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Freedom Mortgage Learning Center

The knowledge you need to choose the right loan!

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How to apply for a mortgage

About your mortgage loan application

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What is mortgage insurance?

Compare different loan types and consider the overall cost of your payments

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What are closing costs?

Find out what to expect to pay on closing day

What is a conforming loan?

Differences between conforming and nonconforming mortgages

How do real estate agent commissions work?

What the commission is and who pays those fees

What are homestead exemptions?

How exemptions might lower your property taxes and more

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How to buy a house

Your step-by-step guide to buying a home

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How to get prequalified for a mortgage

Estimate how much home you can afford

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How much money do you need to buy a house?

Decide whether you can afford to buy a home

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What is a final walkthrough when buying a home?

Learn what you should expect and tips on what to look for

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How to stage your home to sell

Make a great first impression with these tips

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How to declutter your home

Tips for getting your house ready to sell

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How much does it cost to refinance a mortgage?

Average home refinance closing costs, “no cost” refinancing, and more.

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Should you refinance your mortgage?

Reasons why you should (or shouldn’t) refinance your home

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How to remove PMI from your mortgage

Get rid of mortgage insurance on FHA and conventional loans

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Refinance an FHA loan to a conventional loan

Learn how it might help you save on mortgage insurance

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What is a mortgage recast?

Learn one way you can change your monthly mortgage payment

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How often can you refinance?

Learn how many times refinancing your home makes sense

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5 reasons to get a cash out refinance

Your home’s equity can help you get cash

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What is home equity?

Learn why the equity in your home matters

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Cash out refinance credit scores

Find out the minimums for conventional, FHA, and VA loans

Is debt consolidation a good idea?

Pros and cons of consolidating your debt

What is a home improvement loan?

How to pay for home renovations

6 ways to increase your home’s living space

Renovation ideas that don’t require major construction

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How to apply for a VA loan

Learn more about eligibility and VA loan applications

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How to apply for an FHA loan

Learn more about eligibility and FHA loan applications

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FHA vs. conventional loans

Learn the differences between FHA and conventional loans

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What is the minimum credit score for a VA loan?

Find out what VA loan credit scores you need

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What is a VA funding fee?

Learn current funding fee rates, how much you might pay, and more helpful information

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What are VA loan closing costs?

Learn how much you might pay for closing costs on a VA loan

Need Help Crunching the Numbers?

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Home affordability calculator

Estimate the prices of homes you can afford and the monthly payments that might come with them.

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Refinance calculator

Find out how much you might save by lowering your interest rate.

Get started today by getting a personalized evaluation of your home loan options from Freedom Mortgage.

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