Stellasmom, Other/Just Looking in 11209

If I buy a home with my husband & borrow $ from a bank, can I still be considered a 1st time home-owner if I already co-own a home (mortgage is

Asked by Stellasmom, 11209 Fri Oct 16, 2009

paid off) with my parents? Thanks.

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Hello StellasMom,

If you do not live in the home that is co-owned with your parents, you may be entitled to the 1st time homeowner tax credit, however, I suggest you check with your CPA or tax advisor. Best of luck.

Carrie Roberts
Michael Saunders & Company
Sarasota, FL
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What is the definition of a first-time home buyer?
The law defines "first-time home buyer" as a buyer who has not owned a principal residence during the three-year period prior to the purchase. For married taxpayers, the law tests the homeownership history of both the home buyer and his/her spouse.

For example, if you have not owned a home in the past three years but your spouse has owned a principal residence, neither you nor your spouse qualifies for the first-time home buyer tax credit. However, unmarried joint purchasers may allocate the credit amount to any buyer who qualifies as a first-time buyer, such as may occur if a parent jointly purchases a home with a son or daughter. Ownership of a vacation home or rental property not used as a principal residence does not disqualify a buyer as a first-time home buyer.
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