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Time Running Out on Tax Credit

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Sunbelt Realty

Time is running our for the new tax credit, designed for first-time homebuyers and

existing homeowners.

The new program gives an incentive to existing homeowners who have owned their current homes at least

five years, making them eligible for tax credits of up to $6,500 when they purchase a new home. First-time

homebuyers - or anyone who hasn't owned a home in the last three years - would still get up to $8,000.

To qualify, buyers in both groups must sign a purchase agreement by April 30, 2010 and close by

June 30, 2010.

The credit is available for the purchase of principal residences costing $800,000 or less, meaning

vacation homes are ineligible. The credit would be phased out for individuals with annual incomes above

$125,000 and for joint filers with incomes above $225,000.

As an industry, we are certainly pleased about this new tax credit. The key to returning stability to the

economy lies within the housing market, and this is a meaningful credit that will create a strong

foundation for future growth and make a measurable difference over the coming months in our economy.

This is said to be the last extension of the home buyer tax credit so I urge you - whether you're a

first-time homebuyer or a homeowner who has been gridlocked by the challenges of our move-up

market - to take advantage of this opportunity.

Now is the time! If you'd like to learn more, please contact me today

Philip H. Busse PA

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Paradise Partners