Freddie Mac Blog

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

Know About Mortgages Before You Go

Which mortgage product is best for you?

Budgeting for Your Journey: Part II

Now is when the rubber meets the road, finalizing your loan and preparing for your monthly mortgage payments.

Budgeting for Your Journey

Budgeting for your journey is never as much fun as the trip itself, but it's a critical part of the ride.

Gas Up for Your Down Payment

Be sure you have the right tools when thinking about your down payment.

Pre-approval Letter: Passport to Homeownership

What is a pre-approval letter and how do you get one?

Map It Out: The Homebuying Timeline

Before you hit the road, you should be able to answer the question: what are the steps in the homebuying process?

Co-Pilot(s): Assembling your Team

There are many people involved in your homebuying journey, and having the right people along for the ride can help navigate through the process.

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Listen Now: Hottest Homebuying Playlist

Playlists can make any journey more enjoyable and smooth sailing (even dancing!).

Spring Break or Spring Homebuying?

This spring homebuying season we're taking you on a road trip.

March Madness: The Final Four Cs

How do you get a loan? What do lenders look for? Housing's big dance happening off the basketball court.

Spelling It Out: Apartment Types

Don't see the difference between a high-rise and a mid-rise? We're breaking down various types of multifamily properties you may encounter in rental housing.

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Keep Calm and Shop On

Spring home buying season is here, did you know shopping for a better mortgage rate could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars?