Freddie Mac Blog

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

Giving Credit(Smart) Where It's Due

Learning strong lifelong money management skills can help you feel confident about your financial health no matter what obstacles arise.

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Winter is Coming... Are You Prepared?

Here are some helpful tips to keep the cold outside and you and your family warm inside.

Would You Buy a Haunted House?

Your dream home is haunted. Are you still interested?

Self-Employed? Learn How You Can Get a Mortgage

Starting the loan application process can be overwhelming, but even more so for borrowers who are self-employed.

Buying from Afar

If you're buying a home from afar you can beat a great deal of the stress with preparation and a strong support system.

What Do You Think is More Affordable?

If you've struggled to pay your rent recently, know that you’re not alone.

Equity in the West

The Western states have shown strong gains in equity this past year. What can you expect?

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Are Pet Owners More Likely to Rent or Own?

What if owning a pet could predict if you're more likely to rent or own a home?

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Ways to Save for a Down Payment

Look to build your nest egg and reach your homebuying goal with these tips.

5 Tips for Buying New Construction

Buying new construction can provide you with exciting choices, but the buying process is different and warrants some tips for success.

5 Steps to Help Safeguard Your Smart Life

Learn how to protect yourself and your smart devices from cyber criminals.

Can Housing Catch Up to the Red-Hot Economy?

With 2018 coming to an end, will the housing market see a fourth quarter comeback?