Freddie Mac Blog

Helpful information and tips on buying, owning or renting a home and the housing market

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Bundling Up Your Home for Winter

Use this checklist to winterize your home and prepare for the colder days ahead.

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Would You Buy a Home Next to a Cemetery?

Buying a home near a cemetery may not be as grave a mistake as you think.

5 Homebuying Reality TV Myths

How real is reality TV? Here are some homebuying lessons you won't learn from binge watching your favorite shows.

The Economics of Renting

The cost of renting a home involves more than paying monthly rent. Find out what you need to know, for the short- and long-term.

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Understanding Housing Counselors

If you have your eyes set on buying a home, but have questions or concerns, consider leaning on a Housing Counselor.

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The Value of Accessibility

In the DC Metro Area, proximity to a Metro station has an impact on home prices.

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What are HOAs?

A homeowners association (HOA) is a group who enforces rules to protect home values and maintain the quality of life for a community.

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Calculate for the Cost of Homeownership

What's the real cost of owning a home? Our calculators can help you budget how much home you can afford.

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Do You Have a Home Field Advantage?

NFL stadiums can have a major impact on the local economy and real estate market, where does your team rank against the rest?

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The Best Week to Buy a Home

With kids back in school and the days getting shorter, some families may think it wise to wait for the spring or summer buying season to find a great deal on a new home.

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Clearing Up Commission

Wondering how real estate agents get paid? It's time to learn about the real estate commission fee.

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Six Home Improvements Offering the Highest ROI

Not all home projects are equal when it comes to earning you a return on investment.