I am in the same boat you are and i have been told I cannot take the credit, because I own the mobile home. I pay taxes on it yearly, if you don't and only pay the dmv you may have a chance otherwise no.
If your actually able to sell your mobile thank your lucky stars you can, with or without the credit. My home is completely unsellable do to the high park rent.
Look into the new 6500 tax credit the government just passed, you may qualify for it. Good luck.
The first time home buyer tax credit would apply if you haven't owned a home in 3 years. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in finding out more information about getting pre-approved for your single family home purchase.
Make sure you close your escrow in time to qualify for the tax credit! Good luck up in SF! I love it there! I have a daughter at SFSU- great excuse for me to go up often!
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