Freddie Mac Blog

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

Is 2020 Your Year to Refinance?

The trifecta of interest-rate cuts in 2019 boded well for homeowners looking to refinance. Does it make sense for you?

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Super Bowl Housing Trends

We're looking at the housing data for the cities participating in Super Bowl LIV.

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Budgeting for Homeownership

To calculate your monthly spending, consider the following.

Who Does What?

Each member of your homebuying team will perform different, but complementary roles.

2019 was a great year for housing

A Great Year for Housing

We're breaking down the housing market's latest trip around the sun.

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Decoding the Housing Market

You're likely to encounter these terms when you look up mortgage rates or hear people discuss the "housing outlook".

5 Tips for Mobile House Hunting

Can apps simplify the search for your next home?

A Look Ahead: The Housing Market in 2020

With low interest rates, modest inflation and a solid labor market, there are many reasons to be optimistic about housing in the coming year.

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Stop Homebuyers in Their Scroll

Learn the importance of listing photos when selling a home.

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Making a [Homebuying] List, Checking it Twice.

Use our homebuying checklist if you're looking to become a homeowner in the new year.

Tis the Season to Sell Your Home

Unwrap these tips for selling your home during the holidays.

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In the Know: Manufactured Homes

For many, the term "manufactured housing" doesn’t conjure images of spacious and updated homes, but perhaps it should.