After much fanfare the home buyer and home owner tax credit is in place. This new law extends the first time home buyer tax credit for property under contract by April 30, 2010 and closing by June 30, 2010. Under the same bill unemployment benefits are extended by 14 weeks and there are provisions to […]
MHDC Rolls Out Innovative New Program For First-Time Homebuyers Starting January 2009, Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) will have a new product to enable first-time homebuyers to take advantage of the $7,500 federal first-time homebuyer tax credit. This program is the first of its kind in the nation. The federal first-time homebuyer tax credit was […]
Investors who bought housing stocks at the beginning of the year after two and a half years of steep declines are being rewarded for their prescience. As the Federal Reserve started cutting interest rates, the stocks of home builders Toll Brothers, Lennar, and Hovnanian rose 40 percent, 52 percent, and 96 percent respectively. Some analysts […]
Newly listed properties and properties back on the market…..1,911* Expired listings, price adjustments, and removed listings…..3,985* Closed sales, under contract firm and contingent…..1,821* Current properties for sale…..30,159* *Numbers obtained through the Mid America Regional Information Systems MLS and represent activity for the past 7 days.
Conditions in the mortgage market are improving for consumers, which should help to release some pent-up demand in early 2008, according to the latest forecast by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Lawrence Yun, NAR vice president of research, notes that widening credit availability will help turn around home sales. “Conforming loans are abundantly available at […]