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Which Markets Will Have the Highest Apartment Vacancy Rates

Which Markets Will Have the Highest Apartment Vacancy Rates

This year we will see of one of the largest increases in apartment building completions in recent history with Millenials helping to fill these new units in some markets, based on our Multifamily housing economic outlook for 2015.

How Many Jobs Does It Take to Afford Rent?

How Many Jobs Does It Take to Afford Rent?

How many jobs must minimum wage earners work to afford rent? The answer is 2.6 jobs.

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.