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Homebuyer Tax Credit Quandaries Answered

Real Estate Broker/Owner with SOA Realty

Tax Credit Quandaries Answered - Here are answers to some of the most confusing questions related to the new home buyer tax credits:

How does a current home owner qualify for the $6,500 credit? Buyers must have lived in their homes for at least 5 out of the last 8 years. The home they buy must become their primary residence, but buyers don't have to sell their previous home - they can use it as a rental or a second home and still claim the credit.

Does the new home have to be more expensive than the one the buyer currently owns? No, but if the property sells for more than $800,000, the buyers don't qualify.

Can buyers who are building a new home claim the credit? Yes, although the contract must be in place by April 30 and the buyer must move in by July 1.

Can buyers claim the credit if they purchase a home from a relative? No.

Contact me for a homebuyer tax credit package today, get your questions answered and find out if you qualify by doing a quick and easy quiz.

Stefan Geyer, Colorado Realtor, 303-858-8100

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Cherry Wings Realty
Cherry Wings Realty - Traverse City, MI
Your Traverse City Michigan Realtor

Great post.  Thanks for the answer to some of the more frequently asked questions about the new tax credit

Feb 09, 2010 12:34 AM
Michael Delaware
North Sky Realty LLC - Battle Creek, MI

Very good post.  The tax credit is the hottest topic in the buying world these days.

Feb 09, 2010 12:35 AM