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

How Far Will Your Funds Go?

How Far Will Your Funds Go?

Steps to get a handle on how much you can borrow.

Get the Real Scoop on Down Payments

Get the Real Scoop on Down Payments

Believe that you need to make a down payment of at least 20% to buy a home? You have lots of company. Putting down that much money upfront certainly has benefits, but it's not required.

Urban or Suburban?

Urban or Suburban?

Buying a home is a big deal, so finding the right one that fits your needs is especially important and can have long–term impacts on both your wallet and your quality of life.

9 Times in 10, It's Affordable

9 Times in 10, It's Affordable

Around 90% of the units that Freddie Mac Multifamily funds offer rents that are affordable to low– and moderate–income households. Our funding is vital to making sure that renters across the country have access to adequate, affordable apartment homes.

PROVE You're Serious by Getting Pre-APPROVED

PROVE You're Serious by Getting Pre-APPROVED

This year's Spring Homebuying Season is hot! Improve your odds of getting into a home by getting pre–approved.

Nine Housing Markets Without Room To Stretch

Nine Housing Markets Without Room To Stretch

The April Insight looks at some of the factors that drive the location decisions of ordinary families trying to live in the most expensive metros in the U.S.

Diversity at Work: When Collaboration Fuels Success

Diversity at Work: When Collaboration Fuels Success

Freddie Mac's Loan Advisor Suite benefits from different perspectives.

Say What? Learning the Homebuying Language

Say What? Learning the Homebuying Language

Here's a quick cheat sheet of must–know terms that'll help you navigate the homebuying process. Print it out or pull it up on your phone and you'll sound like a pro in no time!

Kicking off the Spring Homebuying Season: Meet Nicole

Kicking off the Spring Homebuying Season: Meet Nicole

As a recent first–time homebuyer, I'm excited to share my journey with you over the next couple of weeks!

Why the 30-year Fixed Rate Wins 'Most Popular'

Why the 30-year Fixed Rate Wins 'Most Popular'

Of all of the mortgage products out there, the 30–year, fixed–rate mortgage reigns as the most popular. Find out why it's been the favorite for years.

Need a Spring Refresh? Consider Refinishing Your Kitchen Cabinets

Need a Spring Refresh? Consider Refinishing Your Kitchen Cabinets

Refinishing kitchen cabinets is a popular DIY project that takes time and attention to detail, but the results will revitalize the look of your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of a full remodel.

What's that Sizzle? It's the 2017 Homebuying Season.

What's that Sizzle? It's the 2017 Homebuying Season.

The 2017 Spring homebuying season is already off to a hot start and activity is expected to grow throughout the year. Why so fast out of the gate? Let's find out.