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$15,000 Homebuyer Tax Credit Trimmed To $8,000

From the Zillow Blog:

Details have not yet been ironed out, but the proposed $15,000 tax credit amendment in the economic stimulus package that was sponsored by Sen. Johnny Isakson has been trimmed down to an $8000 tax credit, according to the NY Times. This is all very preliminary until the bill is actually signed, but here is the before ‘n after of what’s been thrown around:

Before:

  • $15,000 tax credit
  • Available for all home buyers
  • No repayment necessary

After:

  • $8000 tax credit
  • Available for first-time home buyers within certain income limits
  • Repayment? Not known at this time

Details on the bill could come this afternoon or tomorrow, but it is expected to be signed by President Obama by Monday.

Why do they have to put an income limit on it?  That will likely cut out half of San Francisco homebuyers. WTF!


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One thought on “$15,000 Homebuyer Tax Credit Trimmed To $8,000”

  • TheBanker

    February 13, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    But, the good news is the conforming loan amount will again be stretched up to 729. Lets see how long it takes the banks to reintroduce.

    Reply

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