Tuesday, December 22, 2009

El Paso, You are on my List

El Paso has been making headlines, and not in a bad way. We have been in the national spotlight plenty this past year. We regained our ranking of 2nd safest large city in the United States to live. A couple of weeks ago we were named number 33 out of 100 best places to live in the nation by Forbes Magazine. Now Business Week has picked El Paso as number ten out of the top 15 strongest metro areas in the US (read about it here).

As the real estate market continues to fall elsewhere, El Paso maintains our values and even increases sales over the last couple of months.

If you have the ability, opportunities to invest, move up and plan for your future are abundant.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Home Buyer TaxCredit

Just to clarify the homebuyer tax credit for 2009. If you have not owned a home in the last three years you qualify as a first time buyer. The credit counts as tax paid so if you purchase a home in 2009, when you file your taxes at the end of the year you can receive a refund of that $8000. If you already have a refund coming the $8000 would be added to the refund. For example, you file your taxes and you have paid in $2000 from your paychecks and you owe $1000 in taxes, your refund would be $9000 (your $1000 + the $8000 tax credit)
So if you are thinking of buying a home this would be a good time. Rates are low and the tax credit is for this year only.

Happy house hunting.

Thursday, January 22, 2009