Co-buying a house and the federal tax-rebate.?

Can I jointly buy a place with my brother? He is eligible for the rebate but I am not (I've previously purchased. Can he get the 8,000 tax rebate for co-buying a house? Completely seperate question: Also, if you buy without going through a mortgage, making monthly payments to the current owner, can you... show more Can I jointly buy a place with my brother? He is eligible for the rebate but I am not (I've previously purchased. Can he get the 8,000 tax rebate for co-buying a house?

Completely seperate question:
Also, if you buy without going through a mortgage, making monthly payments to the current owner, can you get the 8,000?
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