The actual date to have purchased your home and able to take advantage of the tax credit is November 30, 2009.
If you haven't already found a home by now, you probably won't be able to take advantage of the tax credit now. You don't want to rush out and pick a home just to take advantage of the tax credit.
There is talk about extending it so stay tuned.
If you are interested in keeping up with what is going on with the tax credit, feel free to read my blog at http://www.reneepporsia.com
If you have any questions about the home buying process, I would be happy to answer them. Feel free to contact me.
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