Freddie Mac Blog

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

Avoiding Fraud: Call Spoofing

Unfortunately, during times of hardship families are often targeted by fraud artists who attempt to take advantage of those seeking assistance.

Extending Help to Homeowners

If you're struggling to make your mortgage payments due to COVID-19, mortgage relief options are available.

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"Best Time to Buy" Home Maintenance Guide

When it comes to home improvement, there are a lot of ways to maximize your savings!

The Green Glossary

Ready to reduce your home's carbon footprint? These words and phrases can help you speak green.

29 States with the Lowest Housing Supply

Depending on what state you live in, you may find your house-hunting options quite limited.

Mortgage Rates: Still the Deal of the Century

If you're in the market to buy a home, today's average mortgage rates are something to celebrate compared to almost any year since 1971.

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What Drives Renting and Owning Decisions?

Why do you live where you live? Our survey finds affordability remains a key concern for both renters and owners.

Use Your Tax Refund to Buy A Home

If you're expecting a refund this year, here are 3 ways it could bring you closer to homeownership.

A Decade in Review

We've seen a lot of changes over the past 10 years - and the housing industry was no exception.

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.