First-Time Buyers: Hurry for $8,000 Tax Credit

July 16, 2009

Source: Mary Ellen Podmolik, Chicago Tribune

Daily Real Estate News

First-Time Buyers: Hurry for $8,000 Tax Credit

It's time to remind first-time home buyers that in order to qualify for the government's $8,000 gift in the form of a tax credit, the deal must close by Dec. 1.

Buyers should have a purchase contract signed by early October, so they have 45 to 60 days to arrange financing and safely close the deal.

"There's not as much sand in the hourglass as we may think," said Jim Merrion, regional director at RE/MAX Northern Illinois.

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