How can the ARRA benefit for you?

What is the ARRA’ 09?

On Tuesday, February 17, 2009 P.L. 111-5(H.R.I) the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was signed into law by the President.  ARRA includes key provision that impact individuals and families.

The “Making Work Pay”Tax Credit will cut taxes for working families in 2009 and 2010 by providing a refundable credit of up to $400 for working individuals and $800 for those who are married filing jointly. The credit is phased out once your income exceeds a certain limit. It is being paid to employees through a reduction in their federal income tax withholding starting in April 2009. The IRS has a “Withholding Calculator” available at WWW.IRS.gov, check it out and make sure you are having the proper amount withheld to avoid owing the IRS.

The “Economic Recovery Payment”is provided for individuals who no longer work and are receiving SS,  SSI, RR benefits or Veterans Disability payments. This $250 payment will come directly through the same channels in which you’re now receiving benefits and will reduce the amount of “Making Work Pay” credit you may receive.

Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credits will increase, allowing for a larger credit for 3 or more children and a higher threshold of income eligible to receive the credits

The American Opportunity Education Credit is now expanding from and replacing the former “Hope” credit, to cover the first 4 years of qualifying post secondary education expense. A 40% credit up to $2,500 per year.

First-Time Home-Buyer credit has increased to $8000, from homes purchased from 01/01/2009- 11/30/2009. If you live in the home for at least three years, you wont have to pay it back!!

Energy Conservation Incentives for a variety of energy saving upgrades or additions to your home, including : Windows, doors, insulation,roofing, HVAC,water-heaters,bio-mass stoves and more. This credit of up to $1500, could also help you save on your electric bill.

Unemployment Benefits, a temporary suspension of federal income tax is now available on the first $2400 of unemployment benefits received in 2009. Voluntary with-holdings be requested on form W-4V.

New Car Sales Tax Deduction for sales taxes paid on the first $49,500 of the cost of a vehicle purchased after 02/16/2009. (For individuals with income limits under $125,000/$250,000 if jointly) And you don’t have to itemize to get it!

For more information on the ARRA ’09 provisions see the website: WWW.IRS.GOV

All information above is from the IRS website

What’s So Hot About Westview??

Westview is the buzz when it comes to Intown Atlanta living, and residents feel blessed to have been the first to see it. Take a look at just a few of the testimonials and don’t forget to order their book to see the inside of some of these amazing homes!

www.westviewatlanta.com

West End Meeting; Tonight!

Hi Neighbors,
Please join us for Tuesday’s WEND meeting, 7pm at the West End Library 525 Peeples Street.  There are lots of important and interesting agenda items and some surprises.
Here is a sampling of stuff on the Agenda:
Security Patrol to begin this week following the WEND Meeting. Last chance to signup as a Charter Member of the West End Security Patrol.
Countdown for the Tour of Homes and the May 2 Opening Concert and BYO Picnic at the Wren’s Nest Amphitheater featuring Theresa Hightower www.theresahightower.com
Learn about the West End “TABLE” competition for seats at the concert.
Malcolm X Festival coming to West End Park for the 19th year.
YMCA Wants to Open major Pre-school Head Start program for 300 kids at Dean Rusk Elementary
Local convenience stores seek approval for liquor license transfer.
Report on the West End booth at the Home Show
Introducing the New West End Web Site; check it our before your come www.atlantawestend.com
Also Learn how to get involved with WENDChat at Yahoo groups.
Don’t Miss It.

Carl Nes
770-356-8515 cell
Acting President, WEND., Inc
West End Neighborhood Development

Historic West End

Nia Knowles, Realtor

AREA West Realty Group, llc

Certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist

  • First time homebuyers’ Agent
  • Listing Agent/Seller specialist (Investor, Relocation, Pre-Foreclosure,Estate Sale)
  • Atlanta down payment assistance expertise
  • FHA 203K renovation loan experienced
  • Broker Price Opinions (BPOs)

Hello! Welcome to my blog. I hope you’ve found it to be helpful.  If you are in the market to Buy or  Sell a home within the South West Atlanta area, please feel free to give me a call.

I am a local West End resident and specialize in two of the best In Town neighborhoods of Atlanta; Historic West End & Westview.  I’m not just saying that we are the best,I have found this to be true- I moved  here from East Atlanta!  If you are looking for homes reasonably priced, spacious, character filled and a TRUE sense of community within the city-  we’re here for you!  

For further information about each please view : www.westviewatlanta.com or www.atlantawestend.com contact any of the listed resources for neighborhood information as well as stats on crime, schools , shops.  Unfortunately my time is limited to my clients so I am unable to provide any general insight to our community beyond what I list on my blog.   However, after reviewing the above sites, and speaking with other residents, I’m sure you’ll come to agree these are great neighborhoods to relocate to and invest in.  Also, both communities have leaders that will provide walking tours.

If you are interested in becoming a client- feel free to give me a call 404-414-3289 or email niaknowsrealty@yahoo.com to set a time for us to meet. I look forward to working with you!

Want to know more about me? “Google” me- see all that I do within my communities, I’m serious about the continued growth and redevelopment of these wonderful communities within Neighborhood Planning Unit-T (NPU-T)!

 

Nia Knowles 

Skype ID: nia.knowles