Comparing present homebuyer tax credit to extended version

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Shoreline New Hampshire & Maine

Below is a chart prepared by the National Association of REALTORS ® comparing the new changes to the Homebuyer Tax Credit.

The biggest change is that current Homeowners are now eligible if they sell their current homes and then buy AFTER the date of enactment of this extension which is November 6th, 2009.

Because of widespread incidents of fraud, purchasers must now attach documentation proving they actually bought a qualifying home to qualify for the credit.

Additinally the income guidelines have been increased, now a single taxpayer can qualify if they earn up to $125,000 and up to $225,000 for married taxpayers.

The rationale for increasing the income limits and expanding the credit to existing homeowner is that it should encourage more higher priced home purchases. Currently the existing tax credit was driving mostly lower end purchases.


NAR chart showing comparison of existing homebuyer tax credit to extended and expanded version

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Jim Lee , REALTOR®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)  RE/MAX Shoreline

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Marchel Peterson
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Jim, I rarely re-blog but you did a great job of comparing the previous credit with the new credit;  along of course with the information from the NAR.

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