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Your HAMP Modification Interest Rate May Reset This Year

If you received a HAMP loan modification in 2009, the interest rate on your mortgage may have or will soon reset to a higher rate. Find out how much. More


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This Week's Housing Headlines

Mortgage myths, millennial homeownership, and new maps that shed light on how minorities fared in the mortgage boom/bust. They all made headlines this week. More


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Freddie Mac: Top Company for Hispanics

Hispanic Business recently named Freddie Mac, once again, one of the 2014 Best Companies for Diversity. More


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Homeowner Confidence at Four-Year High

Did you know that some 65% of homeowners say they are confident they would get the asking price for their home if they put it on the market today? That’s up from 40% in 2010. More


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Freddie Mac: 'Top 100' for Working Moms

Working Mother magazine today named Freddie Mac one of the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies. More


Homeownership

What We Think About Homebuying: Survey Says...

A new survey shows 68% of Americans think it's a good time to buy a home — yet many have misconceptions about getting a mortgage or the downpayment required. More


Homeownership

How Much Will You Bring to Closing?

The average closing costs are $2,539, but they can vary widely depending on where you live. See where your state stacks up. More


Research & Analysis

Bacon vs. Rent: Which is Sizzling?

From December 1999 through June 2014, rents increased 53% on average, while all other goods and services – including bacon – only went up 40%. Find out what rents are doing in your area. More


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This Week's Housing Headlines

The Wall Street Journal's post about why renters aren't buying is generating a lot of buzz. Check it out for yourself in this week's headline roundup. More


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Why People Rent: Survey Says...

Did you know in a recent survey more than 55% of people gave this reason why they’d rent instead of buy: not enough savings or too much debt. At the bottom of the list? Concern housing prices might fall. More


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