Are you self-employed? Have you been in business for at least two years? And have you been denied for a mortgage simply because you “didn’t show enough income” on your tax returns? It just isn't fair. You work hard—and you deserve to buy a home just like everyone else.
Unfortunately, many banks routinely deny home loans to perfectly well-qualified applicants, just because of your tax returns. For many self-employed borrowers, using tax returns to qualify eliminates most banks and mortgage lenders from your list of mortgage options.
If you’re fed up with this, and looking for a solution, look no further.
A BANK STATEMENT LOAN PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR BUSINESS OWNERS who have been in business for at least two years, and is having troubles qualifying for a traditional bank loan because they are not showing enough taxable income on their tax returns.
BANK STATEMENT LOANS are a mortgage loan that works much like any other Conventional Loan or FHA loan you may have encountered, EXCEPT one key difference: the income calculation approach that lenders use for qualification.
For instance, on a traditional mortgage, the lender uses the income shown on your tax returns; but on a bank statement loan, the lender counts the ordinary business deposits made through your BUSINESS BANK STATEMENTS as the income.
With this program, you can say goodbye to traditional income documentation like bank statements, pay stubs, 1099's, W2, etc.
Here’s a breakdown of how a lender counts the income for this program:
1. First, you provide the lender with your bank statements for the account(s) where you make your business deposits.
2. The lender counts the ordinary business deposits from those bank statements. Let’s say the most recent 24 months bank statements.
3. Then the lender takes that total income figure and divide by 24 months. This will provide a monthly GROSS INCOME figure.
4. Next the lender multiplies that figure by your ownership percentage of the business – let’s assume 100%.
5. Finally, the lender applies a default business expense ratio of 50%*.
THE RESULTING FIGURE IS THE MONTHLY INCOME THAT THE LENDER USES FOR QUALIFICATION PURPOSES.
* If your business is operating at a lower expense ratio (as many businesses do), then you can supply a written statement from any licensed tax preparer that states your actual expense ratio. If the expense ratio is 40%, then the lender is able to use 60% of your gross average deposits as the monthly income for your loan. If the ratio is 30%, then the lender can use 70% of the gross average deposits, and so on and so forth.
Yes, it’s that simple---and this approach gives the lender a much better idea of your business’s true profitability and cash flow vs the tax return approach found with a traditional loan program.
If you’re an eligible self-employed business owner and you’ve gotten this far in business, it didn’t happen because you took “NO” as answer---so stop letting these big banks and credit unions tell you NO, when we have more reasons to say YES.
Yours in successful homeownership,
Unconventional Lending Program Director
About the Author:
Derek Bissen is a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Derek is a self-employed lending expert who is known for his ability to work with borrowers who have substantial wealth and non-traditional lending needs. He is a creative loan structurer and specializes in portfolio lending, asset-based lending, bank statement lending, as well as traditional loans such as Conventional, FHA, VA, and first-time homebuyers.
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