Northern Nevada Real Estate and The $8000 First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit

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If you are a first time home buyer and  live in Northern Nevada,  or anywhere in the United States, you may be eligible for the $8000 first time home buyers tax credit! Great news, right?

On February 17, 2009, Congress passed The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act of 2009  says that first time home buyers are eligible to receive a $8000 tax credit.

How do you know if you are a first time home buyer? 

The law defines the first time home buyer as "a buyer who has not owned or lived in a principle residence over the past three years."

Is this you, are you qualified to be a first time home buyer? If so, keep reading!

Listed below are a few simple  points that you should know about  the $8000 first time home buyers tax credit:

  • The tax credit is for first-time home buyers only.
  • The tax credit does not have to be repaid. 
  • The tax credit is equal to 10 percent of the home’s purchase price up to a maximum of $8,000.
  • The credit is available for homes purchased on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009.
  • Single taxpayers with incomes up to $75,000 and married couples with incomes up to $150,000 qualify for the full tax credit.
  • To be eligible,  the home purchased must be your primary residence.

Note:  This differs from the $7,500 First Time Home buyer Tax Credit that qualified purchasers could obtain is they bought between April 9th, 2008 and December 31st, 2008. This is a new act and literally gives you up to $8000 in your pocket!

So, what do you think? Do you think you are ready to start your home search in Northern Nevada? If you are and would like to learn more about getting paid to buy a home, I can help!

I can help you search for  your home today!

I can help educate you on different loan programs that are available to first time home buyers.

With record low interest rates, the $8000 tax credit  and home prices that are now equal to those of 2001, now is a GREAT time to buy a home in Northern Nevada.

If you are ready to take advantage  these outstanding opportunities that are available to  new home buyers, I can help! Call me or visit Northern Nevada Homes to begin your home search immediately.

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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Great topic to discuss for those in your area thinking about buying their 1st home. There are so many that don't know the full particulars.

Mar 21, 2009 10:22 AM #1
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

Bill ~ I hope this sparks some interest with our home buyers who are not sure if they should buy or not! Thank you for your thoughts, as always!

Mar 21, 2009 10:27 AM #2
Teresa Harris
Lake Real Estate, LLC - Denver, NC
Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte

Hey Terrie, nice informative post! It was also great talking to you! We will have to do that again soon.

Mar 21, 2009 04:12 PM #3
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes


Thanks for sharing the information.  It is something that the first time homebuyers need to know more about.

Mar 21, 2009 10:16 PM #4
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Terry, great recap of the should incorporate this into a mailer.  Great job!

Mar 22, 2009 01:49 AM #5
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

Teresa ~ Thank you, it was really nice talking with you!

Hi Don~ The tax credit is only around for a few more months so I hope many first time home buyers will take advantage of it!

Kristen ~ I love the idea of incorporating this into s mailer. Thank you!

Mar 22, 2009 03:53 AM #6
Wendy Svoboda
Reno, NV

Great post! I may not be at the mixer tomorrow as I am home today...not feeling very well. If you go, have a great time! Wendy

Mar 25, 2009 12:17 PM #7
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

Thanks Wendy ~ No worries about the mixer! I hope you fell better real soon.

Mar 25, 2009 03:46 PM #8
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