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Top 10 Cities Where Snowbirds Flock

Top 10 Cities Where Snowbirds Flock

El Paso, Texas, and Little Rock, Arkansas, are among the cities where snowbirds and retirees flock to in winter.

Today's Renter? Tomorrow's Homebuyer? Get the Facts from Our New Survey

Today's Renter? Tomorrow's Homebuyer? Get the Facts from Our New Survey

Many renters live paycheck to paycheck - and 61% plan to keep renting in the next three years, new Freddie Mac research shows.

Sniffing Out Pet Friendly Rentals

Sniffing Out Pet Friendly Rentals

Renting with Fido is on the rise, but it's often hard to find rentals that allow pets.

What Is 90%, Alex?

What Is 90%, Alex?

Answer: This is about how many of the apartments that Freddie Mac Multifamily® finances are affordable to moderate- and low-income renters. That's been the case every year since at least 2008.

New Financing to Support Affordable Rental Housing

New Financing to Support Affordable Rental Housing

Freddie Mac announces a new commercial loan program for small rental properties.

Portrait of a Ruthless Defaulter

Portrait of a Ruthless Defaulter

Why do commercial real estate borrowers default?

Aging Population Faces Housing Shortage

Aging Population Faces Housing Shortage

The U.S. is unprepared to meet the housing needs of its aging population, concludes a new report by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and AARP Foundation.

The Math Challenge: Whether to Rent or Buy?

The Math Challenge: Whether to Rent or Buy?

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

Multifamily Mid-Year Outlook:  Finding A New Normal

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?

Diet of New Multifamily Construction Leaves Supply Too Thin

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.

Taking Aim at Targeted Affordable Housing

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.

Student Housing: Goodbye Bunk Beds, Hello Bowling Alleys

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?