Insights into the topics and trends that are transforming the housing industry
Big data is the buzzword du jour. There's no shortage of data in the mortgage finance industry but simply gathering a lot of data isn't useful. It only adds value if you can draw meaningful insights from it.
Today Freddie Mac reported net income and comprehensive income of $4.7 billion, clearly a strong quarter. This reflects the growing strength of our business model as well as an improving quality of execution.
At Freddie Mac, we're creating a better company and a better housing finance system. To meet those twin goals, we continually innovate and engage in smart risk taking.
Homeownership has often been characterized as one of the foundational elements of the American Dream. But for too many African-American families throughout our country's history, homeownership did not live up to their expectations.
What can I do to help? That's the first thought that many of us have when witnessing tragedies like we've seen unfold during this hurricane season.
What do CRT and G-fees have in common other than being strange acronyms? Well, one can give us significant insight into the other.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.