The current version of the stimulas package passed by Congress eleiminated the proposed $15,000 tax credit for home buyers. Instead, the tax credit which is now offered is $8000 and is extended to the end of 2009.
In my opinion, this may be a better alternative to many people. The $15,000 would have been taken over a 2 year period. This means that the home buyer would have to owe taxes of $7500 each year taken. Increasing the amount to $8000 is actually more for the first year. This is a generous number and should help many first time home buyers get off the fence now.
Call me if you are looking to buy in New Jersey and we can talk about this credit and the Smart Growth State program.
Veronica DeCarolis 908-313-5052
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