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Customer News

Our Commitment to Workforce Housing

Our Commitment to Workforce Housing

The need for affordable rental housing is greater than ever.

Changes to Our Loan Docs to Address Eminent Domain

We recently made changes to our Multifamily loan documents to address recent instances of Eminent Domain.

New Refinance Test Effective December 5

A new Refinance Test is available. Read more to see the changes.

Research

Multifamily Fundamentals with Jamie Woodwell

Multifamily Fundamentals with Jamie Woodwell

Low mortgage rates, strong property price appreciation and a larger multifamily debt market. Will we see more of the same in 2020?

Multifamily 2020 Outlook

Multifamily 2020 Outlook

Performance in the multifamily market was strong during 2019 and is expected to remain healthy into 2020, but with the potential for moderated growth in comparison to recent years.

Introducing the Floating-Rate Prepayment Report

Introducing the Floating-Rate Prepayment Report

In this report, we leverage our own data and focus on the voluntary prepayment activity of our floating-rate K-Deals.

News Releases

Freddie Mac Prices $1.2 Billion Multifamily K-Deal, K-737

Freddie Mac recently priced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ( K Certificates ), which are backed by underlying collateral consisting of fixed-rate multifamily mortgages with predominantly 7-year terms....

Freddie Mac Prices $425 Million Multifamily Securities Offering

Freddie Mac recently priced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates that are backed by multifamily loans sold to a third party and securitized by Freddie Mac. The company expects to issue approximately $425 million in K-I05...

Freddie Mac Reaches $1 Billion in LIHTC Equity Investments

Freddie Mac today announced it has topped the $1 billion mark in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) equity investments after reentering the...

Viewpoints

Multifamily 2020 Outlook

Performance in the multifamily market was strong during 2019 and is expected to remain healthy into 2020, but with the potential for moderated growth in comparison to recent years.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Don’t Stop Believing - 5 Years of SBL

The official start of the Small Balance Loan (SBL) program at Freddie Mac preceded me by about 5 months.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson
VP Small Balance Loan Business

Clear Direction, Bright Future – Optigo 2019

2019 started as a year of change and uncertainty – and we appreciate that these twists and turns were a challenge for all of you, too. But our agility served us well, and now that the fog has lifted, we have a clear strategy forward.

Richard Martinez
Richard Martinez
SVP Production & Sales