Down payment funding alternatives

For many buyers, especially first-time buyers, saving up the funds for the down payment can be a seemingly insurmountable hurdle to home ownership. This doesn’t have to be the case. 

Using a gift for your down payment

One way to fund a down payment is by using a gift. This could be for as little at 3% down. For many loan programs, a gift may be used for a portion or all of the required down payment. Money given as a gift for a down payment can’t come from anyone. Family members are the usual source. If this is an option open to you, please let us know. We can help you determine which loan programs accept gift funds for down payments and who may give the gift. We’ll also supply the gift letter that the person giving the gift is required to sign. The gift letter states that the funds are a gift and will not be paid back.

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