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We're Proud, We're Committed, We're Better

We're Proud, We're Committed, We're Better

We're a stronger and more competitive company. See how our numbers back this up.

Can You Skip the Property Appraisal?

Can You Skip the Property Appraisal?

You might be able to skip the traditional property appraisal. Talk to your loan officer to see if you qualify.

Habitat: 'She Nailed It!'

Habitat: 'She Nailed It!'

During this month's SERVE, we continue our long tradition of working with Habitat for Humanity to create a safe and affordable place for families to call home.

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

Texas and Louisiana just experienced the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, and already we are bracing for the impact of another powerful storm, Hurricane Irma.

Better, Stronger and Making a Difference

Better, Stronger and Making a Difference

We've transformed into a stronger, more competitive company. In turn, this has allowed us to transform the U.S. housing finance system for the better.

How Well Do You Know Your Stars and Stripes?

How Well Do You Know Your Stars and Stripes?

Test your knowledge on all things Independence Day with our fun facts quiz.

Freddie Mac's LGBTQ Community: Proud of our Allies

Freddie Mac's LGBTQ Community: Proud of our Allies

Freddie Mac's LGBTQ employee resource group celebrates allies during Pride Month.

Tackling the Affordable Housing Crisis

Tackling the Affordable Housing Crisis

As demand for affordable rental housing continues to increase, our nation's supply is not keeping up.

Getting Better and Better

Getting Better and Better

Our transformation into a more competitive company is building a better housing finance system for homebuyers, renters, lenders and taxpayers.

Two Freddie Mac Leaders on List of Most Important People in CRE Finance

Two Freddie Mac Leaders on List of Most Important People in CRE Finance

Commercial Observer magazine listed Freddie Mac leaders David Brickman and John Cannon on their list of the most important people in CRE finance.

9 Times in 10, It's Affordable

9 Times in 10, It's Affordable

Around 90% of the units that Freddie Mac Multifamily funds offer rents that are affordable to low– and moderate–income households. Our funding is vital to making sure that renters across the country have access to adequate, affordable apartment homes.

Get Out Your Crystal Ball!

Get Out Your Crystal Ball!

See what Freddie Mac has been up to lately.

Freddie Mac Is a Tech Company?

Freddie Mac Is a Tech Company?

Discover why Freddie Mac is being seen as a tech company.

Serious Delinquency Rate Dips Below 1%

Serious Delinquency Rate Dips Below 1%

For the first time in nearly a decade, our single–family serious delinquency rate fell below 1%.

The Importance of Affordable Housing and Homeownership

The Importance of Affordable Housing and Homeownership

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.

What Renters Can Expect This Year

What Renters Can Expect This Year

More newly built apartments are likely to become available in 2017 than in 2016. But it won't be much easier to find an affordable apartment to rent this year in most areas, according to Freddie Mac's Multifamily 2017 Outlook.

Moving Housing Forward

Moving Housing Forward

Our transformation into a more competitive company continues to move housing forward.

Celebrate Frederick Douglass on His 199th Birthday

Celebrate Frederick Douglass on His 199th Birthday

Born a slave, escaped to freedom. Educated himself, became a scholar. Acted as a champion of freedom and equality for all, Frederick Douglass still is an inspiration.

Need Housing Help? Start Here

Need Housing Help? Start Here

At one of the 14 Freddie Mac–sponsored borrower help centers across the country, you can get tips and tools to prepare for homeownership.

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.

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

When we make our mission personal, we change people's lives. Follow along as our Community Crew volunteers give back and help Andrea Morgan in her journey to peace, joy and home.

Celebrating Home

Celebrating Home

This holiday season, we take time to be thankful for what matters most: home and family.

The Rental Experience is Satisfying and More Affordable Than Owning

The Rental Experience is Satisfying and More Affordable Than Owning

Freddie Mac's September survey of the nation's renters saw an increase in the percentage who said they are satisfied with the rental experience and a steady majority who expect to rent their next residence.

Higher Utility Bills Bigger Worry Than Rising Rents

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.

A Salute to Our Veterans

A Salute to Our Veterans

This Veterans Day, in communities across the nation, we pay special tribute to veterans and their families.

In Your Community

In Your Community

This month, we are celebrating the first anniversary of our October volunteer Serve initiative — 31 days where Freddie Mac employees and our nonprofit partners unite to give back and support the communities where we live and work.

