Donna Freedman

Veteran journalist Donna Freedman has written news, lifestyle, personal finance and mortgage stories for newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and Internet news sites. Her work has won regional and national awards.

Articles by Donna Freedman

What Is a Home Seller’s Disclosure?

When you make an offer on a home, one of the first pieces of paperwork you’ll get is a seller’s property disclosure. Also known as... read more

11 First-Time Homebuyer Programs and Loans

A first-time buyer isn’t just someone who’s never owned a home. “First-time” can also apply to other situations, such as not having owned a home... read more

HELOC Balloon Payments: How to Find a Way Out

If your home is worth more than your mortgage balance, a home equity line of credit could help with other financial goals. Typically you can... read more

9 Ways To Save Money on Your Mortgage Before You Close

A home is the biggest single purchase most people will ever make and like any other major investment, it makes sense to look for your... read more

15 Common Mortgage Terms To Know

Thinking about buying a home? Then you’ve probably encountered a whole new language. “Amortization,” “origination fee,” “earnest money” and other common terms used in mortgage... read more