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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

How to find property lines

Learn how to determine where your property lines are

What is encroachment in real estate?

Find out how encroachments can present challenges to homeowners

What is an escrow analysis?

Learn how and why your escrow payments may change

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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

Jump start your home search with prequalification

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How much money do you need to buy a house?

Decide whether can afford to buy a home

How to buy a condo or townhouse

Learn ways they are different from single family homes

What are the pros & cons of 55+ communities?

Decide if these communities are right for you

Should you downsize your home?

Decide if buying a smaller home makes sense for you

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What is refinancing?

What it means to refinance a house

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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 equity might help you get cash

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What is home equity?

Learn why the equity in your home matters

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Maximum LTV for cash out refinance

Loan-to-value ratios (LTV) for cash out refinancing

6 ways to increase your home’s living space

Renovation ideas that don’t require major construction

What is delayed financing?

How to buy a house with cash then get a mortgage

Cash out vs no cash out refinances

Learn the differences between them!

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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?

Home affordability calculator

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

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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