Can I receive the $8000 tax CreditThe home my wife and I currently live in was built and purchased in June 2006 by her and her dad as a co-signer. When we moved in we were not married. We got married in October 2006. We have been in the house exactly 3 years on June 28th this month. We are looking to purchase a bigger house to take advantage of the $30,000 in equity we have built along with the lower rates. Since my name is not on any of the paper work currently and we move to another house where I would be the one applying for the loan, am I considered a first time buyer considering my credit history would not show me ever owning a home or having a mortgage loan? Some help is desired on this topic. I have asked several friends who deal in mortgage business and not one of them can give me a straight answer.June 01 2009 - Gonzales00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.