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Insights from our company's leaders into key trends in the housing industry

If Housing Is So Affordable, Why Doesn't It Feel That Way?

The National Association of Realtors' Housing Affordability Index is currently at near-record highs. But for a lot of people, it sure doesn't feel like housing is affordable.

Sean Becketti
Sean Becketti
VP Chief Economist

Freddie Mac Reports Strong Second Quarter 2017 Results

Today Freddie Mac reported net income of $1.7 billion and comprehensive income of $2.0 billion. Our continued very solid financial results and strong business fundamentals reflect our transformation into a well-run commercial enterprise.

Donald H. Layton
Donald H. Layton
CEO

When the Ecosystem Works as It Should

Spoiler alert: After a string of disappointments, a teacher and single mom bought a home for herself and her two sons. This outcome shows what's possible when the housing industry and the community collaborate to benefit homebuyers.

Danny Gardner
Danny Gardner
VP Single-Family Affordable Lending and Access to Credit

Tips for Combating Mortgage Fraud

After dropping to historic lows, mortgage fraud appears to be increasing. It's crucial that homebuyers guard against a new type of fraud called spoofing.

Robb Hagberg
Robb Hagberg
Senior Director of Single-Family Fraud Risk

Helping Deserving but Underserved Markets

As many as 12 million U.S. households devote more than half their income to housing. As house prices and rents rise, the demand for affordable housing increases as well.

David Brickman and Dave Lowman
David Brickman
EVP Multifamily Business
Dave Lowman
EVP Single-Family Business

Multifamily: It's All About the Fundamentals

Despite recent reports about softness in a few very high-cost markets, multifamily continues to be robust, as indicated by steadily rising rents in most markets.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Multifamily Research and Modeling

Freddie Mac Reports Another Quarter of Strong Financial Results

Today Freddie Mac reported another strong quarter. Our first-quarter results show how we're better serving our mission.

Donald H. Layton
Donald H. Layton
CEO

6 Ways to Keep Business Blooming

We haven't had a spring homebuying season like this in a decade. Wages, housing demand, and construction are up. But inventory and affordability are down. Here's what housing professionals can do to grow business and cultivate success.

Danny Gardner
Danny Gardner
VP Single-Family Affordable Lending and Access to Credit

Why America's Homebuyers & Communities Rely on the 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage

The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage is by far the most popular mortgage product for America's homebuyers. Three advantages account for its overwhelming appeal.

Sean Becketti
Sean Becketti
VP Chief Economist

Five Tips to Get the Most Cash Out of Your Small Rental Property

If you own a small multifamily property, it's good to be a landlord right now. For the better part of a decade, the multifamily market has been delivering lower vacancies and higher rent growth.

Stephen Johnson
Stephen Johnson
VP Multifamily Small Balance Loan Business

Multifamily Notes from San Diego

Freddie Mac SVP John Cannon shares some of his notes from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Commercial Real Estate Finance Conference.

John Cannon
John Cannon
SVP Multifamily Production and Sales

Freddie Mac Reports Strong 2016 Financial Results

Today Freddie Mac reported our fifth straight year of profitability. Our results reflect an improving economy and the very successful transformation of the company.

Donald H. Layton
Donald H. Layton
CEO