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  • 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.

  • Spring Homebuying Season: Quiz #2

    How much have you learned about the difference between the first and second–time homebuying experience? Take the quiz and let us know if you're a homebuying all–star.

  • Celebrating Homeownership

    This June we're celebrating National Homeownership Month by providing helpful tips on buying and owning.

  • What's the Point?

    Today's infographic considers 3 important questions to help you get the point on points.

  • How Much Does it Cost to Sell Your Home?

    We all know that buying a home costs money, however, selling a home is costing homeowners across the country a surprising amount.

  • Tackling the Affordable Housing Crisis

    As demand for affordable rental housing continues to increase, our nation's supply is not keeping up.

  • 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

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

  • 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

    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!

    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!

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

  • 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

    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

    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?

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

  • 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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • 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

    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'

    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.