Today, President Obama signed off on the Extended Home Buyer Tax Credit, now to include a credit for current Home Owners.
This new initiative will continue the current $8,000 first time home buyer credit to eligible participants until 2010- July 1, 2010 to be exact, which is when all closings must have occurred. In order to be eligible for this credit, you must have the property under contract no later than April 30, 2010.
It has also expanded the credit to current home owners. Anyone who has used their residence as a primary residence consecutively for 5 our of the last 8 years are also eligible for a tax credit when making their next home purchase. This is a $6,500 credit and the same deadlines still apply; April 30, 2010 for homes to be under contract, and July 1, 2010 for the sale to have closed.
Many of the details are explained in the following PDF document- please contact me with any specific questions!
Click here to download the November 7, 2010 Extended and Expanded Tax Credit.