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This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Need some tips as we head into the spring homebuying season? USA Today has you covered. You'll find that story, along with other housing highlights from the week, in our roundup. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

The Motley Fool has an interesting read titled "4 Mortgage Fears and How to Fix Them." It's just one of the stories we're featuring in our weekly media roundup. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

It turns out that Hispanics were the only ethnic group to increase their homeownership rate last year. That story tops our housing week in review — read on for more. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Check out our summary of some of the week's most interesting housing headlines. Whether you're looking to buy, rent, or refinance, there's news of note for you. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

It's been a quiet week in advance of the New Year's holiday, but housing stories were still making headlines. We've collected some of the highlights in our weekly summary. More

A Day for Sharing and Giving Thanks

A Day for Sharing and Giving Thanks

Family and friends. Marshmallows on sweet potatoes. Green bean casserole. Pie. A food–induced nap, followed by more pie. Football all day. Thanksgiving is a time to step back from our day–to–day and appreciate what and who we have in our lives. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Tenants are concerned about rising rents, but that's not the only expense they're keeping their eye on. Find that story and other highlights from the week in our headlines roundup. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Considering buying a home? This week's headlines roundup includes a rundown of some of the most useful apps and websites. Click through to check out the full list. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Hispanic homebuyers, Millennials, underwater borrowers — there's something for all of you in today's collection of noteworthy media headlines from the past seven days. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Help is available for many homebuyers looking for a mortgage with a low down payment. That's just one of the stories we've corralled for this week's headline roundup. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

How does student loan debt affect economic mobility? A new study has some answers. Read on for that and other stories from our weekly list of housing highlights. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

See the 25 markets where the cost of renting a home is rising fastest. You'll find that story - and others - in our roundup of some of the week's most noteworthy housing news. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

In the news this week, the housing market continues its recovery – but are some people being left behind? You'll find that coverage and more in our roundup. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Whether you're buying or selling, younger or older, new-house hunting, condo shopping or renting, there's housing news of note this week for you. Check out our collection of headlines. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

It's been a low-key week on the housing front, but we've still managed to dig through the headlines and find stories that matter. Check out our weekly summary. More

$650 Billion And Going Strong

$650 Billion And Going Strong

We're celebrating an important corporate milestone – the transfer of a significant amount of mortgage credit risk on $650 billion in unpaid principal balance of single-family and multifamily loans. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Some insights into the housing choices of the nation's 55+ population, a drop in mortgage rates, and a scam warning are among this week's most interesting housing headlines. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

The Wall Street Journal has tips for retirees grappling with the question: rent or buy? Read that and other stories in our weekly summary of news from around the 'net. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Mortgage rates are hovering just above their lows for the year. That's great news for house hunters, and it's just one of the key media stories we're tracking this week. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

We considered being all cute and cunning with our headline wrap-up this week in honor of April Fool's Day. But instead we're going to play it straight and simply say, "Here's the news." More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

There are just not enough affordable homes to go around – that was the focus of a number of media reports this week. Read more in our weekly headlines rundown. More

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? More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Tips for young homebuyers, good news about Hispanic homeownership, and a boost in house and apartment building. You’ll find all those stories in our weekly roundup. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Another week, another drop in mortgage rates – and just in time for the spring homebuying season. Read that story and more of the week’s notable housing news. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Thinking about buying or refinancing? Read what another dip in mortgage rates might mean for you in our wrap-up of the housing news making headlines this week. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Which housing markets will be hot in 2016? Is relief from ever-rising rents in sight? Will the strong purchase market continue? Read on for insights into these questions and other top issues. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

One topic dominated the news this week: The Fed's decision to raise interest rates. You’ll find that story, of course, and others making headlines in our weekly roundup. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Will they or won't they? Lots of media speculation this week on whether millennials will make the leap into homeownership in 2016. That story and more in our weekly roundup. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

New efforts aimed at helping borrowers with HAMP modifications and stabilizing distressed neighborhoods made headlines this week. Read about them – and other housing-related news – in our Friday roundup. More

NSI: Coming to a Community Near You

NSI: Coming to a Community Near You

On December 1st, local community organizations in 18 metros will be given the opportunity to review and purchase REO properties owned by Freddie Mac before they are listed for sale. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Home prices are up, new home sales are down. And the age-old question – buy or rent – is on a lot of people’s minds. We’ll check out those stories and more in our headline round-up. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

