What You Need to Know if Financing a Home
The financial impact meted out by the COVID-19 pandemic. Uncertainty has befallen many businesses and resulted in a disruption of normal underwriting and lending procedures.
Many business owners have been/are/will be affected by "fallout" from the COVID-19 virus. Social distancing, self-isolation(s), and stay-at-home orders have all been put into place as a result of the dangers of the pandemic.
The Mortgage Industry is one of those that have been affected by the pandemic. Newly-announced changes have gone into effect as a result of current events.
Some of those changes that have taken place in mortgage underwriting involve or include:
- Income Verifications: Self-Employed borrowers' incomes are typically verified using the most recent two years of income tax filings. In many instances, as a result of the pandemic, those incomes do not show a current or year-to-date accounting
- Underwriting: Mortgage Underwriters need to understand the "true picture" of a Self-Employed borrower's income and expenses BEFORE the next Tax Filing. That information will need to be generated and documented in what is known as a Profit and Loss Statement (P&L)
- Previously just recommended: Now Profit and Loss Statements will be required for Mortgage Underwriting to review and approve loans for all Self-Employed(s) from the Application Dates of June 11, 2020, and after, until further notice
- Audited or self-generated Profit and Loss Statements: Borrowers will be required to provide self-generated/and signed Profit and Loss Statements to the current period in 2020. (P&L must not be older than 60 days old, as of the note date)
- Net Income (Including the most recent month preceding the date of Loan Application)
- 2 business depository account(s) statements (no older than the latest 2 months represented on the year-to-date Profit and Loss Statement)
- Business Revenue
- The purchase of a home or investment property
- The refinancing of their present home
- The seeking of a business or personal Line of Credit