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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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  • One of the biggest challenges for first-time home buyers is saving for a down payment. Often, new home buyers mistakenly believe they must save 20% of their home price as a down payment.  However, depending on your credit and loan terms, you may be able to put down much less. Another misnomer for first-time home buyers is believing they will never be able to save enough for a down payment.... The ...

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  • The holidays can be a hectic time for everyone.  From hosting parties to decorating the house and wrapping gifts, it can make for a lot of mess.  While everyone has heard of spring cleaning, the post-holiday period is the perfect time to get organized. Check out these three useful tips to help you get started. Make a daily “To Do” list of everything that you hope to accomplish. Remember, be... The...

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  • Is this your year to host the big day? Are you ready for company? Here are a few tips to quickly ready your home for your Turkey Day celebration: Clean If you are in a crunch for time, focus your attention on the kitchen and bathroom. Always have a clean bathroom for your guests. They will notice. Declutter the remainder of your party space. Use bedrooms as extra storage, but... The post Quick tip...

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  • 5 Reasons why it may make sense. Many Freedom Mortgage customers enjoy the convenience of having their mortgage payment deducted directly from their checking account. Why? Automatic mortgage payments provide a host of benefits, and of course, you never need to remember to buy stamps. Mortgage payments are the perfect bills to automate. Mortgage payments typically don’t vary month-to-month, so auto...

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