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FHA, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac – Income from 1099 to W2: Is there a waiting period for a borrower that changes from a 1099 job to a W2 job?

Answer – FHA Says: While FHA has a ‘6-month rule’ regarding gaps in employment, I do not believe that your situation is necessarily a ‘gap in employment’.  The 6-month rule is referring to borrowers who leave the workforce for 6 months or more.  It sounds as if your borrower never stopped working.  That said, 1099 income […]

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & FHA – Unemployment Job Gap: Can someone with a 6.5-month unemployment gap who now has a stable job be eligible for financing, if it is less than 6 months?

Answer – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Say: There is no specific waiting time listed in the selling guides (for either Fannie or Freddie) that require a borrower to be back to work for six months. You can see that all that is required below is the borrower must explain their employment gap, and there […]

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