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Work less than a year

by Mariana A.
(Broward, Florida)



I have worked in a company for less than a year but I worked for a year in another company and also have a part time job. My credit score is 750 and I have a savings account that has more than enough for a down payment on a house. Is it possible that a get a home loan?

Thank you
Mariana

===ANSWERS===

Hi Mariana;

I'm a little unclear on your employment history. If you have at least 2 years of continuous employment, even though not with the same employer, you should qualify for a home loan.

Lenders like to see 2 years of steady employment and if you changed jobs, it has to be so you can improve your situation. For example, let's say you worked as a waitress in a restaurant. Then you leave that job and start working in a office. Now you make more money, have steady income unlike that in a waitress job where you depended on tips.

A lender will look at this as an improvement in your life style and therefore you should be able to qualify.

Find a good loan officer at a bank like Chase or Bank of America and have them pre-qualify you for a loan.

With the down payment money, steady work and a great credit score you should have no problem.

If you're thinking about this, you may want to get moving and still take advantage of the TAX CREDIT up to $8,000. You will need to get the home under contract by the end of April.

Home this helps,

Jeff

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Work less than a year
by: Diane

I was so excited to see this question. In the last two years I have changed jobs twice but always to improve my income. I wondered if that would hurt my prospects at getting a loan. Now I know it will not! Thanks a million!

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