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Today Freddie Mac announced another year of solid financial performance, reporting net income of $7.7 billion and comprehensive income of $9.4 billion for 2014.

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Will the Millennials save America's housing market from long-term downsizing? We investigated.

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In today's purchase market, going condo could be the answer for many first-time homebuyers and those with lower and/or limited incomes. Here are four reasons why.

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Chief Economist Frank E. Nothaft

A Look Back at Five Predictions for 2014

'Tis the season to look back at the year, reflect, and, of course, make a list (sometimes checking it twice). In keeping with the spirit of the season, we decided to take the lead from the late Ed Koch, former mayor of New York City, who was known for asking his constituents, "How'm I doin'?" This month we look back at consensus projections for five key housing and mortgage indicators in 2014 and ask "How'd we do?"

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Apartment properties with five to 50 units make up around 29 percent of the multifamily market and provide affordable homes to a major portion of the nation's moderate- and low-income renters. Given the widening gap between the supply of and demand for affordable rental housing, it's more important than ever to finance these smaller properties. Our new, innovative Small Balance Loan (SBL) offering creates a broad platform for financing loans ranging from $1 million to $5 million and bringing much-needed liquidity, consistency, and stability to this market segment.

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