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Mars vs. Venus and Your Home

Mars vs. Venus and Your Home

It's a fact that men's and women's brains are wired in different ways. Just how much do these differences stack up when looking for a home? Let's find out.

Your Resolution, Your Home

Your Resolution, Your Home

If one of your New Year's resolutions is homeownership, check out our tips to help you reach your goal.

Let's Talk About 3% Down

Let's Talk About 3% Down

If you think buying a home is out of reach because you don't have enough for a 20% down payment, get the facts about 3% down options.

Community Crew: A Look Back at a Year of Service

Community Crew: A Look Back at a Year of Service

It was a big year for Freddie Mac's Community Crew as our energetic team volunteered to give back to their communities.

Our Top Ten List

Our Top Ten List

The results are in. Did you read our top most–read blog posts for 2017?

Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle

Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle

You're ready to buy a home, but the down payment seems like an insurmountable hurdle. Don't throw in the towel yet. It might be easier than you think.

The Top Misconceptions About Homebuying

The Top Misconceptions About Homebuying

While 2017 may have been the best year for housing in a decade, new data indicates several perceived barriers to homeownership.

The 4 Cs of Qualifying for a Mortgage

The 4 Cs of Qualifying for a Mortgage

Thinking about buying a home but not sure whether you qualify for a mortgage? Here's what lenders look for in a borrower.

When Should You Buy that Starter Home?

When Should You Buy that Starter Home?

While Spring is traditionally thought of as the peak season for buying a new home, those looking for a starter home should wait until the leaves start to fall.

Recap of 2017: The Best Year in a Decade

Recap of 2017: The Best Year in a Decade

Despite challenges, the housing markets remain on track for their best year in a decade.

Doubling Down on Affordable Housing

Doubling Down on Affordable Housing

We announced our reentry into the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit market, which encourages the creation and preservation of rental housing for low- and very low-income families.

3 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

3 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

Fall is a great time of the year with changing leaves, football, a bit of chill in the air, and - for homebuyers. Find out why.