The self employed bunch of society are an interesting breed- enjoying a lavish lifestyle, but sometimes finding it hard to obtain things such as a home mortgage loan. The self employed individual give loan officers reason to be cautious, but as with anything, where there is a will, there is a way to find a solution.
The best thing you can do, as a self employed individual, is to find some way to make the work you receive constant. It’s possible, for instance, to forge a contract over the term of a year or two with partners that you have done business with. Internet businesses, such as web hosts, like doing this by offering discounts for long-term “leases” on services.
Lenders like to see a couple years of tax returns to verify your income. This is standard all across the board, wherever you go. There are methods to bypass this rule, if you have gone through a year or so of good business, but do keep in mind this rarely happens. If you are newly self employed, don’t expect to have great odds at getting a home mortgage loan.
Your best bet in being self employed is to find a good accountant. There is software that allows you to solo the operation, but you will be devoid of the advice of an accountant, which can be pure gold to those who aren’t keen on accounting laws. From missing tax breaks to making errors, ill accounting habits can be the end of a good situation.
It takes time to build a good credit line. Since you will be building credit for at least a year or two to get in the green, you should open up a business account immediately if you have not done so. A business account acts as a new line of credit, which lenders will look at to help determine whether or not you are worthy of a loan. Business accounts also offers you organization, as a matter of personal benefit.
Lenders tend to think that your business as a whole is more stable if you are running it with at least one other individual. Running a business by your lonesome isn’t always seen as a problem, but lenders are aware of statistics that suggest partnerships do end up being more successful a greater majority of the time. It’s something to consider for both reasons, not just to get considered as responsible by loan officers.
Mortgage loan officers need your business just as much as you need a mortgage. As long as you can prove that you are dependable, and odds are that you can be just that, you won’t have a problem getting the loan. Don’t take a denial personally, and do shop around.