Q: How does one get information on what forms to fill out when buying a new home? It's my understanding that a form needs to be completed within seven days after the close of a property. I was eligible last year and did not know I needed a form to complete and submit for a certificate. So I have two questions: 1. Am I solely responsible to know the process, or does my agent have a responsibility to guide me through this? 2. Is there any way I can get this credit based on my purchase last year? I closed on March 15, 2009. A: Let me state up front that I'm assuming you are referring to the federal first-time homebuyer tax credit. The tax credit is a tax issue, and real estate agents are actually advisers on real estate issues, not tax issues. With everything in real estate, it...
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