tax credit for first time homebuyers: 2010 First Time Homebuyers Tax Credit - Little known facts about the 2009 tax credit extension - 03/19/10 04:42 AM
 

The first time homebuyers tax credit - Important Tax Filing Information
Whether you would be applying for the $8,000 tax credit or the $6,500 tax credit, you need to be aware of a few important pieces of information regarding the tax credit that was extended last year.
Important Dates : You have to be in a binding agreement of sale by April 30th, 2010.  And keep in mind, it has to be signed by all parties involved and date stamp. This even means if the property is a bank owned property, that the bank has to have signed off … (11 comments)

tax credit for first time homebuyers: The Welfare Mentality of the First Time Homebuyer's Tax Credit - 09/17/09 12:43 AM
 

The average family wants to buy a home, but at what costs? At what cost to us, the American Tax Payer. The First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit is about to expire in 2 1/2 months, but now there are many urging for it to be extended. Have we looked at all of the facts?
I am sending you all to a blog that I published at 2 am this morning, and wanted to direct you to it, because I felt that it could have been missed here on Active Rain. Please click on the blue link below.
The … (1 comments)

tax credit for first time homebuyers: The Welfare Mentality of the First Time Homebuyer's Tax Credit - 09/16/09 05:50 PM
 

There has been a lot of buzz about extending the First Time Homebuyers Tax Credit. Why?  For two reasons...
Because the $8,000 Tax Credit expires on November 30th, 2009. And because many have stated that these tax credits have stimulated the housing market and our economy.  
We have heard mention of recession, great depression, inflation, economic default, hard times, etc, etc. Has the First Time Homebuyers Tax Credit helped the economy and the housing market? Yes, in some cases. But people, it's another gov't band aide.
 
 
 

 
In regards to the tax credit, many … (79 comments)

tax credit for first time homebuyers: So you think you outsmarted the crowd because you skipped the $8,000 first time homebuyers tax credit - 09/08/09 02:35 PM
 
 

How smart do you think you are?  Do you think you can outsmart people, just because you read some good advice, yet it failed to share with you the opposite side of things. That has been one of my biggest fears and pet peeves when it comes to blogging. And another?  That many blogs are opinions, not facts, yet they sound like facts.
Janet Guilbault wrote this interesting post that makes a good point : Outsmart the crowd : Skip the $8,000 tax credit & wait to buy - She talks about skipping the first time homebuyers tax … (109 comments)

tax credit for first time homebuyers: Call to Action - We must fix the real estate market ourselves !!! - 06/17/09 12:43 AM
 
If the public and government ever needs to hear our voice, it's NOW !!! I never like to sound negative in my blogs, but we need to face reality. Yes, there are some reports saying that the economy is turning around. There are some reports that say that people are spending money.  And even some realtors are saying that they are busier than ever before, in the last 4 months or year. But let's break down some of the reasons why it might seem positive, when overall, I believe that it's really bad out there. This is just my opinion.
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tax credit for first time homebuyers: $8,000 First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit - Will it be going to $15,000??? - 06/12/09 04:00 AM

 
Tax Credit Alert - $8,000 to $15,000??
Will the flood gates open for home sales?  Through some news reports such as Bloomberg and other media outlets, those lawmakers in Congress are looking to change up the current $8,000 first time homebuyers tax credit that ends on November 31st, 2009. The new bill was introduced on June 10th, 2009, but pending. This could be some good news for more than just first time homebuyers. But I have a different opinion on just the basics, from raising the tax credit from $8,000 to $15,000. But what are the changes that are being talked about?
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tax credit for first time homebuyers: $8,000 First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit - Approved by FHA/HUD 5-29-09 - But buyer BEWARE !!! - 05/29/09 04:26 AM

 
 
BUYER BEWARE of Tax Credit
 
The first time homebuyers tax credit of $8,000 has been approved by HUD for all FHA loans. But don't get too excited too quickly. If you get a chance to read the mortgagee letter, ML 2009-15, it states that you can't use this tax credit for the required down payment of 3.5%.
HUD originally put out mortgagee letter 2009-15 on May 12th, but was rescinded the next day. Please read about that here : $8,000 tax credit rescinded by HUD. For some reason, it was prematurely placed on HUD's web site, … (109 comments)

 
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