For you to be considered a first time home buyer, your credit report must clearly show that the mortgage loan that you signed was satisfied (paid off) for more than 36 months. You must also prove that you are not on title for at least 36 months.
Additionally, to qualify for a SONYMA loan, for the last three years your federal tax returns must not show any indications that you owned a property or had a mortgage loan.
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More details would be needed to accurately answer. But the funny thing about "first time" homebuyer is that it really has nothing to do with your first time buying a home. For most financing and the homebuyer credit, a first time homebuyer is considered to be someone who hasn't bought in 3 years!!!! I know it sounds crazy, but somehow true. SO if that is the case then yes you would be considered a first time home buyer.