The mission of USDA Rural Development’s Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program is to assist low to moderate income rural home buyers achieve their dream of home ownership!
Rural Development partners with approved local lenders to extend 100% financing opportunities to eligible rural individuals and families for the purchase of safe and sanitary dwellings. Guaranteed loans have assisted thousands of homeowners to purchase a home with affordable interest rates and loan terms.
Applicants must purchase a home within the eligible rural areas, and have a household income that does not exceed the established limits where the home is located. Additional Guaranteed Loan Features include but are not limited to:
*Guarantee Fee applies: may be rolled into the loan amount.
*Flexible credit guidelines. Non-traditional credit histories may be accepted.
*Fixed 30 year interest rates apply. Lenders and applicants agree upon interest rate.
*No maximum purchase price. Qualifying ratios and the applicant’s stable and dependable income will determine home affordability.
*Eligible property types include existing homes, new construction, modular homes, Planned Unit Developments (PUD’s), eligible condominiums and new manufactured homes.
*Eligible closing costs and lender fees may be included in the loan or paid by the applicant.
*Gift/Grant Funds/Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCC’s)/Seller Concessions are allowed.
*Eligible repairs and improvements may be included in the loan.
*Applicants apply with an approved lender of their choice.
*Not limited to first time home buyers.
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Looking for a home loan when you are self-employed can be a bit challenging but a USDA loan may be a great option. Many banks and lenders shy away from this type of loan due to the complex nature and experience that it requires. These scenarios can be complicated but with proper analysis and documentation the outcome can be successful. This short video will explain how to qualify for a USDA home loan if you are self-employed.
• 1099 Contractors are considered self-employed
• W2 Employees who are 100% commissioned
• Converting from a self-employed to a W2 employee can be acceptable
Minimum guidelines require that a self-employed borrower must have 2 years of self-employment history. Common documents that will be needed for verification purposes include articles of incorporation when applicable and at least 2 years of both business and personal tax returns. Also, keep in mind your tax returns should include all pages and schedules. If you filed an extension, make sure to have the signed extension available for underwriting.
Tax return documentation includes but not limited to:
• Business tax returns for corporations
• Schedule C for sole proprietors
• Partnership details if applicable
• Signed extensions when necessary
• Year to Date Profit & Loss Statement
• Year to Date Balance Sheet
As with all USDA home loans, income limits will apply and qualifying income for a USDA home loan for the self-employed is based on your adjusted income. The adjusted income is calculated after expenses are deducted. Your qualifying income is not based on gross commissions or your total sales. When following USDA guidelines for self-employment, alternative income documentation such as bank statements showing deposits are not acceptable. Read more about the USDA eligibility requirements for the self-employed.
We realize that qualifying when you are self-employed may seem overwhelming, but we offer the unique experience and expertise to help with each step of the process.
Key Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*