Closing Costs and Prepaid Items you should expect at the closing table you’ll probably pay a variety of expenses as part of your closing costs, when you sit at the table for
1st Time Home Buyer Saves BIG
Some Interesting Facts:
As of early March:
Only 8 homebuyers in the tri-county area have taken advantage of this tax credit
Only 43 homebuyers STATEWIDE have taken advantage of this tax credit
What is the South Carolina Mortgage Tax Credit?
Simply stated, this is a program that allows a home owner to take a tax credit for a portion of the interest paid on the mortgage for their primary residence. This means you get to keep more of the money you earn instead of paying it to your mortgage interest. This is a savings of up to $2,000 per calendar year! What could you do with an extra $2,000 per year?
Do You Qualify?
- You must purchase a primary residence in South Carolina
- You must be a 1st time homebuyer
- Has not owned a home in the last 3 years
- Purchases a home in a "targeted area"
- the homebuyer occupies the home as a primary residence;
-household income falls within the income limits for the county in which the primary residence is purchased;
-the purchase price is within the limits established for the county in which the primary residence is purchased.
What are "targeted" counties?
These counties allow a homebuyer, even though not a 1st time homebuyer to take advantage of the SC Mortgage Tax credit, if the borrower does not own another primary residence at time of closing. If the homebuyer is purchsing a home in a "non-targeted" county, they cannot have owned a primary residence within three years. See the list below for "targeted vs. non-targeted" counties.
How can I determine if I qualify?
Click here to check county, income level and home purchase price limits. http://www.schousing.com/images/ProgramGuideSCMC.03-07-2014.pdf
What lenders participate in the SC Mortgage Tax Credit Program?
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For more detailed information on the SC Mortgage Tax Credit Program click here:
If you are looking to make the move from rental to ownership, looking to purchase your first home, or looking to purchase a primary residence NOW is the time. Take advantage of the South Carolina Mortgage Tax Credit today and look at the month of APRIL in a new light!
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Valerie Ruppe Medkiff
Valerie is a native to the upstate and knows the importance of family, friends and community. Knowing the area so well, she has a great understanding of the local real estate market. She not only wa....
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