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Freddie Mac Hires More Veterans

The transition to civilian life can be a challenge for new veterans who, face higher unemployment rates than non-veterans. Through the new V.E.T.S. program, Freddie Mac provides IT jobs to help those who’ve served launch civilian careers. More


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This Week's Housing Headlines

There's news for homeowners, future homeowners, and renters in our roundup of some of this week’s top housing stories. More


Homeownership

Taking Responsibility

While shopping for your home is fun and exciting, it's important to remember the responsibilities and financial commitments you’ll have as a homeowner. Saving for your down payment and signing on the dotted line are simply the first steps to homeownership. More


Rental Housing

Diet of New Multifamily Construction Leaves Supply Too Thin

Renovating, rehabilitating, and otherwise preserving existing apartments could mean the difference between having enough multifamily rental housing to meet growing demand – or not. More


Homeownership

Are you Leaving Money on the Table?

There are about 675,000 homeowners who could save money by refinancing through HARP, but have yet to take advantage of the program. Are you one of them? More


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This Week's Housing Headlines

HARP gets a high-profile boost in Chicago. That's among the stories featured in our summary of the week's housing news. More


Homeownership

What Homeowners Will Do to Sell Their Homes

Beyond lowering the price, 71% of homeowners are willing to make additional concessions to sell their home in today’s market — whether it’s including appliances, their furniture or paying for a buyer’s closing costs. More


Homeownership

Three Ways to Improve Your Credit Score Today

Your credit is a key factor in qualifying for a mortgage, and the higher the score the better. If your credit score is lower than you'd like, don't despair. These three steps can help you begin rebuilding it today. More


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Give Me Liberty...and Eagle, Independence and Freedom

Can you guess how many U.S. cities have liberty in their names? Recognizing patriotic-sounding city names where July 4th is likely to be extra red, white and blue. More


Rental Housing

Taking Aim at Targeted Affordable Housing

It hasn’t been this hard to find affordable rental housing in 50 years – especially for lower-income renters. Attracting private capital to housing that’s affordable to lower-income renters is challenging. Government subsidies help. Freddie Mac Multifamily’s Targeted Affordable Housing team helps navigate the complexities of funding subsidized – or targeted affordable – housing. More


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