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Welcome to the Freedom Mortgage Blog!

Your source for home owner information, advice and tips.

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Help keep your home running and your budget protected

Get an online quote today and find the plan that's right for you!

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Sensible spring-cleaning tips for the whole family

Consider these suggestions on how you can make your home more cheery, healthy and tidy.

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Winterization tips around the house

When winter means cold and snow, we have ways you can stay comfortable and save money.

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Take our mortgage payments quiz

This quiz could save you thousands.

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9 ways to make your home more energy efficient

Here are small ways and big ways to save energy in your home.

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Cozying Up Your Home for Company During the Holidays

Our top tips for sprucing up your space this season.

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How to Brighten Your Home

Find new ways to make your home feel brighter during any season

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Fall Activities to Do at Home

The leaves are changing colors, so it’s time to break out the pumpkin spice!

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6 Festive fall decorating tips

Get into the spirit of the season with these decorating ideas that will spice up the look of your home.

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Tips for Hosting Festive Holiday Dinners

We’re here to give you the scoop on how to impress your guests without too much effort or expense.

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National Smart Home Day

All the information you need about how you can use smart technology and products in your current home.

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End-of-summer party ideas

Plan a summer sendoff with these fun themes, games, and food

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Stay cool, save cash with these simple summer tips!

Stay cool and save energy with these easy, practical ideas. Homeowning tips from Freedom Mortgage.

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Eco-friendly holiday decorations and gift ideas

Here are some “green” décor ideas for all the upcoming holidays you may celebrate including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

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8 ways to cook your thanksgiving turkey

We love this tasty bird and we have 8 tasty ways to cook one, paired with some of our favorite recipes from around the web

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Check your financial health

Find out what condition your financial health is in and what goals you can set for the future to improve!

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Back to school survival guide

Whichever way your kids will attend school this fall, here are some tips to help them get off to a great start.

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Cool off with these summer activities

Find new ways to enjoy your time outside this summer

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Backyard cookouts - A new flip on summertime staples

It's time to grab the tongs, knot your apron, and stoke the fire: cookout season is here.

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Best Mother’s Day gift ideas

It only comes along once a year, so you better make it a good one to honor mom on her special day.

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The big spring sweep up

Spring is the perfect time to get moving with an outdoor project after a long, cozy winter.

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What type of saver are you?

Take our five-question quiz and find out

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DIY home improvement: What to tackle and what to avoid

Let's look closer at our living space and make some improvements.

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At-home exercise routines

It’s a new year and one common resolution people make is to exercise and get fit.

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10 fun Zoom games to play

You can still enjoy socially distant time with friends and family virtually with these fun Zoom games.

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Take our Credit Score 101 course

Learn what makes up a credit score and how a credit score is calculated.

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Can you spot online scam red flags?

Do you know how to spot online scam red flags? Check out our interactive tips!

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Summer money saving tips

It's important to find ways to save money, especially during these unpredictable times.

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8 Memorial Day BBQ and backyard fun ideas

Make the most of the unofficial start of summer with fun activities and yummy food in the comfort and safety of your backyard.

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Vegetable gardening for beginners: What you need to know

Part of the appeal of being a homeowner is the outdoor living space you can now enjoy.

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How to enjoy a romantic evening at home any time

Follow these tips to enjoy a romantic evening at home that won’t break your heart or your budget!

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10 easy ways to freshen up your home

Check out our easy tips for freshening up your home in the New Year!

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New Year’s resolutions for the home

Prioritize your living space in the New Year!

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10 easy ways to make your home more safe and secure

You don't need to buy expensive home security and monitoring systems to make your home more safe.

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Outdoor DIY ideas for Summer

Elevate how you enjoy the outdoors this summer with these DIY projects.

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How to choose a contractor

Finding the right person to do the job will ensure a successful project

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Should you upgrade to a "green" heating & cooling system?

If your HVAC system is more than 10 years old, you might not be getting optimum performance.

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7 spring home renovation projects

Spring is a great time to get started on new home renovations.

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Renovations madness game

Which home improvements are the best investment?

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Avoid costly home roof repairs

Making some minor, but critical, house checks every season can save you plenty

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Should you install solar panels on your home?

Many homeowners like the idea of installing a solar power system. Solar energy is green energy, which is good for the environment

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Avoid costly HVAC system repairs

If you haven't kept up with it, count on your HVAC system to conk out in sweltering July or freezing January.

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Avoid costly home water heater repairs!

Maintaining your water heater is simple and can extend its lifespan

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Avoid costly home foundation repairs

Look for tell-tale signs of foundation issues to save money in the long run

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Don’t be scammed

Make sure you know the warning signs of fraud.

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Register now to access your Freedom Mortgage account online

Give yourself the ease and convenience of managing your mortgage online from anywhere

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Discover how to set up automatic recurring payments to Freedom Mortgage

You can enjoy the convenience of having your payment automatically deducted from your bank account, giving you one less thing to worry about.

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Freedom Mortgage ancillary services

Check out some of our exclusive partnerships to help you save.

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Learn about the different loan types

With this interactive tool it’s easy to see which loan is the right choice for your needs.

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Cash Out - How it works quiz

Want to learn how a cash out refinance works? Take our interactive quiz and find out!

