Month: March 2019

How to get a mortgage as a freelancer with Regan Hagestad of Watermark Home Loans

How to Get a Mortgage You Deserve as a Freelancer

Whether you’re a freelancer, temp worker or independent contractor, they’re all the same term for a job that feeds the gig economy.  The upside? Instead of working full-time for only one employer, you have the flexibility, freedom and personal fulfillment to work when you want.  There’s a downside to this freedom — your income could be “riskier” if you want to get a loan,

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How Paying Off Your Mortgage Can Affect Your Credit Score

A mortgage likely is the largest debt you’ll ever have, so paying it off is a significant achievement. But be warned: Depending on various factors, this act of financial responsibility could increase or decrease your credit score. Here, explains how it could affect your FICO score.   Your credit score could decrease Paying off what is likely your largest installment debt

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5 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Needs to Know

Thinking about buying your first home? Here, lays out all of the must-know details of purchasing for the first time, whether it’s getting a mortgage, choosing a real estate agent, shopping for a home or making a down payment. 1. How much home you can afford   Because homes are a large expenditure, you’ll likely need a home loan

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