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Customer News

New Guide Bulletin Published

New Guide Bulletin Published

Learn about the changes we've made to the Multifamily Seller/Servicer Guide with this update.

S&P Affirmed Master Servicer Ranking

S&P Affirmed Master Servicer Ranking

S&P Global Ratings affirmed its Above Average ranking of Freddie Mac Multifamily as a commercial mortgage loan master servicer.

New Refinance Test Effective June 10

New Refinance Test Effective June 10

We posted a new Refinance Test effective for all new loans, except for Small Balance Loans, starting Thursday, June 10.

Research

May 2021 Securitization Forbearance Report

May 2021 Securitization Forbearance Report

This report demonstrates the impact of our Forbearance Relief Plan on our securitizations using master servicer data for the month of May.

Rental Markets Around the World with Jenny Schuetz

Rental Markets Around the World with Jenny Schuetz

How do rental markets differ around the globe?

Markets in Focus: Las Vegas

Markets in Focus: Las Vegas

In this new blog series, we'll do a deep dive on one metro, analyzing multiple factors that affect the local multifamily market and forecasting performance.

News Releases

Freddie Mac Prices $327 Million Sustainability Bonds Offering of Guaranteed Tax-Exempt ML Certificates

Freddie Mac recently priced a new offering of credit risk transfer securities backed by Tax-Exempt Loans (TELs) made by state or local housing agencies and secured by...

Freddie Mac Prices $886 Million Multifamily K-Deal, K-F114

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 Announces Pricing of $385 Million Multifamily Small Balance Loan Securitization

Freddie Mac announces the pricing of the SB87 offering, a multifamily mortgage-backed securitization backed by small balance loans underwritten by Freddie Mac and issued by a third-party trust....

Viewpoints

Markets in Focus: Las Vegas

In this new blog series, we'll do a deep dive on one metro, analyzing multiple factors that affect the local multifamily market and forecasting performance.

Sara Hoffmann
Sara Hoffmann
Director, Research & Modeling

First 100 Days of Equity in Multifamily Initiative

It's officially been 100 days since Debby Jenkins tapped me to lead Freddie Mac Multifamily's new Equitable Housing effort. Collectively, we're taking a fresh look at all aspects of multifamily housing and making changes that will help give all parties an equitable shot at renting, owning or financing.

Amanda Nunnink
Amanda Nunnink
Vice President, Equity in Multifamily Housing

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