Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday House raises $1,500 for Clara House

Social Committee chair Matt Sullivan reports that the GRRA's Holiday House on Dec. 10 had approximately 300 attendees who helped us raise $1,500 for Clara House.

That's an all-time high, both for attendence and fund-raising for this worthy cause, so a big thank you to everyone who came out, and also to Gary Jobe and his staff for the use of their beautiful home, FurnitureLand South for the furniture and decorations, Culinary Visions for the fantastic food, and to Linda McKnight and Family Services of the Piedmont for the good work they do.

See photos from the Holiday House at the GRRA Facebook Page.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

How the extended Homebuyer Tax Credit works

If you don't know how the new tax credit works, NAR has provided a quick FAQ at their Extended Homebuyer Tax Credit information page:

Who Qualifies for the Extended Credit?

  • First-time home buyers who purchase homes between November 7, 2009 and April 30, 2010.

  • Current home owners purchasing a home between November 7, 2009 and April 30, 2010, who have used the home being sold or vacated as a principal residence for five consecutive years within the last eight.