Most have heard of the tax credit available to first time home buyers. The government will credit you up to $8,000 if you purchase a principle residence by 1 December 2009. It has to close by then, which means you had best be looking now. If you haven’t owned a home in the last 3 years, now is a great time to buy. The best information on the housing credit is by the National Association of Homebuilders, an organization I’m proud to be a member of.