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

Strong Housing Sector Trumps Tighter Monetary Policy in 2016

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.

Sean Becketti
Sean Becketti
VP Chief Economist

Six New Year's Resolutions for Prospective Homebuyers

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.

Christina Boyle
Christina Boyle
SVP and Head of Single-Family Sales & Relationship Management

It's About the Buildings and the Tenants

Public policies around financing multifamily rental housing and single-family housing differ greatly because who benefits and how social benefits are delivered differ greatly.

David Brickman
David Brickman
EVP Multifamily Business

Build Your Credit in Six Easy Steps

Let's talk about the spring homebuying season. I know, I know – you haven't even set your holiday dinner table yet. Why on earth would anyone want to be thinking about the spring homebuying season NOW?

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

A Better Way to Reach Homeowners

The results of our aggressive experiment to reach delinquent homeowners exceeded our expectations and prevented 350,000 additional foreclosures from happening.

Lisa Cookson
Lisa Cookson
VP Single-Family Customer and Operational Services

Freddie Mac Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Today Freddie Mac reported strong fundamentals with growing volumes of guarantees and continued improving credit quality in the guarantee businesses for third quarter 2015.

Donald H. Layton
Donald H. Layton
CEO

Still a Golden Age for the Multifamily Market

Growth - in the multifamily mortgage market, in rental demand, in our business, in demand for affordable housing. The topic dominated at our annual customer conference.

David Brickman
David Brickman
EVP Multifamily Business

Freddie Mac's Plans for the Future

Over the last few years, we have shifted our mindset. We're firmly facing the future. And we're working to have a better company and a better housing finance system for all.

Donald H. Layton
Donald H. Layton
CEO

Asking What Customers Want, Early and Often

Whether a business involves complex financial transactions, like Freddie Mac, or delivers things, like Amazon, customers judge service by processing their experience through four questions.

Dave Lowman
Dave Lowman
EVP Single-Family Business

Giving Back in the Communities Where We Live and Work

Unite 5,000 employees and 15 nonprofits around a common goal of doing good over 31 days and you can make a real difference for families and neighborhoods.

Dwight Robinson
Dwight Robinson
SVP Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Four Tips for Buying an REO Home

While banks' inventory of foreclosed homes is down significantly from its peak during the recent housing crisis, there continues to be affordable buying opportunities nationwide.

Chris Bowden
Chris Bowden
HomeSteps SVP

How to Keep Your Closing on Track

There's no mystery why home sales have been on an upward trend. The mystery is why so many sales contracts are held up at closing by financial issues.

Christina Boyle
Christina Boyle
SVP and Head of Single-Family Sales & Relationship Management