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Military Home Buyer Tax Credit Expiring Soon!

Time is running out for active veterans who served on an official, extended duty service outside of the United States for at least 90 days during the period of December 1st 2008 through May 1st 2010. Members who qualify will be granted an extension on the Home Buyer Tax Credit that expired September 31, 2010.

In other words, any active veterans who served overseas for over 90 days between  the aforementioned dates can qualify for the same home buyer tax if they are in contract to purchase by April 30th, 2011 and complete the transaction by June 30th, 2011.

Interested in more information? Contact our Director of Government Relocation today.


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Home Buying & Selling Rebates to BRAC Workers

Our team understands the changing needs of military families and considers it our duty to improve the quality of life for those who live in our communities. Our rebate program is available to civilian and military employees of the federal defense agencies relocating to Maryland. The program can be used along with other state assistance programs currently available to home buyers and sellers.

As you may already know, among the moves are:

  • The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), which provides complete information technology services to the Department of Defense, is moving its headquarters from Northern Virginia to Fort Meade.
  • The Army’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance operation (Team C4ISR) – which services the Army’s maneuver control, fire support, air defense, intelligence, combat service support, tactical radios, satellite communications and the Warfighter Information Network – is moving from Fort Monmouth, N.J., to Aberdeen Proving Ground.
  • The United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). The command was officially activated May 21, 2010, at Fort Meade, MD and reached full operational capability on October 31, 2010. The command is led by the National Security Agency/Central Security Service Director, General Keith B. Alexander.The command assumes responsibility for several existing organizations. The Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations and the Joint Functional Component Command for Network Warfare are replaced by this new command. DISA, where JTF-GNO now operates, provides technical assistance for network and information assurance to CYBERCOM, and is moving its headquarters to Ft. Meade.

As these BRAC decisions are implemented, Maryland will gain upwards of 28,000 households.

The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster has worked closely with all levels of the armed services. Our Government and Military Sales Division is conducting seminars and participating in expos and programs within Fort Meade, NSA, and other top government agencies to better support military family’s relocating to Maryland.

Start your home search now!

*Content provided by http://www.brac.maryland.gov [image courtesy of the Department of Navy BRAC PMO]


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BRAC is on the move!

Homebuyers are coming to Maryland and The Northrop Team is here to help!  We are now members of a very targeted Relocation Network for the United States Military Community including active members, Guard and Reserve, the Department of Defense Civilian Workforce, retirees, veterans, and their families. Through this network, we are reaching over 200 U.S. Military installations (bases, camps, posts, stations, yards, or centers) and their local communities plus nearly 100 Overseas installations!   Continue reading

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The Creig Northrop Team Announces Expansion into New Service Division

The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., the top real estate team in the state of Maryland, and #2 in the United States, announces today their expansion into a new division, Corporate and Military Relations. Northrop team member Karla Pinato will be appointed to head this division as director of the Corporate and Military Sales Division. Formerly the Executive Director of The Creig Northrop Team, for the past 4 years, Pinato has been a Top Producing member of the sales team and has built strong relationships with many government agencies & corporations like WR Grace. Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Home Buyer Tax Credit for Members of the Military

Congress has acknowledged the unique circumstances affecting members of the military, the foreign service and the intelligence community by making the following exceptions that apply to both the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers and the $6,500 tax credit for repeat home buyers. Continue reading


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