If you are a first time homebuyer or have not owned a home in 3 years and meet certain income requirements- you may qualify for the $8000 Tax Credit.
However you must close on the sale of a home by November 30, 2009
This means you should be looking now and get a house under contract by the beginning of October - or sooner!
From Under Contract to Closing can take 45-60 days and the week before the deadline is Thanksgiving week.
Call me at 207-741-2006 for more info on the process or to talk to me about representing you in the Southern Maine areas of York, Cumberland and southern Oxford Counties.
View some of my listings that would make a great first home at http://dkr.mreis.mlxchange.com