Housing Tax Credit Teleconference

Housing Tax Credit Teleconference

Wed, 4 March, 2009
Posted by wendy renner

Thought I would pass this on.

NAHB is hosting a free teleconference for builders and sales & marketing professionals on how to effectively market the first-time home buyer $8,000 housing tax credit to prospective buyers.

The teleconference will begin at 2:00 p.m. EST on Monday, March 16. To participate, call 800-860-2442 and ask for the “Housing Tax Credit Teleconference.

Featured speakers include: NAHB President and CEO Jerry Howard; Rob Dietz, NAHB’s director of tax issues; Gaye Orr, MIRM, CMP, of Coldwell Banker Advantage News Homes in Raleigh, N.C.; and residential development strategist Dan Levitan, MIRM, CMP, of Levitan and Associates in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

During the teleconference, Howard will provide an overview of the recently enacted federal stimulus package and its housing-related provisions. Dietz will explain the $8,000 tax credit in detail, including eligibility requirements, how to claim the tax credit and how the new tax credit differs from the credit offered in 2008. Orr and Levitan will discuss how to market the housing tax credit to prospective buyers. “The economic downturn is forcing all of us in the housing industry to work harder and smarter,” said Orr, president of the Institute of Residential Marketing (IRM) and a past chair of NAHB’s National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC). “The winners will be those who learn to do more with less." "That’s why everybody is trying to figure out how the stimulus package can be used to sell homes," Orr continued. "And that’s what this teleconference is all about.”