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Homeowners Insurance Basics

Homeowners Insurance Basics

When you get a mortgage, your lender will require you to have proof of homeowners insurance before you closing. At minimum, your policy will probably need to equal the amount of your mortgage, which may or may not cover the actual cost to rebuild your house. Even if you pay off your mortgage, it is important to have homeowners insurance to protect the equity you have built up in your home….

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Avoid Home Improvement Scams

Avoid Home Improvement Scams

Home owners know that there are always home improvement projects waiting to be done and never enough time to complete them. Whether you are a first-time home buyer looking to renovate a fixer-upper or an established home owner with a list of pending  repairs, scams might not be the first thing on your mind. It is easy to stay one step ahead of any home improvement scam if you know…

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Lower Mortgage Insurance Premiums

FHA Bonanza! Lower Mortgage Insurance Premiums

If you would like to buy a home but saving up for a large down payment isn’t an option, you may want to consider obtaining a mortgage backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). If you already have an FHA loan and you haven’t refinanced in a while, you may be able to reduce your mortgage insurance premiums by refinancing. Benefits of FHA Loans FHA loans offer down payments as…

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Freedom Mortgage award featured - Freedom Mortgage Wins 2015 Global Award for Excellence in BPM & Workflow

Freedom Mortgage Wins 2015 Global Award for Excellence in BPM & Workflow

Freedom named winner for second year in a row Mount Laurel, NJ – December 14, 2015 – Freedom Mortgage Corporation, a privately held, full-service residential mortgage lender licensed in all 50 states, was named winner of the prestigious 2015 Global Award for Excellence in BPM & Workflow for its business process management technology. Jointly sponsored by the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) and BPM.Com, the 2015 Global Excellence Awards recognize user organizations…

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Freedom Mortgage first flyer featured - Freedom Mortgage Attracting Next Generation of Mortgage Leaders

Freedom Mortgage Attracting Next Generation of Mortgage Leaders

"First Flyer" program revolutionizing the recruiting and training of future mortgage leaders Mount Laurel, NJ – October 19, 2015 – Freedom Mortgage Corporation, a privately held, full-service mortgage lender licensed in all 50 states, announced it is actively recruiting and training its next generation of mortgage executives through its college recruitment and training program. The First Flyer program was created in early January 2015 to accommodate the company’s growth and add…

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Customer Care Food Drive Helps Those in Need

The Customer Care department within Freedom Mortgage Servicing is dedicated to helping borrowers, especially those in need following a hardship. The group’s supportive spirit extended beyond borrowers when they recently organized a food drive to help nonprofits in both Fishers Indiana and South Jersey provide food for children in those communities. Many children in low-income homes receive an average of one meal a day, which generally comes from school. Shaun…

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Build your credit: here's the score

Building Credit: Here’s the Score

Your credit score indicates how likely you are to pay back a loan. Most lenders use the FICO credit score, which ranges from 300 to 850. If your score is low, lenders may not be willing to loan you money at all – or if they do, they will charge you higher interest to compensate for the risk that they may not get their money back. What is the best…

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Four home improvement projects that add value

4 Home Improvement Projects That Add Value

Many homeowners take great pride in their properties and work year-round to maintain their homes and add new amenities. However, it’s all too easy to spend lots of money at the home improvement store on projects that don’t really increase the value of your home. Here are a few home improvement projects that are likely to increase your home’s curb appeal and market price while providing additional benefits. Tip: Make…

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The New Closing Process

The New Closing Process: What Borrowers Need to Know

The Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) changed the closing process for all loans originated after October 3, 2015. Here is how these changes will affect you. Benefits The changes were designed to make it easier for consumers to understand important information about their new mortgage, and to give them more time to review documents. Consumers are now informed earlier in the process how much cash they need to bring to…

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Freedom Mortgage father daughter featured - Freedom Mortgage Expands Its Traditional Retail Footprint with Branches in the Western US

Freedom Mortgage Expands Its Traditional Retail Footprint with Branches in the Western US

Mount Laurel, NJ – July 29, 2015 – Freedom Mortgage Corporation, a privately held, full-service residential mortgage lender licensed in all 50 states, is pleased to announce its retail expansion of over 40 branches in the western U.S.  This is part of the company’s strategy to grow its traditional retail lending business. Freedom Mortgage has achieved significant growth organically and most recently through the acquisition of retail branches in Arizona, California,…

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