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We hear similar stories repeated in different ways from our clients; At first, they look forward to stolen weekend's to golf & relax in the desert - they gradually discover they're crafting ways to spend more time here until it becomes clear, life just doesn't get any better than this."

Once that realization hit's, the process of change begins... We know what an extraordinary commodity your home is - buying or selling a home can be one of the most important decisions you will make and having the right team on your side will make the difference.

We specialize in homes throughout the Palm Springs Valley including Palm Desert Real Estate & Homes, Indian Wells Real Estate & Homes, La Quinta Real Estate & Homes, Rancho Mirage Real Estate & Homes, Palm Springs Real Estate & Homes& Indio Hills Real Estate & Homes. Whether you want to buy or sell an estate, lock & leave property with income potential, a resort property, land to build your dream home, or a property located in a country club or golf community we know the desert and are here to help. Our motto, If its important to you, it's important to us, guides us as we help our clients buy or sell a home in the desert.

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Even if You’ve Owned a Home Before, You May Qualify for the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

Most have heard about the $8,000 tax credit for first time homebuyers. Here are a few tips to see if you are eligible and how to go about claiming it.

According to the National Association of Home Builders, you must have purchased a home from January 1 to December 1 of this year. To be considered a first time homebuyer, however, you only need to have not owned a home in the last three years. This is great news for those who have bought before, but have been out of the homeownership game for a while. The buyer must also “have a modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) less than $95,000 for single tax payers or $170,000 for married filers.”
To claim the credit, buyers complete IRS Form 5405 to calculate the amount of the tax credit, and enter it on line 69 of the IRS 1040 income tax return. And you can only make a claim once the purchase of the home is complete.
More information on the first-time home buyer tax credit can be found at www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com.
Realty Times – April 10, 2009

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