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  1. – FHA Loan Down Payment Requirements. FHA loans offer a low down payment option for buyers who don’t have a substantial down payment saved up to purchase a home. The minimum down payment requirement for a FHA home loan is 3.5%. Gift Funds Allowed. Gift.

    FHA Loan Requirements for 2019 – What Score Do I Need to Qualify? – The minimum credit score needed to qualify for an FHA loan is 500. But keep in mind that lenders often require a higher score to underwrite an FHA loan, so that number could be a bit higher. A better idea: aim for at least a 580 or higher so you can reduce your down payment if needed. (More on.