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529: It's not Just for College Savings

529 is not just a college savings plan. It's also the amount of the reduction in your monthly mortgage payment had you completed a Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP) loan modification over the last five years. Learn if HAMP is right for you. More


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This Week's Housing Headlines

Among this week's interesting reads, learn about the "single security" and why it matters for lenders, borrowers, investors, and U.S. taxpayers. More


Research & Analysis

Nearly 30% of Housing Metros Unaffordable

With the latest data, 47 of the 163 metros are now unaffordable. While that's only 29% of markets, these markets represent roughly 44% of households in our sample. More


Rental Housing

The Math Challenge: Whether to Rent or Buy?

Find out which is the better option when the monthly payment is the same. More


Homeownership

Who's Who?

The homebuying process: It's exciting, can be intimidating and there are a lot of people involved. The good news? All these people work hard to make your experience as smooth as possible, including several that will hold your hand throughout the process. Let us introduce you. More


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This Week's Housing Headlines

Freddie Mac itself is in the headlines. Read what the media is saying about our second-quarter financial results and other key stories this week. More


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Our Commitment in Numbers

As reported in our 2nd quarter 2014 financial results released today, we continue to return value to the nation and move housing forward. More


Homeownership

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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