Will the Home Buyer Tax Credit Be Extended?

If I had a dime for every time I’ve been asked this question over the past 2 weeks, I could take that much-needed vacation and not skip a beat, but unfortunately, I don’t have those dimes any more than I have a definitive answer. I do have my opinions, but they’re just that… opinions. HOWEVER, […]

Why the Rush to Get Your House Listed?

There’s some craziness going on in our market that I’ve found myself explaining to several of our clients this week, so I thought it’d be a good idea to share it here. If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market, I know you don’t want to be rushed, but right now, you can’t […]

IRS Clarifies What's Needed For Tax Credit

The Internal Revenue Service has clarified which documentation taxpayers need to submit to claim the first-time and move-up homebuyer tax credit. While the IRS is still requiring the filing of Form 5405, it is not demanding that all parties’ signatures be on the HUD-1 settlement document in areas where… Continue Reading…

Where’s the Refund?

Apparently, the government hasn’t been as quick about getting the home buyer tax credit refunds out as most of us have been expecting, so I’m posting this here to make everyone aware. When you file for your refunds, hoping for a quick turnaround is OK, but don’t make any major plans with that money until […]

Home Buyers Help is Official – Get Going!

I told you the other day that the Tax Credit extension and modification had passed Congress and was headed to President Obama’s desk for signature. Now I’m excited to post that IT’S OFFICIAL… Obama has signed the bill into law and it’s time to get moving if you plan to take advantage! Call or email […]

Tax Credit Extension On It’s Way

It’s a much-anticipated move that, for some reason, has taken a lot longer than most expected it would, but it’s being reported that the Senate has approved an extension (and modification) of the Home Buyer Tax Credit, which many believe will continue to drive the housing market upward, aiding in an overall economic recovery. Now, […]

How-To From a New Homeowner

Thanks to the first-time home buyer tax credit, first-timers everywhere are clamoring to get their closing date set before the November 30th deadline. As a first-time home buyer, the buying process was a big enough stressor for me, but actually filing for the credit can seem almost as confusing as understanding all those closing documents. […]

Home Buyer Tax Credit Form

Several of our buyer clients who’ve purchased a home the past few months qualify for the Home Buyer Tax Credit, so it just seems natural to make the 5405 form readily available for you all. Please be sure you consult your tax adviser if you’re not completely sure about your qualifications or how to file […]

Home Sellers.. Your Window is Shrinking!

Yes, it’s true… the clock is ticking for first-time home buyers who want to take advantage of the federal home buyer tax credit, but buyers aren’t the only ones who need to kick it into high gear! If you’re thinking about selling your home, NOW is the time to get it on the market with […]

Home Buyer Tax Credit Push Still On

Home Builders, Realtors and Bankers continue to urge Congress to extend the home buyer tax credit, and from what I see day-to-day, there’s no shortage of would-be buyers who’d like to see it happen, but will it? Isakson’s legislation would extend the program through the end of 2010, almost double the credit to $15,000 and […]