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Did tax credit push supply forward?

Sellers move up listing date, close over asking

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It's generally understood that the federal homebuyer tax credit pushed some demand for homes forward, as buyers who'd planned to purchase a home later this year moved up their timetables to take advantage of the program.But the imminent closing of the tax-credit window may also have motivated some sellers to list their homes sooner than they'd planned -- if the experience of one Pennsylvania Realtor is any indication.Odelia Aminov, a Realtor with Keller Williams Real Estate in the Philadelphia suburb of Horsham, was representing a family who'd been planning for months to put their house on the market in June.The family wanted to relocate to be closer to the husband's work. But they'd planned on moving out before listing their home in order to get it into pristine shape -- a difficult task with two toddlers around.But on April 11 -- the weekend designated by many Realtor associations as Nationwide Open House Weekend -- Aminov was holding an open house for another listing in the area.It ...