Freddie Mac Blog

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

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Making a [Homebuying] List, Checking it Twice.

Use our homebuying checklist if you're looking to become a homeowner in the new year.

Tis the Season to Sell Your Home

Unwrap these tips for selling your home during the holidays.

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In the Know: Manufactured Homes

For many, the term "manufactured housing" doesn’t conjure images of spacious and updated homes, but perhaps it should.

Winter Housing Market = Buyers’ Wonderland

Find out why winter might be the best time to buy a house, and read tips for homebuying in colder weather.

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Three Common Real Estate Scams

Learn about moving fraud, foreclosure scams, and rental schemes.

Four Reasons to Go Green

When it comes to energy-efficiency and your home, there are four notable reasons to go green.

Military Financial Readiness: Saluting your Service

Deployment is never easy, but financial readiness can help minimize stress and anxiety for you and your family

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Bundling Up Your Home for Winter

Use this checklist to winterize your home and prepare for the colder days ahead.

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Would You Buy a Home Next to a Cemetery?

Buying a home near a cemetery may not be as grave a mistake as you think.

5 Homebuying Reality TV Myths

How real is reality TV? Here are some homebuying lessons you won't learn from binge watching your favorite shows.

The Economics of Renting

The cost of renting a home involves more than paying monthly rent. Find out what you need to know, for the short- and long-term.

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Understanding Housing Counselors

If you have your eyes set on buying a home, but have questions or concerns, consider leaning on a Housing Counselor.