"NO DOC" loans had been around for years, and served a niche market for the self-employed, commission, and tipped income home owners. Because of their additional risk, they came with higher interest rates, bigger down payments, and generally were only available to self-employed people with a minimum of 2-years provable self-employment history and trouble documenting their true income.
As the home loan markets changed through the early 2000's, these loans grew in popularity, especially once Wall Street introduced new no doc, stated income, stated assets, no job, and other ridiculous variations with underwriting guidelines so silly almost anyone could qualify for a home loan.
These new variations turned a small niche program into what became commonly known as liar loans. This was because because both customers and Loan Officers were easily allowed to misrepresent the borrowers true circumstances. They were highly abused by consumers, and bad loan officers everywhere, as people realized they could easily get a loan they either should not be getting at all, or more commonly, to get a bigger loan than they normally would have received.
These liar loans were one of the first casualties of the mortgage market meltdown as many of these customers were some of the very first people to end up in foreclosure. Lenders everywhere quickly pulled them from their product lines, and many states now have laws on the books banning them completely.
Unfortunately, the self-employed, commissions, and tipped income people who truly need and benefited from stated income, no documentation (NINA, NIVA, NISA, SISA) type loans are now without loan options. The old saying, one bad apple spoils the whole bunch... In this case, it was a whole bunch of bad apples that spoiled it for the one who really needs it.
If you are looking for a respectable No Documentation loan, you are pretty much out of luck, unless you are:
In a state that still allows them
Have excellent credit
Are in need of under 65% loan-to-value
Are willing to pay huge up-front costs and very high interest rates to "hard money lenders"
If you were looking for a "no doc" loan in MN and WI, can you still get financing? Maybe, but not without fully documenting your ability to repay your loan.
But, don't give up just yet. Let a licensed professional loan officer review a full application.
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