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Ask an Expert – How do you get a mortgage without a regular salary?

Jason Conger Financial Advisor

Answered By

Marla Barch

Mortgage Lender


How do you get a mortgage without a regular salary?


Qualifying for a mortgage requires you to have a stable “income” that is likely to continue. However, there are lots of acceptable “income” types beyond a regular W-2 job, such as

  • Self-Employed Income
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Social security
  • Disability Income
  • Rental income from Investment Properties
  • Retirement Disbursements
  • Trusts
  • Royalties
  • Adoption Subsidies
  • Student Stipends
  • and more!

Additional options include having a family member with stable income co-sign or using the “asset depletion” program, which means you have enough savings/investments to pay your mortgage and other bills with monthly withdrawals.

Since the requirements will vary based on everyone’s unique situation, I recommend scheduling a custom consultation to review your goals, budget and qualifications in more detail.

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