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  • Your billing statement has a great deal of information to help you understand your mortgage. To get acquainted with different parts of your mortgage statement, watch this informative video.  Looking for a little more detail? Read below for a more in-depth look at your mortgage statement. We’ve organized it by sections. Freedom Mortgage Contact Information This section of your mortgage statement ...

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  • Let’s take a closer look at appraisals. When you find the home of your dreams and are ready to make an offer, your mortgage lender needs assurance that the place you are interested in is worth the money you wish to offer for it. This is where an Appraiser, usually a qualified 3rd party contractor, comes in. Style and Selling Points: The appraiser looks at the general design and architectural... Th...

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  • Full-service mortgage banker to celebrate achievement at two-day Indiana festival Fishers, IN – June 28, 2018 – Freedom Mortgage, one of the nation’s largest full-service mortgage bankers and a leader in government-insured lending, will celebrate its one millionth borrower at a festival in Indiana later this month. The Spark!Fishers festival in Fishers, Indiana, will begin Friday evening, June 29 ...

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  • In the US, a 30-year fixed rate mortgage is standard. However, a 15-year fixed rate mortgage may be a smart way to save in interest. To help you figure out which type is best for you, we’ve compiled a short list of pros and cons.   Situations vary by individual, so it’s important to talk to an expert when deciding which loan is right for you. Contact us today to... The post Pros and Cons of a 15 Y...

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  • If you’ve been following the housing market, you may be seeing that rates are rising and home inventory is low. This means that fewer homeowners are putting their homes up for sale, making the market more competitive while mortgage rates go up. However, American’s may not realize that while rates are rising they are still at historic lows. This Spring, Trulia released a blog, Not Your Father’s Hou...

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  •   You’ve applied for a job and landed the interview! Whether you’ve been on several interviews or this is your first, it’s vital to be prepared and put your best foot forward. Here are a few tips: Always Dress to Impress Employers notice your attire. Dress professionally, no matter how casual the workplace environment. A favorite, professional outfit will make you feel confident. Ensure your cloth...

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  • Veterans and active military families that are eligible for a VA home loan have the opportunity to leverage this benefit more than once. In fact, qualified veterans and active military may use the VA Loan Guaranty Program over and over. Whether you’re buying your first or your last home, you can use your VA benefit on each home purchase. The only limitation is that a VA home loan can only... The p...

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  • Freedom Mortgage customers can enjoy the convenience of scheduling automatic recurring mortgage payments online. This feature offers you the ability to schedule your mortgage payment on a regular basis. The payment will then be deducted from your selected bank account automatically! This eliminates the need to mail a check or call-in a payment every month. In addition, this service offers you the ...

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  •   Freedom Mortgage recruits at school career fairs and networking events. We give students the opportunity to interview on campus. The following list below includes our weekly scheduled events. Graduates (or soon to-be grads) interested should visit us today to learn more or apply. The post Freedom Mortgage College Recruitment Events appeared first on Freedom Mortgage Blog.

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  • Reason #5: The Sunshine If you haven’t noticed, Arizona weather offers almost year-round sunshine. In fact, Tempe sees more than 300 sunny days annualy!* Yes, the summer gets a bit steamy, but even on rainy days the sun always shines through. Reason #4: Outdoor Activities If you’re an activity junky, or simply love the outdoors, Tempe offers a slew of options. You have access to multiple hiking tr...

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  • Have you considered moving into a bigger home, downsizing, or moving into a different community? Now is a great time to prepare. Here are 3 tips to prep your home for a spring sale and make a few dollars while you’re at it! Tip 1: Prepare Evaluate what’s in and what’s out in an organized manner. Grab some empty boxes and label them in two categories: Category #1: Keep Category... The post Spring C...

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  • 5 questions to ask yourself when applying for a job after college graduation. Earning a degree is an impressive accomplishment. The learning your degree required is the precursor to launching a career, but finding the right job can be difficult and confusing. Your first job after college is a critical step toward your career path. In the rush to find a job, some forget to consider if their interes...

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  • Completing your college education is an important milestone, and it’s a big investment – of both time and money.  According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 school year ranged from $9,970 (state residents at public colleges) to $34,740 (private colleges). These figures don’t include housing, meals, supplies or transportation.  According to a 2016 report ...

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  • Have you outgrown your home or has your home outgrown you? Many homeowners live in homes that don’t meet their needs but they are hesitant to make a move. According to a recent study by the National Association of REALTORS®*, today’s sellers have remained in their home for a median of 10 years. This is well above the historical norm of six years between 1985 – 2008.   The great... The post 2 Signs...

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  • It’s the age-old conundrum – grads need experience to get a job but can’t get a job without experience. When the best jobs require industry know-how, what are your options? GOOD WAYS 1) Internships – in school, your internship may have provided credit toward your degree. For grads, internships are still a possibility, but the low (or no) pay internships could be an obstacle. 2) Working your way up...

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  • While reviewing applicants for our First Flyer career development program, Freedom Mortgage was pleased to see a wide-range of college majors interested in joining the team. In fact, most candidates we see hold degrees (or are working toward them) in fields that have nothing to do with finance, accounting or business. “I’d say one of our most popular degrees for our First Flyer program is actually...

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  • Planning to move? Preparing your home with staging techniques may result in less time on the market and an increased sale price.  According to the National Association of Realtors® 2017 Profile of Home Staging, 62% of sellers’ agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market. In addition, 49% of buyers’ agents say that staging a home increases its dollar valu...

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  • Interest rate projections from Freddie Mac show an upward trend as we head further into 2018, predicted to increase by a ½ percentage point. While this may not seem like a big jump, this ½ percentage point can make a big difference in your monthly mortgage payment. The below chart highlights mortgage rate fluctuations over the last 3 years, demonstrating the predicted increase on the horizon. Thin...

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  • According to Zillow, the typical U.S. renter spends nearly $2,000 more per year than they would if that money was going toward their home. Here are some interesting statistics: The median U.S. rent accounts for 29% of a typical household income – up from 25.8% between 1985 and 2000. Today, renters in 34 of the nation’s largest markets spend a greater share of income on rent than they did historica...

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  • If you are considering a move, now may be a smart time to investigate the possibilities of homeownership. As we look at market predictions, Zillow’s average scenario shown below predicts that home prices will rise by 23.4% over the next five years. Based on this prediction, for example, if you purchased a home for $100,000 today, that same home would be expected to increase in value to $123,400 by...

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  • Do you need to tap into your home’s equity to finance a big purchase or consolidate debt? Are you comparing a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) to refinancing your mortgage and taking cash out? Here are 8 comparison points to consider for a Cash-Out Refinance Loan from Freedom Mortgage: Unlike a line of credit’s varying rates and increasing payments, cash-out refinance loans offer a fixed interes...

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  • Find out how it will affect your wallet. Congress ended 2017 by passing a sweeping tax reform law that changes tax rates, brackets and deductions. As the law impacts America’s homeowners, it’s important to consult with your tax advisor to determine how the changes impact your deductions. Here are some details as to what these changes could mean for you and your wallet. Mortgage interest deductions...

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  • Freedom Mortgage Year-end Statements (Form 1098) are mailed to customers by January 31. It’s important to keep an eye out for these forms as you’ll need them at tax time! What is the Year End Statement or Form 1098? Your year-end statement (Form 1098) is used to report mortgage interest paid during 2017. This figure is important if you plan to deduct this from your taxes if you’re eligible (consul...

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