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In the Spotlight Archive

January 16, 2019

CreditSmart - Steps to Homeownership Tutorial: New Enhancements

Beginning January 29, we're excited to announce new enhancements to the CreditSmart® - Steps to Homeownership Tutorial.

October 23, 2018

FHFA Launches Website to Support Limited English Proficiency Borrowers

Buying a home can be overwhelming, especially for the more than 25 million people in the U.S. who may not be proficient in English.

July 9, 2018

Listen In: Expert Breakdown on Speeding Up Appraisals

Terri Merlino, Freddie Mac's Chief Credit Officer, talks on Real Estate Today Radio about how Automated Collateral Evaluation (ACE) is creating a quicker path to closing.

May 25, 2018

ACE Your Way to Closing with Automated Collateral Evaluation

Automated Collateral Evaluation lets lenders underwrite certain loans without a traditional appraisal – boiling smart lending down to a science.

May 23, 2018

Breaking New Ground for Self-Employed Borrowers

Hear from Chris Boyle, senior vice president of Single-Family Sales, Marketing and Relationship Management, on Freddie Mac’s partnership with LoanBeam to change the game for self-employed borrowers, and how real estate professionals and their clients can benefit.

March 29, 2018

Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women in Real Estate

As we close out National Women’s History month, Freddie Mac is proud to spotlight five amazing women who’ve helped shape the industry and become powerful forces in their communities.

March 16, 2018

Home Energy Audits – You Can Spread the Word

Want to become an expert on home energy audits? You can help clients understand how audits can save them money, render their home more marketable, or help them to secure financing for energy-related improvements.

January 10, 2018

Educating Clients on Energy Efficiency is a Win for Everyone

Do you have environmentally conscious clients? Are you trying to market an older home? Point your clients in the right direction for energy-efficient loan options that can help them improve the home they want.

October 27, 2017

When Disaster Strikes: Help Clients Find Relief

Many homeowners, potential homebuyers and sellers are dealing with loss and devastation in the aftermath of recent natural disasters. Affirm your role as trusted advisor and help clients by offering resources and advice during this tough time.

October 23, 2017

Bust the One-Fifth Myth with Home Possible®

What's the most persistent myth in real estate? Many homebuyers think they need to put down 20 percent, or one-fifth, of the cost of their home, but that's just not true. Bust the one-fifth myth for your clients.

August 17, 2017

Solution to Lower Mortgage Payments

Your clients can potentially save hundreds per month – and even thousands – over their mortgage loan's lifetime.

June 29, 2017

No Credit Score? Home is Still Possible!

Can clients without a credit score get a mortgage? It's possible – and there are approximately 40 million* reasons why you'll want to learn more.

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May 24, 2017

Help Millennials Become Homebuyers

Transform Millennial window shoppers into homebuyers – and watch your sales grow.

March 21, 2017

Key to More Referrals

Unlock the door to more referrals by using down payment assistance as your key. Get the facts, find area programs and see if your clients qualify.

February 23, 2017

Survey Reveals Top Strengths and Challenges for Real Estate Professionals

How do you view your role as a real estate professional? What are your greatest strengths? What are the top challenges to growing your business? Get the survey results here.

December 8, 2016

Mortgage-Ready Clients

A referral source for mortgage-ready clients AND a resource for your not-so-ready clients all in one? You've got it.

October 25, 2016

3 Reasons to Visit Us at the REALTORS® Expo

Going to this year's REALTORS® Expo? Visit Freddie Mac Booth #1285 and let us show you the 3 ways we're helping clear the path to homeownership for your clients.

October 3, 2016

6 Daily "Musts"

Build these 6 daily "musts" into your routine to help your real estate sales grow and prosper.

August 11, 2016

55+ Survey Says.

A major selling opportunity could be waiting in the wings for you. Eighteen million of them.

May 25, 2016

Housing Market Insights

Enhance your role as a knowledge source. Meet Tony Hutchinson – your connection to housing market insights.

March 31, 2016

Homebuying Season

Looking for resources to help green up your sales? Find new housing reports, networking events, blog posts, tutorials and more.

January 21, 2016

Down Payment Assistance

Dispel the myth about 20% down payments and refer clients to sources they may tap to fill a down payment or closing cost gap.

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