Freddie Mac Blog

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

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What are HOAs?

A homeowners association (HOA) is a group who enforces rules to protect home values and maintain the quality of life for a community.

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Calculate for the Cost of Homeownership

What's the real cost of owning a home? Our calculators can help you budget how much home you can afford.

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Do You Have a Home Field Advantage?

NFL stadiums can have a major impact on the local economy and real estate market, where does your team rank against the rest?

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The Best Week to Buy a Home

With kids back in school and the days getting shorter, some families may think it wise to wait for the spring or summer buying season to find a great deal on a new home.

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Clearing Up Commission

Wondering how real estate agents get paid? It's time to learn about the real estate commission fee.

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Six Home Improvements Offering the Highest ROI

Not all home projects are equal when it comes to earning you a return on investment.

Pricing Out PMI

We're here to explain what PMI is and how it can be to your benefit.

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Pumpkin Spice and Making Your Home Nice

Have you started preparing your home for fall? As seasons change, so do your home's needs.

Renter's Guide Part 2

Ready to sign the lease on your first "adult" home? As a renter, you have both rights and responsibilities, here are three things you should review with your landlord before signing.

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Renter's Guide to Post Graduation

For recent graduates, where you'll live is probably top of mind. To help you get started on your rental journey, here are a few questions to think about.

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Self-Employed Mortgage Application Tips

Learn how to qualify for a mortgage if you have a non-traditional work situation.

Mortgage Rates: Are Your Stars Aligned?

Today's low mortgage rates can give you extra purchasing power, potentially making a home once unaffordable, affordable.