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  • Is Geography Destiny?

    We examine the relationship between government regulations, geography, housing supply, house prices and rents.

  • Can You Skip the Property Appraisal?

    You might be able to skip the traditional property appraisal. Talk to your loan officer to see if you qualify.

  • Mortgage Relief Amid California Wildfires

    If you're a homeowner impacted by the wildfires in California, mortgage relief may be available. Contact your mortgage company right away to discuss your options.

  • Let's Talk About 4, 8 and 13

    If you believe in superstitions and are looking to buy or sell a home, put aside the 4s and 13s and embrace the 8.

  • Habitat: 'She Nailed It!'

    During this month's SERVE, we continue our long tradition of working with Habitat for Humanity to create a safe and affordable place for families to call home.

  • Be Wicked Smart About Online Rental Scams

    We're continuing our 'Be Wicked Smart' series in celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Today's topic - online rental scams.

  • Be Wicked Smart About Phishing

    It's October AND National Cyber Security Month – be wicked smart.

  • Millennials Buy Homes for Their Best Friends

    One–third of Millennials had their best friends at heart — dogs, that is — when deciding to buy their first homes, according to a recent survey.

  • Hurricane Help FAQs

    To help you get answers to your hurricane–related questions, we've compiled a list of answers to FAQs due to the recent hurricanes.

  • Are You Financially Prepared for An Emergency?

    Being financially prepared for emergencies is about more than just having savings set aside.

  • Outsmarting Scammers

    Following a natural disaster or during times of hardship, it's very important to recognize and avoid scams.

  • Mortgage Assistance for Hurricane Maria

    If you are a homeowner impacted by Hurricane Maria, mortgage relief may be available. Contact your mortgage company right away to discuss your options.

  • Avoiding Repair Scams After a Disaster

    Following natural disasters, scam artists are hard at work trying to take advantage of your situation. Here are some tips to avoid them and stay safe.

  • Meeting the Housing Needs of America's Seniors

    Freddie Mac is working to meet the growing need for seniors housing. We provide financing so specialized facilities can be built, improved and maintained.

  • ¿Con quién debo comunicarme para obtener ayuda luego de un desastre natural?

    A continuación encontrará una lista de organizaciones que le pueden brindar ayuda para recuperarse de las consecuencias del huracán. Fraude, Centros de Recuperación ante desastres de FEMA, Recursos de asistencia para recuperarse, Ayuda hipotecaria

  • Who Do I Call For Help After a Natural Disaster?

    Picking up the pieces after a natural disaster can be overwhelming. Here is a list of organizations to help you in your recovery.

  • Cómo Solicitar Ayuda Después de un Huracán

    Si su hogar o lugar de trabajo ha sido afectado por los huracanes Harvey o Irma, aquí le informamos algunos pasos importantes que debe dar de inmediato para encaminarse hacia la recuperación.

  • Getting Help After a Hurricane

    If you've been affected by Hurricane Harvey or Irma, these four important steps can help you get on the path to recovery.

  • Mortgage Relief for Hurricane Irma

    If you are a homeowner impacted by Hurricane Irma, mortgage relief may be available. Contact your mortgage company right away to discuss your options.

  • Housing Industry Sees Affordable Renting as a Growing Concern

    Affordability isn't just an issue for potential homeowners, it's also a major problem facing renters today.

  • Hurricane Preparedness

    Texas and Louisiana just experienced the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, and already we are bracing for the impact of another powerful storm, Hurricane Irma.

  • HARP Bonus: More Time, Low Rates

    HARP has been extended until December 31, 2018 and rates are still historically low. All it takes is a few minutes to see if you qualify.

  • Winter is Coming. Will Home Sales and Prices Cool?

    With school back in session now is a good time to look back on how Spring and Summer home sales have fared thus far.

  • Mortgage Assistance in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

    If you are a homeowner impacted by Hurricane Harvey, mortgage relief may be available. Contact your mortgage company right away to discuss your options.

