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How Tax Affects Loan Qualification

Welcome to Episode 2 of the Milestone Builders Show, brought to you by Modern Choice Financial! This podcast is designed for all investors, first-time homebuyers, and anyone interested in finance and real estate. In this episode, we dive into how taxes impact loan qualification, especially for self-employed individuals and business owners. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Tax Impact on Loan Qualification

Proper tax filing is crucial for self-employed individuals and business owners when applying for a loan. The taxable income reported, particularly on a Schedule C for 1099 workers, significantly influences loan eligibility. Ensuring your taxes are filed correctly can make a big difference in your loan approval process.

  1. Loan Types and Limits

We cover various loan types such as FHA and conventional loans, highlighting the new loan limits for this year. Understanding the specific conditions required for approval, including down payment percentages and maximum loan amounts, is essential for navigating the loan process successfully.

  1. Credit Score Importance

Credit scores play a pivotal role in loan qualification. We discuss the minimum credit scores needed for different loan types (e.g., FHA, conventional) and how credit tiers affect loan pricing and approval. It’s important to note that disputes on credit reports can complicate the loan process, so managing your credit effectively is key.

  1. Role of Mortgage Brokers vs. Bank Loan Officers

We clarify the distinction between mortgage brokers and bank loan officers. Mortgage brokers like Brian can offer a wider range of loan products from various lenders, providing more options compared to bank loan officers who are limited to their institution’s products. Choosing the right professional can ease the loan process and increase your chances of approval.

  1. Future Episodes and Engagement

Our podcast aims to provide ongoing, valuable information about the real estate market and finance. We invite listeners to submit their questions for future episodes, ensuring we address the topics that matter most to you. Our next episode will focus on credit and its impact on loan qualification, so stay tuned!

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