Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Freddie Mac / F.H.L.M.C.
The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Coporation, aka FHLMC or more commonly; Freddie Mac, is a company that provides a source where mortgage lenders can sell the loans they have made to borrowers so that the money can be used again to make more loans to more borrowers. This system is known as the 'Secondary Mortgage Market.'
Since Sept. 6, 2008, Freddie Mac has been under conservatorship by the Federal Housing Finance Agency or FHFA. As a company, Freddie Mac always strives to make a profit but as an arm of the Goverment, they also exist to provide a strong, active mortgage credit system for the American people.
Freddie Mace sets the rules or guidelines that borrowers must meet in order to get a Freddie Mac loan. These rules are all about balancing risk management with the goals of wide-spread home ownership. You will commonly hear these rules referred to as 'Investor' or 'Agency' guidelines. These rules are what makes Freddie Mac loans different from Fannie Mae loans, FHA loans, VA loans and all other loan programs. This is also why it is so important to work with a professional, experienced, Fresno mortgage loan officer who knows the differences in order to give the customer the best deal for their goals and unique situation.
Freddie Mac indirectly sets the interest rates that borrowers pay for Freddie Mac loans. Lenders look to see what Freddie Mac is currently paying for mortgage loans and then set their rates so that they can make a profit when selling the loans to Freddie. You can get more information about this on my Rates Page