"Freddie Mac" buys home mortgages from banks and other lenders and sells shares in these mortgages pools to outside investors. Freddie Mac was originally created as a private company under a Congressional charter in 1970, with the goal of promoting home ownership by insuring that lenders always had enough capital to lend out. The U.S. government took control of Freddie Mac in September 2008. The Federal Housing Finance Agency served as conservator.
For questions about Freddie Mac and its products, call 1-800-FREDDIE or visit their Web site (www.freddiemac.com).
Interest rates: Freddie Mac yields are published in the Wall Street Journal under "Money Rates" in the Money and Investing section. See also "Money Rates."
Multi-Family Materials: Multi-family forms, checklists, documents and Opinion Letters are available through the Multi-Family Web page, as is information on accessing the Multi-Family Seller/Services Guide.
Single-Family: Information about single-family programs is available on the Single-Family Web page. Information on accessing Single-Family Seller and Services Guide is posted at www.freddiemac.com/sell/guide.