5 Tips for Buying a Home this Autumn

5 Tips for Buying a Home this Autumn
September 29, 2017

Fall offers a change of season like no other. If you’re thinking about changing homes, consider the following. Motivated Sellers: If the home has been on the market for a while, the seller may take a lower offer to close the deal before the winter. How is your new home’s drainage? Are the gutters in good shape? Proper drainage takes water off of the roof and away from the home….

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A Millennial Guide to Buying Your First Home

A Millennial Guide to Buying Your First Home
January 4, 2017

What to Do Before Buying Your First Home Unlike past generations, millennials are entering the housing market with an overwhelming amount of student debt. Uneasy credit and high unemployment rates make it challenging for millennials to save for or purchase a new home. It makes sense, then, that millennials are slow to enter the home buying market and have different outlooks and greater anxiety over long-term investments than prior generations….

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Getting to the Truth: Top Mortgage Misconceptions and Facts

Top Mortgage Misconceptions
December 28, 2016

Top Mortgage Misconceptions The world of mortgages can be confusing, especially when mortgage misconceptions run rampant. At Freedom Mortgage, we’ve made a list of the top mortgage misconceptions to help you discover the truth behind them. Myth #1: Your Interest Rate Reflects the Cost of Your Mortgage It isn’t the interest rate, but the annual percentage rate (APR) that reflects the true cost of your mortgage. Your APR encompasses your…

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What Are the Most Common Reasons Why People Get Turned Down for Loans?

Mortgage Application Rejection
December 14, 2016

Mortgage Application Rejection Mortgage rejection happens to thousands of potential homebuyers each year. It can be discouraging, especially after putting in so much work to apply for just one mortgage loan. Understanding why you were declined along with other reasons people are often rejected can help you when applying for another loan later on. Freedom Mortgage has made a list of the top three reasons people get turned down for…

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5 Tips for Successfully Closing a Loan

5 Tips for Successfully Closing a Loan
December 8, 2016

How to Close a Loan There are plenty of ways closing a loan can go wrong. Many of these can be avoided by showing that you care for each of your clients. Help each and every client feel like your number one priority. Use your sales skills to successfully determine who the decision maker is in a group, then discuss their objectives, time frame and exactly what they find important….

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Top 3 Skills You Need to be Successful in the Mortgage Industry

Top 3 Skills You Need to be Successful in the Mortgage Industry
December 8, 2016

Careers in the Mortgage Industry Require 3 Simple Skills To be truly successful in the mortgage industry, you have to provide more than sound mortgages. Customers expect great service and experiences, too. Here are the top three skills that the professionals at Freedom Mortgage believe will bring you greater success in careers within the mortgage industry. Skill #1: Sales and Customer Service As a mortgage professional, you must be able…

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Why More and More Millennials are Considering Entering the Mortgage Industry

Why More and More Millennials are Considering Entering the Mortgage Industry
December 8, 2016

Millennials in the Workplace: Why Mortgage? As more millennials earn their degrees, they’re entering the job market with force. With growing concerns over how hard it can be for millennials to even qualify for a mortgage, you may not assume that this powerful generation is interested in joining the mortgage industry – but there are several reasons why they might. Freedom Mortgage made a list to explore why more millennials…

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4 Signs You May Lose a Sale

4 Signs You May Lose a Sale
December 8, 2016

Sales Tips from Freedom Mortgage As a mortgage professional, you know that you close some sales and lose others. While some losses may be completely out of your control, there are cases where you can take initiative and change a buyer’s mind before they back out. Although each client may act differently, there are a few signs you can look for that indicate a sale is at risk and steps…

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How to Take Advantage of Continuing Education in the Mortgage Industry

How to Take Advantage of Continuing Education in the Mortgage Industry
December 8, 2016

The Benefits of Mortgage Industry Training There are plenty of steps you can take to continue your education and advance your career as a mortgage professional. If you need continuing education credits to fulfill license renewal requirements, or you just want to brush up on modern mortgage information and skills, consider furthering your education with specific mortgage industry training designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to move…

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3 Signs a Homeowner is About to Default on Mortgage Payments and How to Handle Them

Mortgage Issues
December 8, 2016

Spot a Foreclosure and Stop it from Happening If your gut is telling you that a homeowner is heading toward mortgage payment default and foreclosure, there’s a good chance you’re right. Luckily, you don’t have to guess. There are ways to spot a coming foreclosure and specific steps that mortgage professionals can take to help clients get back to black. Here are three signs of foreclosure to look for and…

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