Freddie Mac Blog

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

There is no one-size fits all homebuying timeline. The median age for first time homebuyers is 33 year old.

8 Steps to Buying a Home

Are you ready to buy a home? Here's a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the homebuying process.

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

Making green improvements can not only reduce the cost of your utilities but can also increase the value of your home. In fact, Freddie Mac research has shown that homes with an energy efficient rating sell for 2.7% more on average than homes without these ratings.

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Do Green Improvements Increase Resale Value?

How can you get the most money when selling you house? One of the easiest ways is to make energy efficient improvements.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Green Home

Are you in the market for an eco-friendly home? Work with your team to understand all your options.

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What is a Green Home?

Buying an eco-friendly home can be a great investment. But what does “green” mean?

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Disaster Preparedness: Emergency Checklist

Learn how to secure your home to protect against the dangers of wildfires, flooding and hurricane force winds.

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Disaster Preparedness: Know Your Risk

One of the first steps in disaster preparedness is to know what disasters and hazards could affect your area.

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Prepare Your Finances for a Natural Disaster

Follow these tips to be better prepared for a future emergency.

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Selling Your Home Virtually

More than ever, how your home is presented online is what will set your listing apart.

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What Happens When COVID Forbearance Ends

Learn what happens when forbearance ends and how repayment works.

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What’s In Store for the U.S. Housing Market?

As we reach the mid-point of 2020, let's take a look at the housing market outlook.

Time to Refinance?

Learn more about your mortgage refinancing options, understand today's rates and figure out how find the right loan for you.