For the most part I think buyers should keep in mind the extension has NOT passed.
If you are looking to take advantage of the tax credit, just plan on closing before November 30th.
Source: Washington Post Writers Group, Kenneth R. Harney (08/22/2009)
First-Time Buyer Tax Credit Extension Possible Bills to extend the maximum $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers, which expires Nov. 30, are pending in both the U.S. House and the Senate.
Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat and chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, is co-sponsor of a bill with Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson that would raise the credit amount to a maximum of $15,000.
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid of Nevada favors an extension of the current credit.
He was quoted by the Las Vegas Sun saying, “It’s something we can get done.”
Odds are that the credit will be extended and broadened to cover all buyers next year, but the chances of the amount increasing aren’t as good, observers say.