I was with a friend the other day chatting about the tax credit for "first time home buyers" and she thought that you actually got paid the money if you bought something, like a car rebate. Of course, I also still thought it was $7,500, not $8,000, and I guess we are both wrong, and both a little bit right. Read more here:
Either way, it's very exciting, and boy did I need something like that when I bought my first house. Back in the day...in Seattle for...$88,000. Wow.