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.
What is Refinancing?
Refinancing your is the process of replacing your current mortgage with a new loan.
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.
5 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Green Home
Are you in the market for an eco-friendly home? Work with your team to understand all your options.
What is a Green Home?
Buying an eco-friendly home can be a great investment. But what does “green” mean?
Disaster Preparedness: Emergency Checklist
Learn how to secure your home to protect against the dangers of wildfires, flooding and hurricane force winds.
Disaster Preparedness: Know Your Risk
One of the first steps in disaster preparedness is to know what disasters and hazards could affect your area.
Prepare Your Finances for a Natural Disaster
Follow these tips to be better prepared for a future emergency.
Selling Your Home Virtually
More than ever, how your home is presented online is what will set your listing apart.
What Happens When COVID Forbearance Ends
Learn what happens when forbearance ends and how repayment works.
What’s In Store for the U.S. Housing Market?
As we reach the mid-point of 2020, let's take a look at the housing market outlook.
Time to Refinance?
Learn more about your mortgage refinancing options, understand today's rates and figure out how find the right loan for you.
Your COVID-19 Housing Questions Answered Part 2
If you have questions about housing due to COVID-19, we are here to answer your questions.
Your COVID-19 Housing Questions Answered
If you’ve been financially impacted by COVID-19, find the answers to you housing questions.
Understanding Payment Deferral During COVID-19
Learn how payment deferral can help bring you current on your mortgage.