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FHA – Gift Funds from Real Estate Agent: Can a real estate agent who is related to the borrower gift commission towards down payment and closing costs?

Answer: FHA does allow a family member real estate agent involved in the transaction to gift commission to the buyer.  Just be sure that the “family member” fits the definition of a family member by FHA. See the full guideline below. Reference: 4000.1 II.A.4.d.iii.(Q) or II.A.5.c.iii.(Q)  Real Estate Commission from Sale of Subject Property refers to the […]

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Fannie Mae – Real Estate Agent Borrower – Commission Usage: When a real estate agent is also the buyer, can their commission earned on that sale go towards their down payment and closing costs?

Answer: Fannie Mae restricts the use of commission for down payment but could use the commission for closing costs. And yes, the agent / borrower should be able to show sufficient funds to close without counting the commission. That use of the commission for closing costs would count towards the limit on interested-party contributions.  The […]

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FHA – Related Realtor Providing Down payment: Will FHA allow a gift of commission from a “family member” who is a real estate agent?

Answer: Yes.  FHA does allow a family member to gift their commission to the buyer.  See the full guideline below. Reference: 4000.1 II.A.4.d.iii.(Q) or II.A.5.c.iii.(Q)  Real Estate Commission from Sale of Subject Property refers to the Borrower’s (i.e., buyer’s) portion of a real estate commission earned from the sale of the property being purchased.  Mortgagees […]

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