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HARP: It's the Real Deal

Today, we're swatting down one of the answers we hear most when we ask eligible borrowers why they haven't HARPed: They think it's a scam. Here's why it's not. More


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Help Around the Corner and Across the Country

Whether you're struggling with your mortgage or hoping to buy a home, Freddie Mac's Borrower Help Centers and Borrower Help Network offer you trustworthy, one-to-one help. More


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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. Saving for your down payment and signing on the dotted line are simply the first steps to homeownership. More


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Are you Leaving Money on the Table?

There are about 675,000 homeowners who could save money by refinancing through HARP, but have yet to take advantage of the program. Are you one of them? More


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What Homeowners Will Do to Sell Their Homes

Beyond lowering the price, 71% of homeowners are willing to make additional concessions to sell their home in today’s market — whether it’s including appliances, their furniture or paying for a buyer’s closing costs. More


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Three Ways to Improve Your Credit Score Today

Your credit is a key factor in qualifying for a mortgage, and the higher the score the better. If your credit score is lower than you'd like, don't despair. These three steps can help you begin rebuilding it today. More


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Down Payments and PMI: Get the Low Down

If you're in the market to buy a home, you've probably heard the rule of thumb that you shouldn't buy a home unless you can put down 20% to avoid paying Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). Why is 20% the magic number and what is PMI? More


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Small Towns Odd Names: We are Here

Whether you live in New York City with over eight million others or Chicken, AK with just seven, we’re funding loans right where you live. Big or small, north or south, whatever the name, we’re here. More


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Buying a Home? Get CreditSmart

There’s a good reason why we dream of owning a home. And, there's also a good reason to prepare and become financially literate first. Why? Because educated borrowers are better prepared for successful, long-term homeownership and overall financial stability. Get smart through CreditSmart, our free financial education program. More


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Fixing to Sell REO in Today's Market

In order to compete for value conscious buyers in today's market, Freddie Mac's HomeSteps® sales division repaired nearly half of the REO homes it sold in 2013, up from about a third in a typical year. Examples of winning kitchen and bathroom upgrades can be seen here. More


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