First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Archive

You Did It: Tax Credit, Flood Insurance Extension

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Almost 85,000 of you sent letters to your members of Congress over the last month or so to get them to do what by any measure is the right thing to do:...
July 1, 2010

Bill Gives More Time to Close Tax Credit Deals

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine One of the frustrations we’ve been hearing from agents is that their clients want to take advantage of the home buyer tax credit but because deals are taking so long to close,...
June 11, 2010

Video Clips: Where the Recovery is Heading

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine The two top economists we heard from yesterday on the state of residental markets were genuinely optimistic but just as genuinely concerned. The optimism stemmed from the clear improvement in the economy...
May 14, 2010

On Short Sales, the Rubber Now Meets the Road

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine It’ll be interesting to see what happens on Monday. That’s the day lenders who participate in the federal government’s mortgage modification program are required to participate in its standardized short-sale procedures. All...
April 2, 2010

A Quiet NAR Success on Its Calls for Action

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine There are many reasons for the success of NAR’s most recent Call for Action, to which more than 18 percent of NAR members—a record— responded. First and foremost is the compelling subject...
November 19, 2009

The Tax Credit Vs. Cash for Clunkers

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Amid several news reports that the first-time home buyer tax credit will almost certainly be extended, I’ve seen more than a few blogs and online comments arguing against it. Some of them...
October 30, 2009

Top 5 Daily News Stories Last Week

Here are the top five items from the Daily News last week:...

Tell Your Clients: Don’t Wait on Tax Credit

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A handful of bills to extend and increase the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit are under consideration in Congress, but if you have clients who are holding out in anticipation of one...
July 9, 2009