Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a new bill providing up to $10,000 in tax credits for both new-home buyers and for first-time buyers of existing homes.
An earlier round of state tax credits offered last year were for new-home purchases only. That program was so popular that homebuyers depleted the full $100 million eight months before the deadline. Continue reading “Gov. signs new homebuyer tax credit”
On Monday, the legislature passed AB 183 (Caballero & Ashburn) which would provide $200 million for homebuyer tax credits. The Governor is expected to sign AB 183 into law before the end of the week. C.A.R. supported this important legislation. Continue reading “Governor Expected to Sign Homebuyer Tax Credit”
Daily Real Estate NewsÂ Â | February 26, 2010
Should Buyers Try to Beat the Tax Credit?
Some potential home buyers say they’re holding out until the tax credits expire on the theory that prices will decline once the buying incentive is gone.
One person who commented on the dilemma on Zillow.com wrote: â€œIâ€™ve seen prices in my neighborhood jump up over $30k since the credit started.â€
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Daily Real Estate NewsÂ Â | February 22, 2010
IRS Clarifies What’s Needed to Claim 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 partiesâ€™ signatures be on the HUD-1 settlement document in areas where requiring both the buyer and the seller to sign the document isnâ€™t common.
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Daily Real Estate NewsÂ Â | January 21, 2010
Tax Credit Ignites Early Spring Selling Season
The homebuying season is starting early this year, thanks to the expanded first-time and move-up homebuyer tax credit.
Typically, the busiest time for home shopping starts in March and continues through May, but this year buyers who want to take advantage of the tax credits have to hold a signed contract by April 30 and close the deal by June 30. Continue reading “Tax Credit Ignites Early Spring Selling Season”