No doubt that it’s a buyer’s market. Home values have taken a hit in most markets throughout the nation and mortgage rates are relatively low. Plus, the government has offered up an $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit, further sweetening the pot for any first-time home buyer out there.
The $8,000 tax credit has been a source of confusion by those who might be eligible, but aren’t quite sure if they fully meet the criteria. For example, do you know the definition of a “first-time home buyer” according to this tax credit offering? It doesn’t mean you’ve never owned a home before — it means to be eligible for this program, you cannot have owned a home for the past three years prior to purchase.
To help clear the confusion, we developed a new widget called:
It’s a quick, five-question quiz that consumers would find immensely helpful, if they happened to see it on your blog or Web site.
So, if you’re an agent looking to catch the interest of some first-time buyers, having a quiz like this on your site could help them, as well as develop a potential new client for you. Remember, content is king!
And like the many other Zillow widgets, it comes with co-branding, so if a reader follows through to Zillow from your page, your name, photo and contact information stays at the top of Zillow pages, so visitors can get back to you anytime they want!
Here are three of our latest widgets:
- Single-home value estimate
- Real estate market bottom poll
- Do you qualify for the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit?
Give us feedback on Zillow Widgets for Web sites section and tell us what you like or don’t like, or give us ideas for new widgets that you would want on your site.