What the $8,000 Stimulus Can Do for Your Santa Cruz Real Estate

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Monday, April 20th, 2009 at 12:48pm.

The new stimulus bill gives first-time home buyers a tax credit of $8,000! Whether the Santa Cruz real estate you purchase is new or a re-sale there are always things you can do to make improvements. Here are a few ideas on how you can use the tax break for your new home.

• Put in all new appliances. $8,000 will buy a nice set of kitchen and laundry appliances, and enough groceries to fill up that new refrigerator for several months on top of it.

• Furnish a room. Many times a new home means old furniture just won't fit in or fill it up. $8,000 goes a long way to decorating a new room or two.

• Put on a porch. The stimulus money can be used to add value to your Santa Cruz real estate by making additions like a patio or porch. It will make your new home even more enjoyable too. Construction jobs helps the economy and creates jobs in the community—a double bonus that you are making happen!

• Buy a car. Okay, maybe your new home is perfect as it is. That's lovely. Use your stimulus tax incentive to put a big down payment on a new car. The huge down payment will keep your monthly payments low and affordable while helping out the other big industry failing in the current economy.

The key to the President's stimulus plan is to spur the economy and give people money to spend—so go ahead and spend it. Buy those items you'd have trouble getting for your Santa Cruz real estate without the extra help.  And, feel good about it. 

Have questions about how the stimulus helps first-time buyers?  Give me a call today at 831.662.6522 or email me at lauren@laurenspencer.com   I'm happy to answer all your questions with no obligation whatsoever.



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Lauren Spencer is your local real estate expert, specializing in Santa Cruz real estate and surrounding communities—this is where she lives, works, and plays too. Let her know your questions about the community and county and she'll be happy to fill you in on all you want to know! Lauren Spencer has consistently been voted best local REALTOR in Santa Cruz and is always happy to offer her advice and expertise. Call her at: 800.226.4717.

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1 Response to "What the $8,000 Stimulus Can Do for Your Santa Cruz Real Estate"

Kitchen wrote: Great information. Thanks

Posted on Saturday, August 21st, 2010 at 1:49am.

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