Under the tax credit extension, eligible first-time homebuyers can get a tax credit up to $8,000. Current homeowners are eligible for a $6,500 tax credit, provided they have lived in the home they are selling, or have sold, as their principal residence for five consecutive years in the past eight years.
In Florida, 22 percent were first-time buyers. NYC mansion tax driving more New Yorkers to Florida, real estate agent says – A recent change to New York City’s so-called mansion tax is driving residents from the Empire State to Florida, according to real estate expert. "Now is a great time to buy for anyone, whether.