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

Harnessing the Power of Customer Experience

What keeps you going back to a store or restaurant, or not? Most likely, the customer experience. It's a formula for success the business-to-business world wants to replicate.

Kelly Steele
Kelly Steele
VP Single-Family Customer Care

Preparing for the UCD Deadline: Tools and Tips

Two hundred forty-nine. That's how many unique data points lenders will be required to deliver in a digital file with each mortgage loan they sell to us starting on Sept. 25.

Andy Higginbotham
Andy Higginbotham
SVP and Head of Single-Family Strategic Delivery

New Year, New Home

As we welcome 2017, it's a good time to take stock and start fresh. If your resolution is to move this new year, answering these questions can help put you in the right home.

Sharon McHale
Sharon McHale
Corporate Communications and Marketing VP

Multifamily Is On a Roll

Freddie Mac Multifamily is on track to purchase and securitize record volumes of loans. Barring any surprises, the multifamly market could grow 5 to 10 percent in 2017.

David Brickman
David Brickman
EVP Multifamily Business

Homeownership: Where We Are Now, Where We Are Headed

The second half of the 20th century brought remarkable growth in homeownership. Today, it's at the lowest level in 50 years. Will it continue to drop, as some economists predict?

Sean Becketti
Sean Becketti
VP Chief Economist

This Is the Week to Learn About Mortgage Fraud

Fraud continues to threaten homebuyers, renters and the mortgage industry. The latest report from CoreLogic says fraud is on an upward trajectory.

Joan Ferenczy
Joan Ferenczy
VP Enterprise Fraud Risk

Freddie Mac Reports Another Quarter of Solid Financial Results

Today Freddie Mac reported third quarter 2016 business results that strongly reflect our improving business fundamentals and competitiveness.

Donald H. Layton
Donald H. Layton
CEO

The Homeownership Rate: Are Demographics Destiny?

Today, the homeownership rate is at its lowest in half a century. It has been declining for over a decade and experts are projecting it will continue to keep falling.

Sean Becketti
Sean Becketti
VP Chief Economist

Rental Housing Needs a Green Advantage

The 21st century has been hard on utility bills, which, in turn, have been hard on multifamily property owners and tenants. That's why Freddie Mac launched Green Advantage.

David Leopold
David Leopold
VP Multifamily Affordable Housing Production

Saving Your Resources and the Earth's

Improving home energy and water efficiency helps tackle some pressing concerns. But financing these improvements can be a challenge. Freddie Mac helps make it easier.

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

Four Tips for Making an Offer

Good news for today's homebuyers: We've gone back to a more traditional market, after being dominated by investors and cash sales for several years.

Chris Bowden
Chris Bowden
HomeSteps SVP

The Single Security: Testing the Pipes

A new chapter in the way capital supports homeownership will begin when Freddie Mac issues the first fixed-rate, mortgage-backed securities through the Common Securitization Platform.

Mark Hanson
Mark Hanson
SVP Securitization