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The mortgage underwriting process is essential to verify income and ultimately determine whether the loan is approved or not. In addition to examining your income, the underwriter will also dive into significant events such as recently graduating from school, switching careers, or starting a new business.
Because the amount of money being loaned is substantial, the verification process can be tedious and requires plenty of documentation to get it done.
This overview will give you an idea of what to expect during the underwriting process to better prepare for it. Have specific questions about underwriting? Contact us!
When applying for a loan, the question is not about how much income you need to qualify but how much of your income you’ll be spending on your mortgage and other debts. Most lenders practice a rule of thumb that your mortgage payments should not be more than 28% of your gross income. Your DTI or debt to income ratio should also not exceed 36%.
Some lenders may allow a DTI of 43% as long as you have good credit or if you can afford to place a large down payment.
Underwriters need to determine if you have adequate income to make your monthly mortgage payments. The majority of underwriters follow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guidelines, but standards may vary.
To improve the chances for approval, you need to prepare pay stubs for the last two to three months, W2 forms and tax returns for the previous two years, profit and loss statements, and bank statements. They do this to check if your income stated matches the income reported. They also want to verify your employment status with your employer.
Things may get a little tricky if your income is dependent on bonuses and commissions. Underwriters will need to see two years' worth of bonus or commission income to consider it as part of their income.
The requirements get more challenging if you are self-employed. 2 years of income from your business is usually required, and in place of W2s, you need to prepare profit and loss sheets, balance sheets, and personal and business tax returns.
It’s not unusual for the underwriter to come back with questions about your submitted documents, so don’t be alarmed. Respond quickly and submit at once to make the process faster. Underwriters will know your income, so there’s no need to hide any information. Being upfront can go a long way in getting your loan approved.
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