I know it’s been all over the news lately, but I certainly think the tax credit for new homebuyers included in the recent stimulus package is worth mentioning here. Any new home buyer who purchases a house in 2009 is eligible for a tax credit of up to $8000, and even if you previously owned a home, if it’s been over three years since you sold your last house you qualify as a new home buyer. For more details about the credit, check out www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com, which can answer almost all of your questions. The question it can’t answer for you is what home to buy, but I certainly have some suggestions. If you are considering a new home in the Pacific Northwest, make it a Regent Home.