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Home Buyer Tax Credit Countdown Begins

Home Buyer Tax Credit Countdown Begins

The first-time home buyers tax credit ends Nov. 30. Is it possible to buy in the next two weeks and still close in time to collect it? Yes, It still can be done in six weeks! Your Boston Real Estate Agent can assist you with your mortgage so you can close on time.

Economist Kevin Gillen of Econsult predicts a mad rush to close as the deadline nears.

Bruce Hahn, president of the American Homeowners Grassroots Alliance in Arlington, Va., is pushing for an extension and an expansion of the credit.

Legislation to do that is critical, he says, because the recovery has so far been mostly jobless and people need more time to get their feet on the ground in order to buy.

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