Blog Archive

  • Ways to Save for a Down Payment

    Look to build your nest egg and reach your homebuying goal with these tips.

  • 5 Tips for Buying New Construction

    Buying new construction can provide you with exciting choices, but the buying process is different and warrants some tips for success.

  • 5 Steps to Help Safeguard Your Smart Life

    Learn how to protect yourself and your smart devices from cyber criminals.

  • Can Housing Catch Up to the Red-Hot Economy?

    With 2018 coming to an end, will the housing market see a fourth quarter comeback?

  • 3 Strategies for Winning the Bidding War

    Today's market is competitive and bidding wars are not uncommon. So, how do you "win" this war?

  • Apartment Types: What's the Difference?

    Don't know a garden-style apartment property from a walk-up? Learn about the different types of multifamily rental housing.

  • 30 Years of Certainty

    30 years may sound like a lifetime with many unknowns, but a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage can provide you with many comforting certainties.

  • Hurricane Tips from Families In-The-Know

    When you learn that a major storm is headed your way, you can never be too prepared. Read up and follow these practical tips from families who've been in your shoes.

  • Myth vs. Fact: Manufactured Homes

    Here are five prevalent manufactured housing myths and the facts that debunk them.

  • Is the Housing Market Shifting to Favor Buyers?

    After years of increasing home prices, the tide is turning to benefit buyers.

  • Global Perspective

    Did you know that the United States has one the most affordable housing markets in the world? It's true.

  • 10 Terms You Should Know

    If you're a first-time homebuyer, ask yourself: Am I ready for the "homebuying" lingo? Your words are important and we're here to help you talk wisely.

  • Rent: It's Relative

    If you're renting and have flexibility with where you can call home, it's important to look deeper than just the rent payment itself. There are other important factors to consider

  • ISO A+ Schools

    In real estate, the adage "location, location, location" still holds true, but for three-quarters of buyers, this really means "school district, school district, school district."

  • Affordability is Just One Reason Renters Intend to Keep Renting

    There are more renter households today than at any point since at least 1965. Learn why.

  • Mortgage Relief Amid California Wildfires

    If you're a homeowner who has been impacted by the California wildfires, contact your mortgage company right away to discuss your mortgage relief options.

  • 10 Best Places for First-Time Homebuyers

    Finding the right location is an important factor when looking to buy a home.

  • Strong & Steady

    Strong and steady. That's how our transformation is showing up in our financial and business results.

  • Ringing the Bell at our SBL Loan Lab

    We took our innovative Multifamily Small Balance Loan Lab pop-up to the Big Apple for a high-energy morning of closing deals.

  • Are You Financially Prepared for a Disaster?

    Ask yourself these questions so you're prepared for emergencies or natural disasters.

  • Help Around the Corner and Across the Country

    Whether you're hoping to buy a home or struggling to pay your mortgage, Borrower Help Centers and Borrower Help Network help.

  • Stay Safe: Preparing for a Hurricane

    Unfortunately, no one can stop a tropical storm or hurricane from happening, but you can prepare and take steps to ensure the safety of your family.

  • Five Quick Tips About Apartment Leases

    If you're moving into a new home this summer, it's important to be informed before you sign a rental lease.

  • First-time Buyers Are Finally on the Rise

    First-time buyers represented 46 percent of Freddie Mac's purchased loans in the first quarter, which was the largest share in recent history. Can it continue?

  • Who Is The Borrower of the Future?

    As we wrap up National Homeownership Month, what better time to look at the future of homeownership.

  • 5 Reasons to be Optimistic About Homeownership

    Find out why Freddie Mac's outlook for homeownership looks bright in coming years.

  • Your Home, Our Economy

    From your hometown to the national stage, the housing market has big impact on the economy. In fact, it accounted for approximately 12.3% of our GDP in 2017.

  • Helping Families Stay in Their Homes

    We're reimagining the mortgage experience to help keep homeowners in their homes through simpler policies and programs.

  • The Power of Attachment

    Did you know that homeownership helps foster stronger, more stable neighborhoods? It's true. Check out all of the social benefits owning a home can bring.

  • Your Home and Your Community's Bottom Line

    As a homeowner, you're not only making an investment in your future, you're investing in your local economy – in up to 26 ways

  • Get Into a Home This June

    This National Homeownership Month we're celebrating borrowers and lenders as we reimagine the mortgage experience to make homeownership possible.

  • There's No Place Like Home

    The pride of homeownership, coupled with a sense of freedom, gives you the power to make your home uniquely yours, from the outside in.

  • An Employment Leg Up with NextJob Partnership

    A new Freddie Mac partnership with NextJob will provide job search assistance to current and aspiring homeowners living in designated underserved markets.

  • Credit Risk Transfer: $1 Trillion Milestone

    Credit risk transfer is changing the way the U.S. residential housing market is funded – and we're leading the way.

  • Inflation Protection (It's Real!)

    Inflation touches virtually everything we purchase, except your fixed-rate mortgage.

  • Adding Equity Up

    Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is their own and an avenue to build wealth through equity. Let's see how this equity adds up.

  • Why Homeownership Matters: The Triple Bottom Line

    To celebrate National Homeownership Month, we're launching a blog series to show how homeownership impacts us, from providing social stability to fueling our national economy.

  • 2018 Spring Homebuying Season Quiz

    Have you enjoyed our Spring Homebuying Season Blog Series? Prove it!

  • You're a Homeowner! Now What?

    Owning a home comes with responsibilities, but it also comes with a lot of freedom.

  • Closing: What to Expect

    Closing is exciting because it's the final step in purchasing your home, but it can also be overwhelming. Learn what to expect.

  • Leveraging Your Rate

    When it comes to mortgage rates, the lower the better. See how taking the extra time to shop around can help you.

  • Let's Get to the Point

    While shopping for a mortgage you'll be offered the option to buy "discount points". What are they and do you need them?

  • Amore Your Amortization Schedule

    What exactly is amortization, what is an amortization schedule, and why does it matter?

  • Homeownership: Taking Taxes into Account

    2018 ushered in new federal income tax laws that have many homeowners scratching their heads and wondering how the changes will affect them . The answer: It depends.

  • Putting the ROI in RenOvatIons

    Here are six home improvement projects that will almost pay for themselves in resale value.

  • Should You Fix It or Adjust It?

    Take the time to learn the important features and benefits of the two most prominent mortgage types.

  • Stability through Innovation

    Learn how our transformation and innovations are creating a better, more stable housing finance system.

  • Want to Buy a Home? Answer These 5 Questions

    Before purchasing your home, it's important to get a full picture of your financial situation.

  • What's Your Financial IQ?

    April is Financial Literacy Month and there is no better time than now to brush up on your financial education and life-long money management skills.

  • Debunking the 20% Down Myth

    Don't let the 20% myth keep you from purchasing a home this spring homebuying season.