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This information pertains to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

* The tax credit is for first-time home buyers only. For the tax credit program, the IRS defines a first-time home buyer as someone who has not owned a principal residence during the three-year period prior to the purchase.

* The tax credit does not have to be repaid. However, home buyers must use the residence as a principal residence for at least three years or face a recapture of the tax credit amount.

* The tax credit is equal to 10 percent of the home's purchase price up to a maximum of $8,000.

* The credit is available for homes purchased on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009. (First-time home buyers who purchased a principal residence on or after

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Do Not Hire A Realtor Without Reading This First!

When you hire a Realtor to help you buy or sell real estate there are several questions you can ask to better help you determine whether you are working with the right person or not. Choosing the wrong Realtor the first time can not only cost you money but could potentially leave you with many problems.

In this report you will find a list of several questions that are crucial to ask but most people never think to. Before you work with another Realtor be informed whether they are the right person for the job or not.  

Question #1: Do You Practice Real Estate Full or Part Time?

You might think that real estate can be a part time job. In most cases that is far from the truth. Realtors can work many

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AKHomeShow.com has just gone through a major update to offer all of our users the very best experience when searching for real estate online.  When we began this undertaking we tried our very best to place ourselves in your shoes and tried to incorporate the features we felt would be most important to us.  Other than our great new layout please enjoy some of our new search features.  You can now use our quick neighborhood searches, school zone search, zip code search and of course our state of the art map search.  When viewing listing details you can take advantage of the following new detailed features; neighborhood view, Google directions, birds eye view, pricing history and more.

Please let us know your opinions of the new AKHomeShow.com and thank you

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* This representation is based in whole or part on data supplied by, and to, the Subscribers of Alaska MLS. Alaska MLS does not guarantee nor is it in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by Alaska MLS is for its own use and may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Report reflects sales through within 24 hours of the final report date.

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