  • Buying a Home is Still Affordable. Or is it?

    Is buying a home affordable today? The answer is yes and no. It depends on a variety of factors, including where you live.

  • Going Green? Ask Questions First!

    If you're looking to finance your energy–efficient home improvements, make sure you ask yourself these three questions first.

  • The Facts (and Myths) on Home Inspections

    Because home inspections are such an important part of your homebuying journey, it's important to separate the facts from the myths.

  • Paying Down the Mortgage: Meet Stephen, Brad and Patty

    We reached out to three homeowners, all at various stages of their mortgage, and asked them how it felt to be paying off their home. Read what they had to say.

  • The Facts (and Myths) on Down Payments and PMI

    Before accepting the 20% down myth, it's important to do your homework, weigh the pros and cons regarding your down payment options and separate the facts from the myths.

  • An MVP Team Can Help You Score That Home

    For something as important as buying a home, you need the right team of housing professionals working with you.

  • 33% of Homeowners Do This. Would You?

    Last year, 19% of survey respondents said they would buy a house sight unseen. This year, 33%. Find out why.

  • Better, Stronger and Making a Difference

    We've transformed into a stronger, more competitive company. In turn, this has allowed us to transform the U.S. housing finance system for the better.

  • Making (Manufactured) Home Sweeter

    Manufactured homes are an affordable option for many people, especially in rural areas. Our support for manufactured housing communities helps keep them that way.

  • 3% Down in Three Easy Steps

    Are you looking to take advantage of a 3% down payment? Here are the three steps that you need to know.

  • Low Rates = High Purchasing Power

    Mortgage rates are a still a steal for buyers.

  • Welcome to Your New Luxury (Manufactured) Home

    For high–end finishes at bargain prices, check out today's crop of new manufactured homes.

  • Could You Chart a Similar Path to Buying a Home?

    Meet Layanna, a single mom. Through her commitment and the support of her real estate agent, loan officer, and community, she's a brand–new homeowner.

  • Get Smart(er) on Green

    Knowing the facts about your home's energy consumption is important for everyone as the country continues to advance its efforts to conserve. How much do you know?

  • How Well Do You Know Your Stars and Stripes?

    Test your knowledge on all things Independence Day with our fun facts quiz.

  • What Does Homeownership Mean? We Asked, They Answered

    In honor of National Homeownership Month wrapping up — and our important mission of making home possible — we asked families across the nation, 'What does homeownership mean to you?'

  • Freddie Mac's LGBTQ Community: Proud of our Allies

    Freddie Mac's LGBTQ employee resource group celebrates allies during Pride Month.

  • Freedoms of Homeownership

    When considering the pros and cons of buying a home, one thing you can place in the 'pros' column is the independence owning a home can bring.

  • Homeownership: Beyond the Mortgage

    The financial obligations of owning a home are more than just paying the mortgage. Similar to owning a car, your home will need regular upkeep to keep it safe and in great shape.

  • The Math Behind Putting Less Than 20% Down

    Did you know that you could buy a home with a down payment of less than 20%? Lots of people do. Want to join them? Find out how all of the numbers add up.

  • How New Homeowners Can Keep Lawns and Wallets Green

    Smart landscaping and lawn care are essential to protecting the value of the most expensive thing you are ever likely to buy: your home.

  • Five Benefits of Homeownership You Need to Know

    If you're looking to take the plunge into homeownership, its likely you've made a pros and cons list. Here are five things that should go straight to the top of your pros list.

  • Meet the Team: Lender

    Lenders will help you understand your mortgage options, terms, closing costs, and more.

  • Renters Benefit from Our Latest Milestone

    Freddie Mac surpassed a major milestone this week — and you're the winner.

  • Meet the Team: Real Estate Agent

    You're going to be spending a lot of time with your agent so it's important to find someone who gets you.

  • Meet the Team: Housing Counselor

    While many people want to jump straight into the house–hunting part of the buying process, it's important to understand what the process entails first.