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Obtaining a Self-Employed Mortgage?
- Use Stated Income To Assist In Approval
- Increase Your Approval Potential
- Negotiating The Best Rates
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What Is a Self-Employed
With new mortgage rules, obtaining a mortgage for self-employed individuals has become more difficult. Those who work for themselves are often facing a much more strenuous process.
How Self Employed Mortgages Differ
Unlike salaried employees, those who work for themselves don’t receive regular pay, nor do they receive a printed T4 at the end of the year. While they may be making a decent amount of money, their income is best described as ‘inconsistent.’ For this reason, many of the major financial institutions consider self-employed individuals high risk.
What to Expect
If you’re self-employed, you should expect to pay higher interest rates than those commonly advertised on mortgage websites. Those rates are for prime borrowers, or borrowers who are considered to be particularly creditworthy because of their steady, verifiable income. Similarly, you may have a reduced ability to shop around and negotiate a lower interest rate, or be required to come up with a larger down payment. Working with a qualified mortgage broker will help you through the entire process.
Securing A Self Employed Mortgage
A mortgage broker will help ensure the lender knows you can make your payments, no matter what business is like. Here’s what you’ll need to provide in order to secure a mortgage:
Proof of Income
In most instances, you’ll be required to provide proof of steady income over two years. Lenders will take into consideration that small business owners claim expenses, which can make their income appear lower.
Excellent Credit History
A good credit score will help you immensely. Keeping your personal debt levels low will increase your chances of securing a mortgage.
Keep a file of important documents including tax returns and business registration in case your lender needs them. Make copies, if necessary.
Larger Down Payment
While 5% can be deemed acceptable for salaried employees, self-employed individuals should expect to be required to have at least 10% and as high as 20% as a down payment. Talk to your GLM Mortgage Group professional for more information.
One more thing to consider is the location of your business, which may help determine whether it’ll prove busy and profitable year-round.
While the journey to home ownership can be daunting, we’ll ensure you have all the information you need to make a sound decision and help you understand all your options. It’s important for you to do your own research as, the more you prepare yourself, the more desirable you’ll be in the eyes of the lender.
Tools & Resources For Success!
Good Credit Guide
GLM will help you to obtain and maintain good
credit, which is critical for obtaining a mortgage.
Our free Guide to Obtaining Good Credit
outlines the steps required to quickly improve
When searching for a home, the first step is to determine what you can comfortably afford. Our free, easy-to-use mortgage calculator will help you determine the amount of your mortgage payments.
Posted Mortgage Rates
GLM Mortgage Group always posts the best rates available anywhere. Our mortgage brokers have access to dozens of lenders, we’re able to find the best mortgage product and rate to match your unique needs.