Blog Archive

  • Your Resolution, Your Home

    If one of your New Year's resolutions is homeownership, check out our tips to help you reach your goal.

  • Let's Talk About 3% Down

    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.

  • Community Crew: A Look Back at a Year of Service

    It was a big year for Freddie Mac's Community Crew as our energetic team volunteered to give back to their communities.

  • Our Top Ten List

    The results are in. Did you read our top most–read blog posts for 2017?

  • Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle

    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.

  • The Top Misconceptions About Homebuying

    While 2017 may have been the best year for housing in a decade, new data indicates several perceived barriers to homeownership.

  • The 4 Cs of Qualifying for a Mortgage

    Thinking about buying a home but not sure whether you qualify for a mortgage? Here's what lenders look for in a borrower.

  • When Should You Buy that Starter Home?

    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.

  • Recap of 2017: The Best Year in a Decade

    Despite challenges, the housing markets remain on track for their best year in a decade.

  • Doubling Down on Affordable Housing

    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.

  • 3 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

    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.

  • Could a Manufactured Home Be Right for You?

    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.

  • The Big, Bad "B" Word

    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 is Coming: Brighten Up!

    Winter days ahead mean darker and shorter days for most. How can you brighten your home to balance the gray? Check out these solutions.

  • Mansion or Yurt: What Can You Afford?

    Dreaming of owning a home and wondering how much you can afford? You're not alone.

  • We're Proud, We're Committed, We're Better

    We're a stronger and more competitive company. See how our numbers back this up.

  • Be Wicked Smart About Identity Theft

    Join us in our final National Cyber Security Awareness Month post to learn how to keep yourself and your information secure.

  • Is Renting Becoming More Affordable?

    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.

  • Is Geography Destiny?

    We examine the relationship between government regulations, geography, housing supply, house prices and rents.

  • Can You Skip the Property Appraisal?

    You might be able to skip the traditional property appraisal. Talk to your loan officer to see if you qualify.

  • Mortgage Relief Amid California Wildfires

    If you're a homeowner impacted by the wildfires in California, mortgage relief may be available. Contact your mortgage company right away to discuss your options.

  • Let's Talk About 4, 8 and 13

    If you believe in superstitions and are looking to buy or sell a home, put aside the 4s and 13s and embrace the 8.

  • Habitat: "She Nailed It!"

    During this month's SERVE, we continue our long tradition of working with Habitat for Humanity to create a safe and affordable place for families to call home.

  • Be Wicked Smart About Online Rental Scams

    We're continuing our "Be Wicked Smart" series in celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Today's topic - online rental scams.

  • Be Wicked Smart About Phishing

    It's October AND National Cyber Security Month – be wicked smart.

  • Millennials Buy Homes for Their Best Friends

    One–third of Millennials had their best friends at heart — dogs, that is — when deciding to buy their first homes, according to a recent survey.

  • Hurricane Help FAQs

    To help you get answers to your hurricane–related questions, we've compiled a list of answers to FAQs due to the recent hurricanes.

  • Are You Financially Prepared for An Emergency?

    Being financially prepared for emergencies is about more than just having savings set aside.

  • Outsmarting Scammers

    Following a natural disaster or during times of hardship, it's very important to recognize and avoid scams.

  • Mortgage Assistance for Hurricane Maria

    If you are a homeowner impacted by Hurricane Maria, mortgage relief may be available. Contact your mortgage company right away to discuss your options.

  • Avoiding Repair Scams After a Disaster

    Following natural disasters, scam artists are hard at work trying to take advantage of your situation. Here are some tips to avoid them and stay safe.

  • Meeting the Housing Needs of America's Seniors

    Freddie Mac is working to meet the growing need for seniors housing. We provide financing so specialized facilities can be built, improved and maintained.

  • ¿Con Quién Debo Comunicarme Para Obtener Ayuda Luego de un Desastre Natural?

    A continuación encontrará una lista de organizaciones que le pueden brindar ayuda para recuperarse de las consecuencias del huracán. Fraude, Centros de Recuperación ante desastres de FEMA, Recursos de asistencia para recuperarse, Ayuda hipotecaria

  • Who Do I Call For Help After a Natural Disaster?

    Picking up the pieces after a natural disaster can be overwhelming. Here is a list of organizations to help you in your recovery.

  • Cómo Solicitar Ayuda Después de un Huracán

    Si su hogar o lugar de trabajo ha sido afectado por los huracanes Harvey o Irma, aquí le informamos algunos pasos importantes que debe dar de inmediato para encaminarse hacia la recuperación.

  • Getting Help After a Hurricane

    If you've been affected by Hurricane Harvey or Irma, these four important steps can help you get on the path to recovery.

  • Mortgage Relief for Hurricane Irma

    If you are a homeowner impacted by Hurricane Irma, mortgage relief may be available. Contact your mortgage company right away to discuss your options.

  • Housing Industry Sees Affordable Renting as a Growing Concern

    Affordability isn't just an issue for potential homeowners, it's also a major problem facing renters today.

  • Hurricane Preparedness

    Texas and Louisiana just experienced the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, and already we are bracing for the impact of another powerful storm, Hurricane Irma.

  • Getting Help with Hurricane Harvey

    If you've been affected by Hurricane Harvey, these four important steps can help you get on the path to recovery.

  • HARP Bonus: More Time, Low Rates

    HARP has been extended until December 31, 2018 and rates are still historically low. All it takes is a few minutes to see if you qualify.

  • Winter is Coming. Will Home Sales and Prices Cool?

    With school back in session now is a good time to look back on how Spring and Summer home sales have fared thus far.

  • Mortgage Assistance in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

    If you are a homeowner impacted by Hurricane Harvey, mortgage relief may be available. Contact your mortgage company right away to discuss your options.

  • Did You Know Over 93% of U.S. Homes Have Positive Equity?

    You often hear that buying a home is a good way to build equity. But what does that mean?

  • 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.