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Customer News

New Refinance Test Effective August 6

New Refinance Test Effective August 6

You can start using a new Refinance Test (2018Q2) for all new loans, except for Small Balance Loans, on August 6, 2018, with a grace period up to August 20, 2018.

New Support for Manufactured Housing Resident Owned Communities

Our new Manufactured Housing Resident Owned Community (MHROC) Loan provides funding for co-op communities that are owned by their residents.

Reintroducing Float-to-Fixed

Increased cash-flow and future treasury risk protection.

Research

New Research Finds Increasing Preference for Renting

New Research Finds Increasing Preference for Renting

New research by Freddie Mac reveals that despite growing economic confidence among renters, affordability remains dominant in driving renter behavior.

How Big a Difference Do Restricted Rents Make?

How Big a Difference Do Restricted Rents Make?

The need for affordable housing far outstrips the available supply, and it's getting worse. Read this unique perspective.

Multifamily 2018 Outlook

Multifamily 2018 Outlook

Performance in the multifamily market remained healthy in 2017. Strength in the multifamily market is expected to continue into 2018, but with slight moderation.

News Releases

Freddie Mac Prices $1 Billion Multifamily K-Deal, K-079

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 $1 billion in K Certificates (K-079...

At Midpoint of 2018, Multifamily Market’s Strength Continues

A new analysis by Freddie Mac , finds that the strong performance experienced by the multifamily market in the first half of 2018 will continue throughout the end of the year and well...

Freddie Mac Prices $1.1 Billion Multifamily K-Deal, K-F49

Freddie Mac recently priced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ( K Certificates ) backed by floating-rate multifamily mortgages with seven-year terms. The approximately $1.1 billion in K Certificates (K-F49...

Viewpoints

Multifamily 2018 Mid-Year Outlook

Performance in the multifamily market remained healthy in the first half of 2018, and is expected to continue throughout the second half of 2018 and into 2019, but with continued moderation from the prior few years.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

The Double Bottom Line

Our new Social Impact pilot uses our existing offerings in innovative ways to create and preserve affordable rental housing.

Lauren Garren
Lauren Garren
VP Production & Sales

The Cost of Missing Out on LIHTC-Program Rents

Market rate multifamily rents have been dramatically increasing in recent years as housing demand significantly exceeds available supply. In contrast, during the same period rent growth has been moderate for units with restricted rents, such as those funded by the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling