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How Do Mortgage Fraudsters Find Their Targets?

Borrower desperation simplifies the fraudsters' job to the point where all they have to do is advertise a promise and post a phone number or e-mail address. More


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This Week's Housing Headlines

The economy grows, while mortgage rates drop. Check out those stories and more in our recap of this week's housing headlines. More


Rental Housing

Multifamily Mid-Year Outlook: Finding A New Normal

Multifamily market conditions are strong, with vacancy rates at a 13-year low. How long will this last? More


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Freddie Mac Legal Department Recognized for Pro Bono Work

The National Law Journal recently recognized Freddie Mac with the Washington In-House Legal Department of the Year award for Pro Bono. More


Research & Analysis

Cash-Out Refinancing Ticks Higher As Boom Ends

The share of borrowers refinancing fell below 50 percent for the first time since the third quarter of 2008. This represents the longest boom since Freddie Mac started its quarterly Refinance Report in 1990. More


Homeownership

HARP: It's the Real Deal

Today, we're swatting down one of the answers we hear most when we ask eligible borrowers why they haven't HARPed: They think it's a scam. Here's why it's not. More


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This Week's Housing Headlines

From mortgage scams to cautious optimism the housing recovery will continue, we've gathered up some of the key housing stories for the week. More


Homeownership

Help Around the Corner and Across the Country

Whether you're struggling with your mortgage or hoping to buy a home, Freddie Mac's Borrower Help Centers and Borrower Help Network offer you trustworthy, one-to-one help. More


Research & Analysis

Home Sales Pace Slows in June

The housing recovery continues to slog forward, with some markets improving but most remaining flat. This latest reading on new home sales is yet another sign of this slog. More


Research & Analysis

Housing Markets Slog Forward

Based on the latest release of MiMi more markets moved into their stable range of housing activity including Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Nashville and Pittsburgh metro areas as well as Idaho and Utah states. More


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