Housing Tax Credit

Should I file for homestead exemption this year?



In Georgia, homeowners are entitled to a homestead exemption on the house they live in as their primary residence.  If you’ve just moved to a new home, and live in it on January 1 of this year, you will need to file for your homestead exemption.  The forms and information on where and when to file can be found on the county website links below.


Fulton County Information & Forms

Cobb County Information & Forms

Dekalb County Information

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The Greening of Heery Brothers

George has just completed his NAR Green Designation.  Here are some excellent Green resources for buyers, sellers, builders and brokers – enjoy:

Database for State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency


Conserve Georgia Statewide outreach and marketing campaign


Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority


Georgia Public Service Commission


Energy Management Program


Environmental Protection Division Georgia Department of Natural Resources


National Organizations

U.S. Green Building Council


National Association of Home Builders – Certified Green Professionals (CGP)

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Housing Tax Credit Extended with New Provision for Move Up Buyers

Housing Tax Credit Extended - people seeking to own a home for the first time in three years would receive an $8,000 tax credit if they sign a contract by April 30 and close on it by June 30. Current homeowners who are buying a new primary residence would be eligible for a $6,500 tax credit starting Dec. 1 if they owned their home for five consecutive years in the previous eight.