Archive for August, 2009

2nd Quarter Existing-Home Sales Rise in Most States, Helped by Affordable Metro Prices

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Washington, August 12, 2009 Existing-home sales in the second quarter showed healthy gains from the first quarter in the vast majority of states, and price declines have increased affordability in most metro areas, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors®. Total state existing-home sales, including single-family and condo, rose 3.8 percent […]

$8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit at a Glance

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

· A first time home buyer is defined as someone who has not owned a principal residence during the three-year period prior to the purchase. · The tax credit does not have to repaid. · The tax credit is equal to 10% of the home’s purchase price up to a maximum of $8000 · Home […]

‘Error’ will delay property tax rates

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

See my blog post for my personal experience on fighting my property taxes at TCAD. *** More than 15 percent still protestingrates AUSTIN (KXAN) – Due to a “clerical error,” more than 140 jurisdictions in Travis County will have some major headaches, and possibly some upset taxpayers, as they must now wait to set their […]