Gift Funds for a Kentucky FHA Mortgage

Getting Gift Funds for your down payment on a Kentucky FHA Mortgage. 

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What is the Great Way to do it?

To avoid getting turn down for your Kentucky FHA mortgage loan if you are getting a gift from your mom, dad or another family member, please follow these rules:

The source of the down payment must always show Kentucky FHA gift funds and their source (usually a relative). It cannot be a personal loan or cash.

Common Gift Fund Issues:

Scenario 1 – only gift funds being used in the transaction
Gift amount: $5,000

Common submission problem:

  • Source of down payment submitted as “checking and savings account.”
  • Asset submitted as “checking account” with the financial institution as “Gift from Relative.”

Correct submission practice:

  • Source of a down payment should be submitted as an “FHA Gift from a relative for $5,000”
  • If funds are not yet in the bank account, DU should be submitted as miscellaneous assets, “Gift for $5,000”

Scenario 2 – (gift funds and borrower’s own funds being used in transaction)
Gift amount: $5,000

Common submission problem:

  • Checking account has $7,000 in total – including the gift.
  • Source of down payment submitted as “checking and savings account.”
  • Asset submitted as “checking account”:
    • Financial institution with $7,000 AND
    • Miscellaneous asset, “Gift from relative of $5,000”
  • When ran this way, the gift is put through twice and assets are overstated by $5,000.

Correct submission practice:

  • Source of down payment should be submitted as an “FHA Gift from relative $5000.”
  • Since the gift fund is already in the Borrower’s bank account, DU should be submitted as “checking or savings” in ABC account in the amount of $7,000. DU will recognize that $5,000 of the $7,000 in the account is from a gift. 
Scenario 3 – (gift funds and borrower’s own funds being used in transaction)
Gift amount: $5,000Correct submission practice:
  • Checking account currently has $2,000. The $5,000 gift will be wired to the title company.
  • Source of down payment submitted as “checking and savings account.”
  • Asset submitted as “checking account:”
    • The financial institution with $7,000, AND
    • Miscellaneous asset, “Gift from relative of $5,000.”

Correct submission practice:

  • Source of down payment should be run as “FHA Gift from relative $5,000.”
  • Since gift funds will be provided to the title company and not the borrower:
    • DU should be submitted as checking or savings in ABC account in the amount of $2,000, AND
    • Miscellaneous assets, “gift funds as $5,000.”

 

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 FHA Mortgage Loans- Gifts to Pay off Debt to Qualify for a FHA Home Loan.

 

FHA Loans in Kentucky  – Gifts to Pay off Debt

Do you know that a gift can be used to pay off Borrower’s debts to qualify on an Kentucky FHA Loan?

A regular gift (this does not include a gift of equity) may be used to pay off a Borrower’s debt(s) for qualifying purposes as long as both the gift funds and the debt(s) being paid off with the gift funds are accurately disclosed and assessed by AUS TOTAL Scorecard. Whenever a gift is received on an Kentucky FHA loan, regardless of what it is being used for, it carries certain risks that must be assessed by TOTAL Scorecard for qualifying purposes.

When a gift is received to pay off debt(s), follow the steps below to ensure that TOTAL Scorecard accurately assesses the risk of using gift funds in paying off debt for qualifying:

  • Verify that evidence of the debt(s) having a zero balance has been obtained,
  • Enter the gift funds received separate from any account balances and check “will be paid off” for debts in loan origination system (not “paid off”), and
  • Submit the loan to TOTAL Scorecard
 
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10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
Company ID #1364 | MB73346
 


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