The FHA offers jumbo loans in high-cost areas of the country with a low down payment requirement and flexible underwriting guidelines. The cutoff for an FHA jumbo loan varies by geography and property.
President Johnson bragged about the $200 down payment program when he signed into law the Housing and Urban Development Act.
Down Payment Gift Guidelines. The amount of down payment funds that can be gifted from your parents or another family member typically depends on the type of mortgage loan involved. If you’re getting an FHA loan with a 3.5 percent down payment, for instance, the entire down payment can be a gift.