Giving Rentals a Green Advantage(sm) for Working Families

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.

3 Steps to 3% Down

3 Steps to 3% Down

3% down in today's market is the real deal. Today we're sharing 3 steps to a 3% down Freddie Mac Home Possible Advantage mortgage.

How Well Do You Know Your Red, White, and Blue?

How Well Do You Know Your Red, White, and Blue?

July 4th is a holiday to spend with family and friends, enjoying backyard barbecues, and, of course, watching fireworks. It's also the day we celebrate our nation's birthday and the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Honoring Those Who Put Their Lives on the Line

Honoring Those Who Put Their Lives on the Line

Today ends Military Appreciation Month, but past and present Service members have Freddie Mac's support all year.

Do You Know Your Housing Lingo?

Do You Know Your Housing Lingo?

If you've just dipped your toe into the house-hunting world, it's easy to feel overwhelmed — especially when everyone seems to be speaking an unfamiliar language.

Putting Together a Homebuying Dream Team - Part 2

Putting Together a Homebuying Dream Team - Part 2

The last two positions for your dream team of home buying professionals are critical for catching costly issues early and avoiding legal complications when its time to close.

Putting Together a Homebuying Dream Team - Part 1

Putting Together a Homebuying Dream Team - Part 1

A dream team of home buying professionals can help you save time and money by catching costly issues early and avoiding legal complications in the closing.

Celebrating Volunteers

Celebrating Volunteers

During National Volunteer Week we take a moment to celebrate all volunteers who give back to make our communities better and improve the lives of others.

Avoid These 7 Borrowing Pitfalls

Avoid These 7 Borrowing Pitfalls

Because lending transactions often seem complicated, it's not unusual for borrowers to rely on the expertise of professionals for guidance. But what if the 'professional' you choose is actually a scam artist or predator looking to push you into a costly or risky situation?

Freddie Mac Leaders Make Industry's Top 50 Influential List

Freddie Mac Leaders Make Industry's Top 50 Influential List

Following a year of strong fundamentals and record purchase volume, two of our Multifamily employees were named to the Commercial Observer magazine's fourth annual 50 Most Important People in Commercial Real Estate Finance list. David Brickman, EVP and head of Multifamily, and John Cannon, SVP of production, sales and marketing, both ranked 22nd on the list.

Moving Housing Forward

Moving Housing Forward

See how our work to build a better Freddie Mac and a better housing finance system is moving housing forward.

How It Works:  The Secondary Mortgage Market

How It Works: The Secondary Mortgage Market

Follow along with our new blog series, where we discuss how things work in the mortgage market, from underwriting your loan to credit risk transfer. To kick off the series, we introduce you to the inner workings of the secondary mortgage market.

Tips, Bits & Lists: Day 11

Tips, Bits & Lists: Day 11

On the 11th day of tips, bits & lists, we introduce you to 11 online calculators designed to help demystify mortgages.

Tips, Bits & Lists: Day 3

Tips, Bits & Lists: Day 3

On the 3rd day of tips, bits & lists, we're answering the top questions about our 3% down mortgage — Home Possible Advantage.

Freddie Mac Seals Deal to Help 10,000 Veterans, Other Families

Freddie Mac Seals Deal to Help 10,000 Veterans, Other Families

Easter Seals and Freddie Mac are teaming up to help as many as 10,000 veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers and others to better manage their finances and find housing options in their communities.

12 Days of Housing Tips, Bits & Lists

12 Days of Housing Tips, Bits & Lists

On these 12 days of Christmas and all through the year, Freddie Mac is serving up housing tips to those far and near. There will be tidbits and resources and quizzes too, but nowhere will you find a turtle dove or two. Today's tips are just for you.

Home is a Place to Nurture and Be Nurtured

Home is a Place to Nurture and Be Nurtured

We're celebrating home this holiday season by featuring families who answered the important question, 'What home means to me?' Meet another six this week.

Don't Buy Trouble When Fixing Your Credit

Don't Buy Trouble When Fixing Your Credit

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.

What Home Means to Me

What Home Means to Me

This holiday season, we're featuring families across the nation who answered the important question, 'What home means to me?' This week we highlight another six of them.

Borrowing Power Increases in 39 U.S. Counties Next Year

Borrowing Power Increases in 39 U.S. Counties Next Year

National conforming loan limits remain unchanged in 2016, but 39 high-cost counties will see an increase. See where your county stacks up.

