No need for another tax credit

Some markets will hardly notice absence of stimulus

The federal homebuyer tax credit is fading away, and it won’t be missed by all.

It looked good on paper: an $8,000 tax credit for first-time buyers and $6,500 for existing homeowners buying a new house.

And, the general consensus is the tax credit helped a lot of first-time buyers enter into homeownership, which a majority of folks still think is a good idea — despite the destruction of the financial markets and encompassing recession that has forced millions into foreclosure.