Everyone probably remembers the hit song from Bon Jovi: “ITS MY LIFE……….ITS NOW OR NEVER!!!!”
This song says it all about the first time homebuyer advantages that are still available. Here are the specifics:
If you have not purchased a property in the last 3 years and buy something before November 30th you qualify for an $8k tax credit. This is not a tax deduction but an actual $8k cash check rewarded to you for buying a home.
That’s it! It’s easy, here’s the formula … Lowest prices in many years + $8k cash tax credit + historic low interest rates = best time to buy. If you have waited it out now is the time to jump in. A normal loan process takes about 30 days from the time you sign a contract, which means you would need to find a house this month and make an offer to make the tax credit deadline.
A lot of you may be wondering, “Well I have not saved up 20% down payment and I don’t know if I would qualify right now.” Don’t wait, call me today as there is no charge for a consultation and there are still actual 100% loans available.
If you make less than $75k chances are you would qualify for a 100% loan with an interest rate below 6%. If you make more than $75k chances are you only need 3.5% down to purchase your first property with a rate below 6%.
So if you are thinking about buying your first home take some wisdom from OG Mandino when he said “I will act now. I will act now. I will act now.”
Brandon is a branch partner at Alcova Mortgage. He enjoys doing his taxes, firewalking and competitive eating, but not necessarily in that order. You can reach him at email@example.com, or 877-552-7150.