Not enough income to qualify for a mortgage for a 2nd rental property

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I was able to save up enough money for a down payment for a 2nd rental property.  However,  I dont have the income to qualify for the mortgage.  Any suggestions on how I can go around with it? 

Your only real options are to (1) find a lender who will qualify you, (2) find a co-signer, (3) find a cheaper property and pay cash, or (4) start heavily looking into creative financing options, like lease-purchase/subject-to financing.

Who did you ask for a loan? Banks tend to be much more struck so I recommend talking to a mortgage broker. It is often times easier to qualify. Has your first rental apprared on your taxes

Are they not counting the rental income? 

Elizabeth Colegrove 

 i checked with the bank.  and yes they are counting the rental income.  I will try with the broker! 

definitely recommend that! Wellsfargo won't lend to me but they will buyu loans :)

i have heard alot on bp about partners or jv's look into it. it would be alot quicker...someone else has the credit but not enough skin to put in the could help with that and benefit tremendously.

How do I look into partners and what are the qualifications?

@Lalaine Hagler  Did you only try the big banks like Chase, Wells Fargo etc??? Maybe try the small local banks in your area that hold their own loans as their qualifications might be very different. Most big banks (Chase, Wells Fargo etc.) sell their loans to other banks so while you might get a longer term loan with with them at a slightly better rate, they have usually stricter requirements. 

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