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

What Do Today's Mortgage Rates Mean for You?

What Do Today's Mortgage Rates Mean for You?

Can you afford to buy a house? It's a question that's become more difficult to answer — especially because the data differs for everyone.

The Right Fit

The Right Fit

When it comes to home buying, which should come first? The house or the mortgage?

The Chicken or The Egg of Real Estate

The Chicken or The Egg of Real Estate

If you're looking to buy your second, or 'move up' home, you may be faced with the difficult decision of what to do first: list your home or make an offer. Follow along as we detail some important factors that may help you on your journey.

Getting Better and Better

Getting Better and Better

Our transformation into a more competitive company is building a better housing finance system for homebuyers, renters, lenders and taxpayers.

2 x 10 Toes = We Need More Room!

2 x 10 Toes = We Need More Room!

Our first home was absolutely perfect — until kids came along and we quickly outgrew it. Follow my journey of 'moving up' and moving out.

Spring Homebuying Season: Quiz Time!

Spring Homebuying Season: Quiz Time!

How much have you learned about the first–time homebuying experience? Test your knowledge!

Closing the Deal: Sign Here and Here and...

Closing the Deal: Sign Here and Here and...

Check out the infographic which highlights the traditional closing process, so you can know what to expect on your closing day!

Keep Breathing: You've Decided to Make an Offer

Keep Breathing: You've Decided to Make an Offer

Here's an outline of the traditional offer process so you can know what to except when it's your turn to make the deal!

Two Freddie Mac Leaders on List of Most Important People in CRE Finance

Two Freddie Mac Leaders on List of Most Important People in CRE Finance

Commercial Observer magazine listed Freddie Mac leaders David Brickman and John Cannon on their list of the most important people in CRE finance.

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.