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Don't want to be bothered with "Political stuff?" You'd better read this one. It will come as a huge shock to you if you aren't informed as to what Obama is up to, and apparently it has already passed one hurdle. It will take very little now to put it into actual law!! YOU'D BETTER WAKE UP AMERICA !!!! So you think you live in a free country, boy have you got a surprise coming.

A License Required for your HOUSE?

If you own your home you really need to check this out. At the end of this email is the Google link to verify. If the country thinks the housing market is depressed now, wait until everyone sees this; no one will be buying homes in the future.

We encourage you to read the provisions of the Cap and Trade Bill that has passed the House of Representatives and being considered by the Senate. We are ready to join the next march on Washington ! This Congress and whoever on their staffs that write this junk are truly out to destroy the middle class of the U.S.A ....

A License will be required for your house...no longer just for cars and mobile homes....Thinking about selling your house. Take a look at H.R. 2454 (Cap and Trade bill). This is unbelievable! Only the beginning from this administration! Home owners take note & tell your friends and relatives who are home owners!

Beginning 1 year after enactment of the Cap and Trade Act, you won't be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water efficiency standards of this Act. H.R. 2454, the "Cap & Trade" bill passed by the House of Representatives, if it is also passed by the Senate, will be the largest tax increase any of us has ever experienced.

The Congressional Budget Office (supposedly non-partisan) estimates that in just a few years the average cost to every family of four will be $6,800 per year. No one is excluded. However, once the lower classes feel the pinch in their wallets, you can be sure these voters get a tax refund (even if they pay no taxes at all) to offset this new cost. Thus, you Mr. And Mrs. Middle Class have to pay even more since additional tax dollars will be needed to bail out everyone else..

But wait. This awful bill (that no one in Congress has actually read) has many more surprises in it. Probably the worst one is this: A year from now you won't be able to sell your house. Yes, you read that right.

The caveat is (there always is a caveat) that if you have enough money to make required major upgrades to your home, then you can sell it. But, if not, then forget it. Even pre-fabricated homes ("mobile homes") are included. In effect, this bill prevents you from selling your home without the permission of the EPA administrator.

To get this permission,you will have to have the energy efficiency of your home measured. Then the government will tell you what your new energy efficiency requirement is and you will be forced to make modifications to your home under the retrofit provisions of this Act to comply with the new energy and water efficiency requirements.

Then you will have to get your home measured again and get a license (called a "label" in the Act) that must be posted on your property to show what your efficiency rating is; sort of like the Energy Star efficiency rating label on your refrigerator or air conditioner. If you don't get a high enough rating, you can't sell.

And, the EPA administrator is authorized to raise the standards every year, even above the automatic energy efficiency increases built into the Act. The EPA administrator, appointed by the President, will run the Cap & Trade program (AKA the "American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009") and is authorized to make any future changes to the regulations and standards he/she alone determines to be in the government's best interest. Requirements are set low initially so the bill will pass Congress; then the Administrator can set much tougher new standards every year.

The Act itself contains annual required increases in energy efficiency for private and commercial residences and buildings. However, the EPA administrator can set higher standards at any time. Sect. 202 Building Retrofit Program mandates a national retrofit program to increase the energy efficiency of all existing homes across America.

Beginning 1 year after enactment of the Act, you won't be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water efficiency standards of this Act. You had better sell soon, because the standards will be raised each year and will be really hard (I.e., ex$pen$ive) to meet in a few years. Oh, goody!

The Act allows the government to give you a grant of several thousand dollars to comply with the retrofit program requirements IF you meet certain energy efficiency levels. But, wait, the State can set additional requirements on who qualifies to receive the grants. You should expect requirements such as "can't have an income of more than $50K per year", "home selling price can't be more than $125K", or anything else to target the upper middle class (and that's YOU) and prevent them from qualifying for the grants.

Most of us won't get a dime and will have to pay the entire cost of the retrofit out of our own pockets. More transfer of wealth, more "change you can believe in." Sect. 204 Building Energy Performance Labeling Program establishes a labeling program that for each individual residence will identify the achieved energy efficiency performance for "at least 90 percent of the residential market within 5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act."

This means that within 5 years 90% of all residential homes in the U.S. must be measured and labeled. The EPA administrator will get $50M each year to enforce the labeling program. The Secretary of the Department of Energy will get an additional $20M each year to help enforce the labeling program. Some of this money will, of course, be spent on coming up with tougher standards each year...

Oh, the label will be like a license for your car. You will be required to post the label in a conspicuous location in your home and will not be allowed to sell your home without having this label. And, just like your car license, you will probably be required to get a new label every so often - maybe every year.

But, the government estimates the cost of measuring the energy efficiency of your home should only cost about $200 each time. Remember what they said about the auto smog inspections when they first started: that in California it would only cost $15.

That was when the program started. Now the cost is about $50 for the inspection and certificate; a 333% increase. Expect the same from the home labeling program. Sect. 304 Greater Energy Efficiency in Building Codes establishes new energy efficiency guidelines for the National Building Code and mandates at 304(d) that 1 year after enactment of this Act, all state and local jurisdictions must adopt the National Building Code energy efficiency provisions or must obtain a certification from the federal government that their state and/or local codes have been brought into full compliance with the National Building Code energy efficiency standards.

