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RISMEDIA, August 10, 2009-Even as the National Association of Realtors® recently reported that first-time homebuyers make up a third of the market, there’s still a sizable group of homebuyers who have never heard of the government tax credit that could give them up to $8,000 to buy their first home.

RE/MAX recently released a comprehensive program aimed at connecting first-time homebuyers with experienced RE/MAX agents to get the answers and find how they can become eligible for the tax credit before it expires on Nov. 30.

“First-time homebuyers are a critical component of the housing market recovery,” said Shaun White, vice president of Corporate Communications at RE/MAX International. “The more homebuyers that know about and take advantage of this credit, the less inventory we’ll have on the market and the more home prices will stabilize.”

The RE/MAX $8k Tax Credit program includes recently launched videos on YouTube and remax.com that promote the first-time homebuyer tax credit. The YouTube video, at http://www.youtube.com/remaxintl, heads to the street to find out just how much the average consumer knows about the tax credit. The answer? Maybe not as much as they should. The first-time homebuyer tax credit video on remax.com provides answers from RE/MAX Associates to important questions, and a second video on remax.com gives firsthand accounts from first-time homebuyers who made use of the tax credit incentive.

In addition, RE/MAX offers its agents a wealth of educational materials, through the award-winning RE/MAX University, that walks the agent through nearly every detail of the tax credit incentive.

RE/MAX is leveraging its extensive communications network, including corporate social networking accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter, to promote the videos and informative articles about the tax credit.

For more information, visit www.remax.com.

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