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Good morning!  Just wanted to touch base with all of you about the extension of the tax credit for first time home buyers.

It seems that Senators have come to a decision to extend the tax credit for first time homebuyers through the end of April 2010!  This is great news!  Builders that are hurrying to get homes finished have a little breathing room now.  Also, it helps those people who were on the fence about buying a home to take advantage.

Also, Senators have decided that they will extend the tax credit to those who have owned a home for at least five years and want to purchase another primary residence.  The tax credit for this program will be $6,500 rather than the $8,000 allowed to first time home buyers.  The income limits for this program will be increased to $125,000 and $225,000 rather than the $75,000 and $150,000 for the first time homebuyers.  This is a great program to help stimulate the economy as well!  Families wanting to upgrade into a larger home can now do so!

I will keep you posted!



Mario Blautzik
TBA - Rockville, MD

It's still not a done deal.

Oct 29, 2009 03:37 AM
Darla Maddalone
Bend Oregon Homes Online-Principal Broker, SFR, CSP - Bend, OR

As Mario notes, it's not a done deal yet.  Also, your info. on the extension is a bit different than what I have read.

Cut & paste from "Daily Real Estate News" - Oc. 28, 2009

Senate Dems on Board with Credit Extension
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) says Senate Democrats have agreed to extend the first-time home buyer tax credit. The latest version extends the program to home sales signed - not closed - by April 30. Purchasers would have another 60 days to close the sale. The credit will also be expanded to include so-called step-up buyers who have lived in their current home for at least five years.

The credit would be cut nearly 10 percent to a $7,290 cap. Income eligibility for first-time home buyers would stay the same, but it would rise for step-up buyers to $125,000 for individuals and $250,000 for couples.

Source: Bloomberg News, Dawn Kopecki and Ryan Donmoyer (10/27/2009)

I would think we'll see something in the next week or so on the extnesion.


Oct 29, 2009 03:42 AM
Jeff Boyer
First Community Bank - Helena, MT

True.  Thanks for the comment.

Oct 29, 2009 03:43 AM