Linda Williamson - Waterstone Mortgage NMLS #269744

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Waterstone Mortgage Corporation (NMLS #186434) is a wholly owned subsidiary of WaterStone Bank SSB (NASDAQ: WSBF).

On the market for a new home, and trying to determine your budget? While you can estimate what kind of mortgage payment you might be comfortable with based on your other monthly expenses, there are several other factors that play a role in determining your budget (aka the loan amount you will qualify for). Check out this blog post to learn more, or send a message to chat about your budget.

Realtors – how are you showcasing your property listings? Let me introduce you to Single Property Sites, the beautifully co-branded landing page that includes home information, mortgage loan options, and details about the neighborhood. Ready to learn more? Check out the blog or send a message to chat.

June is National Homeownership Month! Not only is this a time to celebrate all the benefits of homeownership, it’s also a time to celebrate everything that makes your house a “home.” Are you, or is anyone you know, looking to purchase a home this summer? Send a message to chat.

If you prefer to do some research on your own first and aren’t sure which home loan is right for you, our new Loan Decision Tool is the perfect place to start. Just answer a few quick questions and it’ll recommend some loan products for you to explore more! Send a message if you have any questions about your results or want to jump in a little deeper:

Thinking about buying a house, but aren’t sure what your options are with your credit score? If you have less-than-perfect credit, there are a number of ways to improve your financial situation and get approved for a home loan. Visit the blog to read the top tips for getting a mortgage with a low credit score:

To those who have lost their lives in service to our country, we remember and honor you.

Committed to Bringing Customers Home

“Home” is more important now than it ever has been. Although things are changing every day, my commitment to bringing customers into their new homes or improving their financial situation through a refinance remains. Send a message and we can walk through your home financing options.

Benefits of Refinancing Your Home

Did you know that mortgage rates are STILL at historic lows? Now could be the perfect time to think about refinancing your home loan. Watch the video to learn about some of the benefits of refinancing, or send a message to chat.

Want to spend less time at the closing table and more time in your new home? Our hybrid closing platform allows you to preview and e-sign documents prior to your closing appointment, helping you to get in and out quickly. Send a message to learn more, or check out this blog post explaining the process.

Selling a Home During COVID-19: Tips for Realtors

Realtors, have you had to make adjustments this spring selling season? While things look a little different this year, the good news is that individuals are still buying and selling homes. Take a look at the top tips for selling houses in light of COVID-19 on the blog: Top tips for selling homes during the coronavirus pandemic. .

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. This holiday might look different this year for many of us, but hopefully you’re still able to celebrate with your loved ones. Cheers to our amazing mothers!

CARES Act Mortgage Forbearance: What You Need to Know—

The word “forbearance” is buzzing around the mortgage industry – but what does that really mean for homeowners? Forbearance could be a good option for some homeowners financially impacted by COVID-19, but it’s important to remember that forbearance does not mean forgiveness. Take a look at this simple breakdown of forbearance under the CARES Act from the CFPB.

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Today is the first day of Nurses’ Week. This celebration couldn’t come at a better time. Thank you to those working on the frontlines day in and day out to keep our communities safe. We’re grateful for your hard work and selflessness.

Felíz Cinco de Mayo! How are you celebrating at home? Now is a great time to enjoy an authentic Mexican meal and support local restaurants. Share your favorites in the comments!

May the fourth be with you, and happy Star Wars day! Is the Skywalker Saga on your binge list? You can watch all the movies in less than one day – 20 hours and 32 minutes to be precise. Up to the challenge?

COVID-19 Community Support

The impacts of COVID-19 have been vast. We are reminded of just how critical it is to support one another during these challenging times. We are in awe of the many ways individuals have rallied to bolster unity and understanding. Here are a few interesting ways people are coming together (virtually): Individuals rally together to support local communities during Coronavirus pandemic. .

Helping Homebuyers Every Step of the Way

Providing an exceptional experience from beginning to end (and even after your loan closes) is our top priority here at Waterstone Mortgage. If you or someone you know is looking to purchase or refinance a home, send a message and let's chat about the mortgage lending process.

