NAR: Tax credit was 'nip and tuck' battle

Lobbyists detail federal issues at forefront

SAN DIEGO — Securing an extension and expansion of the homebuyer tax credit was a dicey proposition — and a feat not likely to be repeated, a top lobbyist with the National Association of Realtors told members at their annual meeting in San Diego.

"You have no idea how nip and tuck it was on the credit," Linda Goold, NAR’s director of tax policy, told Realtors packed into a meeting room at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. "There were days when we could not imagine how it would happen."