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SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WHEN YOU BUY WITH ME
I REBATE 50% of my Real Estate Commission to my Buyers
80% Buyer Rebate on Brand New Homes!
I must register you at the Community on your 1st visit
Buy a home with me and receive a cash rebate of HALF my commission. To qualify for this offer Buyers agree to tour homes themselves via Open Houses and Broker Tours. Let me know of a property that interests you and I will take things from there. Comparative Market Analysis, Negotiating your offer, All Inspections and Appraisals to Closing. Home sellers normally offer a buyer’s agent commission of 2.5% – 3.0% of the purchase price. Your rebate will be 1.25% – 1.5% of the purchase price*
How will I receive my California real estate commission rebate?
Credit on your closing statement – My rebate will be itemized on your HUD1 closing statement as a credit. Buyers can apply their rebate to closing costs, which include loan fees, property taxes and escrow-related fees. As my commission refund may exceed closing costs by thousands of dollars, I can issue my client a check for the excess. Your Lender will require that you have sufficient funds from your personal savings, Stocks or a Gift (documented with a Gift Letter) to cover your down payment, closing costs and reserves. A Broker Rebate typically cannot be used towards your down payment and you should confirm with you Lender if a Broker Rebate is allowed.
Check after the close of escrow – some clients prefer to receive their rebate outside of escrow. In this case I will mail your rebate check on the day of escrow closing.
Is a California real estate commission rebate taxable?
NO, real estate commission rebates are not considered taxable by the IRS. A rebate will reduce the cost basis of your home (the price you paid). For example: If you purchase a $1,000,000 home and I rebate you 1.5% ($15,000 assuming 3% commission) your cost basis would be $985,000. It represents an adjustment to the purchase price of the home and generally is not part of a purchaser's gross income. When you sell your home any profit would be based on that purchase price. I do not report a commission rebate to the IRS and I will not issue you a Form 1099. With all tax related concerns please verify with your Tax Attorney as individual situations may vary. See this article on the subject from Redfin: "IRS Rules That Redfin Does Not Have to Report Commission Refunds as Taxable Income"
Is a commission rebate legal?
100% YES, The United States Department of Justice has a webpage entitled "Rebates Make Buying a Home Less Expensive". Ten states have enacted laws that forbid brokers from offering refunds, thankfully, California allows me to share my commission with you.
(*subject to a minimum commission of $10,000 to Steve Atkinson, Broker)
Walnut Creek Real Estate Information
The Walnut Creek real estate market is one of diversity. Here you will find a great variety of real estate available from Condos & Townhomes, to large single family homes and Luxury Estates. Single family three and four bedroom detached homes range in price from the early $400,000 right up to $3,000,000 for large estates, boasting great views and open space.
Walnut Creek Community Information
Walnut Creek is located within the East Bay region of San Francisco Bay and is to the East of the city of Oakland. The city is named after the Walnut trees found within the area by early settlers. Walnut Creek is ideally located close to the main interstate roads, and with its own BART station.
Sunny and mild all year round, the city of Walnut Creek is blessed with natural beauty and an impeccable quality of life. Over 65,000 people make their homes in Walnut Creek with its family oriented lifestyle and vibrant downtown. Walnut Creek, known as an “entertainment hub” to its neighboring communities, has numerous cafes, bars and restaurants to be enjoyed as well as fantastic shopping facilities.
There are numerous recreational activities to embark on with numerous biking and hiking trails and cultural pursuits of the arts and musical nature. With its safe streets, mature parks and open space, Walnut Creek is a highly desirable place to live.
Want more Information? Like to view a home? Interested in Selling? (415) 613-8940 Steve@Houses.com
I BEAT Redfin's Buyer CASH Rebate. I have closed 800+ Bay Area Homes. I believe that Experience Counts!