Happy New Year!
I really enjoy looking forward into the new year. For me, it's a perfect time for goal setting and making a fresh start. Have you made any resolutions or set any goals as we begin 2010? I heard a report that 45% of Americans do. Some of the most common resolutions are to spend more time with family, lose weight, get organized, or quit smoking.
I have another resolution for you to consider in the new year. I would encourage you to consider 2010 as the year to purchase your first or next home. I would encourage you to take advantage of the great inventory selection in Oklahoma and the record low interest rates! 2010 may be the best time to buy an Oklahoma home!
On top of the large selection and low interest rates the federal government is offering a tax credit to home buyers. Have you heard about it?
For first time buyers purchasing a home before April 30, 2010, they may qualify for a tax credit equal to 10% of the purchase price up to $8,000. There are income limits to qualify. The limit for an individual is $125,000 and for a married couple it's $225,000.
This tax credit is not limited to just first time buyers! Repeat buyers may qualify for a tax credit too! Repeat buyers must also purchase their home prior to April 30, 2010. Their credit is also 10% of the purchase price but with a cap of $6,000. Homes with a purchase price of $800,000 or more will not qualify for the credit. The income limits for repeat buyers is the same; $125,000 for an individual and $225,000 for a married couple.
You can see that a resolution to buy a new home in 2010 makes sense and you won't have to go to the gym to do it!
About the author: Kristyn Grewell, GRI ABR e-PRO, is a REALTOR with CENTURY 21 Goodyear Green in Edmond, Oklahoma. She helps her clients buy and sell homes and investment properties in Oklahoma specializing in Edmond, NW Oklahoma City, Guthrie, Mustang, Yukon and the surrounding areas. Kristyn is also an Oklahoma relocation specialist. As a member of the Cartus Broker Network she can connect you (or your friends and family) with a qualified real estate specialist virtually anywhere!
For more information, visit SellaMetroHome.com or e-mail Kristyn at firstname.lastname@example.org. For faster service, you can always text or call Kristyn at 405-615-2796. The CENTURY 21 Goodyear Green office is located at 1220 S. Santa Fe in Edmond, Oklahoma. Stop by for a cup of coffee anytime!
Please note that individual listings periodically mentioned in this blog are accurately described in terms of availability and price at the time of the posting. Because properties are constantly coming on and off the market, please contact Kristyn for the latest information on those that are of particular interest to you.