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

In honor of making home possible, we asked families across the nation, 'What does home mean to you?' This week we highlight six of them and we'll be featuring others throughout the holiday season.

Honoring Our Veterans

Honoring Our Veterans

On this Veterans Day we pay special tribute to all veterans and we thank you for your service to our nation.

Moving Housing Forward

Moving Housing Forward

Freddie Mac is building a better company and a better mortgage finance system that is moving housing forward. Our proof is in our numbers.

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

It's International Credit Union Day – and we're giving credit where credit is due.

Giving Back

Giving Back

Unite 5,000 employees and 15 nonprofits around a common goal of doing good over 31 days and you can make a real difference for families and neighborhoods. That's exactly what October's Serve Call-to-Action volunteer initiative is all about.

Freddie Mac Named a Top 100 Company for Working Moms

Freddie Mac Named a Top 100 Company for Working Moms

Working Mother magazine just named Freddie Mac one of the 2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.

Freddie Mac: First-Time Homebuyer Gains Hold Steady in 2015

Freddie Mac: First-Time Homebuyer Gains Hold Steady in 2015

According to the latest numbers, Freddie Mac financed affordable mortgages for nearly one million first-time homebuyers and over 4.5 million low- and moderate-income borrowers between 2009 and 2015.

Where Are Homebuyers Hiding? In Single-Family Rentals

Where Are Homebuyers Hiding? In Single-Family Rentals

The housing industry is wondering who is America's next homebuyer? One group is people renting single-family properties, according to new Freddie Mac research.

NBC4 Spotlights V.E.T.S Program

NBC4 Spotlights V.E.T.S Program

NBC4 takes an inside look at Freddie Mac's partnership with tech services firm Sharp Decisions and the innovative V.E.T.S program that is helping vets jumpstart their civilian careers in IT.

NPL Sales: Calling All Bidders

NPL Sales: Calling All Bidders

Today Freddie Mac announced a $1.2 billion auction of deeply delinquent non-performing loans (NPLs), and we're calling all eligible bidders.

Top Industry Honors for Two Freddie Mac Women Executives

Top Industry Honors for Two Freddie Mac Women Executives

Two Freddie Mac top-ranking women recently received honors for their industry contributions – Senior Vice Presidents Christina Boyle and Debby Jenkins.

Moving Housing Forward

Moving Housing Forward

Freddie Mac is building a better company and a better mortgage finance system that is moving housing forward. The proof is in the numbers.

Attention Service Members, Veterans, Educators, First Responders in Jacksonville FL

Attention Service Members, Veterans, Educators, First Responders in Jacksonville FL

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.

Take Root Milwaukee Celebrates Fifth Year of Stabilizing Neighborhoods

Take Root Milwaukee Celebrates Fifth Year of Stabilizing Neighborhoods

Since Freddie Mac launched Take Root Milwaukee in 2010, the 32 member lenders, real estate firms, and government agencies have helped more than 16,400 residents buy a home, fix a home, build their finances, and avoid foreclosure.

Did You Know? 5 Fun Freddie Mac Facts

Did You Know? 5 Fun Freddie Mac Facts

In celebration of Freddie Mac's 45th birthday, we wanted to share some fun and interesting facts about us.

Counseling Without the Couch: What a Housing Counselor Can Do for You

Counseling Without the Couch: What a Housing Counselor Can Do for You

A housing counselor can be a great ally for a homebuyer – especially for someone navigating the process for the first time.

4 Reasons Home Sales Are Surging

4 Reasons Home Sales Are Surging

Reports the Associated Press: 'Home sales are on pace for their best year since 2007. First-time buyers are streaming back into the market.' Why all the activity now after so many years of sluggishness?

Serious Delinquency Rate Reaches 2008 Levels

Serious Delinquency Rate Reaches 2008 Levels

Good news. Fewer homeowners are struggling to make their mortgage payment.

From My Home to Your Home

From My Home to Your Home

Introducing My Home by Freddie Mac – a one-stop reference to help consumers become smart homebuyers, homeowners and renters.

Low Gas Prices Are Great for Vacationers But Not Everyone

Low Gas Prices Are Great for Vacationers But Not Everyone

Summer vacationers can rejoice that gas prices are $1 lower per gallon than a year ago, but there is a downside for some parts of the country – like Midland, Texas, and Casper, Wyo. – where energy-related jobs are an important part of their local economy.

