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Research & Analysis

Cash-Out Refinancing Ticks Higher As Boom Ends

The share of borrowers refinancing fell below 50 percent for the first time since the third quarter of 2008. This represents the longest boom since Freddie Mac started its quarterly Refinance Report in 1990. More


Homeownership

HARP: It's the Real Deal

Today, we're swatting down one of the answers we hear most when we ask eligible borrowers why they haven't HARPed: They think it's a scam. Here's why it's not. More


Notable

This Week's Housing Headlines

From mortgage scams to cautious optimism the housing recovery will continue, we've gathered up some of the key housing stories for the week. More


Homeownership

Help Around the Corner and Across the Country

Whether you're struggling with your mortgage or hoping to buy a home, Freddie Mac's Borrower Help Centers and Borrower Help Network offer you trustworthy, one-to-one help. More


Research & Analysis

Home Sales Pace Slows in June

The housing recovery continues to slog forward, with some markets improving but most remaining flat. This latest reading on new home sales is yet another sign of this slog. More


Research & Analysis

Housing Markets Slog Forward

Based on the latest release of MiMi more markets moved into their stable range of housing activity including Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Nashville and Pittsburgh metro areas as well as Idaho and Utah states. More


Notable

Freddie Mac Hires More Veterans

The transition to civilian life can be a challenge for new veterans who face higher unemployment rates than non-veterans. Through the new V.E.T.S. program, Freddie Mac provides IT jobs to help those who've served launch civilian careers. More


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This Week's Housing Headlines

There's news for homeowners, future homeowners, and renters in our roundup of some of this week’s top housing stories. More


Homeownership

Taking Responsibility

While shopping for your home is fun and exciting, it's important to remember the responsibilities and financial commitments you’ll have as a homeowner. Saving for your down payment and signing on the dotted line are simply the first steps to homeownership. More


Rental Housing

Diet of New Multifamily Construction Leaves Supply Too Thin

Renovating, rehabilitating, and otherwise preserving existing apartments could mean the difference between having enough multifamily rental housing to meet growing demand – or not. More


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