Staten Island and Brooklyn Lawmaker Speak Out on the Housing Tax Credit Extension

As you may have heard the time you have to purchase a house and take advantage of the housing tax credit was extended officially and went into effect yesterday.  The extension will be a four month extension which will being the extension to April 30, 2009.

Michael McMahon, Congressional representative for the 13th district of New York which includes Staten Island and Brooklyn, said that he “encourages all who are able to take advantage of this extension”.  The extension was not only extended as far as a time extension is concerned but is also being extended to current homeowners who have have owned their home and been residents of it for five years or more.  Current homeowners taking advantage of the tax credit will receive a tax credit of 10% of the purchase price up to $6,500 and first time homeowners will be given a credit of 10% up to $8,000.

For many Staten Island and Brooklyn residents this is a great time to purchase a home and the new housing tax credit may be just the thing to cause them to make a move to purchase a new or first home.

If you are interested in buying a home in Staten Island or Brooklyn there are five things that you may want to consider to avoid ruining your home purchase.  If you are interested in finding out how to avoid these five things request a free copy of Steven Decker Staten Island real estate lawyer’s book “5 Myths that Can Ruin the Purchase of Your Home“.

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Steven T. Decker is an experienced real estate lawyer, author and speaker. With over 20 years of experience, Steven represents individuals and investors in the purchase of residential and commercial real property. Steven is the author of "The Five Myths that can Ruin the Purchase of Your Home" and he is the publisher of the "New York Real Estate Law Blog". If you are buying or selling a home or commercial property in Staten Island, New York City or New Jersey contact Steven T. Decker, Esq. to discuss the services that he offers and how his legal representation will assist you.

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