It was just announced that buyers who use FHA for their financing will be able to use the $8,000 tax credit for their down payment.  This is good news because most buyers need the $8,000 in order to purchase a home more than they need it after they have already bought.  The National Association of Realtors has been a significant force in getting this change made.  Many more people will be able to purchase a home now and that’s good news!