Saturday, September 26, 2009

Analysis: Tax Credit Adds 357,000 Buyers

A study estimates that 357,000 buyers have been motivated so far by the $8,000 First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit.

The study by Campbell Surveys, a division of Campbell Communications, calculated the figure by comparing the number of first-time homebuyers before and after the tax credit was instituted. The percentage of first-time buyers rose from 32 percent in January and February to 43 percent for the rest of the year – except July when the rate fell to 42 percent.

Campbell’s Research Director Thomas Popik pointed out that this survey mirrors the numbers calculated by the National Association of REALTORS® and those from Moody’s

The data supports legislative efforts in both the U.S. House and Senate to extend the tax credit.

Source:, Austin Kilgore (09/22/2009)

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