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What Do Today's Mortgage Rates Mean for You?

What Do Today's Mortgage Rates Mean for You?

Can you afford to buy a house? It's a question that's become more difficult to answer — especially because the data differs for everyone.

Nine Housing Markets Without Room To Stretch

Nine Housing Markets Without Room To Stretch

The April Insight looks at some of the factors that drive the location decisions of ordinary families trying to live in the most expensive metros in the U.S.

Forecasting 2017 with Freddie Mac's Chief Economist

Forecasting 2017 with Freddie Mac's Chief Economist

As 2016 gives way to 2017, we move away from recapping the year that was and transition to prognosticating the year to come.

Baby Boomer Myths: Up-Close and Personal with Sean Becketti, Chief Economist

Baby Boomer Myths: Up-Close and Personal with Sean Becketti, Chief Economist

Baby Boomers comprise one-quarter of the population but own two-thirds of the housing wealth. Their decisions will reshape our housing market in the coming years. Freddie Mac's chief economist uses our latest survey results to bust some myths about 55+ homeowners and renters.

Sales on Track Despite Limited Housing Stock & Rising House Prices

Sales on Track Despite Limited Housing Stock & Rising House Prices

How are home sales looking now that we're more than half way through 2016?

Would You Pass This Quiz?

Would You Pass This Quiz?

Understanding and keeping a handle on your finances and credit history is essential. To gauge the American public's financial knowledge and decision-making skills, the National Financial Capability Study includes a 5-question test. Find out how you stack up: Take the test now.

Six Down, Six to Go

Six Down, Six to Go

We're essentially half way through 2016. So how are homes sales doing?

Expect the Unexpected Housing Choices in Retirement

Expect the Unexpected Housing Choices in Retirement

The way renters age 55 and older predict they'll spend their retirement years can be quite different from what they actually experience, according to the Freddie Mac 55+ Survey findings.

Discount Movie Tickets and Rental Homes

Discount Movie Tickets and Rental Homes

Something you might enjoy in your mid-50s and beyond: Becoming eligible for discounts at movie theaters, restaurants, and other entertainment venues. You also might prefer to sell your home and rent your next one, or move from your current apartment to another. You'd be in good company.

Ahead in May

Ahead in May

We still have some ground to make up but housing remains a bright spot in the economy.

Grandkids Over Golf

Grandkids Over Golf

Will Boomers all retire to warmer weather to play golf? Freddie Mac asked nearly 6,000 55+ homeowners and renters about their future housing plans.

Making up Ground

Making up Ground

Housing remains a bright spot in the economic outlook and should propel the U.S. economy forward for the balance of this year.