In its efforts to stimulate the economy and revive the housing market, Congress has enacted legislation providing a tax credit of up to $8,000 for first-time home buyers. Time is of the essence for buyers who want to take advantage of this opportunity. Only homes purchased on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009 are eligible. If you are a first-time home buyer and would like to get pre-qualified contact Karen Arbutine and Associates today at 888.727.7778 to get started.