Forget Macy's and Crate & Barrel. Set up your bridal registry at the bank, that's right at the BANK and use the funds for the FHA Down Payment on a HOME. This could be perfect for people getting married who already have their household items and really need help getting into a home. It is available for other situations where gifts are typically received by individuals, like graduation from college or birthdays!
FHA has had this little known program that allows cash gifts since 1996. It's not difficult to set up and it's available with any FHA lender.
- Inform your mortgage professional early of your intention to obtain all or part of your down payment from gifts to the FHA homeowner bridal registry.
- Open a savings account at your bank named "bridal registry account" or "gift registry"
- Friends and family are given account deposit information
Let me know if you'd like to talk with a Mortgage Specialist to get started on your FHA Gift Registry or to get Pre Approved for buying a home, I'd be happy to recommend someone for you!