Research and Analysis

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the Mix

With new home sales data in for March, we're currently running 153,000 home sales (non-seasonally adjusted) below what we saw in March of 2007, however, we're already ahead of last year's home sales at the same time.

A Slow Start to the Best Year in Home Sales in a Decade

Houses certainly aren't selling at breakneck speed so far this year, but with the spring home buying season upon us we expect them to improve. Our housing tracker shows where we currently stand.

Outlook 2016: More Apartments, Low Vacancy Rates, Higher Rents

The number of apartments added to the market hit a 27-year high in 2015; however, most of the new units were rented quickly and the market remained tight. According to the Freddie Mac Multifamily Outlook 2016, it'll be a similar story in 2016.

The Best Year in Home Sales Since 2007!

Expect home sales to carry this momentum forward in 2016.

U.S. Housing Market Continues to Show Strong Improvement

MiMi sees the best housing improvement in a year.

U.S. Housing Market Posts Strong Improvement

MiMi sees the best housing improvement since last summer.