3. Income limits: Those earning more than these thresholds may be
eligible for reduced credits .The tax credit is subject to income limitations. Single buyers need a modified
adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less to qualify for the full credit, that's $150,000
for married couples. 5. Refundable: Because the tax credit is "refundable," qualified
buyers can take advantage of it even if they don't have much tax liability.
6. Recapture: Buyers have to own the home for at least three years in order to capitalize
on the credit. If they sell the home before then, they will have to return the credit to the government.
(Exceptions will be made in certain cases, such as death or divorce.)
2009 buyers only: Only those who purchase a home on or after January 1 and before December
1, 2009 are eligible for the credit. Anyone who bought a home last year won't be able to take advantage of