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Super Bowl Sunday kicks off Chicago home-buying season

filed under: $6500 tax credit, $8000 tax credit, Buyers, First-time buyers, Tax credits posted on February 7th, 2010

Looking for a Chicago home? The spring season officially kicks off today!

GAME TIME: Along with the big game, Super Bowl Sunday traditionally kicks off Chicago's spring home-buying season.

Before I head out to a friend’s house for a combo Super Bowl Party/Baby Shower (don’t ask), I just wanted to say… Go Saints!

Actually, I wanted to say that Super Bowl Sunday kicks off our spring season in the land of Chicago home buying. This year, buyers have already been out and about for a solid month — I had six showings today, for two different sets of clients — because many of them hope to take advantage of the $8,000 first-time buyer’s tax credit.

Expect a busy spring for well-priced properties, because the credit is soon to expire. Buyers must have a property under contract by April 30 in order to qualify. This deadline also applies to move-up buyers who qualify for the $6,500 credit for those buying another home.

And you must close by June 30. That said, enjoy the game!

Written by Sue Fox //

  1. Rebecca Parrilla

    Thanks for the reminders about the buyer’s tax credits!

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