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

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

Three Reasons Why Baby Boomer Homeowners are a Market to Watch

The second-largest generation in history is your next business opportunity. At 67 million strong, the influence of homeowners aged 55+ will be significant for years to come.

Dave Lowman
Dave Lowman
EVP Single-Family Business

Freddie Mac Reports Solid Second-Quarter 2016 Results

Today Freddie Mac reported solid financial and business results for second quarter 2016, highlighted by strong new guarantee business volumes.

Donald H. Layton
Donald H. Layton
CEO

The New Normal: Servicing in a Post-Crisis World

In the years since the economic crisis, we've made important strides in making the servicing industry stronger, more efficient and better able to help struggling borrowers.

Yvette Gilmore
Yvette Gilmore
VP Single-Family Servicer Performance Management

55+ Renters: A Tale of Growing Demand

Our first Freddie Mac 55+ Survey found that shifting housing choices by Baby Boomers and older adults may sharpen the already acute shortage of affordable housing.

David Brickman
David Brickman
EVP Multifamily Business

Are Baby Boomers the Key to the Single-Family Market?

One key to today's single-family housing market is homeowners who were born before Star Trek first aired in the 1960s. They control almost two-thirds of the nation's home equity.

Sean Becketti
Sean Becketti
VP Chief Economist

Keep It Moving

Ten years ago, Freddie Mac Multifamily envisioned a future multifamily housing finance system, and began the process of transforming our business – and we haven't looked back.

David Brickman
David Brickman
EVP Multifamily Business