Freddie Mac Blog

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

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Choose Your Term

Whether you choose a 10-, 15-, 20- or 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, you're guaranteed that your monthly mortgage payment will remain the same for the entire term of the loan.

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How is Affordability Influencing Your Zip Code?

Housing affordability is a challenge impacting over half of today's renters and homeowners.

10 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know

PMI, APR, LTV… say what? Learn some of the most important industry acronyms and their definitions, so you can sound like a pro as you go through the homebuying process.

FAQ: Disaster Relief

When a disaster hits home it can be overwhelming. You've got mortgage relief questions? We've got your answers.

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Sparking Action: Wildfire Preparedness

If you are in an area where wildfires are an active risk, it's important to act now to protect your home later.

Equity and The Power of Appreciation

Rising home prices over the last 10 years have played a significant role in building wealth across the nation.

Disaster Preparedness: Tornado Tips

Tornadoes develop quickly and often arrive without warning, no matter where you live, a little planning can go a long way to protect your family and your home from these disasters.

Summer Greens

Summer weather calls for smart, green solutions to beat the heat and save hard-earned dollars.

Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season is here and while no one can stop a tropical storm from happening, you can take steps to ensure your safety.

Renovations, Rates and Refinancing

Freddie Mac's new CHOICERenovation mortgage saves both time and money by providing cost-effective options for financing or refinancing home renovations, repairs, or improvements.

The Key Documents for Emergency Preparedness

Financial preparedness involves more than just setting aside funds for an emergency.

The Independence of Owning a Home

Owning a home is considered the American Dream by many. In addition to the feelings of pride and accomplishment, becoming a homeowner has lifelong benefits.