Insights into the topics and trends that are transforming the housing industry
Over the past year, the unemployment rate dropped, mortgage rates rose, home sales declined and home prices increased in most areas of the country. What will 2019 bring?
Last month, Freddie Mac Multifamily and our partners in the industry made our way to Nashville for the 2018 Freddie Mac Multifamily annual conference in Tennessee.
Freddie Mac is performing exceptionally well. Our company's financial performance is very strong and we're fully supporting our mission of creating liquidity, stability and affordability.
Amid the backdrop of rising interest rates and declining origination volume, lenders need a leg up to cast a wider net for borrowers, including the self-employed.
Innovation is often born out of challenge. In fact, many of the most famous innovations in our history were in response to a challenge.
The mortgage system we have today is fundamentally better than the one we had ten years ago, plain and simple. It is more safe-and-sound, more efficient and does a far better job of protecting taxpayers.
Freddie Mac's transformation continued in the second quarter, with good business results and strong financial performance, providing the foundation to effectively deliver upon our mission and improve America's housing finance system.
We can all remember the great sense of accomplishment felt after achieving a personal goal. For many people, that rush of joy and emotion was felt when they bought a home for the first time.
When it comes to big data and how companies use it in their internal operations, one phrase comes to mind: "vocational irony."
We're working on ways to provide lenders with a better understanding of future borrowers' hopes and fears, characteristics and challenges as they relate to homeownership.
Freddie Mac delivered $2.2 billion of comprehensive income this quarter, despite a major change in interest rates.