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Keep an Eye Out For Important Tax Forms

Updated 1/29/2018: To access your 2017 year-end tax document online please login and click on your January statement. 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…

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5 Ways to Save for a Down Payment

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….

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3 Tips for Organizing Your Home

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…

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Quick tips to prepare your home for Thanksgiving

Quick tips to prepare your home for Thanksgiving

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…

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Should I Set Up Automatic Mortgage Payments?

Should I Set Up Automatic Mortgage Payments?

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 automatic payments can help you plan your finances and manage…

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Support our Troops Today and Everyday: #DayOfTheDeployed

Support our Troops Today and Everyday: #DayOfTheDeployed

Today is national “Day of the Deployed,” and honors our deployed troops and their families for the sacrifices they make to protect our freedoms. Our troops are posted all over the world far away from the comforts of home. We urge you to to get personally involved and show your support for those currently deployed overseas and their families. Show our troops that although they may be out of sight…

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Halloween tips from Freedom Mortgage

Can’t trick or treat in your neighborhood? Try one of these tips!

If trick or treating around your neighborhood isn’t an option, it may be time to start a new Halloween tradition. Try one of the suggestions below for a safe and fun trick or treating experience for the kids. Visit Friends or Family: If a friend or family member lives in a neighborhood that’s great for trick or treating, Halloween might be the perfect time for a visit! Your children can…

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5 Tips for Buying a Home this Autumn

5 Tips for Buying a Home this Autumn

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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