The Extended Home Buyers Tax Credit offers current homeowners and first-time home buyers alike an incredible tax-saving opportunity when they buy a home through April 30, 2010. Here are the details:

First time buyers, who haven't owned a primary residence in the past three years, are eligible for a tax credit of 10 percent of a home's purchase price, up to a maximum of $8,000.

Current homeowners, who are vacating a principle residence that they have lived in for 5 of the past 8 years, are eligible for a tax credit of 10% of a home's purchase price, up to maximum of $6,500.

The following conditions apply:first time homebuyrs

  • Full tax credit is available to buyers earning up to $125,000 a year, or $225,000 for married couples filing jointly.
  • Partial tax credit is available to buyers earning between $125,000 to $145,000, or for married couples earning between $225,000 to $245,000.
  • The tax credit is only awarded on homes purchased for $800,000, or less.
  • Under the rules, as long as a written binding purchase contract is in effect on April 30, 2010, the buyer has until July 1, 2010 to close.

The tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the buyers tax liability, and does not have to be paid back as long as the buyer remains in their home for three years or more. This is a once-in-a-lifetime offer to have Uncle Sam help you buy a house. Don't let this opportunity pass you by.