Washington County, Maryland has instituted a wavier of excise tax until April 1, 2010. It is a great opportunity for buyers in the market for new homes to take advantage of up to an $ 8,500 credit on their new home. Building permits need to be issued by the April 1st date. Early on in the program the public was not aware of how it worked but have now become more informed and are taking advantage of this offer from the county. It is great that Washington County Commissioners have made this offer to the homebuying community as they have felt some resistence from those that may not see the need of this offer for new construction. As an group numbers run around 25% unemployment in the construction industry. Anything that can be done to keep this industry employeed will do wonders for the economy in this community. Thanks to the Washington County Building Department and the Washington County Commissioners.