It's been another busy week, with lots of media reports coming out of the Mortgage Bankers Association's 102nd Annual Convention & Expo. Freddie was there making some news of our own. Check it out. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

We try not to overload Friday's headlines recap with stories about Freddie Mac, but we've been in the news quite a bit this week. House hunters, renters, lenders – read up! More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

October brings cooler weather and falling leaves. This year, it's also bringing new regulations for mortgage lenders that significantly change the homebuying process. Read more in our headline round-up. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Whether you're thinking of buying, selling, or renovating a home, there was news this week you'll want to know. Here's our recap of some of the top housing headlines. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

We usually try not to boast, but we're pretty proud of this HousingWire headline: "Freddie Mac rising; with Donald Layton at the helm, Freddie Mac surges into new territory." More

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. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Everyone selling a home wants it to go quickly. We've got some tips in this recap of the week's housing news that may give you a leg up over the competition. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

The housing market springs to life. Whether you're looking for a home or selling one, there's a lot of valuable information in the media stories we've gathered up this week. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

The Wall Street Journal asks: "Is getting a mortgage easier than consumers think?" If you're considering buying a home, you'll definitely want to read their story. It's just one of the interesting headlines we've collected for you this week. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

The unofficial start of summer meant a fairly quiet week for housing news. But we found some interesting stories to share – check them out in this week’s post. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Whether you're a renter, homeowner (single-family or condo), prospective homebuyer, or mortgage servicer, we’ve gathered up a host of headlines you'll want to check out. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

The GSEs reported quarterly earnings this week. That's where a lot of our focus has been, but it's certainly not the only housing news making headlines. Read our round-up. More

Moving Housing Forward

Moving Housing Forward

As reported in our 1st quarter financial results released today, we're building a better housing finance system for the nation and moving housing forward. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

New home sales are up, homeownership is down, and the Fed is feeling optimistic. What does it all mean? You'll find some answers in the news stories we've collected this week. More

Yes, That's 11 Zeroes

Yes, That's 11 Zeroes

Freddie Mac Multifamily's K-Deal program reached a milestone: $100 billion in K-Deal securitizations. It's one way we're living the future of housing finance today. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Are you a credit union member? You could get a real deal on a mortgage, especially with today’s extremely low mortgage rates. Check out that story and others. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Renters: Be sure to read "Wallet Squeeze" from the Denver Post/Associated Press. It's an eye-opener, and just one of the important housing stories we’re featuring this week. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Helpful hints for potential homebuyers and good news about credit availability in this week’s headlines help give the spring homebuying season a good start. More

Spring Forward to Buying a Home

Spring Forward to Buying a Home

The crocuses will be poking up soon, and, with the change in weather, the housing market, too, will be warming up. Our new blog series on the Spring Homebuying Season starts this week — to help you get ready to buy a home. More

Our Commitment in Numbers

Our Commitment in Numbers

As reported in our 4th quarter and full-year 2014 financial results released today, we continue to return value to the nation and move housing forward. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Welcome to the Valentine's week edition of our housing headlines. We can't guarantee you’ll love the stories – but they're a lot cheaper than a dinner date and a dozen roses. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

More homeowners are regaining their footing, and housing and economic indicators generally point in a positive direction despite a recent drop in home building. Read about these developments and more in this week’s housing headlines. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

We can't compete with a comet landing, but we still managed to collect some noteworthy housing stories making news this week here on terra firma. Here's our round-up. More

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. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

HousingWire shared our infographic on the growth of Hispanic ownership. We think it's an important story, and it's among the highlights in our weekly media roundup. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Among this week's most interesting housing stories, there's new help ahead for military homeowners, while a renewed focus on HARP aims to bring mortgage relief to more borrowers. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

Why is the housing recovery taking so long? And what does that mean for homebuyers and sellers? A lot of people are asking those questions lately – check out the week’s top headlines to see what the experts are saying. More

This Week's Housing Headlines

This Week's Housing Headlines

"Change" was a common theme running throughout much of this week’s housing finance news. Here are some key stories that explain the changes underway and help put them into context. More