Freddie Mac Blog

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

Pinch Me! How it Pays to be Green

Did you know that going green can save you money?

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Intro to Adulting: Credit Basics for Grads

Credit 101: Before you get that diploma, check out this crash course on the ins and outs of credit.

New Job, New Home

You've taken a new job in a new city- here's how to find a new place to call home during your move.

3 Reasons to Love Tax Season

There is just over a month until Tax Day 2019. If you’re expecting a refund, here's how it can bring you closer to homeownership.

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The Tolls of Your Commute

Today's average commute is longer than ever before, Be sure to factor in the cost of your commute, including time and money, when making your move.

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Not Quite Over the Hill?

Millennials are losing out to the 55+ generation when it comes to owning a home. Why?

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Paper Chase: The Documents Involved in Renting

Having your documents in order can save you time and energy – it might even help you save on your rent.

Counting Costs: Landlords, Leases and List Prices

Before you start scoping out the perfect rental, you need to get a firm handle on your finances.

Road to Renting: Choose Your Route

Is renting right for you? Over one-third of America's families rent today.

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Crafting Your Home Security Blanket

Whichever security measures you choose to keep your home safe, do your research so that you can be confident with the level of protection it provides.

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.