Archive for May, 2009

First Time HomeBuyer Education Seminar

May 24, 2009

Come and check out this class.  Saturday May 30, 2009. At Shilo Inn Suites Vancouver WA. Through local partnerships, the Washington State  Finance Housing Commission helps homebuyers learn how to purchase and maintain a home. Commission-sponsored homebuyer education seminars are meant to be the first step in purchasing a home.  For reservations please call 360-817-8001.

The following industries will be speaking: Home Inspector, Insurance, Lender, and a Realtor.  Bring your questions.

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$8,000 Home Buyer Tax Credit at a Glance

May 24, 2009

The information on this page pertains to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  • The tax credit is for first-time home buyers only. For the tax credit program, the IRS defines a first-time home buyer as someone who has not owned a principal residence during the three-year period prior to the purchase.
  • The tax credit does not have to be repaid.
  • The tax credit is equal to 10 percent of the home’s purchase price up to a maximum of $8,000.
  • The credit is available for homes purchased on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009.
  • Single taxpayers with incomes up to $75,000 and married couples with incomes up to $150,000 qualify for the full tax credit.

Source NAHB.org

May 22, 2009

Real Estate SW Washington Market Action Report