) ($250,000 on a joint return). The tax applies to investment income, defined as capital gains, dividends, interest payments, and, for those who own rental property, net rental income. These items are all included in an individual's AGI. A formula will determine what portion, if any, of these types of investment income would be subject to the tax.

The tax is NOT a transfer tax on real estate sales and similar transactions. Not long after the tax was enacted, erroneous and misleading documents went viral on the Internet and created a great deal of misunderstanding and made the tax into something far more draconian than the actual provisions.

The new tax does NOT eliminate the benefits of the $250,000/$500,000 exclusion on the sale of a principal residence. Thus, ONLY that portion of a gain above those thresholds is included in AGI and could be subject to the tax.

REALTORS® should familiarize themselves with the tax, but should not advise their clients about the application of the tax. The amount of tax will vary from individual to individual because the elements that comprise AGI differ from taxpayer to taxpayer.

The 3.8% Tax Real Estate Scenarios & Examples Download brochure from NAR

 Source: National Association of REALTORS®


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Realty ONE Group Grand Opening of new Green Valley Branch is February 14, 2012

 Please Join Us in Celebrating our GRAND OPENING of the new Green Valley Branch location!


WHEN:      Tuesday, February 14, 2012

WHERE:   Green Valley Office
                        2831 St. Rose Pkwy. #100
                        Henderson, NV 89052

TIME:       12pm - 6pm (Lunch at 12pm followed by Ribbon Cutting at 1pm)

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Join us for a meet & greet from 2pm - 4pm and cocktail party from 4pm - 6pm. 

Come celebrate as we all toast to Realty ONE Group's newest luxurious 12,000 sq. ft. office.

This Valentine's Day mark your calendar to attend this Grand Opening Celebration!   



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Realty ONE Group Presents Monthly TECH TALKS via Live Webinar

Realty ONE Group is proud to announce ROG Tech Talks.  Every month, we will be  presenting information, power tips and strategies on the most effective technology, tools, social networking sites and apps to support your business, build your brand, engage consumers, and convert leads.

Webinars will be recorded and available for viewing to all Realty ONE Group agents at

These Webinars are open to anyone interested in learning how to effectively integrate technology and social media into their business.   I will be co-presenting and facilitating these Tech Talks along with ROG Marketing Director and Social Media wiz, Phil Sexton.

Friday, February 17, 2012, 1:00 pm PST / 2:00 pm MST

You Are Being Googled! 
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Have you Googled yourself lately?  Do you think your next prospective buyer or seller is Googling you?  You have seven seconds to make a first impression, and your time starts the moment your name is typed into a search bar.  

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Mark Your Calendars for upcoming ROG Tech Talks....

Friday, March 16, 2012, 1:00 pm PST / 2:00 pm MST
Power Tips for LinkedIn - How to Build Your LinkedIn Profile and Leverage it For Business

Friday, April 20, 2012, 1:00 pm PST / 2:00 pm MST
Understanding “The Cloud” and How to Use it for Real Estate


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