What Home Means

What Home Means

In honor of National Homeownership Month and our important mission to make home possible we asked, 'What does home mean to you?' See what people from across the nation said.

Honoring Our Service Men and Women

Honoring Our Service Men and Women

On Memorial Day, we recognize those who responded to the nation's call to serve and fight for our safety and freedom. Learn about Freddie Mac's commitment to our service men and women.

Tipping Point? Do Renters Become Homeowners When Rents Rise?

Tipping Point? Do Renters Become Homeowners When Rents Rise?

Are rising rents driving residents to homeownership? We wanted to know so we asked renters and found that the majority of them are not moving out.

Get CreditSmart

Get CreditSmart

April is National Financial Literacy Month and a good reminder of how important it is to be financially literate. It's especially key if you're thinking about buying a home. Learn more about the tools you need to become a successful homeowner.

Serious Delinquency Rate Nears 2008 levels

Serious Delinquency Rate Nears 2008 levels

Good news for homeowners. Freddie Mac's single-family serious delinquency rate declined to 1.73% at March 31, 2015, nearing its lowest level since December 2008.

It's Easy Being Green

It's Easy Being Green

Freddie Mac employees are making it easier for the company to get greener every year. Poor Kermit.

Hiring Young People on the Autism Spectrum

Hiring Young People on the Autism Spectrum

Freddie Mac's program to hire young people with autism, starting as interns, was recently highlighted on NBC4 and NPR's Marketplace.

Lender Checklists for Fighting Mortgage Fraud

Lender Checklists for Fighting Mortgage Fraud

It's time to take a fresh look at their process for detecting and stopping mortgage fraud.

Joining the United Nations for World Autism Awareness Day

Joining the United Nations for World Autism Awareness Day

Freddie Mac discusses autism in the workplace at the United Nations' World Autism Awareness Day April 2.

April, Make or Break for Home Sales

April, Make or Break for Home Sales

Pending home sales trend bodes well for best home sales since 2007.

VETS Hiring Program Featured on NBC4

VETS Hiring Program Featured on NBC4

Freddie Mac hires more veterans through the VETS partnership with tech services firm Sharp Decisions. Watch the NBC4 story.

Two Freddie Mac Leaders Make the Top 50 Influential List

Two Freddie Mac Leaders Make the Top 50 Influential List

In an industry that is based on relationships, two of our Multifamily employees were named to Mortgage Observer magazine's third annual 50 Most Important People in Commercial Real Estate Finance list.

Freddie Mac: Your Top Questions Answered

Freddie Mac: Your Top Questions Answered

Today we answer your top questions.

The Dress, the WeaselPecker and Housing Data

The Dress, the WeaselPecker and Housing Data

See how home sales perform this spring with our new interactive housing tracker.

Top Company for Executive Women

Top Company for Executive Women

Freddie Mac makes the list of the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women. The recognition comes from NAFE – the National Association for Female Executives.

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.

The Affordability Stretch Got A Little Easier

The Affordability Stretch Got A Little Easier

With homebuyer affordability improving, some Americans are feeling the burn a bit less as they stretch to make homeownership a reality.

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.

Best of 2014

Best of 2014

The list is made, we've checked it twice. This year's top blog posts have more than sufficed. The proof was there in the numbers, driven by links, Tweets and thousands of clicks. Here's a recap in case you missed them preparing for ole St. Nick.

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.

2014 Industry Projections - Did We Get it Right?

2014 Industry Projections - Did We Get it Right?

It's that time of year when we take stock. So let's look back at 5 key housing predictions for 2014. Did projections hit the target? And what do we think will happen in the year ahead?

People.com Highlights Partnership to Hire Veterans

People.com Highlights Partnership to Hire Veterans

Freddie Mac VP and business technology officer Tim Snyder, a Gulf War vet, talks about the squad of veterans joining our team through the V.E.T.S. program - in a recent People.com article.

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

This holiday season, we take time to be thankful for what matters most: home and family.

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.

Freddie Mac CIO, Team Recognized with 'Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Award'

Freddie Mac CIO, Team Recognized with 'Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Award'

General Colin Powell recently presented the Top 10 Breakaway Leaders award to our CIO Rob Lux – in recognition of our IT team's outstanding service and innovation through technology.