Buying a house this spring or summer and wondering what you can use for a down payment? Read more about which assets are okay to use for a down payment, and which aren’t:

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Get yourself prepared to act. Send a message and let's talk!

Happy Earth Day! Are you doing anything around the house to celebrate this spring-time holiday? Share pictures of your flower gardens, newly-planted trees, landscaping – you name it – in the comments for some Earth Day inspiration.

Having a good credit score is important for buying a house. Why? It can help you qualify for more loan programs or even get a better interest rate. If your credit score is less-than-perfect, or you don’t even have one, take a look at these tips or send a message to learn more:

There’s no doubt video conferencing tools have become super important in the last month. While most of us have plenty of experience video-chatting with family members and friends, using video conferencing for work meetings can be an entirely different ballgame. Check out these strategies for making the most of video meetings with your co-workers, manager, and customers:


Looking to buy a house soon? Now is the perfect time to “spring into action” and make sure your financial situation is in good shape. One major factor in the mortgage lending process is your debt-to-income (DTI) ratio or the amount of debt you have compared to the income you bring in. Learn more about where your DTI should be and how you can improve it on the blog or send a message to learn more about your options:

Happy Easter! What holiday traditions do you celebrate in your home? Wishing you a wonderful day, however you're celebrating!

It's National Pet Day! Comment with a picture of your pet(s)! Can't wait to see!

If you’re moving into a new home this spring, make sure it’s ready for your pets! Check out these tips for pet-proofing your home:

With many of us working at home, it’s common to experience a few WiFi glitches, now and then. Here are some helpful tips for optimizing your WiFi at home, so you can have a productive, efficient day of work (in your comfy pants, of course)! #WMCHomeLife

Did you know we're owned by a bank? Our parent company, WaterStone Bank, backs us with the assets required to stay strong and stable, even in the most uncertain times. When you work with Waterstone Mortgage, you can rest assured you're working with a lender you can count on. Send a message and let's talk

You don’t necessarily need to move to find your dream home – you might be living in it. Our renovation financing options allow you to make your home your own. No project is too big or small. Spring has sprung; why wait? Send a message to learn about your mortgage loan options or get pre-approved online today.

Common Mortgage Myths, Debunked

Mortgages can be confusing for first-time homebuyers. This can lead to a lot of misconceptions and myths about the home loan process. We’ve decided to bust some mortgage myths and set the record straight.

Rates are at historic lows. Have you considered refinancing your current mortgage? Send a message and we can chat about your options.

Don’t forget: we’re here for you. We are working and are available to help with your home financing needs. Are you – or is someone you know – looking to buy a house or refinance? Send a message and we can chat about your options.

Spring is here - and we are ready to help anyone thinking about taking advantage of market conditions to purchase a new home. It all starts with a pre-approval. Learn more about those first steps you need to take to “spring into action,” or send a message and let’s chat about your home loan options:

We’re in it for the long run. Being bank-owned gives us the stability and security a lender needs during volatile times such as these.

About Linda the Lender

Linda has more than 16 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry. Her favorite part of working in this field is seeing the joy on her clients’ faces when they are handed the keys to their new home.

Linda also has a passion and talent for educating her clients. Many of them have expressed how grateful they are for her ability to explain the mortgage process clearly and in a way that is easy to understand. As an advisor, Linda takes the time to understand each client’s specific needs and financial profile before finding the best loan solutions for their situation.

Based in Appleton, Linda works with homebuyers throughout the state of Wisconsin. She specializes in an array of home loan programs that fit a variety of unique needs and preferences.

Outside of work, Linda trains as an endurance athlete. She has completed several Ironman and triathlon events. She is a big adventure-seeker and a self-proclaimed outdoorsy-type who enjoys four-wheeling, hiking, paddle boarding, and traveling.

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119 N McCarthy Road, Suite F
Appleton, WI

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