Insights into the topics and trends that are transforming the housing industry
One of the industry's best-kept secrets is the steady decline in mortgage repurchase activity, at least for the mortgages Freddie Mac buys.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Millennials and other new households should be camping out at open houses, if history is any guide.
More important than talking about the dire need for rental housing that's affordable to people earning low or moderate incomes is doing something to help change the situation.
Today Freddie Mac reported our fourth consecutive year of profitability. Our results were driven by our progress in building a better Freddie Mac and a better housing finance system.
Ask consumers who've gone through the mortgage closing process in recent years what they found most frustrating about it, and their answers probably wouldn't surprise you.
When Freddie Mac introduced our Structured Agency Credit Risk security in July 2013, it was the start of a new asset class and a new strategy to sell off credit risk.
After more than a year of false alarms, the Federal Reserve finally raised the federal funds rate. Economists are pondering the impact of this action.
Advice on and ideas for New Year's resolutions are everywhere these days. If you're thinking about buying a home in 2016, consider adding these six resolutions to your list.