Real Estate

Homebuyer Tax Credit closing deadline extension

What great news…for those folks who were under contract by April 30, 2010 but were not able to close by June 30…you will now be able to receive the tax credit if you close by September 30, 2010.  Here is an article from Weichert Insights on the issue…enjoy!

On Friday, July 2, President Obama signed two important pieces of legislation into law to help homebuyers.

The first one extends the closing deadline for the homebuyer tax credit until September 30, 2010, for any transactions that had ratified contracts in place as of April 30, 2010, but did not close by the June 30, 2010, deadline. The legislation creates a seamless extension, and therefore, there will be no gap between June 30 and the date the President signed the bill into law.

Due to the high volume of home sale transactions that needed to be closed by June 30, there were up to 180,000 homebuyers who were eligible for the tax credit, but were unable to close before the deadline. The extension will enable the majority of these home sales to close, and for the buyers to receive the tax credit.

In addition, the National Flood Insurance Program, which provides flood insurance to homeowners in participating communities in flood-prone areas who could not otherwise obtain coverage due to cost or in eligibility, was also extended until September 30, 2010. As a result, buyers in these areas can now obtain mortgages and transactions can move forward. This bill is retroactive and covers the lapse period from June 1, 2010, to the date of enactment of the extension.

Happy Friday!

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