It's important to be working with a great lender who will prepare the proper documentation and give you the loan product guidelines on gifts (from parents). The title company and lender along with your realtor can coordinate every step of the transaction.
There can be limits on the amount of money any one can give towards a downpayment so be closely in touch with all of the above early in the process.
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Be sure to check with your lender so you'll know what documentation will be required for these funds. The lender will need to show some sort of paper trail from your father to document the source of funds per FHA requirements. Failing to document properly could cost you a lot of extra time and effort, as well as potential delays in closing your loan.