5 Tips for Energy Savings this Summer

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August 2, 2018

Looking for ways to save this summer? Try these 5 tips: Maintain your central air conditioner on a regular basis and clean or replace filters to ensure optimal efficiency. Set your air conditioner thermostat as high as comfortable when you’re home. Use a smart thermostat to automatically adjust the temperature. Close your blinds and windows during the day and open them at night. This is a no-cost way to keep…

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Top 5 Home Remodeling Projects that Add Value

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August 1, 2018

You are living the dream of homeownership, but you want to make sure your home maintains that charm and comfort that attracted you to it in the first place. Well, the “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Association of REALTORS® includes great information on the upgrades you should consider and what you may expect in return on investment. Here are the top 5 home remodeling projects with building equity in…

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Why do I Need a Home Appraisal?

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July 2, 2018

Let’s take a closer look at appraisals. When you find the home of your dreams and are ready to make an offer, your mortgage lender needs assurance that the place you are interested in is worth the money you wish to offer for it. This is where an Appraiser, usually a qualified 3rd party contractor, comes in. Style and Selling Points: The appraiser looks at the general design and architectural…

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Rates May Be Rising, But Homes Are More Affordable Today Than You Think

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May 9, 2018

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 Housing Market, that…

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Should I Set Up Automatic Mortgage Payments?

Should I Set Up Automatic Mortgage Payments?
November 7, 2017

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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6 Low-Cost Ways to Transform Your Kitchen

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April 28, 2014

As new home trends develop and family needs evolve, the center of the home has shifted from the family room to the kitchen. For example, kitchen islands are becoming more important, in order to seat more people and open up additional space for food prep. Here are six cost-effective ways to transform your kitchen without major remodeling. Mount a small flat-screen on the wall to make the room more fun…

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