I just went through this same situation with one of my clients who is in outside sales. They require the same 2 year history. We were able to go to a local bank and get the loan approved because they know his local employer and his credit history. Your large mortgage companies and national lenders just don't have that kind of flexibility in todays lending market. I'm in Columbia so it won't help you there but I would look into your local banks (maybe the one that made the loan for your business?). Good luck and hope this helps.
Trisha Lee, REMAX Boone Realty, Columbia, MO