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.
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.
Have you enjoyed our Spring Homebuying Season Blog Series? Prove it!
Owning a home comes with responsibilities, but it also comes with a lot of freedom.
Closing is exciting because it's the final step in purchasing your home, but it can also be overwhelming. Learn what to expect.
When it comes to mortgage rates, the lower the better. See how taking the extra time to shop around can help you.
While shopping for a mortgage you'll be offered the option to buy "discount points". What are they and do you need them?
What exactly is amortization, what is an amortization schedule, and why does it matter?
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.
Here are six home improvement projects that will almost pay for themselves in resale value.
Take the time to learn the important features and benefits of the two most prominent mortgage types.
Learn how our transformation and innovations are creating a better, more stable housing finance system.
Before purchasing your home, it's important to get a full picture of your financial situation.
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.