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MD 1st Time Homebuyers: True/False

August 13, 2009 Leave a comment

STATEMENT: As long as you have not owned a principal residence in Maryland in three years, you qualify as a Maryland First Time Homebuyer.
FALSE: The code does not provide a reset clause – if you have ever previously owned a principal residence in Maryland, no matter when, you are not eligible for the exemption.

STATEMENT: If you have previously owned a property in Maryland, but have never lived in that property, you qualify for the exemption.
TRUE: The requirement is that you must not have previously owned a principal residence in Maryland. Previously owning a non-principal residence does not disqualify you, as long as the property that you are purchasing will be your principal residence.

STATEMENT: It does not matter how you title the property, you will receive the exemption as long as you are a Maryland First Time Homebuyer.
FALSE: If the purchaser is a Trust, a Partnership, an LLC, or a Corporation, it can not qualify as a Maryland First Time Homebuyer.

STATEMENT: If two people are buying a principal residence, as long as one of the buyers has never previously owned a principal residence in Maryland, they can receive the exemption.
FALSE: Every purchaser who intends to live at the property as a principal residence must have never previously owned a principal residence in Maryland.

STATEMENT: While I qualify for the exemption, my parents who will be on title only to help me get the loan disqualify me since they already own a principal residence in Maryland.
FALSE: The Maryland Code will still allow the exemption as long as the parents sign an affidavit stating that they are a co-maker or guarantor of a purchase money deed of trust and that they will not occupy the residence as their principal residence.

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