Self Employed Mortgages

What Are Self Employed Mortgages?

self employed mortgages Are you an entrepreneur, contractor or an artist who is living their dream? When you’re self employed, it can be difficult to attain home financing because, although you have an income, you may not have traditional documentation to prove the full amount. Examples of documentation include tax returns, W-2s, and paycheck stubs. Home loans for self employed individuals might also be referred to as "bank statement loans" or "Non-Qualified Mortgage (Non-QM) loans". These customizable loan programs allow for non-traditional means of income verification, including one-year tax return, six to 12 months of bank statements, asset depletion income, and Profit and Loss statements.

New American Funding offers Non-QM loans, which may be ideal for self employed borrowers.

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Self Employed Mortgage Benefits

This type of loan allows people who might be able to afford to purchase or refinance a home when they don’t have traditional, full-time employment or income-verification documentation. This loan might be right for you if you're an independent business owner, tipped employee, seasonal worker, artist, athlete, musician, or freelancer of any type. If you have other means of verifying your income, such as your bank statements for the last six or 12 months, you may be able to qualify for a mortgage for self employed borrowers.

Highlights of Our Self Employment Income Verification Options

Full Documentation (same as a traditional mortgage)

1-Year Tax Return Program

  • Borrowers must be self employed for two years
  • Personal tax returns for past year including all schedules and attachments
  • Business tax returns for same year as personal with all schedules; if more than 120 days old, a signed and dated Profit and Loss statement is required
  • Tax extension for current year not allowed

Bank Statement Program

  • Personal or business bank statements going back six or 12 months
  • 100% of eligible deposits for personal or business accounts included
  • Profit and Loss statement required for last 12 months or previous year and year to date

Asset Depletion (purchase or rate-and-term refinance only, owner-occupied or second home)

  • 60-day account history required
  • 100% of vested retirement accounts or annuities for borrowers who are older than 59 ½ at date of application; 70% of vested retirement accounts or annuities if younger than 59 ½ at date of application

Highlights of Our Self Employment Mortgage Program Available

  • Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM): 5/1, 7/1 (30-year term)
  • Fixed 30-year
  • Interest-only: 5/1, 7/1 (30-year term – available with full documentation only)
  • Loan amounts up to $2.5 million
  • Purchase, Refinance and Cash Out
  • First Time Home Buyers Ok
  • Warrantable Condos Ok
  • Primary, Second home or Investment home are eligible

Give us a call to learn more about how New American Funding's Non-QM loan may be the solution to attaining home financing for your individual financial situation.

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