How Gift Funds Can Help You Buy a House

how to use a gift fund when buying a house; photo of honor credit union mortgage expert Greg Toliver

The gift of money is always a welcome surprise, isn’t it?! And, a great time to receive a gift like that is when you’re buying a house and crunching numbers to come up with a down payment.

A gift fund can take a huge burden off your shoulders during the home buying process, but there are some very important things to know before a family members pulls cash out from a secret hiding spot and hands it to you for a down payment.

Our mortgage lending expert Greg Toliver discusses what to know about gift funds in our latest Mortgage 101 video. Here are some of the questions Greg answers:

  • What are gift funds?
  • What’s the most important thing to know about gift funds?
  • When can gift funds be used?
  • What things can a gift fund help pay for?

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