Wanted to know if any professional traders here have tried applying for a mortgage...? How did that go; were you approved? How much scrutiny was given to your profession, income, etc? I'm mainly referring to traders who don't earn a salary/wage from some other line of work. I'm currently a software engineer, but also trade the regular-hours US equities sessions (automated). I see a fork in the road at some point ahead where I'm hoping to focus my time solely on trading, but also want to move my family to a new house, among other things. My line of thinking thus far has been to hold the day job long enough to secure the mortgage... but curious nonetheless how easy it might be to get the mortgage if trading were the only profession listed on the application. I'd assume the longer the history of consistent profitability the better. Any insight, anecdotes, etc would be awesome. Thanks in advance.