When you apply for a mortgage, underwriters will comb through your finances to determine if you’re a good candidate for a loan.
This includes verifying a lot of personal information, including your income, assets, credit history, and employment.
During the initial stages of the home loan process, you’ll simply input or tell the bank or broker what you do for a living, how much you make, and how long you’ve done it.
As a rule of thumb, mortgage lenders generally want a minimum of two years in the same position or line of work.
This shows them a history of earnings, that you have consistently been employed, and have the ability to maintain employment, all of which are important to ensure timely mortgage payments are made in the future.
Once your home loan application arrives at the underwriter’s desk, they’ll dig into the details a bit more and connect all the dots.
Typically, a written VOE is only necessary if using overtime and bonuses, otherwise you can often get away with a verbal VOE.
Underwriters will be able to decision your home loan with confidence, knowing you’re able to make payments and satisfy repayment of the loan.
By taking the time to verify employment, lenders can cut down on fraud and also ensure that only creditworthy borrowers are approved.
By creating fake business names with real addresses, phone numbers, and personnel, fraudsters can sometimes circumvent these rules. They even create fake pay stubs to go along with it.
In summary, employment is a key piece of the underwriting pie and is essential to qualify for a mortgage. Be sure your work history can be verified to ensure success when applying for a home loan.
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