What’s the deal with being self employed?
I’m Andrew Young from Community Mortgage Movement and Mortgage Wise financial here to talk to you about being self employed and getting a mortgage if you are self employed.
So, you’re self employed? Well congratulations! So now you want to purchase a home – so, what do you need when it comes to looking for lenders?
Most lenders generally want to see at least 2 years minimum self employed or sub contracted income. When it comes to income, lenders will use a 2-year average from your line 150 from your T1 Generals or your Notices of Assessments. Don’t worry there are some opportunities when it comes to grossing up your income by a certain percentage or we also can add back some of the expenses to help get you to the mortgage amount you are looking for.
There is also the opportunity to use the Stated Income Mortgage Program. What is the Stated Income Program? Stated Income means exactly that. When a mortgage application is created, for a self-employed or commissioned applicant, and the entire income amount is not verifiable in traditional documents, for example a Notice of Assessment, the applicant may apply under the Stated Income program to allow an income adjustment to help qualify them for a home purchase or re-finance.
So, using the Stated Mortgage Program we take your stated income and inflate it by a reasonable rate to take into consideration, due to your profession (this is to consider your expenses and cash components of your job). All of this is to help make sure we can get you to the mortgage you want to be approved for.
I’m Andrew Young and that’s the deal!