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The Value of Accessibility

In the DC Metro Area, proximity to a Metro station has an impact on home prices.

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Not Quite Over the Hill?

Millennials are losing out to the 55+ generation when it comes to owning a home. Why?

What Do You Think is More Affordable?

If you've struggled to pay your rent recently, know that you’re not alone.

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Are Pet Owners More Likely to Rent or Own?

What if owning a pet could predict if you're more likely to rent or own a home?

Can Housing Catch Up to the Red-Hot Economy?

With 2018 coming to an end, will the housing market see a fourth quarter comeback?

10 Best Places for First-Time Homebuyers

Finding the right location is an important factor when looking to buy a home.

First-time Buyers Are Finally on the Rise

First-time buyers represented 46 percent of Freddie Mac's purchased loans in the first quarter, which was the largest share in recent history. Can it continue?

Homeownership: Taking Taxes into Account

2018 ushered in new federal income tax laws that have many homeowners scratching their heads and wondering how the changes will affect them . The answer: It depends.

When Mortgage Rates Weren't Groovy

The most dramatic increase in mortgage rates came during the late 1970s. What would happen if rates rise like that again?

Numbers Don't Lie: 2017 Housing Trends

The National Association of REALTORS annual report on home buyers and sellers is full of information on the state of housing in 2017.

The Big, Bad "B" Word

Even as the housing industry continues to recover and grow more stable, many are keeping an eye out for the next house price bubble.

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.

10 Hot Housing Markets for 2017

While most predict that the housing market will cool off slightly next year, 10 cities will remain hot thanks in large part to Millennials and Baby Boomers.

Sales on Track Despite Limited Housing Stock & Rising House Prices

How are home sales looking now that we're more than half way through 2016?

Six Down, Six to Go

We're essentially half way through 2016. So how are homes sales doing?

Expect the Unexpected Housing Choices in Retirement

The way renters age 55 and older predict they'll spend their retirement years can be quite different from what they actually experience, according to the Freddie Mac 55+ Survey findings.

Discount Movie Tickets and Rental Homes

Something you might enjoy in your mid-50s and beyond: Becoming eligible for discounts at movie theaters, restaurants, and other entertainment venues. You also might prefer to sell your home and rent your next one, or move from your current apartment to another. You'd be in good company.

Ahead in May

We still have some ground to make up but housing remains a bright spot in the economy.

First-time Homebuyers Spring Back

Early reports are showing first-time homebuyers coming back into the market.

Who Let the Bugs In?

Spring has sprung and so have the bugs and rodents seeking to invade homes. Whether you are looking at homes to purchase or are a homeowner, there's no time like the present to inspect a home's exterior, especially after the long winter season, which can make it more inviting to house-hunting pests.

In the Mix

With new home sales data in for March, we're currently running 153,000 home sales (non-seasonally adjusted) below what we saw in March of 2007, however, we're already ahead of last year's home sales at the same time.

Cities that Gained the Most New Residents

About three-quarters of U.S. metropolitan areas added to their populations between July 2014 and July 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In total, the number of people living in metro areas grew by 2.5 million during those 12 months, to 275.3 million.

What Should Home Shoppers Know About Remodeling?

From a home shopper's point of view, buying a recently remodeled house could be a savvy way to buy cool upgrades, like an upscale bathroom, for about half the project's original cost. Remodeling Magazine's latest Cost vs. Value report shows why.

A Slow Start to the Best Year in Home Sales in a Decade

Houses certainly aren't selling at breakneck speed so far this year, but with the spring home buying season upon us we expect them to improve. Our housing tracker shows where we currently stand.

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.

U.S. Housing Market Continues to Show Strong Improvement

MiMi sees the best housing improvement in a year.

Get More "Apartment for Rent" Signs Ready

It's official: Freddie Mac Multifamily is the leader in U.S. multifamily housing finance for the first time, providing total funding of 7.3 billion in 2015. This achievement represents important contributions to every corner of the multifamily market – including supporting affordability for those who need it most.