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Our New Green Rebate Offering - Go Green and Save in More Ways Than One

We’re excited about our new initiative to promote energy efficient rental housing — and to benefit borrowers, renters and investors.   Read More

By Mitchell Resnick
Published on September 15, 2015

$1 Billion and Counting

Our Small Balance Loan (SBL) offering has reached a big milestone this week— funding more than $1 billion in loans less than one year since its launch.  Read More

By Steve Johnson
Published on September 10, 2015

Small Properties Present Big Opportunities, New Research Finds

Close to one-third of renters live in smaller properties with five to 50 units, many of which are affordable to low- and very low-income households. Given the importance of this housing segment, our latest Multifamily Research Perspectives report examines lending aimed at smaller properties...  Read More

By Steve Guggenmos
Published on July 30, 2015

JCHS Study: Multifamily Fundamentals Stay Strong, Renter Pressures Increase

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University recently released its annual The State of the Nation’s Housing report. It’s an interesting read with plenty of useful information for those of us in housing finance.  Read More

By Steve Guggenmos
Published on July 10, 2015

Freddie Mac and Workforce Housing

You may have noticed that lately we’re talking more about workforce housing. Why? Because workforce housing is essential for our business, Freddie Mac’s mission – and for most U.S. renters.  Read More

By John Cannon
Published on July 6, 2015

Will Austin and Nashville Keep Topping the Charts?

Austin and Nashville – two great music cities, two strong economies, both with strong multifamily markets since the Great Recession.  Read More

By Steve Guggenmos
Published on June 26, 2015

International Interest in K-Deals Takes Me to Asia

I recently traveled to Asia and back — quite literally around the world — to talk to investors about investing in our multifamily securities and U.S. rental housing.  Read More

By Mitchell Resnick
Published on June 23, 2015

How Will Oil Prices Impact Multifamily Housing?

With summer vacation season upon us and gas prices $1 lower per gallon than a year ago, the benefits of lower oil prices to consumers are apparent.  Read More

By Steve Guggenmos
Published on June 2, 2015

Do Rising Rents Cause Renters to Buy Homes?

Are rising rents a symptom of increasing demand for rental housing or are they the harbinger of a coming change in housing choice?  Read More

By David Brickman
Published on May 18, 2015

K-Deal Volume Hits $100 Billion

Freddie Mac Multifamily has issued $100 billion in K-Deals, transferring the vast majority of credit risk away from taxpayers and to private investors since the first modern K-Deal in June 2009. This is one way we’re living the future of multifamily rental housing finance today.  Read More

By Mitchell Resnick
Published on April 27, 2015

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