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Average Apartment Size Shrinks 7%

Average Apartment Size Shrinks 7%

The size of the average new American apartment is off about 7 percent since 2009, says a new analysis from RCLCO, a real estate consulting group based in Bethesda, MD.

Myth vs. Fact: Renting

Myth vs. Fact: Renting

Approximately one-third of Americans rent their homes, both by choice and because of financial ability. If you're one of them or thinking about renting, today we're debunking the top two myths.

Giving Rentals a Green Advantage(sm) for Working Families

Giving Rentals a Green Advantage(sm) for Working Families

Freddie Mac Multifamily's Green Advantage is a better way to harness the value that energy and water efficiency can bring to multifamily projects (lower utilities and operating costs), the working families who rent them (lower individual utility bills), and the environment where we all live.

Freddie Mac Multifamily: Innovation in San Francisco

Freddie Mac Multifamily: Innovation in San Francisco

Here's what it took to keep 1400 apartments in 15 buildings affordable to seniors and low-income families in San Francisco.

Multifamily: Innovation is Happening

Multifamily: Innovation is Happening

The first half of 2016 was a showcase of creative solutions, out-of-the-box thinking, strong relationship building, and tangible business results. Here are just a few examples of how Freddie Mac Multifamily has been moving rental housing forward since January.

How to Spot a Phony Online Rental Ad

How to Spot a Phony Online Rental Ad

This new Freddie Mac video will teach you how to check out online ads for rentals before you write a check.

You Want Affordable Rent - We're Here to Help

You Want Affordable Rent - We're Here to Help

Are you feeling the pinch brought on by the severe shortage of affordable rental housing? Freddie Mac Multifamily feels your pain — and we're working to help ease it.

Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Online Home Rental Scams

Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Online Home Rental Scams

Law enforcement started the year by cracking down on fraudsters using phony online real estate ads to fleece would-be renters.

In Search of Roommates as Good as Those on TV

In Search of Roommates as Good as Those on TV

Living with roommates looks like fun on TV. But it can be trickier in real life. Around one-third of working-age adults share an apartment with someone they aren't related to, and could they tell you stories about their experiences!

Tips, Bits & Lists: Day 9

Tips, Bits & Lists: Day 9

On the 9th day of tips, bits & lists, we feature types of multifamily apartment properties (containing five or more units).

Tips, Bits & Lists: Day 6

Tips, Bits & Lists: Day 6

On the 6th day of tips, bits & lists, we talk about the six things to know about apartment leases.

Tenant Rights: What to Expect

Tenant Rights: What to Expect

As a tenant, you also have important rights that protect your privacy, security deposit, the condition of your home, and you and your family from illegal discrimination.