Tough bank lending regulations and income verification standards have made it nearly impossible for business owners to get a home loan. With hard money lenders, Texas‘ self-employed borrowers can bypass the bank non-sense and buy their dream home.
Since the housing crash of the mid-2000’s, banks have cracked down, a lot. And while some new regulations were necessary to protect both borrowers and lenders, things have gone a bit too far. It is to the point now that many Americans who are self-employed find themselves denied by banks for home mortgages.
The big, red “denied” stamp can happen for a number of reasons. If you’re self-employed, you probably take advantage of many legitimate tax breaks to help with your income tax burden. Almost anything you purchase for you business and any interest you pay on loans are tax deductible. However, while this may be great at tax time, it can often hurt your chances of getting a home loan because it makes it look like you make less income than you actually do. Another factor that can hurt small business owners is record keeping. Some businesses may not have records that accurately reflect their earnings and any “holes” will be red flags for banks. Finally, credit scores may affect your ability to get a loan if you have business loans or other personal debts.
It is a double edged sword. On the one hand, being self-employed is many American’s dreams, but it can also effectively shut you out of the home loan market. This does not have to be the case though, because with hard money lenders, Texas‘ self-employed borrowers can get a home loan.
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701
Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 38 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 4 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 32 years.