First-time homebuyers are typically required to buy private mortgage insurance if they put down less than 20% of the cost of a home. Meanwhile.
· Repaying the First-Time Homebuyer Credit. The homebuyer credit is repaid as an additional tax on your federal tax return if you bought your home and qualified in 2008. This works out to annual repayments of $500 per year if you received the maximum $7,500 credit. Think of it like an interest-free 15-year loan.