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gift funds from spouse

I applied for a conventional mortgage by myself in a community property state. The loan was approved. One of my conditions is to provide a bank statement and explain any large deposits. My wife has her own checking account and a couple weeks ago transferred $2000 into my account. Is it common to have to write a gift letter for the money when she is going to be on the title? Is it going to raise a red flag that I didn't add her checking account into my assets when I applied?
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Re: gift funds from spouse

I am not in a community property state.  But, I bought the house w/o DH, but he gave me all the DP money and closing cost money.  FHA just took a gift letter on their letter form and it was all good.

STARTING: 11/24/10 EQ-584 EXP-648 TU04-595
CLOSED FIRST HOME 8/19/11 EQ-630 EXP-691 TU04-653
CURRENT: EQ-701 EXP-??? TU08-720
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Re: gift funds from spouse

I bet they're just going to ask for a bank statement from her, not because it's a gift fund (it's not), but to source it. I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

 

EDIT: My wife and I share a joint acct, and I'm applying alone in a com. property state; they never asked for her "solo" account, as we both direct deposit into the joint.

"Credit is purely a cash flow tool. Thinking of credit as extra money you didn't have before makes it an EXPENSIVE cash flow tool."
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