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4 Tips for Buying a HomeSteps Home

4 Tips for Buying a HomeSteps Home

If you're shopping for a home, it's definitely worth taking a look at HomeSteps homes. Here are 4 tips for buying one.

Your Buying Power Just Increased

Your Buying Power Just Increased

New loan limit increases may help you reach your goal of buying a home.

When Mortgage Rates Weren't Groovy

When Mortgage Rates Weren't Groovy

The most dramatic increase in mortgage rates came during the late 1970s. What would happen if rates rise like that again?

What is Home Equity and Why Do I Want It?

What is Home Equity and Why Do I Want It?

Let's define the term and calculate how much home equity you have.

How Your Tax Refund Can Help You Buy a Home

How Your Tax Refund Can Help You Buy a Home

If you're expecting a tax refund this year, check out these three ways your refund could bring you closer to homeownership.

Renting Vs. Buying: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Renting Vs. Buying: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Answer these five questions and you'll be ready to make major decisions by the time the spring thaw comes.

When Is the Best Time to Sign a Lease?

When Is the Best Time to Sign a Lease?

Did you know that you could save hundreds of dollars on rent depending on when you sign your next lease? Two new surveys highlight the differences by month and location.

Quite Simply, We're Better

Quite Simply, We're Better

Freddie Mac is a much better company that has transformed significantly. Learn more about our accomplishments and milestones met over the past year.

Who Do I Call If Disaster Forbearance Is Ending?

Who Do I Call If Disaster Forbearance Is Ending?

Were your monthly mortgage payments suspended temporarily because you were affected by a recent natural disaster? Wondering what happens when this 'forbearance period' ends?

The Nation's Rental Housing Leader, Quantified

The Nation's Rental Housing Leader, Quantified

2017 was a record-setting year for our rental housing business, Freddie Mac Multifamily.

Numbers Don't Lie: 2017 Housing Trends

Numbers Don't Lie: 2017 Housing Trends

The National Association of REALTORS annual report on home buyers and sellers is full of information on the state of housing in 2017.

How Much Will You Bring to the Closing Table?

How Much Will You Bring to the Closing Table?

Before you get the keys to the home that you're buying, you'll go through the closing process, which includes paying certain fees. How much money are we talking about?