Posted by Jason-DTX on January 07, 1999 at 09:45:09:
For FHA requirements you need a steady job history. If you are self employed they will require that you have 2 years experience at being self employed and they want tax returns and other related stuff to verify income.
If you quit your job and had another one lined up immediately that was in the same field then they might let the loan go through but they may not. Maybe if you worded it that way you could talk to your lender about it.
Your best bet is to get the loan first, or find a property that doesn’t require you to get a loan.
P.S. you mentioned that the property COULD be a duplex. Make sure you check the zoning before you plan on a duplex and then find out that the code won’t allow it.