Our fair city has jumped onto the social networking train. The City of Hendersonville has now joined Facebook to keep residents up-to-date with local news, events and other information about the City. If you have a Facebook account, all you need to do is login to your Facebook account and then go to the City of Hendersonville Facebook page. Once you click the “like” button on the city’s page, any updates made to the page can be viewed in your Facebook account’s live news feed. The city plans to use its Facebook page to release local announcements, press releases and official photos. This is just the next step in Hendersonville’s goal to become more available to its citizens in this every-increasing technological age.

The City of Hendersonville joins Facebook.  Click here to become a fan.

The City of Hendersonville also recently launched its revamped website, where website visitors can view City Council agendas and minutes from their meetings, job opportunities, access information on the different City departments, learn about the city and more.

The City of Hendersonville has joined Facebook in an effort to keep up with the same technology its citizens utilize. This is just the beginning of the “new” City of Hendersonville. Come back often to see what’s next for our fair city.

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Congress Approves Homebuyer Tax Credit ExtensionIn a late vote last night (June 30, 2010), Congress approved an extension of the homebuyer tax credit.  Previously, homebuyers with a signed contract by April 30th had to have their loans closed (through escrow) by the end of business day on June 30th to take advantage of the $8000 first time homebuyers tax credit and $6500 homebuyer tax credit.  Because so many people rushed to get their loans in under the April 30th deadline, there was a huge backlog of loans that needed to be approved.  Usually, two months is plenty of time to close out a loan.  However, the backlog pushed about 180,000 people to the edge of missing out on the tax credit, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

The tax credit deadline only extends to those people who had a signed, binding contract for their home loan by the end of business on April 30, 2010.  If you bought a home after that, you are not eligible for either tax credit.  For those homebuyers who had their contracts under way by April 30th, you now have until September 30, 2010 to close escrow to still be eligible for the $8000 or $6500 homebuyer tax credits. 

Now that congress has approved the homebuyer tax credit extension, many homebuyers can breathe a sigh of relief.  Even if you missed out on your chance to take advantage of the tax credits, it’s still a great time to purchase your dream Hendersonville home.  Home prices are very affordable, a variety of different types of homes are available and interest rates remain at historical lows.  Just contact me today!

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