truth: Selling Your Soul For Success? - 03/29/11 10:53 AM
I'm happy for your success.
I love knowing when people around me, people I like, are being successful.  I love a good rags to riches success story.  I love the triumph of a person who sets their sights on success and reaches (and often surpasses) their goals.
ActiveRain success stories are always great and I've written them myself.  Recently though, I've found myself struggling with the thought of the success stories being posted on the main page.  Each story is accompanied by a smiling agent holding the check they received after their success story wrapped up.  There's everything from referral stories … (15 comments)

truth: Is there a new 3.8% "sales tax" on real estate in the Health Care Bill? - 04/27/10 03:43 PM
3.8% Real Estate Sales Tax - True or False?
You may have received an email or heard something on Twitter about the 3.8% real estate sales tax that has recently been brought up as an issue with the Health Care Bill (HR 3200).  In the emails, the tax is railed against and brought up as an absolute for all Americans selling their homes.
But wait...maybe we should dig further.  Is it true?  Is it kind of true?  Is it blatantly false?  Does it lie somewhere in between?  Seems this is just another case of email first, tell the truth later.
There … (23 comments)