Is it good to extend my tax filing status until Oct 2009 and take the first time home buyer credit 8K ?

I am planning to buy my first home and will be closing it at the end of May 2009. I haven't filed my 2008 taxes yet. 1)Does it make sense to ask for tax file extension and then file after I close my home in May and claim the 8K credit as well ? 2) Or am I better of filing next year and claim the 8k credit ? show more I am planning to buy my first home and will be closing it at the end of May 2009. I haven't filed my 2008 taxes yet.

1)Does it make sense to ask for tax file extension and then file after I close my home in May and claim the 8K credit as well ?

2) Or am I better of filing next year and claim the 8k credit ?
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