Imagine this - you’ve finally found a house you love after looking for what seems like forever. Because you were in a bidding war, you went a bit above your budget so you’ll need another $5,000 for the downpayment. You parents are happy to help (not that they’re anxious for you to move out or anything) and give you the money that they’ve been keeping in their wall safe in case of an emergency. You deposit it into your account so the lender can see that you have the money you need for the downpayment. …

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