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RISMEDIA, January 15, 2010—Helping home buyers easily understand the home buyer tax credit is the goal of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty with the launch of its new home buyer tax credit website, the company has announced. The website ( provides buyers with extensive information and analysis of the tax credit, as well as an eligibility test to help buyers determine if they qualify.

“We get a lot of questions about the home buyer tax credit,” said Joseph Rand, managing partner of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty and founder of the website. “We decided to create the website because we feel the program is such a tremendous opportunity and incentive for home buyers across the country, and we want to provide them with a thorough explanation of the tax credit and how they can use it to their advantage. This site explains virtually anything and everything that a buyer needs to know about the program, and has the country’s best resources on the tax credit.”

According to the company, the centerpiece of the site is the Eligibility Test, the only home buyer tax credit qualification test available anywhere in the country. The Eligibility Test allows consumers to answer about a dozen questions in just minutes to find out if they are eligible for a tax credit, what type of tax credit, and even how much. The Eligibility Test even considers whether the user is single, married, or buying with someone else, and can tell you whether you’re entitled to a full or partial tax credit. Although the Eligibility Test is easy to use, it is extremely comprehensive, with almost 100 potential outcomes depending on how the user answers the questions.

In addition to the Eligibility Test, the innovative site provides a host of resources on the Home Buyer Tax Credit: an overview, a frequently asked questions section, analysis of individual taxpayer scenarios, a blog, and a video site. Consumers can also request the site’s Special Report: Understanding the Home Buyer Tax Credit, a 40-page analysis of the tax credit that provides the most comprehensive review available in the country but is very user-friendly, putting details in laymen’s terms so that everyone can understand.

Rand urges anyone who is considering buying a home and who may qualify for the credit to visit the site as soon as possible, as the hard deadline for the program is fast approaching.

“The home buyer tax credit provides an enormous benefit to home buyers—up to an $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers and a $6,500 tax credit for long-time homeowners; however, the deadline will be here before you know it,” said Rand. “To obtain the credit, buyers must be in contract by April 30 of this year. The June 30 deadline is to get the transaction closed, not to get into contract.

If buyers want to get the credit, they need to start looking now and be prepared to move quickly once they find the home they want. The tax credit will not be extended again. This is it.”

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