CHECK OUT Just a few of the sites;

Cap and Trade: A License Required for your Home

http://www.nachi.org/forum/f14/cap-and-trade-license-required-your-home-44750/

HR2454 American Clean Energy & Security Act:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-2454

Cap & Trade A license required for your home:

http://www.prisonplanet.com/cap-and-trade-a-license-required-for-your-home.html

Cap and trade is a license to cheat and steal:

http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/c...is-a-license-to-cheat-and-steal-45371937.html

Cap and Trade: A License Required for your Home:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2393940/posts

Thinking about selling you House? Look at HR 2454:

http://www.federalobserver.com/2009...-house-a-look-at-h-r-2454-cap-and-trade-bill/

www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=...r+your+home-+Cap+and+Trade&btnG=Google+Search

This is bad.....real bad....these guys MUST be stopped, stopped now, and stopped HARD!!!!


Some how this group must be stopped they will do more damage until we can elect new people to replace them. You must remember all this next time you vote.
 

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dont forget the 7% real estate tax (3.5% paid by the seller and buyer) that is included in obamacare....most people i know who are home owners are going to shell out, on average, $30,000 to bring their homes up to what would be considered good given the age of their homes. even my new house, built in '06, wouldnt meed their standard....
 

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More constraints from the elite academia that is much more knowledgeable about things than the rest of us are.

This has been coming for some time, and is truely onerous, as most homes now wouldn't meet the requirements for the carbon footprint (still think the algorians are beat?) without an estimated $8000 investment on average.

We're going to need witchcraft from Delaware and every other state to roll these onerous things back.

Also, these are just the bills...the regulations are awaiting to be written, which in all cases are even more onerous due to the fact that the bills haven't been read, so loopholes written in by the regulators that wrote the bills are wide open...

Scarey stuff indeed.

Time to flush the toilet, and get academia back in the classroom. Harvard isn't making it in the real world...ya think?
 

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Please go to the National Association of Realtors ( NARS ) website for current and correct information.

Lots of mis-information flying around.:cheers:

ZEP
 

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Please go to the National Association of Realtors ( NARS ) website for current and correct information.

Lots of mis-information flying around.:cheers:

ZEP
link please...
 

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it comes up cosmetics and rail shippers
 

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Checked Snopes and UrbanLegends web sites on this one. It is mostly false and is primarily exaggeration and misinformation.

It's a shame that people pass on this kind of crap without even checking it out.
 

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Checked Snopes and UrbanLegends web sites on this one. It is mostly false and is primarily exaggeration and misinformation.

It's a shame that people pass on this kind of crap without even checking it out.
:agree: Very frustrating for those of us in the Real Estate business...

Fear for fears sake, is not good for anyone..

ZEP
 

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:agree: Very frustrating for those of us in the Real Estate business...

Fear for fears sake, is not good for anyone..

ZEP
Thank you for bringing the reality to light. Way too many people crying that the sky is falling, just for political gain. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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Checked Snopes and UrbanLegends web sites on this one. It is mostly false and is primarily exaggeration and misinformation.

It's a shame that people pass on this kind of crap without even checking it out.



Welcome to the "Party Of No" Newsroom.
 

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was talking to a lifelong friend of mine who is a realtor, and even he said that there is no way in hell he would ever acknowledge this being true simply because it would hurt his income....


"we need to pass the bill so we can find out what's in it" nancy pelosi at her finest
 

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was talking to a lifelong friend of mine who is a realtor, and even he said that there is no way in hell he would ever acknowledge this being true simply because it would hurt his income....


"we need to pass the bill so we can find out what's in it" nancy pelosi at her finest
:laughing: That's funny..So, who isn't telling the truth?? Those of us in the RE business ?? The National Association of Realtors ? :lookinup::thud:
 

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:laughing: That's funny..So, who isn't telling the truth?? Those of us in the RE business ?? The National Association of Realtors ? :lookinup::thud:
Well, if it's going to impact your sales... Seems to be the norm everywhere else, and wouldn't surprise me if ti's being downplayed there too.

Am I saying yo're being dishonest? No, I'm saying the numbers are being played with to show favor to those that will 'play ball.'

I think in 3 years we will look back at this as being more costly in the long run for homeowners with no benefit gained towards the intention...global warming, er climate change...
 

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The problem is that the Democrats gave up on Cap and Trade. They said it would never pass and was too politicaly costly to even consider. So who is being dishonest???
 

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Typical right wing wacko fear tactics!!

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How do you guys read this ? -as in meaning ?

To me (and I'm a paint manufacturers representative taking classes for this **** right now) It states that if you plan to remodel (retro fit) your current residence or business, etc... EPA authorized standards will have to be adhered to. This will include making repairs to a home prior to the sale of the home.

TITLE II - ENERGY EFFICIENCY

# 2.1.2 Section 202, Building Retrofit Program:

Section 202, Building Retrofit Program:

Establishes a program under which the Administrator of EPA, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, supports development of standards and processes for retrofitting existing residential and nonresidential buildings. Authorizes the Secretary of Energy to provide funding to states to conduct cost-effective building retrofits, using local governments, other agencies or entities to carry out the work, through flexible forms of financial assistance up to 50% of the costs of retrofits, with funding increasing in proportion to efficiency achievement. Also supports retrofits of historic buildings.
Section 201, Greater Energy Efficiency in Building Codes:

Amends the Energy Conservation and Production Act to require the Secretary of Energy to support consensus code-setting organizations to establish building codes achieving 30% and 50% higher energy efficiency targets in 2010 and 2016, respectively, to establish codes directly if such organizations fail to do so, to include cool roofs standards, and to support state and local adoption of such advanced codes by supporting training and funding for energy efficiency code enforcement.
http://www.hillheat.com/files/ACES_toc.html#Section_202.2C_Building_Retrofit_Program:
 
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