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3 Reasons Why Fall is a Great Time to Sell

Homebuyers are ready to fall in the love with your home.

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Snapshot of Today’s Housing Market

Here's what you can expect from the housing market for the rest of 2020.

Homeownership: 90% of today's homeowners believe that homeownership is part of the American Dream

Top 4 Things Every New Homeowner Should Do

From setting up utilities to changing the locks, here is a list of things to do once you have the keys to your new home.

How to Ensure a Smooth Closing

Before closing day arrives, follow these steps to make sure you are prepared.

Once you find a home that meets your wants and needs, your real estate agent will help you make a strong offer.

5 Rules for Making an Offer on a Home

Once you find a home that meets your wants and needs, your real estate agent will help you make a strong offer.

Finding a home: There are differences between single-family homes, condos, manufactured homes and townhomes.

Tips for Online House Hunting

Modern technology is changing a lot of things – including the way buyers search for homes.

Mortgages: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is the product of choice for nearly 90% of today's homebuyers.

How to Find the Right Mortgage

You will need to consider these three things when choosing a mortgage.

Pre-approval: to get pre-approved, lenders evaluate your 4 Cs: capacity, capital, collateral, credit

How to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Here's what you need to know to get pre-approved for a mortgage.

Down payments: The average down payments on a house or condo is 12%

Do I Need to Put 20% Down on a Home?

Contrary to popular belief, you can put as little as a 3% down payment on a home.

Budgeting: You should budget 1-2% of the purchase price of the home for your earnest money deposit

Budgeting for Upfront Costs: The Homebuyer’s Guide

Learn which expenses you’ll need to cover out of pocket, so you can factor them into your final homebuying budget.

There is no one-size fits all homebuying timeline. The median age for first time homebuyers is 33 year old.

8 Steps to Buying a Home

Are you ready to buy a home? Here's a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the homebuying process.

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

Making green improvements can not only reduce the cost of your utilities but can also increase the value of your home. In fact, Freddie Mac research has shown that homes with an energy efficient rating sell for 2.7% more on average than homes without these ratings.

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Do Green Improvements Increase Resale Value?

How can you get the most money when selling you house? One of the easiest ways is to make energy efficient improvements.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Green Home

Are you in the market for an eco-friendly home? Work with your team to understand all your options.

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What is a Green Home?

Buying an eco-friendly home can be a great investment. But what does “green” mean?

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Disaster Preparedness: Emergency Checklist

Learn how to secure your home to protect against the dangers of wildfires, flooding and hurricane force winds.

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Disaster Preparedness: Know Your Risk

One of the first steps in disaster preparedness is to know what disasters and hazards could affect your area.

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Prepare Your Finances for a Natural Disaster

Follow these tips to be better prepared for a future emergency.

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Selling Your Home Virtually

More than ever, how your home is presented online is what will set your listing apart.

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What Happens When COVID Forbearance Ends

Learn what happens when forbearance ends and how repayment works.

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What’s In Store for the U.S. Housing Market?

As we reach the mid-point of 2020, let's take a look at the housing market outlook.

Time to Refinance?

Learn more about your mortgage refinancing options, understand today's rates and figure out how find the right loan for you.

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Your COVID-19 Housing Questions Answered Part 2

If you have questions about housing due to COVID-19, we are here to answer your questions.

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Your COVID-19 Housing Questions Answered

If you’ve been financially impacted by COVID-19, find the answers to you housing questions.

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Understanding Payment Deferral During COVID-19

Learn how payment deferral can help bring you current on your mortgage.

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COVID-19 Support for Renters

If you are a renter struggling to pay your rent due to COVID-19, understand what is available to you.

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Who to Contact for Mortgage Assistance

Free assistance is available to help guide you through financial hardship.

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Freddie Mac Accelerates Payments to Assist Small and Diverse Businesses

Freddie is accelerating payment terms by 20 days to support our more than 200 small and diverse business suppliers who are directly or indirectly impacted by COVID-19.

Understanding Forbearance During COVID-19

Learn the facts on Freddie Mac forbearance.

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Avoiding Foreclosure Rescue Fraud

Learn the common elements of this fraud and how to to avoid it.

Avoiding Fraud: Call Spoofing

Unfortunately, during times of hardship families are often targeted by fraud artists who attempt to take advantage of those seeking assistance.

Extending Help to Homeowners

If you're struggling to make your mortgage payments due to COVID-19, mortgage relief options are available.

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"Best Time to Buy" Home Maintenance Guide

When it comes to home improvement, there are a lot of ways to maximize your savings!

The Green Glossary

Ready to reduce your home's carbon footprint? These words and phrases can help you speak green.

29 States with the Lowest Housing Supply

Depending on what state you live in, you may find your house-hunting options quite limited.

Mortgage Rates: Still the Deal of the Century

If you're in the market to buy a home, today's average mortgage rates are something to celebrate compared to almost any year since 1971.

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What Drives Renting and Owning Decisions?

Why do you live where you live? Our survey finds affordability remains a key concern for both renters and owners.

Use Your Tax Refund to Buy A Home

If you're expecting a refund this year, here are 3 ways it could bring you closer to homeownership.

A Decade in Review

We've seen a lot of changes over the past 10 years - and the housing industry was no exception.

Is 2020 Your Year to Refinance?

The trifecta of interest-rate cuts in 2019 boded well for homeowners looking to refinance. Does it make sense for you?

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Super Bowl Housing Trends

We're looking at the housing data for the cities participating in Super Bowl LIV.

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Budgeting for Homeownership

To calculate your monthly spending, consider the following.

Who Does What?

Each member of your homebuying team will perform different, but complementary roles.

2019 was a great year for housing

A Great Year for Housing

We're breaking down the housing market's latest trip around the sun.

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Decoding the Housing Market

You're likely to encounter these terms when you look up mortgage rates or hear people discuss the "housing outlook".

5 Tips for Mobile House Hunting

Can apps simplify the search for your next home?

A Look Ahead: The Housing Market in 2020

With low interest rates, modest inflation and a solid labor market, there are many reasons to be optimistic about housing in the coming year.

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Stop Homebuyers in Their Scroll

Learn the importance of listing photos when selling a home.

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Making a [Homebuying] List, Checking it Twice.

Use our homebuying checklist if you're looking to become a homeowner in the new year.

Tis the Season to Sell Your Home

Unwrap these tips for selling your home during the holidays.