Who to Contact for Mortgage Assistance
Free assistance is available to help guide you through financial hardship.
Freddie Mac Accelerates Payments to Assist Small and Diverse Businesses
Freddie is accelerating payment terms by 20 days to support our more than 200 small and diverse business suppliers who are directly or indirectly impacted by COVID-19.
Avoiding Fraud: Call Spoofing
Unfortunately, during times of hardship families are often targeted by fraud artists who attempt to take advantage of those seeking assistance.
Extending Help to Homeowners
If you're struggling to make your mortgage payments due to COVID-19, mortgage relief options are available.
"Best Time to Buy" Home Maintenance Guide
When it comes to home improvement, there are a lot of ways to maximize your savings!
The Green Glossary
Ready to reduce your home's carbon footprint? These words and phrases can help you speak green.
29 States with the Lowest Housing Supply
Depending on what state you live in, you may find your house-hunting options quite limited.
Mortgage Rates: Still the Deal of the Century
If you're in the market to buy a home, today's average mortgage rates are something to celebrate compared to almost any year since 1971.
What Drives Renting and Owning Decisions?
Why do you live where you live? Our survey finds affordability remains a key concern for both renters and owners.
Use Your Tax Refund to Buy A Home
If you're expecting a refund this year, here are 3 ways it could bring you closer to homeownership.
A Decade in Review
We've seen a lot of changes over the past 10 years - and the housing industry was no exception.
Is 2020 Your Year to Refinance?
The trifecta of interest-rate cuts in 2019 boded well for homeowners looking to refinance. Does it make sense for you?
Super Bowl Housing Trends
We're looking at the housing data for the cities participating in Super Bowl LIV.
Decoding the Housing Market
You're likely to encounter these terms when you look up mortgage rates or hear people discuss the "housing outlook".
A Look Ahead: The Housing Market in 2020
With low interest rates, modest inflation and a solid labor market, there are many reasons to be optimistic about housing in the coming year.
Making a [Homebuying] List, Checking it Twice.
Use our homebuying checklist if you're looking to become a homeowner in the new year.
In the Know: Manufactured Homes
For many, the term "manufactured housing" doesn’t conjure images of spacious and updated homes, but perhaps it should.
Winter Housing Market = Buyers’ Wonderland
Find out why winter might be the best time to buy a house, and read tips for homebuying in colder weather.
Military Financial Readiness: Saluting your Service
Deployment is never easy, but financial readiness can help minimize stress and anxiety for you and your family
Bundling Up Your Home for Winter
Use this checklist to winterize your home and prepare for the colder days ahead.
Would You Buy a Home Next to a Cemetery?
Buying a home near a cemetery may not be as grave a mistake as you think.
5 Homebuying Reality TV Myths
How real is reality TV? Here are some homebuying lessons you won't learn from binge watching your favorite shows.
The Economics of Renting
The cost of renting a home involves more than paying monthly rent. Find out what you need to know, for the short- and long-term.
Understanding Housing Counselors
If you have your eyes set on buying a home, but have questions or concerns, consider leaning on a Housing Counselor.
The Value of Accessibility
In the DC Metro Area, proximity to a Metro station has an impact on home prices.
What are HOAs?
A homeowners association (HOA) is a group who enforces rules to protect home values and maintain the quality of life for a community.
Calculate for the Cost of Homeownership
What's the real cost of owning a home? Our calculators can help you budget how much home you can afford.
Do You Have a Home Field Advantage?
NFL stadiums can have a major impact on the local economy and real estate market, where does your team rank against the rest?
The Best Week to Buy a Home
With kids back in school and the days getting shorter, some families may think it wise to wait for the spring or summer buying season to find a great deal on a new home.
Clearing Up Commission
Wondering how real estate agents get paid? It's time to learn about the real estate commission fee.
Six Home Improvements Offering the Highest ROI
Not all home projects are equal when it comes to earning you a return on investment.
Pumpkin Spice and Making Your Home Nice
Have you started preparing your home for fall? As seasons change, so do your home's needs.
Renter's Guide Part 2
Ready to sign the lease on your first "adult" home? As a renter, you have both rights and responsibilities, here are three things you should review with your landlord before signing.
Renter's Guide to Post Graduation
For recent graduates, where you'll live is probably top of mind. To help you get started on your rental journey, here are a few questions to think about.
Self-Employed Mortgage Application Tips
Learn how to qualify for a mortgage if you have a non-traditional work situation.
Mortgage Rates: Are Your Stars Aligned?
Today's low mortgage rates can give you extra purchasing power, potentially making a home once unaffordable, affordable.
Choose Your Term
Whether you choose a 10-, 15-, 20- or 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, you're guaranteed that your monthly mortgage payment will remain the same for the entire term of the loan.
How is Affordability Influencing Your Zip Code?
Housing affordability is a challenge impacting over half of today's renters and homeowners.
10 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know
PMI, APR, LTV… say what? Learn some of the most important industry acronyms and their definitions, so you can sound like a pro as you go through the homebuying process.