Looks like the $8,000 Home Buyer Tax Credit is now signed, sealed and delivered.
Update: Everything you wanted to know about the 2009 home purchase $8,000 credit. (There is a similar link below for the 2008 $7,500 loan/credit)
Zillow reports it is a FULL $8,000 credit, even if the buyers total tax liability is less than that amount. “Buyers may not have owned a home for the past three years to qualify.”
CNN Reports That you can get your $8,000 faster by claiming it on your 2008 Return (or amended return if you have already filed), even though to qualify for this $8,000 non-refundable credit, you have to buy a house between 1/1/2009 and 11/30/2009
There is an income limit of $75,000 for single people and $150,000 for couples, though there are reports that people making over the limit might be able to get a partial credit.
If anyone has any details on the partial credit for people earning over the limits, please do let us know. Update: This answer is in the link at the top of this post.
I don’t see any news so far that there are any changes for people who bought in 2008.