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6 first-time home buying tips for freelancers

couple with dog unpacking in their new home
January 18, 2018

By Maggie Tomasek

The home buying process may seem daunting, especially for first-time buyers. When you’re a freelancer, your sometimes complicated finances can make buying a home feel even more out of reach. But fear not: you have plenty of great resources at your disposal to help guide you.

Check out these pro tips for freelancers looking to buy their first home, courtesy of some residential lending experts at Alliant.


Maggie Tomasek is the PR and Social Media Specialist at Alliant. She began her career as a journalist for newspapers in Utica, N.Y., Des Moines and Cincinnati before moving to Chicago in 2009. Maggie is a seven-time Chicago Marathon finisher and a lifelong creative writer with a passion for comedy. Her mom instilled in her a great sense of fiscal responsibility, and her big sister told her to throw that responsibility out the window every once in a while in the name of life experience. So far, that combination of financial advice has worked out pretty well for her.