Rental Housing

Higher Utility Bills Bigger Worry Than Rising Rents

More renters worry about rising utility costs than rent hikes, but nearly half are willing to pay more for green energy– and water–saving features, says the latest national renter survey from Freddie Mac.

Don't be Spoofed: Take Two

National Cyber Security Awareness month is a good time to reflect and take some steps to become more cyber savvy. Today's topic? Online rental scams.

5 Tips for Renters

Here's vital information to help you compete for an apartment in today's rental market and also protect your rights, interests, and security deposit when you get ready to sign the lease.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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!