Buying A Home Should Bring You Closer, But Could Drive You Apart

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buying a home together before marriage

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Employment and qualification

So you started your own business last year. It was an exciting time for you both. But now, your lender is telling you that, if you are freelance or own your own business, you need to show at least two years of profitable tax returns to even be considered for a loan. You don’t have that…So now, it could be just your partner on this loan, and that cuts the purchase price you can afford in half.

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