MAR 16, 2016
Condo? Fixer-upper? McMansion? Starter home? Town house? Tiny house? Before you start looking seriously at buying ANY kind of home this spring, you'll first need to answer the single-most important question: How much home can I afford?
FEB 12, 2016
Learn about the process for making an offer in our How it Works series.
JAN 25, 2016
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.
JUL 6, 2015
A housing counselor can be a great ally for a homebuyer – especially for someone navigating the process for the first time.
NOV 5, 2014
Mike and Jen can afford ,400 per month on housing and have saved 0,000 for a down payment. But, they're left wondering which option – renting or buying – makes best financial sense. Lets find out.
AUG 13, 2014
Find out which is the better option when the monthly payment is the same.
AUG 5, 2014
Borrower desperation simplifies the fraudsters' job to the point where all they have to do is advertise a promise and post a phone number or e-mail address.
JUL 29, 2014
Today, we're swatting down one of the answers we hear most when we ask eligible borrowers why they haven't HARPed: They think it's a scam. Here's why it's not.
JUL 24, 2014
Whether you're struggling with your mortgage or hoping to buy a home, Freddie Mac's Borrower Help Centers and Borrower Help Network offer you trustworthy, one-to-one help.
JUN 25, 2014
If you're in the market to buy a home, you've probably heard the rule of thumb that you shouldn't buy a home unless you can put down 20% to avoid paying Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). Why is 20% the magic number and what is PMI?
JUN 16, 2014
Did you know 40 percent of today's homebuyers using mortgage financing are making down payments that are less than 10 percent?
JUN 12, 2014
Did you know that you can use your financial assets to qualify for a conforming, conventional mortgage?
JUN 3, 2014
There's a good reason why we dream of owning a home. And, there's also a good reason to prepare and become financially literate first. Why? Because educated borrowers are better prepared for successful, long-term homeownership and overall financial stability. Get smart through CreditSmart, our free financial education program.
MAY 7, 2014
Thinking about buying a home but not sure whether you qualify for a mortgage? Here's what lenders look for in a borrower.
APR 30, 2014
Moving can be very exciting, especially if it's your first time living on your own in an apartment. However, it's important to be informed before you sign a lease, which is a legally-binding contract between a landlord and a tenant.