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Perspectives

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

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

Meeting the Housing Needs of an Aging Population

Our population on the whole is aging, which has repercussions for housing. We'll need to start preparing for the coming wave and taking advantage of opportunities it presents.

David Brickman
David Brickman
EVP Multifamily Business

Freddie Mac Reports Another Solid Quarter

Today Freddie Mac announced our 15th consecutive quarter of profitability in second quarter 2015. These results show our continued progress in moving housing forward.

Donald H. Layton
Donald H. Layton
CEO

We All Benefit from Affordable Rental Housing, but It's Harder to Find

A home helps to keep a family connected with each other and its community. Finding an affordable place to rent that's close to work is increasingly difficult across the country.

David Leopold
David Leopold
VP Multifamily Affordable Housing Production

A Mid-Year Update

Lately the economy reminds me of a Volkswagen Beetle I borrowed. Not all the cylinders fired reliably, but this car was the best I could find under the circumstances.

Sean Becketti
Sean Becketti
VP Chief Economist