Freddie Mac Blog

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

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Are Pet Owners More Likely to Rent or Own?

What if owning a pet could predict if you're more likely to rent or own a home?

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Ways to Save for a Down Payment

Look to build your nest egg and reach your homebuying goal with these tips.

5 Tips for Buying New Construction

Buying new construction can provide you with exciting choices, but the buying process is different and warrants some tips for success.

5 Steps to Help Safeguard Your Smart Life

Learn how to protect yourself and your smart devices from cyber criminals.

Can Housing Catch Up to the Red-Hot Economy?

With 2018 coming to an end, will the housing market see a fourth quarter comeback?

3 Strategies for Winning the Bidding War

Today's market is competitive and bidding wars are not uncommon. So, how do you "win" this war?

Apartment Types: What's the Difference?

Don't know a garden-style apartment property from a walk-up? Learn about the different types of multifamily rental housing.

30 Years of Certainty

30 years may sound like a lifetime with many unknowns, but a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage can provide you with many comforting certainties.

Hurricane Tips from Families In-The-Know

When you learn that a major storm is headed your way, you can never be too prepared. Read up and follow these practical tips from families who've been in your shoes.

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Myth vs. Fact: Manufactured Homes

Here are five prevalent manufactured housing myths and the facts that debunk them.

Is the Housing Market Shifting to Favor Buyers?

After years of increasing home prices, the tide is turning to benefit buyers.

Global Perspective

Did you know that the United States has one the most affordable housing markets in the world? It's true.