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Debt Service Reserve Update

Debt Service Reserve Update

With almost a year under our belt and an improving economic outlook, we are revising Debt Service Reserve (DSR) requirements.

New Refinance Test Effective March 11

New Refinance Test Effective March 11

We posted a new Refinance Test effective for all new loans, except for Small Balance Loans, starting Thursday, March 11.

Housing for Farmworkers in Rural Washington

Housing for Farmworkers in Rural Washington

See how our investment in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit equity is helping build urgent housing for farmworkers.

Research

Thai Town with Chancee Martorell

Thai Town with Chancee Martorell

In this episode, Corey and Steve talk with Chancee Martorell, the founder and executive director of Los Angeles' Thai Community Development Center.

New Multifamily Cap Rules: How They Could Impact Our Business

New Multifamily Cap Rules: How They Could Impact Our Business

The Federal Housing Finance Agency recently announced new 2021 loan purchase caps for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

The Effects of Expanded Unemployment Benefits and Stimulus

The Effects of Expanded Unemployment Benefits and Stimulus

In this report, we examine how the combined state- and federal-level benefits have benefitted unemployed workers and renters over the past year.

News Releases

Freddie Mac Prices $964 Million Multifamily K-Deal, K-F107

Freddie Mac has priced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ( K Certificates ), which includes a class of floating rate bonds indexed to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR)....

Freddie Mac Prices $838 million Multifamily K-Deal, K-1520

Freddie Mac recently priced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ( K Certificates ), which are multifamily mortgage-backed securities. The company expects to issue approximately $838 million in K Certificates (K-1520...

Freddie Mac Prices $908 Million Multifamily K-Deal, K-F106

Freddie Mac has priced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ( K Certificates ), which includes a class of floating rate bonds indexed to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR)....

Viewpoints

New Multifamily Cap Rules: How They Could Impact Our Business

The Federal Housing Finance Agency recently announced new 2021 loan purchase caps for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The new rule consists of many changes, with the most broadly impactful being to the area median income thresholds under which conventional units are considered mission-driven.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Multifamily 2021 Outlook

Despite the disruptions of 2020, we expect the multifamily market to see improving conditions in 2021.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Goodbye 2020; Hello New Mission Guidelines

As we reflect on 2020 and prepare for the new year ahead, one thing remains steadfast: we have a true commitment to the business and our mission.

Meg McElgunn
Meg McElgunn
Senior Director, Freddie Mac SBL Production