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how long of a friendship does it have to be and how to prove that friendship? how to word it on fha gift letter to get approval

by mandyacord981 from Oakland, California. Feb 14th 2019 Reply

William J Acres (William_Acres)
#73 ranked lender in Arizona - 8,728 contributions

Are you working with a loan officer? I only ask because they should have addressed this once they knew you were using gifted funds for a down payment.. If you are not working with someone, i'd be glad to assist. Anyway, It's rare that the underwriter will ask for proof they are your friend... That being said, I did have a loan a few years back where the lender did ask for proof.. I went on his FaceBook page and took a snapshot of a photo of them 5 years back.. that satisfied the lenders request. But in regards to your question, The guidelines do not specifically state how long they have to be a friend.. as far as the gift letter goes... your loan officer will provide you with the letter (its' a standard form).. and it does not ask how long you have known the donor. I'm a preferred Lender with California and Arizona being my primary markets. If you or someone you know is looking for financing options, feel free to contact me or pass along my information. 480-287-5714 NMLS# 226347 / LendUS, NMLS 1938/ AZMB0121893

Feb 14th 2019
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