Recovery in the housing market is key to overall economic recovery and no one knows that better than the National Association of Realtors (NAR). They are looking forward to the implementation of the Presidents stimulus package citing a number of reasons why they back this plan.
According to NAR President Charles McMillan, who is also a Dallas based broker, jobs and tax cuts are going “to help families recover and prosper, and these initiatives will help more people keep their homes and help others become homeowners.” Additionally, the final bill raises the tax credit to $8,000 for first time home buyers plus it no longer requires repayment as stipulated in earlier legislation. NAR estimates more than a quarter of a million additional home sales could be realized , helping to stabilize the value of existing homes.
Also included in the bill are monies slated for neighborhood stabilization efforts to help communities purchase foreclosed properties to be rehabilitated to keep home values up.