The wording just seemed so strange to me. Here is another example. A person lived in their home from 2002 till 2006. Sold their home and moved to an apartment till 2010. So that person would qualify for either a 1st time home buyer or a move up buyer.
Nancy - It's not actually a "second time home buyer" so much as it is a "repeat buyer." In your example the answer is no, that buyer would not qualify. It must be five out of the last eight years. In the same home. In your example the most recent home was only lived in for three years.