FAQ for Self Employed Home Loans

Frequently asked questions on self-employment home loans or stated income loans.

Question: How good does my credit have to be?

Answer: You need a minimum credit score of 600 to be eligible for a stated income self-employment home loan. Past credit issues may be okay… READ MORE

Bank Statements are the New Stated Income Loan

Back in 2007 and 2008 during the subprime mortgage bust, stated income mortgages were a thing, but they tended to get people into a lot of trouble and made it possible to buy homes they really couldn’t afford. But, with a little bit of finesse, revising, and a lot of experience, we’ve now developed a new program called the bank statement home loan. READ MORE

Stated Income Loans are Available Again to Investors

Stated income home loans used to be widely available before the recession in 2008. And although we’re not back to the subprime mortgage bust, and hopefully never will be, these loans were extremely valuable and they’re making a huge comeback. READ MORE

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