Monday, March 15, 2010

Real Estate Business is Booming in Tampa, Florida

Realtors in Tampa, Florida are finding themselves very busy, the phones are ringing, and the deadline is approaching for home buyers to qualify for the federal tax credit. The now extended First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit offers up to an $8,000 tax credit to first-time home buyers and the Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009 offers up to a $6,500 tax credit to move-up or repeat home buyers. In order for people to take advantage of these tax credits, buyers must have a fully executed sales contract by April 30, 2010 and the deal must close by June 30, 2010. The saying “time is of the essence” really applies here.

The looming deadline of the federal tax credit, drastically reduced home prices and near record low interest rates have real estate professionals hopping. Transactions are closing, inventory is being reduced and many people are becoming home owners for the first time in their lives. These are all positive factors for the real estate market here in the Tampa Bay area. Real estate truly is booming in Tampa, Florida.

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