Honoring Our Veterans

Honoring Our Veterans

This Veterans Day, in communities across America, we pay special tribute to veterans and their families. Freddie Mac Home Team volunteers recently helped repair homes for veterans' widows and made care kits for a D.C. veterans service center.

Our Commitment in Numbers

Our Commitment in Numbers

As reported in our 3rd quarter 2014 financial results released today, we continue to return value to the nation and move housing forward.

Where Does the Secondary Mortgage Market Go from Here?

Where Does the Secondary Mortgage Market Go from Here?

Freddie Mac CEO Donald H. Layton met this week with mortgage bankers at their annual conference. Learn his thoughts on what may be ahead for the secondary market and its many stakeholders.

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.

Now: Streamlined Loan Mod for Those Who Haven't Paid for 2 Years

Now: Streamlined Loan Mod for Those Who Haven't Paid for 2 Years

Lenders can now use Freddie Mac's streamlined modification initiative to help borrowers who haven't made a mortgage payment for 720 days or more.

Seriously Delinquent Rate Reaches Lowest Point in Five Years

Seriously Delinquent Rate Reaches Lowest Point in Five Years

The decline in Freddie Mac's single-family seriously delinquent rate to below 2% is good news for homeowners.

Freddie Mac: Top Company for Hispanics

Freddie Mac: Top Company for Hispanics

Hispanic Business recently named Freddie Mac, once again, one of the 2014 Best Companies for Diversity.

Freddie Mac: 'Top 100' for Working Moms

Freddie Mac: 'Top 100' for Working Moms

Working Mother magazine today named Freddie Mac one of the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.

Our Commitment in Numbers

Our Commitment in Numbers

As reported in our 2nd quarter 2014 financial results released today, we continue to return value to the nation and move housing forward.

Freddie Mac Legal Department Recognized for Pro Bono Work

Freddie Mac Legal Department Recognized for Pro Bono Work

The National Law Journal recently recognized Freddie Mac with the Washington In–House Legal Department of the Year award for Pro Bono.

Freddie Mac Hires More Veterans

Freddie Mac Hires More Veterans

The transition to civilian life can be a challenge for new veterans who face higher unemployment rates than non-veterans. Through the new V.E.T.S. program, Freddie Mac provides IT jobs to help those who've served launch civilian careers.

One Loan Per Second

One Loan Per Second

Did you know that it used to take up to two years worth of documentation and two months wait time to find out if your mortgage would be approved?

Blog Email Subscription: Special Delivery for You

Blog Email Subscription: Special Delivery for You

At your request, we've added an email subscription to the Freddie Mac Blog. With our weekly roundup, it'll be easier than ever to get the latest insights on buying or renting a home, the housing market, and housing finance.

Freddie Mac Earns Two Deal of the Year Awards

Freddie Mac Earns Two Deal of the Year Awards

Our innovative credit risk initiatives recently earned honors from influential and respected publications.

Our Commitment in Numbers

Our Commitment in Numbers

As reported in our 1st quarter 2014 financial results released today, we continue to return value to the nation and move housing forward.

BBC News:  U.S. Firms Give Autistic Workers a Chance to Shine

BBC News: U.S. Firms Give Autistic Workers a Chance to Shine

Watch a BBC News piece featuring an interview with new Freddie Mac employee Aaron Cohen, a data analyst, who took part in our autism internship program and is now a full-time employee.

Green is Part of Our Culture

Green is Part of Our Culture

Freddie Mac employees join more than a billion people around the world today to observe Earth Day 2014, learning what they can do to help the environment and about the efforts to keep Freddie Mac green.

Freddie Mac VP Recognized as Mortgage Banking Tech All-Star

Freddie Mac VP Recognized as Mortgage Banking Tech All-Star

Mortgage Banking Magazine just recognized Freddie Mac's own Eric Lyon and eight others for being technology superheroes in mortgage technology.

Autism as an Asset in the Workplace

Autism as an Asset in the Workplace

Just released data estimates the number of U.S. children with autism has surged to one in 68. So more and more people with autism will be entering the workforce. A recent Wall Street Journal article highlights the efforts of companies, like Freddie Mac and SAP, to hire these individuals.

Welcome to Our New Blog

Welcome to Our New Blog

Welcome to the new Freddie Mac blog. We'll discuss owning or renting a home, the housing market, and housing finance – plus how they all impact the broader economy. Get tips on buying a home and avoiding scams. Find out where your housing market is headed – and about the next generation of homebuyers.