The National Association Of Realtors clears up some lies trying to pass as facts.
Claim: Pending legislation in the Senate would require an energy license or retrofit for home sales.
This email is FALSE: There is no requirement in H.R. 2454, The American Clean Energy & Security Act, that home sellers obtain either a license or energy audit or make energy retrofits before they can sell their home.
Here are the two REAL provisions in the bill: • Section 202 (Building Retrofit Program) would offer matching grants for home improvements. State government would administer the program, which is voluntary and available to all property owners.
Claim: The health care bill contains a 4.0 percent “transfer tax” on homes sales. An opinion piece in the Spokane, Wash., Spokesman-Review last month FALSELY reported that the health care bill contained a provision for a 4.0 percent “sales tax” or “transfer tax” on the sale of a home.