Freddie Mac Blog

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

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Why Days on Market Matters for Sellers

How long your home has been listed can have a big impact on your home sale.

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How an Agent Can Help You Sell During the Pandemic

When you’re ready to sell your home, consider all your options to make the sale a success, beginning with hiring a real estate agent.

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How Much Can You Sell Your Home For?

Here are some ways to get an understanding of what your home could sell for.

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Appreciation and Building Home Equity

Owning your home is an investment, and home equity is part of a long-term strategy to build financial stability.

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3 Reasons Why Fall is a Great Time to Sell

Homebuyers are ready to fall in the love with your home.

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Snapshot of Today’s Housing Market

Here's what you can expect from the housing market for the rest of 2020.

Homeownership: 90% of today's homeowners believe that homeownership is part of the American Dream

Top 4 Things Every New Homeowner Should Do

From setting up utilities to changing the locks, here is a list of things to do once you have the keys to your new home.

How to Ensure a Smooth Closing

Before closing day arrives, follow these steps to make sure you are prepared.

Once you find a home that meets your wants and needs, your real estate agent will help you make a strong offer.

5 Rules for Making an Offer on a Home

Once you find a home that meets your wants and needs, your real estate agent will help you make a strong offer.

Finding a home: There are differences between single-family homes, condos, manufactured homes and townhomes.

Tips for Online House Hunting

Modern technology is changing a lot of things – including the way buyers search for homes.

Mortgages: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is the product of choice for nearly 90% of today's homebuyers.

How to Find the Right Mortgage

You will need to consider these three things when choosing a mortgage.

Pre-approval: to get pre-approved, lenders evaluate your 4 Cs: capacity, capital, collateral, credit

How to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Here's what you need to know to get pre-approved for a mortgage.