This is a great post that answers most the questions people have about the new tax credit.....
Congress Approved the $8,000 Tax Credit For Homebuyers. Here are answers to frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions About the $8,000. Federal Tax Credit Q:
How much is the tax credit?
The tax credit would be $8,000 or 10% of the purchase price, whichever is less.
Who is eligible?
Similar to the $7,500 tax credit included in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, the $8,000 tax credit (included in the 2009 economic stimulus plan) is available for the purchase of the primary residence by first-time homebuyers.
If this is for first-time homebuyers, how do I know if I am eligible for the tax credit?
According to the IRS, any taxpayer who has not owned a home during the 3 years prior to the date of purchase can qualify for the credit.
Do I have to repay the $8,000.?
No. Unlike the previous $7,500 tax credit, the $8,000. does not have to be repaid UNLESS, the home is sold within three years of purchase; at that time, the credit will be reversed.
Are there any income limitations on the tax credit?
Yes. The tax credit is strictly for individuals with adjusted gross income of under $75,000 or $150,000 for joint filers.
Now that you're qualified for the Tax Credit, let's go shopping for Charlotte NC homes for sale today!
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Debe Maxwell is a Charlotte Residential Real Estate Broker, Certified Neighborhood & Relocation Specialist, ABR & e-PRO who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Charlotte NC Metro Area. If you're relocating to or from any other area of the country, Debe connects you with any member of her team of relocation professionals in your destination or exit city of choice. The destination service is of no cost to you! The Maxwell House Group's quality service guarantee puts this team far ahead of the competition; providing unsurpassed customer service is their #1 priority! Debe Maxwell -- Helen Adams Realty -- 704.491.3310
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