In 2020, as a result of the coronavirus, the US government introduced the CARES Act for federally backed mortgages. The CARES Act is a mortgage forbearance program that allows homeowners to pause their loan payments for up to 360 days during the pandemic.
2020 has been quite a year in the Bay Area. Between the threat of contracting COVID-19, pandemic-related job losses and business closures, and being forced into house arrest under the country’s strictest Stay at Home orders, some residents may feel as though they’ve been knocked around enough for a lifetime.
It’s not romantic. It’s not fun. And in some generations, it’s almost taboo. But if you want to protect your wealth—and possibly your reputation—creating a prenup may just be something you’ll want to consider.
Here’s what you need to know about qualifying for your next house: If you’re a self-employed freelancer, the rules just became a little tougher for you to qualify for a mortgage loan. Even if you’re pulling down a cool six figures—which many freelancers are—it may still be harder to get a loan than if you […]