Mortgage Interest Deduction: Understanding How it Works Today and the Proposed Changes

Recent talk about eliminating the mortgage interest tax deduction has made headlines and, given all of the proposed changes, has […]

950,000 Homebuyers Who Received Homebuyer Tax Credit May Have to Pay it Back to the IRS

Variations of the homebuyer tax credit have generated more than $19 billion in tax breaks for over 2.6 million first-time […]

Man, Was THAT Prediction Wrong.

Okay, so I was wrong. At least I wasn’t the only one. Last month I wrote about how the expiration […]

Homebuyer Tax Credits Closing Deadline Could be Extended

After hearing from the real estate industry that many homebuyers who signed contracts earlier this year in the hopes of […]

Was the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit a Good Thing?

Chris O’Connor, a real estate agent in Clearwater, FL, is one agent who is not happy with the first-time homebuyer […]

Homebuyer Tax Credit, Find Your New Home by April 30, 2010

The tax credit for homebuyers will be coming to an end shortly. Here is what you need to know to […]

New Program to Offer Short Sale Incentives to Homeowners and Lenders

Since President Obama took office last year, housing has been one of his administration’s top priorities. Programs have aimed to […]


Hey You Pessimists (Yes you, homeowners): It's Not Quite That Bad...

It’s been two years now since we first fielded our regular Homeowner Confidence Survey — a quarterly barometer on how […]

Can I Get First-Time Homebuyer Credit for a Home in Foreclosure or Short Sale?

As the deadline looms to qualify for the first-time homebuyer tax credit, there are many questions in Zillow Advice by […]

The Clock is Ticking for First Time Homebuyers

Every year during the holiday season, some news items are released, analyzed, and quickly lost in the shuffle. With so […]

$8000 Tax Credit Extended Through April 30, 2010

In what has been urged as a must-have by real estate professionals and builders, the $8000 tax credit for first-time […]

Buying A Home vs. Renting

Now is a great time time to purchase a home!  Here are some great reasons why! If you can pay […]

Mortgage Pre-Approval

The Mortgage Pre-approval is one of the most important steps in purchasing a home.  You start here on Zillow getting […]

FHA and the $8000 Tax Credit - what I know and what I don't....

It has amazed me how many people (mainly Realtors and lenders) are already out there proclaiming that you can now […]

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$8000 Tax Credit Replaces Proposed $15000 Tax Credit

Sorry to get everyone’s hopes up. No, really. I probably shouldn’t have done it. But since I brought up the […]

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