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One more reminder – First time home buyers tax credit expires April 30th

March 30th, 2010 · No Comments · first time home buyers, Tax credit for first time home buyers in Macomb County MI, tips for home buyers

I hate to be a nag (even my hubby doesn’t call me a nag :-), yet I find myself having to do so today. Because of recent calls from people asking if the federal First Time Home Buyers tax credit will be extended again it reminds me to remind you!   There has been NO word […]

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The fine print – about the first time home buyers tax credit – Important!

February 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments · first time home buyers, Tax credit for first time home buyers in Macomb County MI, tips for home buyers

One of the common misconceptions for home buyers (and some real estate professionals) is that the first time home buyers tax credit is $8000 for all buyers. When reading the fine print of the IRS form 5405 there is an entry line to fill out asking for the smaller of 2 items:  $8000 or 10% […]

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1st time home buyers tax credit expiring soon – here are some tips to help hurry along your purchase

September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · first time home buyers, macomb county mi real estate market, Up to $8000 1st time home buyers tax credit

I’m one of the real estate professionals here in Macomb County that does not believe there will be an extension to the Federal first time home buyers tax credit.  Too much money has been spent in the last year with less money coming in.  The Federal government has to put a stop to it soon, […]

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Reduction in the number of foreclosures on the market in Macomb County MI

September 1st, 2009 · No Comments · macomb county mi real estate market, Tax credit for first time home buyers in Macomb County MI, tips for home buyers, Up to $8000 1st time home buyers tax credit

If you have been out and about looking at homes for sale in the Macomb County area then you surely have noticed that the number of homes on the market that are foreclosures (bank owned) is less than what it was a few months ago. Part of the reason for this lower number of bank […]

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We’re getting down to crunch time – there *is* a deadline for the 1st time home buyers tax credit

July 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments · first time home buyers, macomb county mi real estate market, Tax credit for first time home buyers in Macomb County MI, Up to $8000 1st time home buyers tax credit

I wrote this article the other day and published it on my first time home buyers blog, and then decided to add it here.  (Something I don’t normally do – I don’t like to duplicate content as it appears to be spammy. ) This is so important though that I broke one of my own […]

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Affordable condos for sale in Shelby Township MI – taking advantage of the first time home buyers tax credit

July 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments · first time home buyers, macomb county mi real estate market, shelby township mi, Up to $8000 1st time home buyers tax credit

One of the questions that I was recently asked by a Macomb County caller was if the 1st time home buyer tax credit could be used with the purchase of a condo and not a single family home. The answer is a resounding yes. A condo is a home.   Just because there are common areas […]

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St. Clair Shores MI homes sold during June of 2009

July 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · macomb county mi real estate market, Real estate market reports - Macomb County, st. clair shores, Up to $8000 1st time home buyers tax credit

Home sellers in St. Clair Shores have been experiencing some stabilization in their home sales, however price is still “king”. 55 homes sold in St. Clair Shores (Macomb County MI) during the month of June this year, compared to 59 for June of 2008. The prices ranged from $14,900 to a wonderful Worthington canal front […]

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A helpful timeline for those wanting to take advantage of the First Time Home Buyers tax credit

June 29th, 2009 · No Comments · first time home buyers, macomb county mi real estate market, Up to $8000 1st time home buyers tax credit

First time home buyers: Important dates to keep if you are purchasing a home this year. August 1st: Start your pre-approval process with your mortgage lender and begin to gather the documents that you will need (pay stubs, past 2 years tax returns, last 90 days of bank statements, cancelled checks showing rental payment history […]

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Getting your first time home buyer tax credit quickly

June 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Tax credit for first time home buyers in Macomb County MI, Up to $8000 1st time home buyers tax credit

One of the questions that I’m asked about the First Time Home Buyers tax credit is: “Can I get the money back to me quicker?” The good news is yes, you can. If you qualifty for the 1st time home buyers tax credit you can simply amend your already completed 2008 income tax return. You […]

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A warning to first time home buyers wanting to use the $8000 tax credit —

June 7th, 2009 · No Comments · first time home buyers, macomb county mi real estate market, Tax credit for first time home buyers in Macomb County MI, tips for home buyers, Up to $8000 1st time home buyers tax credit

—You better start looking now. I hate it when I sound like a “salesperson” (no offense to sales people intended) but things are going to get crazy-busy here in Macomb County during the months of September and October. Already we are experiencing signs of what is going to come hurdling at us like an avalanche: […]

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