By Ruth Mantell
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The home-buyer tax credit deadline would be extended three months following a Wednesday vote in the Senate. Senators voted 60 to 37 to approve the extension for the credit, which has a current deadline of June 30 to close a purchase. This extension would apply to people who entered a purchase contract by April 30. “By extending the transaction deadline, we can ensure that everyone taking advantage of this credit can complete the purchase of their new home,” said Democratic Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, one of the motion’s sponsors, in a statement. The credit provision is part of a larger jobs and tax package that both chambers must still vote on before it becomes law.