Questions About Heating Apartments and Rent-Stabilization – New York Times

New York TimesQuestions About Heating Apartments and Rent-StabilizationNew York Times“A landlord can impose new rules that have not even been included in the original lease,” said David A. Kaminsky, a Manhattan real estate lawyer. It might seem unfair that you have to heat your apartment when you are not at home, but if you rented the …and more »

Who Qualifies for New Homebuyer Tax Credit? (Business Week)

Update:** _Just spoke with somebody at Sen. Chris Dodd's office. According to the senator's banking committee staff, you can qualify for the credit even if you signed a purchase contract before today's date. The important thing is that you close on the home between today and June 30, 2010 (Your contract must be signed by April 30, 2010). Keep the questions coming, I'll try to answer as many as I can.

Dozens of you have written in with good questions about the tax credit. I'm working on finding answers, especially to one recurring question. To qualify for the $6,500 credit is it necessary to sign the purchase contract after the measure is signed into law today or can a homeowner who closes on a home after today also meet the requirements? I've asked the White House to clarify.
In the meantime, I just received a press release from CMPS Institute, a training, examination, certification and ongoing membership program for financial professionals who provide mortgage and real estate equity advice.
It clarifies a few things. Read on.
More Homebuyers Qualify for Tax Credit

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