not married yet but looking to buy a house. hes owned i havent. am i eligable as a first time home owner?

Asked by Ravukasin, Great Falls, MT Thu Apr 30, 2009

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Charles Lewis, Agent, East Meadow, NY
Wed Jun 10, 2009
Yes, if either of these conditions are met:

1. You buy on your own, close before you marry and file an amended tax return for 2008 to claim the credit,


2. It has been at least 3 years since he has owned a home
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Chris Zimmer…, , Billings, MT
Wed Jun 10, 2009
I clipped this from a flyer that I hand out to my potential first time buyers:

"For married taxpayers the law tests the homeownership history of the homebuyer 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 buyer credit."

This means that if your husband hasn't owned a primary home in the past three years, you both would be eligible to recieve the credit. I'll post a link to a site that should answer any other questions you may have.
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Dan Crawford, Agent, Great Falls, MT
Thu Apr 30, 2009
That is a good question, I'm not sure. Your banker you have been visiting with about financing would be the best one to ask this question.
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