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  • House OKs homebuyer tax credit extension

    WASHINGTON — Homebuyers would get an extra three months to complete their purchases and qualify for a generous tax credit under a bill overwhelmingly passed by the House on Tuesday. …


  • House votes to extend homebuyer credit 3 months

    Homebuyers would get an extra three months to complete their purchases and qualify for a generous tax credit under a bill overwhelmingly passed by the House today.


  • End of tax credit vexes already struggling market

    WASHINGTON – The housing market may be on the verge of taking another plunge that could weaken the broader economic recovery. Sales of previously occupied homes dipped in May, even …


  • Home prices up; last time was ’06

    Home prices in February posted their first annual increase since the end of 2006, lifted by temporary tax credits for homebuyers.


  • Rules for government-backed loans grow stiffer

    WASHINGTON – Millions of homebuyers in the United States will have to come up with more cash and reach higher minimum credit scores to get a government-backed mortgage under changes …


  • Senate likely to extend homebuyer credit

    WASHINGTON – Senators agreed Wednesday to extend a popular tax credit for first-time homebuyers and to offer a reduced credit to some repeat buyers. The tax credit provides up to …


  • Home sales rise 9.4 pct in Sept., beats forecast

    Home resales in September clocked the largest monthly increase in 26 years as buyers scrambled to complete their purchases before a tax credit for first-time owners expires.


  • Lawmakers seek to extend $8,000 tax credit

    Lawmakers are trying to extend and expand an $8,000 federal tax credit for first-time homebuyers, a stimulus-package tax break that many regard as a significant prop for the still-tottering economy.


  • Refinancing takes homework

    With mortgage rates at historic lows, a lot of people are interested in refinancing their home loans. When does it make sense to do it? Many financial professionals have suggested …

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