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Meeting the Housing Needs of America's Seniors

Meeting the Housing Needs of America's Seniors

Freddie Mac is working to meet the growing need for seniors housing. We provide financing so specialized facilities can be built, improved and maintained.

Who Do I Call For Help After a Natural Disaster?

Who Do I Call For Help After a Natural Disaster?

Picking up the pieces after a natural disaster can be overwhelming. Here is a list of organizations to help you in your recovery.

Getting Help After a Hurricane

Getting Help After a Hurricane

If you've been affected by Hurricane Harvey or Irma, these four important steps can help you get on the path to recovery.

Mortgage Relief for Hurricane Irma

Mortgage Relief for Hurricane Irma

If you are a homeowner impacted by Hurricane Irma, mortgage relief may be available. Contact your mortgage company right away to discuss your options.

Housing Industry Sees Affordable Renting as a Growing Concern

Housing Industry Sees Affordable Renting as a Growing Concern

Affordability isn't just an issue for potential homeowners, it's also a major problem facing renters today.

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

Texas and Louisiana just experienced the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, and already we are bracing for the impact of another powerful storm, Hurricane Irma.

HARP Bonus: More Time, Low Rates

HARP Bonus: More Time, Low Rates

HARP has been extended until December 31, 2018 and rates are still historically low. All it takes is a few minutes to see if you qualify.

Winter is Coming. Will Home Sales and Prices Cool?

Winter is Coming. Will Home Sales and Prices Cool?

With school back in session now is a good time to look back on how Spring and Summer home sales have fared thus far.

Mortgage Assistance in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Mortgage Assistance in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

If you are a homeowner impacted by Hurricane Harvey, mortgage relief may be available. Contact your mortgage company right away to discuss your options.

Buying a Home is Still Affordable. Or is it?

Buying a Home is Still Affordable. Or is it?

Is buying a home affordable today? The answer is yes and no. It depends on a variety of factors, including where you live.

Going Green? Ask Questions First!

Going Green? Ask Questions First!

If you're looking to finance your energy–efficient home improvements, make sure you ask yourself these three questions first.

The Facts (and Myths) on Home Inspections

The Facts (and Myths) on Home Inspections

Because home inspections are such an important part of your homebuying journey, it's important to separate the facts from the myths.