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FHA Mortgage: When Your down payment is a Gift. There has been so much fraud discovered in the FHA program allowing gift funds for down payment that Lenders and borrowers are required to absolutely document every step of the gift transaction to prove it was legitimate.

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The best option, if you’re non-military, is a FHA mortgage loan. This is a mortgage that’s backed by the government so there’s less risk to the lender. Now a FHA mortgage loan requires a 3% down payment, but that can be gifted through a down payment assistance program that the seller participates in.