Blog Archive

  • 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.

  • Don't Leave Money on the Table

    Shopping around for a better a mortgage rate could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars.

  • Beyond Your Mortgage: Know What You Can Afford

    In addition to your mortgage, there are additional expenses to consider when planning for your financial future once you become a homeowner.

  • But Wait, There's More

    In addition to principal and interest, your monthly mortgage payment may also include an escrow payment and private mortgage insurance payment. So, what are these extra payments?

  • Understanding the Homebuying Timeline

    We've outlined the main steps involved in the homebuying process to help get you started.

  • How Much is Affordability a Factor?

    Renters say that affordability will dictate whether they will continue renting in the future.

  • Who Does What?

    The homebuying process can be intimidating. The good news? You'll have a team of very important people who will work hard to make your experience as smooth as possible.

  • 2018 Spring Homebuying Season: Meet Nicole

    Follow Nicole's homeownership journey this Spring for tips to get into a new home.

  • The Fiercest Spring Homebuying Season in a Decade

    This year's spring homebuying season is predicted to be even more competitive than years past. Learn how you can get a head start on the competition.

  • Interest Rate vs. APR

    Interest Rates and APR are both used when applying for a loan. Understanding the difference between them could save you thousands of dollars.

  • March Madness: The Bottom Line

    The "Big Dance" is one of the most famous annual sporting events, giving 14 cities the opportunity to shine.

  • Will Millennials Move Out?

    What happens the newly crowned largest generation decides to start buying homes...and what happens if they don't?

  • How Will Rising Rates Affect Your Bottom Line

    With the heightened talk about rising interest rates, many prospective homebuyers are understandably concerned about whether now is the right time to purchase a home.

  • 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.

  • 4 Tips for Buying a HomeSteps Home

    If you're shopping for a home, it's definitely worth taking a look at HomeSteps homes. Here are 4 tips for buying one.

  • Your Buying Power Just Increased

    New loan limit increases may help you reach your goal of buying a home.

  • When Mortgage Rates Weren't Groovy

    The most dramatic increase in mortgage rates came during the late 1970s. What would happen if rates rise like that again?

  • What is Home Equity and Why Do I Want It?

    Let's define the term and calculate how much home equity you have.

  • How Your Tax Refund Can Help You Buy a Home

    If you're expecting a tax refund this year, check out these three ways your refund could bring you closer to homeownership.

  • Renting Vs. Buying: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

    Answer these five questions and you'll be ready to make major decisions by the time the spring thaw comes.

  • When Is the Best Time to Sign a Lease?

    Did you know that you could save hundreds of dollars on rent depending on when you sign your next lease? Two new surveys highlight the differences by month and location.