Insights into the topics and trends that are transforming the housing industry
We just wrapped up another MBA National Secondary Market Conference & Expo. Email and telephone calls are fine, but nothing beats a personal meeting. My team and I had a lot of them.
At the height of the housing crisis, Freddie Mac was answering 40,000 calls a month for help and advice. Call volume today is about a tenth of that. But the calls are no less urgent.
Today Freddie Mac announced our 14th consecutive quarter of profitability. First-quarter 2015 results prove our continued progress and our commitment to moving housing forward.
Today we issued our 80th K-Deal, tallying $100 billion in these commercial mortgage-backed securities since June 2009. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this achievement.
Private mortgage insurance (PMI) makes homeownership possible when a 20 percent down payment is an obstacle to an otherwise qualified borrower.
If you're thinking about buying a home but unsure whether you could qualify for a mortgage or have enough cash for a down payment, you might be worrying too much.
This year may bring the best home sales since 2007, according to the industry's leading prognosticators (including Freddie Mac). Mortgage rates are expected to stay low.
There's a new reason Realtors and lenders may expect more qualified borrowers at the closing table. Freddie Mac will start buying mortgages with 3 percent down payments.
Strong flows of both debt, in the form of mortgage loans, and equity, raised through investors, have created a market awash in liquidity. It was the talk of every industry event.
Today Freddie Mac announced another year of solid financial performance, reporting net income of $7.7 billion and comprehensive income of $9.4 billion for 2014.
Will the Millennials save America's housing market from long-term downsizing? We investigated.
In today's purchase market, going condo could be the answer for many first-time homebuyers and those with lower and/or limited incomes. Here are four reasons why.