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Look for your 2022 mortgage interest tax statement

To download a copy of your Form 1098, log into your Freedom Mortgage account and select "Statements" from the right-hand menu.

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Questions homeowners often ask before refinancing a conventional mortgage!

Learn more about common concerns people have when refinancing their homes.

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Questions homeowners often ask before refinancing a FHA or VA loan!

Learn more about common concerns people have when refinancing their homes.

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Take our escrow payments quiz

Take our quiz to find out how well you know escrow.

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Word find of common mortgage terms

Can you find common mortgage words? Play our interactive Word Find game and see!

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Are mortgage myths costing you money?

Take the Freedom Mortgage Streamline Refinance Quiz and find out.

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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.

Focus on What Matters

What have you accomplished and what do you plan to complete before the end of the year?

Do You Know Yourself?

What are your strengths and weaknesses at work?

Are You Motivated?

You can start anything at any point in time, you just need to take action.

Importance of Being a Lifelong Learner

In order to achieve your goals, you have to always push yourself to learn.

Make Your Dreams Come True

Dream your dream. We all have dreams, but not many do the work to make them come true.

Balance Is Key

While it is important to hit your goals, it's necessary to balance our work and personal lives.

Choices and Decisions

Throughout our lives we face many challenges and make innumerable decisions and choices.

Are You Achieving Your Goals?

How does one achieve? It starts with you. If you don’t believe in you, who will?

Be Your Best in 2023

Personally, heading into a new year always has two fundamental components.

Happy Holidays!

How lucky are we to live as we do in a world that allows us to sleep in a warm bed with a full stomach and a clear mind?

It’s Time to Slow Down a Bit and Give Back

Often, we are too busy with our own personal goals and priorities that we may miss what could turn out to be an important event.

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Outlook: Sunny with a Hint of Inflation

Right now, there’s a lot going on in the world—war, disease, economic issues abound, social unrest. So, what is sunny?

It's Time to Reassess and Start Planning for 2023

Now is the perfect time to refocus and begin driving towards your year-end goals

Obtaining your goals

Outcomes being pursued can vary widely depending on the individual and each demand their own tactics.

Leaders built our country

Optimism is as normal as the buds on the trees. Hope and energy pervade the air. We are ready to go.

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Have a nice summer!

As we head into summer and host barbecues in our backyards, get away to beaches, and reunite with family and friends, let’s remember to give thanks.

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Appreciate each moment

It’s a special treat to see the joy and satisfaction of our accomplishments.

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It’s Spring!

Optimism is as normal as the buds on the trees. Hope and energy pervade the air. We are ready to go.

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In times of change, don’t be afraid to seize opportunities

Interest rates have been fluctuating and it’s definitely higher than a mere few months ago.

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Finding momentum when the going gets cold and bleak

During these dreary days, it can be enticing to hunker down and embrace the bleakness, and just wait for spring to arrive.

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Setting goals for the coming year

I hope each of our hopes and dreams come true. One way we do this is through things like setting New Year resolutions.

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Get ready for 2022

We emerged from being locked down with a new appreciation for our personal freedom and the value of reconnecting with family and friends in person.

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Honoring our veterans

November is a special month for me and for all of us at Freedom Mortgage. It’s not simply a day, but an opportunity to honor veterans throughout the month.

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A home can help you build your wealth

Consistently since last year and into this year, we have seen home values go up as inventory continues to be at record lows.

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4 Keys to building endurance

It’s back-to-school season and many children across the nation are already in class while others are getting ready to start the school year.

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Never stop learning

It’s back-to-school season and many children across the nation are already in class while others are getting ready to start the school year.

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The importance of giving praise and recognition

This is truly a wonderful time because our country is returning to normal, finally.

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Advice for everyone (especially recent graduates)

After more than a year of uncertainty, social distancing and confinement to our homes, it’s nice to go out and see streets filled with people again.

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We support those who protect our freedoms

May is Military Appreciation Month and here at Freedom Mortgage supporting the military, especially veterans, is something we do every day because it’s a part of our DNA.

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Be your own extraordinary force

The way I see it, no one really likes change. However, we all have the power to improve the way we perceive the very nature of change.

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I've heard a lot of talk about resilience in the sphere of business - especially after the tough year we had in 2020.

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Nurturing top talent and keeping it on your team

Personally, I think that successful teams are built by the combination of strong leadership and talented members.

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The Zoom Room - the new boardroom

Last year’s circumstances initiated massive reforms to business as usual. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, business models from all over the world were disrupted.

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Leading with the Golden Rule in mind

Change is the basis of each of our lives. However, many people fear change and avoid it at all costs.

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Embracing change

Whether we like it or not, change is always around the corner. Change is the basis of each of our lives.

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Coming home for the holidays

The warmth and anticipation that comes along with the holiday spirit is priceless. Families, friends, and loved ones gathering, celebrating each other, and counting blessings...personally, I can't think of anything more magical.

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Showing our gratitude by serving our heroes

I look around and see blessings that are ours due to our Veterans – their impact is crystal clear on Veteran’s Day.

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The decision to grow: the moment of go

I've been asked how I knew when it was time to invest in order to be in a position to grow, perhaps because many other companies were not able to handle the demands that the market presented this year.

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30 years of offering 30 year mortgages

You learn a lot when you build a mortgage business and lead a team over thirty years of mortgage ups and downs.