Step Right Up! $18,000 In Tax Credits! First Time Buyers Can Double Dip!


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Federal And State Tax Credits Combine For $18,000 Bonanza

Federal And State Tax Credits Combine For $18,000 Bonanza


For A Limited Time Only!  $18,000 Bonanza to California First Time Home Buyers

For two months, from May 1 to June 30, 2010, First Time Homebuyers in California will be able to qualify for both the federal and state income tax credits that add up to a whopping $18,000 in credits.

There is a very tight time frame in order to take advantage of both credits, to be able to get  both tax credits, a first-time homebuyer has to be in contract ( in escrow) for a principal residence before May 1, 2010, and that contract must close  between May 1, 2010 and June 30, 2010.

Here is ne real quick article I found from The Wall Sreet Journal that also explains the timelines.

Tuesday, we told you that the (financially troubled) state of California is poised to offer home buyers up to $10,000 to get off the fence and to the dotted line. The $200 million program, split between first-time buyers of existing homes and new units, should keep the Golden State’s sales moving along post spring-selling season.

But, it might not get off to a peaceful start on May 1: Get ready for a stampede early on as some buyers rush to overlap with the federal tax credit that’s dangling as much as $8,000 to buyers. (Yes, that’s up to $18,000 for buying a house.)

For the federal incentive, contracts must be inked by April 30, while closings have to happen by June 30. The California credit covers closings on existing or new homes on or after May 1, leaving a short window for double dipping. “We already anticipated increased contract activity in March and April due to the federal tax credit with scheduled closings in May and June,” writes Credit Suisse builder analyst Dan Oppenheim. “These buyers will now be eligible for both the federal and state credit and will likely consume a significant piece of the state credit given the first-come, first-serve allocation.”

He estimates the tax credit will benefit about 14,000 new-home buyers, lasting as long as five months. KB Home and Lennar could benefit the most given “their outsized exposure to California at 44% and 25% of ’09 revenues, respectively, vs. the 20% group average.”

Given that the state’s existing sales dwarf new sales – 2009 saw an average of 42,500 closings per month – that allotment should be snapped up in about a month. Stampede, indeed.

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