Freddie Mac Blog

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

Putting the ROI in RenOvatIons

Here are six home improvement projects that will almost pay for themselves in resale value.

Should You Fix It or Adjust It?

Take the time to learn the important features and benefits of the two most prominent mortgage types.

Stability through Innovation

Learn how our transformation and innovations are creating a better, more stable housing finance system.

Want to Buy a Home? Answer These 5 Questions

Before purchasing your home, it's important to get a full picture of your financial situation.

What's Your Financial IQ?

April is Financial Literacy Month and there is no better time than now to brush up on your financial education and life-long money management skills.

Debunking the 20% Down Myth

Don't let the 20% myth keep you from purchasing a home this spring homebuying season.

Don't Leave Money on the Table

Shopping around for a better a mortgage rate could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Beyond Your Mortgage: Know What You Can Afford

In addition to your mortgage, there are additional expenses to consider when planning for your financial future once you become a homeowner.

But Wait, There's More

In addition to principal and interest, your monthly mortgage payment may also include an escrow payment and private mortgage insurance payment. So, what are these extra payments?

Understanding the Homebuying Timeline

We've outlined the main steps involved in the homebuying process to help get you started.

How Much is Affordability a Factor?

Renters say that affordability will dictate whether they will continue renting in the future.

Who Does What?

The homebuying process can be intimidating. The good news? You'll have a team of very important people who will work hard to make your experience as smooth as possible.