According to this article, senators have agreed to extend the first-time home buyer tax credit through April 2010. I’m not sure if I believe our debt-ridden government can afford this, but it would sure be hard to turn-down a cool $8,000! On a similar note, prices are down and interest rates are still hovering around a very low 5%, so this is obviously a great time to be a buyer in the local marketplace.
I’m going to have a couple new listings between now and April so let me know if you are looking for something special and can’t seem to find it… One will be a well-maintained starter home in Hyde Park in the low $100’s, and another will be a quintessential Dible-built tudor style home in Brookside/Waldo between $100-200k. Both have respectable owners who really l0ve their homes and take care of them the way they should be. I’m excited about both of them and you will be too!