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Renting, Buying & Owning: Let’s Get Started

Home is a place to call your own, spend time with your friends and family, and build lasting memories. Whether you rent, own, or plan to buy, we offer the resources to help you make informed decisions and support your success. Because home is a good place to be.

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The Value of Accessibility

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

In the DC Metro Area, proximity to a Metro station has an impact on home prices.



Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle

You're ready to buy a home, but the down payment seems like an insurmountable hurdle. Don't throw in the towel yet. It might be easier than you think.

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Mortgage Rates

Freddie Mac surveys lenders each week on the average rates, fees, and points for the most popular mortgage products. The Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) results are released Thursday at 10 a.m. ET.

October 10, 2019

Fixed-Rate Mortgage
Fixed-Rate Mortgage
Adjustable Rate Mortgage
3.57 % 3.05 % 3.35 %
Fees & Points
Fees & Points
Fees & Points

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3 Facts About Down Payments

Learn about the most common down payment myths and get the facts



Check out our 15 easy to use calculators for crunching important numbers



Module 1: Your Credit and Why It Is Important

About Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac is focused on funding mortgages that help you own or rent a home, stabilizing your community, and shaping a strong housing finance system for the future.

Learn more about the role we play and how we’re moving housing forward.

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By The Numbers

Over the Last Year...

we helped 2.2 Million people rent, buy or refinance their home
we helped 380 Thousand first-time homebuyers realize the dream of homeownership
we provided $425 Billion in mortgage funding to support the housing market
we expanded our 3% down payment down payment program, broadening access for first-time buyers

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