Take Advantage of the Home Buyer Tax Credit in 2010

A new year, a newly extended and expanded tax credit! Both first-time and repeat buyers may be eligible to take advantage of the tax credit in 2010. While buyers have until April 30, 2010, to be under contract, you won’t want to procrastinate and potentially miss out on one of the best opportunities in real estate….and up to 8,000 incentives to buy now!

First-time buyers (defined as someone who has not owned a home in the past three years) can qualify for 10% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of $8,000. Repeat buyers (defined as someone who has owned a primary residence for five out of the past eight years) can qualify for 10% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of $6,500.

To qualify, the home must be used as a primary residence, must be under $800,000 and there are income limits of up to $125,000 for individual filers, $225,000 for married couples filing jointly. There is a modified tax credit available for some higher income individuals/couples.

The tax credit does not have to be repaid if the home is used as the primary residence for at least three years.

For more information, contact your Nothnagle agent or visit: www.realtor.org as well as the IRS information page.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks for this information ..it will really be helpful and as well a little economy sense to use it to the fullest capacity.

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  2. This information is without a doubt very instrumental for home buyers ready to take advantage of the extended and expanded home buyer tax credit. Thank you for this helpful post.

    Reply

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