Freddie Mac Blog

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

Pricing Out PMI

We're here to explain what PMI is and how it can be to your benefit.

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Pumpkin Spice and Making Your Home Nice

Have you started preparing your home for fall? As seasons change, so do your home's needs.

Renter's Guide Part 2

Ready to sign the lease on your first "adult" home? As a renter, you have both rights and responsibilities, here are three things you should review with your landlord before signing.

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Renter's Guide to Post Graduation

For recent graduates, where you'll live is probably top of mind. To help you get started on your rental journey, here are a few questions to think about.

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Self-Employed Mortgage Application Tips

Learn how to qualify for a mortgage if you have a non-traditional work situation.

Mortgage Rates: Are Your Stars Aligned?

Today's low mortgage rates can give you extra purchasing power, potentially making a home once unaffordable, affordable.

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Choose Your Term

Whether you choose a 10-, 15-, 20- or 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, you're guaranteed that your monthly mortgage payment will remain the same for the entire term of the loan.

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How is Affordability Influencing Your Zip Code?

Housing affordability is a challenge impacting over half of today's renters and homeowners.

10 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know

PMI, APR, LTV… say what? Learn some of the most important industry acronyms and their definitions, so you can sound like a pro as you go through the homebuying process.

FAQ: Disaster Relief

When a disaster hits home it can be overwhelming. You've got mortgage relief questions? We've got your answers.

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Sparking Action: Wildfire Preparedness

If you are in an area where wildfires are an active risk, it's important to act now to protect your home later.

Equity and The Power of Appreciation

Rising home prices over the last 10 years have played a significant role in building wealth across the nation.