Should you talk to a mortgage professional before house hunting?
Absolutely! Even if you haven’t so much as picked out houses to visit yet, it’s important to see your mortgage professional first. Why? What can we do for you if you haven’t negotiated a price, and don’t know yet how much you want to borrow?
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The Loan Process-What to Expect (click on the image to open)
A. 2 years W2’s
B. 2 years 1040 Tax returns ALL PAGES and schedules Self-employed include 2 years 1120 Business Return with ALL SCHEDULES
C. 2 pay stubs, most recent ones
D. 2 months’ statements for Liquid Assets: ALL PAGES. Checking, Savings, Stocks, Bonds, Annuities, IRA’s, 401K, etc
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FHA Loan Limits By County https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/hicostlook.cfm
Conventional Loan Limits $424,000
How to buy a home as a Self-Employed Borrower and get qualified for a home mortgage. Many of our clients are self-employed. Income calculations for Self-employed home buyers are very different than calculating income for a w-2 employee. It is very important to know how to calculate income of self-employed borrowers and get you pre-approved so you know right from the get go exactly what home price you qualify to buy. Click here to learn more
When we pre-approve you, we help you determine what is the monthly mortgage payment you can afford, and how much we can loan you. We do this by considering your income and debts, your employment and residence situations, your available funds for down payment and required reserves, and some other things. It’s short and to the point, and we keep the paperwork to a minimum!
Once you qualify, we give you what is called a Pre-Approval Letter (your real estate agent might call it a “pre-qual”), which says that we are working with you to find the best loan to meet your needs and that we’re confident you’ll qualify for a loan for a certain amount.
When you find a house that catches your eye, and you decide to make an offer, being pre-qualified for a mortgage will do a couple of things. First, it lets you know how much you can offer. Your real estate agent will help you decide on an appropriate offer, but being pre-qualified gives you the confidence to know you can follow through.
More importantly, to a home seller, your being pre-qualified is like you walked into their house with a suitcase full of cash to make the deal! They won’t have to wonder if they’re wasting their time because you’ll never qualify for a mortgage to finance the amount you’re offering for the home. You have the clout of a buyer ready to make the deal right now!
You can always use the calculators available on our site to get an idea of how much mortgage you can afford — but it’s important to meet with us. For one thing, you’ll need a Pre-Qualification Letter! For another thing, we may be able to find a different mortgage program that fits your needs better.
Looking Forward to working with you,
“Talking to Racheli is like talking to 100 banks” -Client