If you’re in the middle of buying Santa Cruz real estate, for which you’re hoping to get a Homebuyer Tax Credit of up to $8,000, you have more time to finalize it.
After a close brush with the deadline, Congress passed a 90-day extension of the Homebuyer Tax Credit closing deadline. The extension applies only to buyers who have written, binding contracts in place as of April 30, 2010. The new closing deadline is now September 30, 2010.
Extending the tax credit closing deadline will provide additional stability to Santa Cruz real estate and real estate markets nationwide. Additionally, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) estimates that this new extension will help about 180,000 to 200,000 homebuyers who already signed purchase agreements