Did tax credit push supply forward?

Sellers move up listing date, close over asking

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.