Understanding Contingency Clauses in Homebuying
Contingencies are specific conditions you can add to your home purchase agreement to protect yourself.
Resources for Renters
In response to the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, more than $45 billion in federal aid has been made available to help renters and landlords who have been hit hard by the pandemic.
The Independence of Owning a Home
Homeownership not only builds a sense of pride and accomplishment, but it's an important step toward achieving long-term financial stability.
Helping Families Stay in Their Homes
In our blog, we often discuss the homebuying journey and provide you with the information you need to land your dream home – but helping you stay in your home is just as important to our mission.
How to Write a Dear Home Seller Letter
If a seller is deciding between two bids, a good offer letter could tip the scales in your favor.
Home Improvement Projects with the Best ROI
Not all home projects are equal when it comes to earning you a return on investment.
Freddie Mac Mortgage Programs: Which One is Right for You?
Freddie Mac's loan programs make homeownership possible for borrowers in all different situations.
How to Get a Mortgage Step by Step
Learn what it takes to qualify for a loan and how you can prepare for the mortgage application process.
3 Strategies to Win a Bidding War
Today's market is competitive and bidding wars are not uncommon. So, how do you "win" this war?
The Math Behind Putting Less Than 20% Down
See how a lower down payment affects your monthly mortgage payment and total expenses over the life of your loan.
Tax Breaks for Homeowners and Renters
Tax breaks are just one of the many things to look forward to when you purchase a home.
Qualifying for a Mortgage When You're Self-Employed
Learn how to qualify for a mortgage if you have a non-traditional work situation.
A Solid Start
See how we are delivering upon our mission and improving America's housing finance system in 2021.
Apartment Types: What's the Difference?
Learn how different apartment types compare and what makes each one unique.
How to Find the Right Home for You
The right home is out there if you know what you’re looking for. Begin with a list of needs, wants and deal-breakers.
Are You Ready to Buy Your First Home? Here's How to Tell
Managing your expectations early in the homebuying process helps set you up for success in the long run.
10 Real Estate Terms Every Homebuyer Should Know
Buying a home is exciting, but it's easy to get overwhelmed if you're not familiar with the homebuying vocabulary.
Renting Glossary: 10 Terms You Need to Know
We’ve gathered a list of 10 common rental terms you will need to know when searching for your next apartment.
The Essential Guide to Creating a Homebuying Budget
Understand how much you can afford and how to prepare for the costs of buying and owning a home.
4 Easy Ways Renters Can Save Money on Utilities
These tips for making your rental more energy-efficient can help you lower your monthly bills and build up savings.
Four Reasons to Go Green
When it comes to energy-efficiency and your home, there are four notable reasons to go green.
Energy Efficient Mortgage: What is It and How Do I Get One?
If you’re in the market for a green home or need financing for efficiency upgrades, an EEM could be right for you.
How it Works: Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs)
Is an ARM right for you? Learn how they work before making your decision.
The Facts About Mortgage Refinancing
If you're thinking about refinancing, it's important to have all the facts. Get the answers to your refi FAQs in this article.
4 Reasons to Refinance Your Mortgage
Learn about the benefits of refinancing and how to decide if it’s the right time for you.
Help for Homeowners and Renters
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have supported American families nationwide.
Suburbs Vs. Cities: Population Growth Trends
Learn which U.S. regions and metro areas have been gaining population and about the factors driving these trends.
Population Growth: Where Are People Moving?
Discover the latest trends in population migration in the U.S. and what it means for housing prices.
What Will 2021 Bring For Housing?
Many of the trends that shaped the market last year, especially historically low mortgage rates, will continue to drive housing activity in 2021.
Build Wealth with a Starter Home
A starter home can give you experience in owning a home and the financial benefits that come with it, without the pressure of finding your forever home immediately.
Selling Your Home in a Seller’s Market
These three benefits will give you an advantage when selling your home in a seller's market.
Why Days on Market Matters for Sellers
How long your home has been listed can have a big impact on your home sale.
How an Agent Can Help You Sell During the Pandemic
When you’re ready to sell your home, consider all your options to make the sale a success, beginning with hiring a real estate agent.
How Much Can You Sell Your Home For?
Here are some ways to get an understanding of what your home could sell for.
Appreciation and Building Home Equity
Owning your home is an investment, and home equity is part of a long-term strategy to build financial stability.
Snapshot of Today’s Housing Market
Here's what you can expect from the housing market for the rest of 2020.
Top 4 Things Every New Homeowner Should Do
From setting up utilities to changing the locks, here is a list of things to do once you have the keys to your new home.
How to Ensure a Smooth Closing
Before closing day arrives, follow these steps to make sure you are prepared.
5 Rules for Making an Offer on a Home
Once you find a home that meets your wants and needs, your real estate agent will help you make a strong offer.
Tips for Online House Hunting
Modern technology is changing a lot of things – including the way buyers search for homes.
How to Find the Right Mortgage
You will need to consider these three things when choosing a mortgage.
How to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage
Here's what you need to know to get pre-approved for a mortgage.
Do I Need to Put 20% Down on a Home?
Contrary to popular belief, you can put as little as a 3% down payment on a home.
Budgeting for Upfront Costs: The Homebuyer’s Guide
Learn which expenses you’ll need to cover out of pocket, so you can factor them into your final homebuying budget.
8 Steps to Buying a Home
Are you ready to buy a home? Here's a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the homebuying process.
5 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly
Making green improvements can not only reduce the cost of your utilities but can also increase the value of your home. In fact, Freddie Mac research has shown that homes with an energy efficient rating sell for 2.7% more on average than homes without these ratings.
Do Green Improvements Increase Resale Value?
How can you get the most money when selling you house? One of the easiest ways is to make energy efficient improvements.