First Time home buyer + new jobMy finace and I would like to try to buy a home before the first time home buyer tax credit expires. We are currently renting and our lease is up in June. We gave up on trying to buy a house before the tax credit deadline about a month ago because we didn't think we would be able afford it. I graduated with an engineering degree in May 2009 and haven't been able to find a job in my field. Last week I got word that I will be moving into an engineering position and my pay will probably double. Is it even possible for us to find a house and get the financing taken care of in time to get the credit? Will the lender even accept my new salary? Don't most lenders want atleast 6 months pay history? Should we just rent for another year and then try buying a house next year? HELPMarch 08 2010 - Brighton00YesReport 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.