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Customer News

New Refinance and Affordability Tests Available

A new Refinance Test and Affordability Test is available.

Introducing Our First Social Impact Bonds

Introducing Our First Social Impact Bonds

We are currently in the market with our first Social Impact Bonds offering that goes deeper into our mission of supporting affordable housing.

LIBOR Transition Update

LIBOR Transition Update

It all starts September 1. Check important deadlines for a smooth transition from LIBOR to SOFR.

Research

Community Impact with Carlton Eley

Community Impact with Carlton Eley

Urban planning initiatives, such as the development of our national highway system, often have long-term effects on a community's economic growth and equitable development.

August Securitization Forbearance Report

August Securitization Forbearance Report

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

Rental Affordability Reexamined

Rental Affordability Reexamined

Our latest study shows that fewer than 10% of rental units are affordable to renter households earning 50% of median renter income (MRI). The study looks at a new way to measure affordability that factors in a boost in high-income renters.

News Releases

Freddie Mac Prices $1.2 Billion Multifamily K-Deal, K-116

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 10-year terms....

Freddie Mac Prices $968 Million Multifamily K-Deal, K-F85

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’s Apartment Investment Market Index Slightly Down in Q2 Reflecting Pandemic Impact on Multifamily Market

The Freddie Mac Multifamily Apartment Investment Market Index ® (AIMI ® ) fell by 0.3% in Q2 2020 after a quarterly increase (1.8%) in Q1 2020. The decline reflects the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and was largely driven by the first...

Viewpoints

Looking Deeper into our Mission

Supporting our nation's communities is the heart of our mission and requires continual innovation. Our new Social Impact Bonds provide capital for underserved communities and promote economic opportunity.

Debby Jenkins
Debby Jenkins
EVP & Head of Multifamily

2020 Midyear Outlook

Strong overall performance during the past decade is a key factor in the possible outcomes we may see the rest of this year as the effects of the pandemic unfold.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Beyond the Cap Rate: Valuation of Multifamily Properties

Estimating the value of multifamily properties is an important but difficult task for real estate investors and researchers.

Jun Li
Jun Li
Senior Director, Research & Modeling