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

How Well Do You Know Your Stars and Stripes?

How Well Do You Know Your Stars and Stripes?

Test your knowledge on all things Independence Day with our fun facts quiz.

What Does Homeownership Mean? We Asked, They Answered

What Does Homeownership Mean? We Asked, They Answered

In honor of National Homeownership Month wrapping up — and our important mission of making home possible — we asked families across the nation, 'What does homeownership mean to you?'

Freddie Mac's LGBTQ Community: Proud of our Allies

Freddie Mac's LGBTQ Community: Proud of our Allies

Freddie Mac's LGBTQ employee resource group celebrates allies during Pride Month.

Freedoms of Homeownership

Freedoms of Homeownership

When considering the pros and cons of buying a home, one thing you can place in the 'pros' column is the independence owning a home can bring.

Homeownership: Beyond the Mortgage

Homeownership: Beyond the Mortgage

The financial obligations of owning a home are more than just paying the mortgage. Similar to owning a car, your home will need regular upkeep to keep it safe and in great shape.

The Math Behind Putting Less Than 20% Down

The Math Behind Putting Less Than 20% Down

Did you know that you could buy a home with a down payment of less than 20%? Lots of people do. Want to join them? Find out how all of the numbers add up.

How New Homeowners Can Keep Lawns and Wallets Green

How New Homeowners Can Keep Lawns and Wallets Green

Smart landscaping and lawn care are essential to protecting the value of the most expensive thing you are ever likely to buy: your home.

Five Benefits of Homeownership You Need to Know

Five Benefits of Homeownership You Need to Know

If you're looking to take the plunge into homeownership, its likely you've made a pros and cons list. Here are five things that should go straight to the top of your pros list.

Meet the Team: Lender

Meet the Team: Lender

Lenders will help you understand your mortgage options, terms, closing costs, and more.

Renters Benefit from Our Latest Milestone

Renters Benefit from Our Latest Milestone

Freddie Mac surpassed a major milestone this week — and you're the winner.

Meet the Team: Real Estate Agent

Meet the Team: Real Estate Agent

You're going to be spending a lot of time with your agent so it's important to find someone who gets you.

Meet the Team: Housing Counselor

Meet the Team: Housing Counselor

While many people want to jump straight into the house–hunting part of the buying process, it's important to understand what the process entails first.