Freddie Mac Blog

Helpful information and tips on buying, owning or renting a home and the housing market

Get In-The-Know About Escrow

What is escrow and how does it affect your monthly mortgage payment?

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Super Bowl Sunday's Home Team Advantage

The NFL will crown a champion this Sunday at Super Bowl LIII, but the off-the-field winner was already announced way back in 2016: The city of Atlanta.

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Open Season: House Hunting with Kids

Before you begin touring homes, here are a few tips for parents to consider.

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Time to Fix Your ARM?

If you have an ARM that's scheduled to adjust soon, you may want to consider the benefits of a fixed-rate mortgage while rates are still low.

How KonMari Can Help Homeowners

If you're preparing your house to be staged, packing to move, or looking to make better use of the space you already have, here are some Marie Kondo inspired tips to help.

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FYIs about DIY

If you're a homeowner you've probably got ideas for home improvements... so how do DIY home projects compare to professional renovations?

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Reach Your Dreams with 3% Down

Low down payment mortgage options – some requiring as little as 3% down – are available for qualified borrowers and can offer you a path to homeownership.

Renting 101: From Listings to Leases

Approximately 63 percent of renters are satisfied with their rental experience. So, what's the key to finding the right home?

Planning Your Move

The excitement of buying a new home is frequently followed with the dread of having to move. We've put together some tips to make your move as seamless as possible.

From Saving Up to Settling Down: The Homebuying Lifecycle

Here are three key phases of homeownership that many people experience during their lifetime.

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6 Steps to Achieve your Homebuying Resolution

If one of your resolutions for 2019 is to become a homeowner, we have 6 ways to make the homebuying process easier.

In It For The Long Run

For the final blog in our avoiding homebuying mistakes series we are talking about the long-term planning involved in homeownership.