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Meet Bill Bennett

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My goal is to guide you to a successful loan closing. Here is what my past clients have to say about their experience working with me:

"I am a self-employed individual with varying ownership stakes in several companies. In addition to my complex tax returns, I had a small closing window and my building’s lender started changing my qualifying requirements on my $1.5M purchase 45 days prior to closing on my dream home. After thoroughly reviewing my business cash flow statements, you were able to make sense of it and ensure a smooth underwriting process. The open line of communication was key to me. I had a lot on the line and knowing that I wasn’t being put off really helped reassure me that everything was going to work out.  Working with William Bennett was the best decision.  Transparency was so important during this process and you always give it straight!"

Sam P.

Self-Employed Jumbo Loan Borrower

I was concerned about getting a mortgage commitment letter in time, and I heard 60 days from bankers and my neighbors. After quickly getting my commitment letter and finding the right product that fit me and my source of income, William Bennett left me with no doubt that he was going to get it done. It was a synergistic recipe for success for us, and we’d recommend him to anyone without a shadow of a doubt!”

Charles A.

Self-Employed Borrower

"Being a business owner, I was concerned that I would not qualify for a mortgage because of my tax returns. Even though we make a lot of money, getting banks to see that was challenging. However, with excellent communication and anticipation, William Bennett did for us what most banks could not; understand our situation and help us close on our vacation home. You and your team were incredibly fast and got us closed 21 days from the day we spoke. If I knew a business owner like myself in need of a mortgage, I would highly recommend you and your company!"

Brandy and Brian D.

Self-Employed Borrower

“I was worried about getting my loan closed because my prior lender dropped the ball two weeks before closing, causing me to lose the house. William Bennett closely guided us through the entire loan process and anticipated what we would need to provide upfront, which gave us confidence when submitting to underwriting. In addition to providing me with amazing customer service, he was able to get me approved and purchase our dream home. I highly recommend William Bennett and no one else but his team; they are beyond the best!”

Matthew S.

Jumbo Loan Borrower

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Our Mortgage Loan Programs

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SELF-EMPLOYED

Qualify using bank statements or 1099s instead of tax returns so you can get approved.

LOW-DOWN-PAYMENTS
LOW DOWN PAYMENT JUMBO

Jumbo loans with as little as 5% down so you can preserve liquidity and close on your dream home.

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INVESTORS

We allow investors to qualify using rental property cash flow and no income documentation.

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ASSET BASED

We allow you to qualify based on your assets instead of your income.

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PIGGYBACK

Unlock your home equity to receive the maximum amount of cash to achieve your financial goals.

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CASH OUT REFINANCE

Unlock your home equity to receive the maximum amount of cash to achieve your financial goals.

Getting a Loan with Bill Bennett
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Know Your Options

Discover what options are available to you and have confidence knowing I have reviewed your income up front.

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Close Your Loan

Relax as I guide you through a stress-free loan process so you can close on time.

FAQ's

How can I qualify for a mortgage without tax returns?

At LoanBud, we know business owners are the kind of people who want to be successful. In order to be that way, you need a mortgage to buy your home. The problem is, most banks will not approve your mortgage because of your tax returns, which makes you feel frustrated and defeated. We believe that qualifying people based on their tax returns is just plain wrong. That’s why we allow our self-employed customers to qualify using their bank statements instead of their tax returns. 

 
Here’s how it works: 
  1. Schedule a consultation to talk to us
  2. Know your options 
  3. Close your loan
 
Request a free consultation here so you can stop worrying about getting approved for a
mortgage so you can be happy in your new home.
What are the requirements for a self-employed conventional mortgage?

The requirements for a self-employed mortgage will depend on whether you are qualifying conventionally (with tax returns) or unconventionally (without tax returns).

Self-employed conventional mortgage qualifications include:

  • FICO score of 620 or greater
  • Debt to income ratio of no more than 50%, based on the net income reported on the last 2 years of tax returns
  • Down payment of at least 3%
  • 2-year history of being self-employed (shorter periods of one year are considered on an exception basis)
  • Year-to-date profit & loss statement, balance sheet, and recent bank statements to support income
At what point in the mortgage process will lenders review my income?

Most lenders do not analyze and underwrite a borrower's income up front (at the pre-approval stage).  Did you know that most loan officers are given authority to issue you a pre-approval letter without your loan ever being underwritten, and that your loan could later be denied by the underwriter? 

 

Online approvals are even more dangerous. If you enter your income (at least what you think it is) into an online application and you're given an instant pre-approval letter, without anyone ever analyzing your income documents, tax returns, profit & loss statements, balance sheets, and other financial information, is that really doing you any good?  Aren't you being asked to effectively calculate your own self-employment income?  Using shortcuts that other lenders offer can do more harm than good.

 

At LoanBud, we won't make you calculate your own income.  We will analyze and underwrite your tax documents up front, so you can relax knowing your income has already been approved.  If we determine your tax returns won't qualify, we will provide you with alternatives such as utilizing your bank statements instead of your tax returns.

What documents do I need to provide for a self-employed mortgage?

When it comes to self-employed applicants, most lenders are not flexible with the documentation that can be used.  

 

At LoanBud, we believe self-employed borrowers need more ways to get approved, so we provide the following options:

 

  • Full documentation: 2 years personal and business tax returns, year-to-date profit & loss statement and balance sheet
  • Bank statements: 12 – 24 months of personal or business bank statements (no tax returns required)
  • 1099 only: 24 months of 1099’s and year-to-date earnings statements (no tax returns required)
  • No doc: No doc mortgage / no ratio loan (employment, income, and tax returns are not required)
Can I qualify with liquid assets?

If you have at least 110% of the purchase price in liquid assets – meaning assets that are easily convertible into cash – LoanBud will not require income verification to qualify for a mortgage loan. 

 

This factor can be a major benefit for a borrower whose small business is in its infancy with less than two years of history.  You also get credit for all of your liquid assets, which includes retirement accounts, brokerage accounts, the cash value of life insurance policies, and more.  

 

Qualifying using liquid assets only is known as an asset qualifying loan (link), and can be used by any borrower to qualify, regardless of whether or not you are self-employed.

Can I get a no doc refinance?

Yes, at LoanBud we offer no doc refinances using only bank statements and allow you to take cash out up to 85% of the value of the property.

What is the maximum loan amount for bank statement jumbo loans?

LoanBud offers self-employed bank statement mortgage loans up to $10 million, with higher loan amounts considered on a case-by-case basis.

Can I get a mortgage if I haven't filed a tax return?

Yes, if you are self-employed you can get a mortgage with unfiled tax returns.  Since you are qualifying using 12 - 24 months of bank statements, and not using tax returns, we do not verify whether or not your tax returns have been filed.

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