" I see that this is 2009 -- in 2012 you'd not be very likely to get a loan self-employed"
Carla, what are you talking about? It's this type of nonsense misinformation that cripples the housing market and confuses borrowers. Getting a mortgage with self employment income is very easy; all you have to do is claim it and pay taxes on it and it's just like any other income.
Please stop spreading misinformation!