Tips and Resources for Every Step of Your Rental Journey
April 20, 2023
April 20, 2023
Whether you’re a seasoned renter or looking for your first apartment, this list of practical tips and resources can help you navigate the ins and outs of renting a home.
Taking stock of your finances is a critical first step in your rental journey. By taking the following steps, you can better understand how your rental can fit within your budget and larger financial goals:
Once you have a better idea of how much you can afford, you can start looking for available units. Here are some things you should consider as you start your search:
Once you’re in your rental, you’ll want to make sure the experience remains positive. You can do this by keeping your living space clean and up-to-date and maintaining a good relationship with your landlord:
When it comes time to leave your apartment, there are several steps you should take:
Throughout your rental journey, you may run into challenges that require outside help. Whether you are struggling financially or having issues with your property, taking the following steps can help you address the situation:
Freddie Mac is working to address the affordable rental housing crisis by providing affordability, liquidity and stability to the multifamily housing finance market. Freddie Mac purchases loans from mortgage companies and other lenders for both single family homes and apartments. While Freddie Mac does not make loans directly to borrowers, more than 95% of the rental units we help finance through loan purchases are affordable to low- and moderate-income households.