Senate, House Votes Unanimously to Extend Homebuyer Tax Credit

WASHINGTON -- Buying a home is about to get cheaper for a whole new crop of homebuyers -- $6,500 cheaper.
First-time homebuyers have been getting tax credits of up to $8,000 since January as part of the economic stimulus package enacted earlier this year. But with the program scheduled to expire at the end of November, the House voted 403-12 Thursday to extend and expand the tax credit to include many buyers who