I had the distinct pleasure to attend Senator Johnny Isakson's first official First-Time Homebuyer Workshop on Saturday, June 27, on behalf of the Atlanta Board of REALTORS®. With about 100 attendees, many potential, interested first-time buyers, Senator Isakson's staff thought the event was a successful first try.
With representatives from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), FHA, the VA, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and Mortgage Bankers of Georgia, as well as the Georgia Association of REALTORS® and the Atlanta Board of REALTORS®, attendees had an opportunity to learn about available loan programs, the importance of surrounding oneself with licensed and qualified REALTORS®, inspectors, loan officers, and anyone else who is assisting with the process.
In his opening remarks, Senator Isakson urged buyers that now most certainly is a great time to buy, with increased inventory, historically low interest rates and the amazing tax credits available on both the Federal and State of Georgia levels.
The current tax credits - both the $8,000 Federal tax credit for first-time homebuyers and the $1,800 Georgia tax credit for allbuyers (not just first-time homebuyers) - were topics of interest for many of the attendees I spoke to. If you would like more information on these credits and how they can work for you, please email me at Maura@GebhardtGroup.com and I will send you detailed information.
In addition, if you are thinking about buying your first home, please feel free to visit our website www.GebhardtGroup.com to search all homes currently on the market in the Metro Atlanta area. Let The Gebhardt Group work for you!
Maura Neill, ABR, CRS, MA
The Gebhardt Group
RE/MAX Greater Atlanta
10220 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097