Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Senate Votes On Home Tax Credit

Senate Committee Says YES
House & Senate Vote Next!

BREAKING NEWS: Senate Plans to Extend and Expand Tax Credit
The Senate has reached a compromise on extending and expanding the $8,000 tax credit for 1st time home buyers, a boost for the housing industry and a great opportunity for both buyers & sellers!

While its final passage remains uncertain, the agreement would extend the existing credit for 1st time home buyers, worth up to $8,000, plus offer a new credit of up to $6,500 for some existing homeowners. The reduced credit would be available to all homebuyers who have been in their current residence for a consecutive five-year period in the past eight years. Lawmakers also raised the qualifying income limits to $125,000 for single taxpayers and $250,000 for joint taxpayers, from the current $75,000 and $150,000, housing-industry sources said. Under the Senate compromise, buyers must have sales agreements in hand by April 30, but they will have until June 30 to go to settlement, said the sources. The measure still faces votes in the full Senate and the House.

The new provisions are aimed at broadening availability of the credit beyond first-time buyers and giving the weakened real estate market a bigger boost while preventing real estate investors from benefitting. While Senate lawmakers appear to have reached a deal on the substance of the tax credit, they are still at odds over how it would be brought to the Senate floor.

This Is Great News For Buyers and Sellers!
There are incredible properties available for buyers at prices that may not be seen again in our lifetimes. This means that more buyers will be in the market and that increases the odds for sellers. Insiders do not expect these incentives to be renewed again so buyers must take action now to get pending contracts before April 30th 2010.

Stay tuned for additional details as the legislative process continues. Please contact your elected officials and encourage them to "vote yes" to pass this important legislation!

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