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Renter's Guide Part 2

Ready to sign the lease on your first "adult" home? As a renter, you have both rights and responsibilities, here are three things you should review with your landlord before signing.

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Renter's Guide to Post Graduation

For recent graduates, where you'll live is probably top of mind. To help you get started on your rental journey, here are a few questions to think about.

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Sparking Action: Wildfire Preparedness

If you are in an area where wildfires are an active risk, it's important to act now to protect your home later.

Spelling It Out: Apartment Types

Don't see the difference between a high-rise and a mid-rise? We're breaking down various types of multifamily properties you may encounter in rental housing.

New Job, New Home

You've taken a new job in a new city- here's how to find a new place to call home during your move.

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The Tolls of Your Commute

Today's average commute is longer than ever before, Be sure to factor in the cost of your commute, including time and money, when making your move.

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Paper Chase: The Documents Involved in Renting

Having your documents in order can save you time and energy – it might even help you save on your rent.

Counting Costs: Landlords, Leases and List Prices

Before you start scoping out the perfect rental, you need to get a firm handle on your finances.

Road to Renting: Choose Your Route

Is renting right for you? Over one-third of America's families rent today.

Renting 101: From Listings to Leases

Approximately 63 percent of renters are satisfied with their rental experience. So, what's the key to finding the right home?

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.

3 Tips to Help You Avoid a Rental Scam This Fall

To protect yourself, learn all you can about the rental process and watch for these red flags.

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?

Rent: It's Relative

If you're renting and have flexibility with where you can call home, it's important to look deeper than just the rent payment itself. There are other important factors to consider

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Affordability is Just One Reason Renters Intend to Keep Renting

There are more renter households today than at any point since at least 1965. Learn why.

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.

Five Quick Tips About Apartment Leases

If you're moving into a new home this summer, it's important to be informed before you sign a rental lease.

How Much is Affordability a Factor?

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

Will Millennials Move Out?

What happens the newly crowned largest generation decides to start buying homes...and what happens if they don't?

Renting Vs. Buying: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Answer these five questions and you'll be ready to make major decisions by the time the spring thaw comes.

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.

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.

Housing Industry Sees Affordable Renting as a Growing Concern

Affordability isn't just an issue for potential homeowners, it's also a major problem facing renters today.

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.

It's All About You

Homebuyers and homeowners directly influence how Freddie Mac does business even though you're not our direct customers.

Finding "the One"

Today we're wrapping up our new year, new home blog series with tips on how to choose the right location and the right type of home for you.

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.

Calculating Renting vs. Buying

Our rent vs. buy calculator can help you map out the financial differences between renting and buying.

Renting & Buying: Meet the Pros

Both renting and buying have a lot of pros. Meet them now.

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.

Don't be Spoofed: Take Two

National Cyber Security Awareness month is a good time to reflect and take some steps to become more cyber savvy. Today's topic? Online rental scams.

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.

Myth vs. Fact: Renting

Approximately one-third of Americans rent their homes, both by choice and because of financial ability. If you're one of them or thinking about renting, today we're debunking the top two myths.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Spot a Phony Online Rental Ad

This new Freddie Mac video will teach you how to check out online ads for rentals before you write a check.

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.

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