Keyword: Multifamily

Planning Your Move

The excitement of buying a new home is frequently followed with the dread of having to move. We've put together some tips to make your move as seamless as possible.

Apartment Types: What's the Difference?

Don't know a garden-style apartment property from a walk-up? Learn about the different types of multifamily rental housing.

Ringing the Bell at our SBL Loan Lab

We took our innovative Multifamily Small Balance Loan Lab pop-up to the Big Apple for a high-energy morning of closing deals.

How Much is Affordability a Factor?

Renters say that affordability will dictate whether they will continue renting in the future.

When Is the Best Time to Sign a Lease?

Did you know that you could save hundreds of dollars on rent depending on when you sign your next lease? Two new surveys highlight the differences by month and location.

The Nation's Rental Housing Leader, Quantified

2017 was a record-setting year for our rental housing business, Freddie Mac Multifamily.

Doubling Down on Affordable Housing

We announced our reentry into the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit market, which encourages the creation and preservation of rental housing for low- and very low-income families.

Is Renting Becoming More Affordable?

A new report issued by Freddie Mac, has found that over the past six years, the already–acute shortfall of affordable rental units has widened considerably.

Meeting the Housing Needs of America's Seniors

Freddie Mac is working to meet the growing need for seniors housing. We provide financing so specialized facilities can be built, improved and maintained.

Making (Manufactured) Home Sweeter

Manufactured homes are an affordable option for many people, especially in rural areas. Our support for manufactured housing communities helps keep them that way.

Renters Benefit from Our Latest Milestone

Freddie Mac surpassed a major milestone this week — and you're the winner.

Tackling the Affordable Housing Crisis

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

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.

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

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.

The Cost of Moving In

Whether you're moving across town or across the country, you'll need to budget for the cost of transporting yourself and everything you own to a new home.

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

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.

Baby Boomer Myths: Up-Close and Personal with Sean Becketti, Chief Economist

Baby Boomers comprise one-quarter of the population but own two-thirds of the housing wealth. Their decisions will reshape our housing market in the coming years. Freddie Mac's chief economist uses our latest survey results to bust some myths about 55+ homeowners and renters.

5 Tips for Renters

Here's vital information to help you compete for an apartment in today's rental market and also protect your rights, interests, and security deposit when you get ready to sign the lease.

Average Apartment Size Shrinks 7%

The size of the average new American apartment is off about 7 percent since 2009, says a new analysis from RCLCO, a real estate consulting group based in Bethesda, MD.

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.

Freddie Mac Multifamily: Innovation in San Francisco

Here's what it took to keep 1400 apartments in 15 buildings affordable to seniors and low-income families in San Francisco.

Multifamily: Innovation is Happening

The first half of 2016 was a showcase of creative solutions, out-of-the-box thinking, strong relationship building, and tangible business results. Here are just a few examples of how Freddie Mac Multifamily has been moving rental housing forward since January.

50 Billion And Going Strong

We're celebrating an important corporate milestone — the transfer of a significant amount of mortgage credit risk on 50 billion in unpaid principal balance of single-family and multifamily loans.

You Want Affordable Rent - We're Here to Help

Are you feeling the pinch brought on by the severe shortage of affordable rental housing? Freddie Mac Multifamily feels your pain — and we're working to help ease it.

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.

Outlook 2016: More Apartments, Low Vacancy Rates, Higher Rents

The number of apartments added to the market hit a 27-year high in 2015; however, most of the new units were rented quickly and the market remained tight. According to the Freddie Mac Multifamily Outlook 2016, it'll be a similar story in 2016.

Putting Our Rental Housing Money Where Our Mission Is

More than 650,000 renter households across more than 3,500 apartment properties nationwide will benefit from the 7.3 billion in financing that Freddie Mac Multifamily delivered to the market last year. True to our mission, we contributed to every corner of the multifamily rental housing market.

In Search of Roommates as Good as Those on TV

Living with roommates looks like fun on TV. But it can be trickier in real life. Around one-third of working-age adults share an apartment with someone they aren't related to, and could they tell you stories about their experiences!

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.

Tips, Bits & Lists: Day 9

On the 9th day of tips, bits & lists, we feature types of multifamily apartment properties (containing five or more units).

Building a Better Housing Finance System

A better housing finance system that's good for the industry, investors and America's taxpayers. This is how we're doing it.

What Do Renters Save For: Tahiti or an Emergency Expense?

What are renters' savings priorities? We asked these questions and more in our quarterly renter survey.

The Leasing Process: What to Expect

You've decided to rent and you've found a place you like. Here's what you can expect to encounter on the road to a signed lease.

Making Apartments Greener Can Save Renters Some Green

Energy-efficient apartment buildings generate important savings. Not only in resources and for the environment, but also in operating costs, which can lead to lower rents and utility costs for residents. That's the idea behind Freddie Mac Multifamily's new Green Rebate offering.

Freddie Mac's support for student housing

Student housing is a growing sector of the multifamily market.

More Rental Supply, More Renter Demand: New Research

With so many new apartment buildings being built, why is the market still so tight? How long will this go on? Freddie Mac's Multifamily Outlook Second Half 2015 answers these questions.

Freddie Mac Announces Relief for Eligible Borrowers, Employers, Employees in South Carolina Disaster Areas

Borrowers whose home or place of business is in a disaster area, borrowers should immediately contact their mortgage servicer – the company to which they send their monthly mortgage payment.

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.

Respect Your Elders

The housing needs of Baby Boomers, now between 69 and 51 years old, will start to change substantially over the next 10-20 years. It's not too soon to start preparing.

Renting Broadens Its Base, Harvard Study Finds

More people are renting their homes, and it's not only young singles just starting out, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) reported in its annual housing study.

Know Your Apartment Property Types

Don't know a garden-style apartment property from a walk-up? Wonder what the difference is between a high-rise and a mid-rise? Here are definitions of various types of multifamily (five or more units) rental housing.

Renters Insurance Covers Your Assets

The benefits of auto or homeowners insurance are pretty clear, and most of us wouldn't want to go without – even if coverage wasn't required by law. But renters insurance? It isn't mandatory, but it's worth considering.

Music Tastes Aside, Austin and Nashville Markets Hit High Notes

Austin and Nashville have exceeded national averages for employment and population growth, and have generated some of the highest levels of multifamily rental housing construction among major U.S. metropolitan areas. What led to these successes? Can they be sustained?

Low Gas Prices Are Great for Vacationers But Not Everyone

Summer vacationers can rejoice that gas prices are 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.

Most New Apartment Construction in a Word: Luxury

There's good news and bad news about the multifamily rental properties being built lately.

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.

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.

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.

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.