Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA   Relo Specialist (KW Elite )

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Real life matters.  Always has.  Always will.  

Nov 02, 2016 12:07 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

This is real. My daughter and her husband wanted to move but with 65% increase in health insurance their premium will be double what their current house payment is. Put the two together and it exceeds my daughter's monthly salary by 25%.

Nov 01, 2016 11:48 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That has already happened with my health insurance costs.  What happens when my health insurance premium is more than my mortgage payment ... it is getting close! Do I then need to sell and become homeless?

Nov 02, 2016 09:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes, I think this will begin to happen. Or people will downscale what they buy.

Nov 02, 2016 01:44 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

thank the good Lord for Medicare....it's great to be 65+

Nov 02, 2016 12:51 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There is no denying that debt to income ratio is at stake here...

Nov 02, 2016 12:01 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sad to see, but the truth! We need health care reform or many will not be able to afford coverage!

Nov 01, 2016 11:42 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have lost 4 clients in October alone.  2 will not be back as thier ins. went up over

$1000 a month for the family

Nov 02, 2016 11:48 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael J. Perry It will impact a family's overall purchasing power.

Nov 02, 2016 01:29 AM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Yes, but I think it's all taxes.  I have a young family who really wants to buy a house, but their health insurance just jumped 51%.  In additon, the valuation for property in our county is skyrocketing, resulting in a "hidden" tax.  And the politicians say they aren't raising taxes. 

Nov 02, 2016 01:02 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Everything goes up except wages.

Nov 02, 2016 12:40 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

It is not only the ACA but other variables that just keep going up(taxes, school loans and government salaries)

Nov 01, 2016 11:56 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No. Sales are not going to decrease because of the undeclared tax called obamacare here in FLorida.

Those in the emerging 'sharing' economy have a different take on how this will play out. They have created for themselves a more diversified personal economy.

There will are be those on the margins who are effected by any bump in the economy. Buyers, those millennial who have postponed buying, are better qualified than those who preceded them.

But, let me not distract you. obamacare is the greatest prevalent threat to sucking many into the abyss of bankruptcy.

Nov 01, 2016 11:54 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Try over 100% in Arizona!

Nov 01, 2016 11:41 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I think that is going to become a factor with many home buyers. 

Nov 02, 2016 12:54 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I sure hope not


Nov 02, 2016 09:13 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I think many will take the "uninsured" hit on their taxes or vote for Trump to repeal Obummer-care.

Nov 02, 2016 09:00 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, but they may have to buy a less expensive home

Nov 02, 2016 06:28 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

When it comes down to paying a mortgage or paying health care premiums, I believe the mortgage will win out.  However, the Affordable Health Care Act is anything but affordable.  My personal increases this year are so high that I am looking at a co-op option which will save almost $1000 a month in premiums.

Nov 02, 2016 06:06 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I think they will just not have insurance and pay the irs penalty.

Nov 02, 2016 03:59 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

It certainly could, creating an even greater need for affordable housing... whatever that is!!!

Nov 02, 2016 01:00 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®


It is a very high possibility, time will tell.

Nov 02, 2016 12:28 AM
Don Hess
KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601 - Quarryville, PA

My son was self insured and had a great policy. When the ACA became law the insurance company he was with told him they could not insure him anymore. The ACA was triple the cost of his previous insurance with a $6,000 deductible. He chose not to be insured, which worries me. He checked again this year and said both premiums and the deductible were even worse. He's 38 and said if he had the ACA all his life with the high deductible they would have never paid a single claim for him. As for single payer, just check out the VA system to see if that works any better. 

Nov 07, 2016 04:45 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think many have this in mind.

Nov 03, 2016 10:24 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

The only real effect I've seen is the stock market declining daily.  The better Trump does the lower it goes.

Nov 03, 2016 09:35 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Ours went up 150% - not sure where the 20% is but maybe I should move there! LOL

Nov 02, 2016 11:41 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

They are telling us 20 to 30% before open enrollment begins.

Nov 02, 2016 04:04 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael J. Perry - I do not believe lenders consider this unless the take home pay for employee buyer is impacted significantly.

On an individual basis, yes, it does impact.

Nov 02, 2016 03:24 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Crystal ball has gone dark.  A

Nov 02, 2016 01:59 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It seems like the overall actual impact is actually far lower than what was originally reported.  In our metro area, they expect no significant changes.

Nov 02, 2016 01:04 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

The lies are finally out in the open...Obamacare -  a gross government over reach and one of the costliest lies to the public ever told.

Nov 02, 2016 01:03 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I do believe this is a real issue. Sad to say but is a real problem.

Nov 02, 2016 12:35 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Tell Obama and the Dems to shove it.  Pay the penalty.


Nov 02, 2016 12:31 PM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Yes, I do think that buyers will postpone anything, until the election and knowing what their insurance costs are. The Affordable Health Care plan has many good parts to it, but there has to be something done to lower the premiums, with lower deductibles. It won't affect the regular W-2 earner so much, but more a self employed businessman like myself.  By doing the math, $12,000 deductible, $1000 month premiums, I choose to pay the penalty of $695, and not have insurance. Spending $24,000 a year, and then after that they only cover 70% is worse than spending $695 a year for not having it. Last time I was in a hospital (not visiting people) was when I was 7 years old. I'll take the gamble and wait until I get on Medicare. Clinton wants to lower Medicare to 55, so I'm all for that.  

Nov 02, 2016 07:15 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Maybe would affect some buyers, but many buyers are on company provided insurance too. It's a great point to consider though!

Nov 02, 2016 04:48 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate


Nov 02, 2016 04:29 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

My health insurance costs remained extactly the same, but I work for a wonderful company.  I don't see that many Borrowers who have Obama care,  unfortunately they can't afford HMO or PPO any more. Will it change the market? Yes for  first time buyers

Nov 02, 2016 03:57 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Everyone I know is mentioning it but none are mentioning the supposed tax credits that come with it. That part I'm confused about.

Nov 02, 2016 03:47 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not close to that issue, sorry.

Nov 02, 2016 03:34 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Perhaps, but we are already seeing so many postponing any purchase or sell decisions until after the elections.

Nov 02, 2016 03:13 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Due to interest rate changes.... Go get a real job that has benefits.

Nov 02, 2016 02:21 AM
Toronto, ON

Some may drop the plans and pay the penalty instead.  Others will change their coverage.

Nov 02, 2016 02:21 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

For some buyers, sure.  There is only so much an individual budget can absorb before it reaches a breaking point.  

Nov 02, 2016 02:14 AM