California Homebuyer Tax Credit Goes into Effect May 1

SACRAMENTO, CA - May 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The homebuyer tax credit signed into law earlier this year by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be available beginning Saturday, May 1. Governor Schwarzenegger in March signed into law AB 183 by Assembly Member Ana Caballero, D-Salinas, and co-authored by Senator Roy Ashburn, R-Bakersfield, which establishes a tax credit of $10,000 or 5 percent of the purchase price of a newly built home and a $10,000 tax credit for first-time purchasers of existing homes. The credit will be available beginning May 1 and be good through December 31, 2010, or when funding is exhausted, whichever comes first. The $200 million allocated for the program is split evenly with $100 million going to purchasers of new homes and $100 million going to first-time buyers of existing homes

Congresswoman Laura Richardson Urges Families Interested in Purchasing a Home to Act Soon so...

WASHINGTON, DC - April 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Laura Richardson is reminding families in the market for a new home to act soon so they can benefit from the First Time Homebuyer (FTHB) tax credit, which has been extended an additional 30 days to a deadline of May 1, 2010.

Governor Schwarzenegger Signs $10,000 Homebuyer Tax Credit Legislation

March 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today returned to the La Ventana Homes project in Fresno where he kicked off his campaign to extend and expand the hugely successful homebuyer tax credit to sign legislation that will do just that. AB 183, authored by Assemblymember Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) and Senator Roy Ashburn (R-Bakersfield), will provide a tax credit of up to $10,000 to Californians who are buying their first home or purchasing a brand new home.

C.A.R. applauds Gov. Schwarzenegger’s signing Homebuyer Tax Credit legislation into law

LOS ANGELES, CA - March 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today praised California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for his leadership in signing the Homebuyer Tax Credit legislation into law.

Homebuilders Applaud Passage of Homebuyer Tax Credit

SACRAMENTO, CA - March 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- California homebuilders said the $10,000 tax credit for purchasers of new homes and for first-time purchasers of existing homes will help jump-start the homebuilding industry, create jobs and provide a much-needed boost to the state’s economy

Homebuyer Tax Credit – Morgan Hill Real Estate Update

Morgan Hill, CA - December 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- After much speculation by the general populace (and the real estate industry) and much consternation by Congress, the much-anticipated extension of the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit has been passed.

House Votes to Extend the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

Washington, DC - November 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- This week, the House voted on legislation to extend the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit through April 30, 2010, which is currently set to expire December 1, 2009. The bill also expands eligibility of the credit, raising the income eligibility cap on individuals to $125,000 and $225,000 for married couples, up from $75,000 and $150,000 respectively, and homes sold for more than $800,000 are ineligible.


Washington, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted to stimulate the local economy and provide stability to American families hit hardest by the recession by extending the homebuyer’s tax credit, unemployment benefits, and tax relief for military families and businesses. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act will provide immediate assistance, extending relief to millions of workers, families, and businesses nationwide.


WASHINGTON, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) today praised House passage of Unemployment Insurance Benefits for an additional 20 weeks for workers in California. The Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, H.R. 3548, passed by a bipartisan 403 to 12 vote.

New-Home Construction Dips in September, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - October 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- New-home construction dipped again in September leading California homebuilders to strengthen the call for the Legislature to extend the successful homebuyer tax credit, the California Building Industry Association announced today

Homebuilders Hail Passage of Homebuyer Tax Credit

SACRAMENTO, CA - February 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — California homebuilders said the $10,000 tax credit for purchasers of new homes included in the new state budget will help jump-start the depressed industry, creating jobs and much-needed tax revenue for state and local governments.

California New-Home Market Ends 2008 with a Whimper, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - February 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The pace of home sales at California new-home communities continued to slow in December following deteriorating credit conditions in the closing months of 2008, the California Building Industry Association reported today. CBIA officials urged the Legislature to quickly enact stimulus legislation that the Association believes will help reverse the continued depression in the state’s homebuilding industry.

California Homebuilding Depression Expected to Deepen in 2009, CBIA Announces

Forecast Calls for Record-Low 63,400 Housing Starts; Association Urges Lawmakers to Take Quick Action on Stimulus Measures

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