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Will a Business Loan Affect Getting a Mortgage? Maybe.

If you own a business and have a loan for it, and you are planning on buying a home, you might be wondering if the business loan will affect whether or not you can get a mortgage. A business loan can impact your credit score if you are the sole proprietor of the business and take out the business loan in your name instead of the business’ name, or if you personally guarantee the loan. A lender will be looking to see if you and your credit are stable when they decide to give someone a mortgage loan.

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Self Employed People Cannot Use Money From Their Own Business?

The mortgage rule makers say that self-employed mortgage borrowers can’t use money from their business accounts for a mortgage, not without some explanation anyway. Why? It’s their money! You would think they would know best what to do with it. Yet, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say that they don’t want a self-employed mortgage borrower to use funds from their business bank accounts without some further analysis. There is the possibility to allow the withdrawal of funds from business bank accounts if the self-employed mortgage borrower’s accountant writes a letter stating that the withdrawal of funds from their business bank accounts “should not” adversely affect the operations of the business. Read More