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

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

Single-Family Loan Repurchases Trending Down

One of the industry's best-kept secrets is the steady decline in mortgage repurchase activity, at least for the mortgages Freddie Mac buys.

Chris Mock
Chris Mock
VP Single-Family Quality Control

Freddie Mac Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Today Freddie Mac reported losses for first quarter 2016, mainly caused by the accounting measurement differences related to our use of derivatives to hedge interest rate risk.

Donald H. Layton
Donald H. Layton
CEO

A Bigger, Better Toolbox

I used multiple tools to build a bookcase recently. Without them, it would have been tough! Similarly, we take a multiple-tool approach to transferring single-family credit risk.

Kevin Palmer
Kevin Palmer
SVP Single-Family Credit Risk Transfer

What Makes Freddie Mac Loan Advisor Suite Different?

Freddie Mac recently announced Loan Closing Advisor, Loan Product Advisor and Business Intelligence – tools and functionality that will go live this summer with Loan Advisor Suite.

Andy Higginbotham and Christina Boyle
Andy Higginbotham
SVP and Head of Single-Family Strategic Delivery
Christina Boyle
SVP and Head of Single-Family Sales & Relationship Management

How to Get a Home Without Getting in Trouble

Ah, spring – when people buy homes, find new places to rent, write checks, sign complex legal documents and – too often – fall victim to real estate fraud. Know how to protect yourself.

Joan Ferenczy
Joan Ferenczy
VP Enterprise Fraud Risk