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.
Don't let the 20% myth keep you from purchasing a home this spring homebuying season.
Shopping around for a better a mortgage rate could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars.
In addition to your mortgage, there are additional expenses to consider when planning for your financial future once you become a homeowner.
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?
We've outlined the main steps involved in the homebuying process to help get you started.
Renters say that affordability will dictate whether they will continue renting in the future.
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.
Follow Nicole's homeownership journey this Spring for tips to get into a new home.
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 Rates and APR are both used when applying for a loan. Understanding the difference between them could save you thousands of dollars.
The "Big Dance" is one of the most famous annual sporting events, giving 14 cities the opportunity to shine.
What happens the newly crowned largest generation decides to start buying homes...and what happens if they don't?
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.
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.
If you're shopping for a home, it's definitely worth taking a look at HomeSteps homes. Here are 4 tips for buying one.
New loan limit increases may help you reach your goal of buying a home.
The most dramatic increase in mortgage rates came during the late 1970s. What would happen if rates rise like that again?
Let's define the term and calculate how much home equity you have.
If you're expecting a tax refund this year, check out these three ways your refund could bring you closer to homeownership.
Answer these five questions and you'll be ready to make major decisions by the time the spring thaw comes.
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.
Freddie Mac is a much better company that has transformed significantly. Learn more about our accomplishments and milestones met over the past year.
Were your monthly mortgage payments suspended temporarily because you were affected by a recent natural disaster? Wondering what happens when this "forbearance period" ends?
2017 was a record-setting year for our rental housing business, Freddie Mac Multifamily.
The National Association of REALTORS annual report on home buyers and sellers is full of information on the state of housing in 2017.
Before you get the keys to the home that you're buying, you'll go through the closing process, which includes paying certain fees. How much money are we talking about?
Just because Spring is a busier real estate season than the others doesn't make it better for buyers.
Looking for an easy, convenient way to better manage your finances, improve your credit, save money, and work toward buying a home? Check out this new Freddie Mac program.
Did you know you can use your financial assets to qualify for a conforming, conventional mortgage?
If you're looking to buy your first home, you're likely asking how long the homebuying process takes, soup to nuts. Learn more about the timeline and necessary steps.
It's a fact that men's and women's brains are wired in different ways. Just how much do these differences stack up when looking for a home? Let's find out.
If one of your New Year's resolutions is homeownership, check out our tips to help you reach your goal.
If you think buying a home is out of reach because you don't have enough for a 20% down payment, get the facts about 3% down options.
It was a big year for Freddie Mac's Community Crew as our energetic team volunteered to give back to their communities.
The results are in. Did you read our top most–read blog posts for 2017?
You're ready to buy a home, but the down payment seems like an insurmountable hurdle. Don't throw in the towel yet. It might be easier than you think.
While 2017 may have been the best year for housing in a decade, new data indicates several perceived barriers to homeownership.
Thinking about buying a home but not sure whether you qualify for a mortgage? Here's what lenders look for in a borrower.
While Spring is traditionally thought of as the peak season for buying a new home, those looking for a starter home should wait until the leaves start to fall.
Despite challenges, the housing markets remain on track for their best year in a decade.
We announced our reentry into the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit market, which encourages the creation and preservation of rental housing for low- and very low-income families.
Fall is a great time of the year with changing leaves, football, a bit of chill in the air, and - for homebuyers. Find out why.
Manufactured homes have improved a lot over time, and are an important source of housing across the country. In Kentucky, a new program can help get you ready to buy one.
Even as the housing industry continues to recover and grow more stable, many are keeping an eye out for the next house price bubble.
Winter days ahead mean darker and shorter days for most. How can you brighten your home to balance the gray? Check out these solutions.
Dreaming of owning a home and wondering how much you can afford? You're not alone.
We're a stronger and more competitive company. See how our numbers back this up.
Join us in our final National Cyber Security Awareness Month post to learn how to keep yourself and your information secure.
A new report issued by Freddie Mac, has found that over the past six years, the already–acute shortfall of affordable rental units has widened considerably.