Freddie Mac research sheds light on the question: Are rising rents driving residents to homeownership? The research shows that the majority of renters are staying put despite rising rents and favorable perceptions about renting are increasing. View the press release and additional research data.
- Small Balance Loans
July 24, 2015
Our in-depth research and analysis into the SBL market’s size, underwriting, risk factors, and historical loan performance highlight ways in which the market is similar to our conventional business and how it differs.
- "A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll”
How will key market drivers and new multifamily housing supply affect forecasts for apartment rents and vacancies in Austin and Nashville?
- Oil Price Impacts and Multifamily Housing
As oil prices fall and are expected to remain low, energy-dependent areas are at risk of an economic slowdown and impacts to their multifamily markets.
- 2015 Multifamily Housing Outlook
February 27, 2015
The Multifamily housing outlook and short video highlight that 2015 be another strong year for the industry.
- Profile of Today's Renter
Freddie Mac research shows that some renters are struggling financially, but many indicated that they plan to buy a home in the next three years.
Additional Research data
- September Outlook: Multifamily on the Move
September 15, 2014
Multifamily continues its strong rebound.
- Mid-Year Housing Outlook: Finding A New Normal
July 31, 2014
Multifamily market demand continues to be strong at the national level and is expected to remain so, at least through next year.
- Multifamily Housing Outlook
February 28, 2014
The Multifamily housing outlook and short video highlight that multifamily growth will be favorable, but will also moderate and become more in line with long-run historical levels.
- Default Ruthlessness: Examining Borrower Default Behavior
CRE Finance World, Winter 2014
A Freddie Mac analysis showed that LTV and DCR are not the only determining factors for defaults on commercial mortgages.
- Multifamily Affordability: Market Conditions and Policy Perspectives
December 18, 2013
Freddie Mac research highlights the growing rental housing affordability issue and suggests ways to identify areas with affordability issues.
- Introducing Our Multifamily Investment Index
August 8, 2013
Our initial finding: apartments still a good investment in most metropolitan areas.
- Commercial Mortgage Defaults from 1972-2011
CRE Finance World, Summer 2013, page 42
Freddie Mac original research on the implications of loan performance differences since the last recession.
- FHFA Releases GSE Reports on Multifamily
May 3, 2013
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has published reports from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae regarding multifamily housing finance reform.
- Multifamily Real Estate Market Demand Forecast
Freddie Mac Multifamily Research, November 5, 2012
The Multifamily Research Group forecasts slow economic growth with an additional 1.7 million new multifamily renter households between now and 2015.
- Multifamily Property Valuations
Freddie Mac Multifamily Research, April 2012
The healthy multifamily market has caused some to question today’s property valuations. We show why market fundamentals support current valuations.
- Mysteries Revealed
CRE Finance World, Summer 2011
Freddie Mac Multifamily research on “Why CMBS Multifamily Performance is so Much Worse than Agency and Life Company Experience.”