Insights into the topics and trends that are transforming the housing industry
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.
Jobs. The economy. Avocado toast. There are plenty of topics that Baby Boomers and Millennials fight about these days.
2017 was another amazing year for Freddie Mac Multifamily. In 2018, we'll continue to innovate and evolve, while staying true to who we are at our core.
Today, Freddie Mac reported full-year 2017 net and comprehensive income of $5.6 billion. It was a landmark year in Freddie Mac's transformation, reaching several very significant milestones.
To keep pace with home price appreciation, Conforming Mortgage Loan Limits just increased for the first time in five years – giving consumers more buying power.
Housing markets responded well to 2017's favorable economic environment. The environment is unlikely to be much more favorable for housing in 2018. A wild card: Tax policy.