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The Math Challenge: Whether to Rent or Buy?

Find out which is the better option when the monthly payment is the same. More


Rental Housing

Multifamily Mid-Year Outlook: Finding A New Normal

Multifamily market conditions are strong, with vacancy rates at a 13-year low. How long will this last? More


Rental Housing

Diet of New Multifamily Construction Leaves Supply Too Thin

Renovating, rehabilitating, and otherwise preserving existing apartments could mean the difference between having enough multifamily rental housing to meet growing demand – or not. More


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Taking Aim at Targeted Affordable Housing

It hasn’t been this hard to find affordable rental housing in 50 years – especially for lower-income renters. Attracting private capital to housing that’s affordable to lower-income renters is challenging. Government subsidies help. Freddie Mac Multifamily’s Targeted Affordable Housing team helps navigate the complexities of funding subsidized – or targeted affordable – housing. More


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Student Housing: Goodbye Bunk Beds, Hello Bowling Alleys

Did you know that apartments geared for college students feature many amenities that could include flat screen TVs, coffee bars, bowling alleys and golf simulators? More


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Test Your IQ: K-Deals

Freddie Mac Multifamily’s K-Deal securitization program is designed to help support multifamily rental housing while reduce taxpayers’ exposure to risk by attracting private capital to the market. In this way, we’re fulfilling the goals of a future housing finance system today. More


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Providing Multifamily Financing to Manufactured Housing Community Owners

Freddie Mac Multifamily recently announced it will purchase and securitize Manufactured Housing Community loans as part of its efforts to increase access to affordable housing. More


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Freddie Mac Earns Two Deal of the Year Awards

Our innovative credit risk initiatives recently earned honors from influential and respected publications. More


Rental Housing

Five Quick Tips About Apartment Leases

Moving can be very exciting, especially if it’s your first time living on your own in an apartment. However, it’s important to be informed before you sign a lease, which is a legally-binding contract between a landlord and a tenant. More


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Rents Go Up Faster Than Incomes

There's a rental affordability crisis in America. Rents are rising faster than incomes. And, the number of renters is expected to increase by millions in the next ten years. New Freddie Mac research shows how we could make affordable housing more accessible by targeting capital where it’s really needed. More


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