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.
29 States with the Lowest Housing Supply
Depending on what state you live in, you may find your house-hunting options quite limited.
How is Affordability Influencing Your Zip Code?
Housing affordability is a challenge impacting over half of today's renters and homeowners.
Renovations, Rates and Refinancing
Freddie Mac's new CHOICERenovation mortgage saves both time and money by providing cost-effective options for financing or refinancing home renovations, repairs, or improvements.
Agents Make Home Possible
Your real estate agent is responsible for finding the right home for you - at the right price
Making a List, Checking It Twice
As you begin to make your holiday wish list, you might also consider creating a homebuying wish list.
An Employment Leg Up with NextJob Partnership
A new Freddie Mac partnership with NextJob will provide job search assistance to current and aspiring homeowners living in designated underserved markets.
Credit Risk Transfer: $1 Trillion Milestone
Credit risk transfer is changing the way the U.S. residential housing market is funded – and we're leading the way.
But Wait, There's More
In addition to principal and interest, your monthly mortgage payment may also include an escrow payment and private mortgage insurance payment. So, what are these extra payments?
Will Millennials Move Out?
What happens the newly crowned largest generation decides to start buying homes...and what happens if they don't?
How Will Rising Rates Affect Your Bottom Line
With the heightened talk about rising interest rates, many prospective homebuyers are understandably concerned about whether now is the right time to purchase a home.
When Mortgage Rates Weren't Groovy
The most dramatic increase in mortgage rates came during the late 1970s. What would happen if rates rise like that again?
Who Do I Call If Disaster Forbearance Is Ending?
Were your monthly mortgage payments suspended temporarily because you were affected by a recent natural disaster? Wondering what happens when this "forbearance period" ends?
How Much Will You Bring to the Closing Table?
Before you get the keys to the home that you're buying, you'll go through the closing process, which includes paying certain fees. How much money are we talking about?
One Easy System for Improving Your Credit? Yes!
Looking for an easy, convenient way to better manage your finances, improve your credit, save money, and work toward buying a home? Check out this new Freddie Mac program.
Use Your Assets
Did you know you can use your financial assets to qualify for a conforming, conventional mortgage?
Can You Skip the Property Appraisal?
You might be able to skip the traditional property appraisal. Talk to your loan officer to see if you qualify.
Who Do I Call...About a Letter I Received from Freddie Mac?
Did you receive a letter from Freddie Mac with the subject, "Borrower Notification: Freddie Mac Has Purchased Your Loan" but don't know what it means or what to do about it?