Dec 20, 2017
The results are in. Did you read our top most–read blog posts for 2017?
Nov 14, 2017
Manufactured homes have improved a lot over time, and are an important source of housing across the country. In Kentucky, a new program can help get you ready to buy one.
Nov 6, 2017
Dreaming of owning a home and wondering how much you can afford? You're not alone.
Oct 26, 2017
Join us in our final National Cyber Security Awareness Month post to learn how to keep yourself and your information secure.
Oct 10, 2017
We're continuing our 'Be Wicked Smart' series in celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Today's topic - online rental scams.
Oct 5, 2017
It's October AND National Cyber Security Month – be wicked smart.
Sep 27, 2017
Being financially prepared for emergencies is about more than just having savings set aside.
Sep 14, 2017
Following natural disasters, scam artists are hard at work trying to take advantage of your situation. Here are some tips to avoid them and stay safe.
Sep 12, 2017
Picking up the pieces after a natural disaster can be overwhelming. Here is a list of organizations to help you in your recovery.
Sep 8, 2017
If you've been affected by Hurricane Harvey or Irma, these four important steps can help you get on the path to recovery.
Aug 10, 2017
Before accepting the 20% down myth, it's important to do your homework, weigh the pros and cons regarding your down payment options and separate the facts from the myths.
Jun 27, 2017
When considering the pros and cons of buying a home, one thing you can place in the 'pros' column is the independence owning a home can bring.
Apr 13, 2017
Steps to get a handle on how much you can borrow.
Mar 31, 2017
Freddie Mac's Loan Advisor Suite benefits from different perspectives.
Feb 28, 2017
In commemoration of Black History Month, Freddie Mac held a panel discussion on the company's commitment to affordable housing, particularly in the African American community.
Jan 19, 2017
Anyone looking to buy — especially in a competitive market — should ask a reputable lender to pre–approve them for a mortgage.
Jan 17, 2017
If your resolution is to get into a new home this year, it's important to understand how to manage your money. In fact, this knowledge is valuable in any case.
Jan 12, 2017
Our Building Better Credit guide lays out the steps you can take to establish and maintain good credit, as well as improve your credit today.
Dec 28, 2016
See what interesting things you might have missed from this year's top 10 blog list.
Dec 20, 2016
Did you receive a letter from Freddie Mac with the subject, 'Borrower Notification: Freddie Mac Has Purchased Your Loan' but don't know what it means or what to do about it?
Dec 12, 2016
Our free program can help you build or repair your credit, avoid costly scams, and make sound financial decisions. Get CreditSmart today.
Dec 1, 2016
Your credit score reflects your record of paying bills and other debts on time, and it's a major factor in whether you'll get that apartment lease or home mortgage. (It's also important if you want to apply for some other credit line.)
Sep 22, 2016
When it comes to saving energy in the home, we all like to think we know a thing or two. How plugged in are you? Let's find out with this Energy IQ quiz.
Aug 4, 2016
Research and Analysis
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.
Aug 3, 2016
In the market to make energy-efficient improvements to your home? Be sure to check out federal tax credits and product rebates from your state and local governments and utility company to help offset your up front costs.
Jul 13, 2016
If you're in the market to buy your first home, but know you'll need some help with your down payment or closing costs, assistance may be right under your nose.
Apr 7, 2016
April is Financial Literacy Month – an ideal time to brush up on financial education and life-long money management skills.
Dec 29, 2015
On the 11th day of tips, bits & lists, we introduce you to 11 online calculators designed to help demystify mortgages.
Dec 18, 2015
On the 5th day of tips, bits & lists, we give graduates tips for improving their credit – or establishing it in the first place.
Dec 4, 2015
A new Freddie Mac video shows why consumers who pay for a quick 'guaranteed' fix to poor credit usually end up buying a lot of trouble. Watch for tips to protect yourself.
Oct 29, 2015
Many people feel overwhelmed with the homebuying process because of the amount of paperwork and signatures required. How can you ease the anxiety? Get familiar with the documents before closing and lean on your team.
Oct 28, 2015
At home or on the go, My Home is built to share and connect people with in-depth and user-friendly information that answers important questions about home. Find out why it's worth getting connected.
Sep 1, 2015
Whether you want to rent an apartment or buy a home, your credit history helps open the door. If you're just starting out and haven't yet established your creditworthiness, these steps will set you on the right path.
Aug 3, 2015
Freddie Mac's HomeSteps® REO Sales Division is holding its Second Annual Housing Fair and Open House on August 8 to provide free homeownership counseling and bus tours of available homes to service personnel, educators, first responders, and city workers.
Jul 21, 2015
According to the FBI, burglary victims lost an estimated $4.5 billion in property in 2013. The average dollar loss per case was $2,322.
Jun 25, 2015
A good credit history matters a lot in reaching important goals in your life like buying a house or car, renting an apartment and to some degree even getting a job. Here are 5 tips to help recent grads build credit.
Jun 17, 2015
Introducing My Home by Freddie Mac – a one-stop reference to help consumers become smart homebuyers, homeowners and renters.
Mar 17, 2015
After submitting your mortgage applications, tell lenders about job changes, new debts and other life events to avoid costly delays and disappointments .
Mar 11, 2015
In just a short time, you'll notice For Sale signs sprinkled throughout your neighborhood. If you're a first-time homebuyer, ask yourself: Am I ready to talk the housing market talk? Your words are important and we're here to help you talk wisely.
Jan 7, 2015
Closing costs average about $2,539 – so it's important to understand what your costs will be before you commit to the loan. That's where the Good Faith Estimate comes in.