Have you met Mr. or Mrs. Right? Is it time to "tie the knot"? Here is something to concider when you set up your Bridal Registry!!

Forget Macy's and Crate & Barrel. Set up your bridal registry 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.

FHA has had this little known program that allows cash gifts since 1996. Sellers, builders, real estate agents or anyone with a financial interest are restricted fom making a gift contribution. It's not difficult to set up and it's available with any FHA lender.

  1. 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.
  2. Open a savings account at your bank named "bridal registry account"
  3. Friends and family are given account deposit information
Gift registries are commonplace and really benefit both the giver and recipient. Etiquette websites like Emily Post state that alternative registries are acceptable. Couples are now suggesting to friends and family that they want help with their honeymoon, education or furnishing a home.
Interestingly, this program is not limited to people intending to be married. It is available for other situations where gifts are typically received by individuals. Other occasions could include graduation from college or graduate school.
 
So, if you or someone you know is getting ready to "take the plunge" into marital bliss concider this great option to begin your new life together!   Then, let me know what you are looking for and I will find that perfect place for you two to call "HOME" and help you through the process of home ownership!!!