Are you self-employed? And have been denied for a mortgage simply because you “didn’t show enough income” on your tax returns?
You work hard—and you deserve to buy a home, just like everyone else.
And yet, the sad fact is that many banks routinely deny home loans to perfectly well-qualified applicants, just because of your tax returns. If you’re fed up with this, and looking for a solution, look no further.
Self-employed homeowners, rejoice! Here is a loan program that’s going to fix this problem for you. It’s called a PROFIT & LOSS STATEMENT LOAN. (aka P&L Loan, Profit and Loss Loan, Profit and Loss Statement Mortgage, P&L Mortgage)
This loan program is ideal for business owners, independent contractors, or small business owners who have trouble qualifying for a traditional mortgage loan. It can also be helpful for applicants who may be having a difficult time qualifying for non-traditional loan programs like BANK STATEMENT LOANS or a 1099 INCOME PROGRAM.
On a traditional mortgage loan, the lender asks for lot of things, including tax returns (business and personal), supporting W2's, 1099's, paystubs....but when you're self-employed or if you're an independent contractor, even more is required, such as a year-to-date profit and loss statement, balance sheet, and sometimes other financial statements.
The Profit and Loss Statement Loan Program works differently. This is a home loan that works pretty much like every other Conventional Loan you may have encountered, EXCEPT for one key difference: Instead of using the income shown on your Tax Returns--- you simply provide us with a Profit and Loss Statement prepared by any licensed tax preparer for the most recent 24 months. The Profit & Loss Statement loan does not require any tax returns.
After we take the gross profit minus expenses, we count the NET profit (after expenses) from this statement, and divide by 24 months, and the resulting figure becomes the monthly INCOME that we use to qualify your new loan application.
Yes, it really is that simple---and we find that this approach gives us a much better idea of your true business income vs the tax return approach traditional home loan.
If you’re self-employed and you’ve gotten this far in business, it didn’t happen because you’re accustomed to taking “NO” for an 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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