If you have followed my posts, you know that short of walking down the halls of Congress, I have been all over this potential legislation, garnering support via letters, op-ed pieces, etc. Just when it looked like the possibility for an extension had died in the Senate last week, largely due to being and amendment to an already water-logged bill. "WAHLAH" Members of Congress today introduced a stand alone bill H.R. 5623 called the "Homebuyer Assistance and Improvement Act". With a vote of 409-5 House lawmakers passed a standalone bill that would extend for three months Wednesday's deadline for closing on a home purchase in order to claim the federal homebuyer tax credit . The bill is now headed to the Senate, where if all goes well, can then become ready for Prez. signature.
Just the same, we should all press on as if there was no such possibility, just in case this does not happen. The chances for this happening are greatly increased if we all take one little moment when we are on hold with someone and shoot an email over to our 2 State Senators urging them to pass this bill. If you need the link for emailing your Congress person, click here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
I ask you, not only for assisting yourselves, but to help the 180,000 people like me who do not want to lose the tax credit on our home purchases. Thank you so much! =)