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Meet Jim Machometa

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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:

"Inter first and Jim provided us with an enjoyable experience. Jim was great. Easy to work with, not pushy at all, like some other lenders. Extremely responsive and helpful. Would go back to him.
His style meshed well with me since I've been through this before. Might be a little too hands-off for a first-time home buyer, but I loved it. He got me a low rate and the lowest closing costs I could find. Hard not to be happy!"

Mark

Refinance

"Jim made the entire process quick and easy. He was responsive to every one of our requests and provided updates even on the weekends. We truly appreciate you're committed to us from the very start."

Abel

Refinance

"James was very easy to work with. He talked in a smooth easy to understand manner He made sure that I understood what he was telling me about the loan process. He was easy to get a hold of if I ever had any questions. He was extremely knowledgeable in all phases of the finance business. It was a pleasure to have James handle my financial needs. You are fortunate to have James in your employ ."

Gail I.

Refinance

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 Jim Machometa
Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3...

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Schedule a Consultation

Schedule time on my calendar for a consultation so I can understand your goals and create a plan for you.

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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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