As the deadline looms to qualify for the first-time homebuyer tax credit, there are many questions in Zillow Advice by people who are trying to figure out their specific circumstances and qualifications for this tax credit. From Berkeley, CA, a Zillow user named DocKathy asks:

Can I receive a first-time home buyer credit if I buy a home that is in foreclosure or on a short sale?

As usual, there were lots of good answers from agents and lenders, but the biggest takeaways were that you must be under contract to buy a home by the end of April and close by the end of June.

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