Help for 1st TimeIt's great that those who need help in keeping their houses will finally get some. But what about those of us who were not foolish enough to get into a house they could not afford? What about those of us who CAN afford to make a house payment but don't have the means for a large down payment that is now required? What about those of us who pay their exorbitant rent, on time, all the time? Shouldn't we get some sort of a break to also have the American dream? Since we were smart enough not to fall in the the "take this house now and worry about paying for it later" trap, shouldn't we get some sort of help? Will the new tax credit help someone in my position? I have very stable employment - 12 years with the same co and a good salary. My husband has not been so lucky and is currently laid off. Can I risk buying on my own without a steady second income? Any advice would be most welcome! ThanksFebruary 24 2009 - Northwest00YesReport 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.