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Mortgage interest rate trends for 2019

  Find out what the current trend is for interest rates and what we can expect this year The housing market is an industry on the move and whether it goes up or down depends on factors such as interest rates, home prices and the current economic climate. Here are thoughts on trends we might see in 2019 – especially with the recent decline in mortgage interest rates. What is…

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Should You Install Solar Panels on Your Home?

  Many people like the idea of installing a solar power system on their home and it is easy to understand why. Solar energy is green energy, making it good for the environment. And sunlight is free! However, adding solar panels to your home requires time and money. Follow these steps before you choose solar for your home. Conduct an energy audit Conducting energy audits and replacing old appliances, lighting…

Spring Cleaning Tips & Hacks | Freedom Mortgage

Spring forward with simple, time-saving cleaning hacks

  The first signs of spring are upon us. The weather is warming up, the birds are chirping, and the sun is shining. The winter hibernation is coming to an end. You know what that means – it’s time for spring cleaning! Here are some helpful tips to assist you in scrubbing away the woes of winter using common household items: Lemons and Vinegar Heated lemon juice and rinds in…

What does it mean when your loan is sold? | Freedom Mortgage

My loan has been “Sold.” What does that mean?

  It’s natural to wonder what it means when the servicing rights to your loan are “sold” to a new servicer. Some may even worry about this common occurrence. Have no fear, Freedom Mortgage is one of the nation’s leading servicers of home loans. Read more to learn about the important role mortgage servicers play for homeowners. Who “Services” My Loan and what’s their role? Your mortgage servicer may or…

Energy efficient heating and air conditioning systems. From Freedom Mortgage.

Should you upgrade to a “green” heating & cooling system?

  The emphasis on green energy over the last 15 years has spurred manufacturers of HVAC (or “heating, ventilation and air conditioning”) systems to up their research and development game. As a result, heating and cooling systems between 15-20 years old are now considered inefficient. The same goes for cooling units. If your AC system is more than 10 years old, you’re not getting optimum performance. Replacing your home’s current…

Ideas for updating and remodeling your home’s bathrooms from Freedom Mortgage.

Are You Ready to Remodel Your Home’s Bathroom?

  Renovating a bathroom is one way to make your home more comfortable for your family. A simple update can refresh the look of a bathroom on a budget. Bigger remodeling projects can take more work, cost more money, and might need to be financed. We talk about both options in this post! Simple Ways to Update & Refresh Your Bathroom Making your bathroom more beautiful does not have to…

Energy saving tips for homeowners. From Freedom Mortgage.

10 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

  More and more people want to make their homes energy efficient to save money and increase the value of their houses. As a result, we have put together this list of energy saving tips. Here are small ways and big ways to save energy in your home. 1. Change your air filter Especially during heavy use seasons of winter and summer, your HVAC filter gets dirty and can slow…

What you need to know about termite inspections before you buy a home.

Termite Inspections for Home Purchase: Who pays, what to expect

You’ve finally arrived at the end of a thorough search for just the perfect home. You’ve found it — and now you are prepared to make an offer. Typically, you order inspections after your offer is accepted so it’s a good idea to clearly outline that your offer is contingent on the outcome of the termite inspection report for closing. Do lenders require a termite inspection? Although buyers are expected…