BRIEF-Freddie Mac Multifamily Midyear Outlook Projects Robust Rental Market, Higher Origination Volume

Aug 8 (Reuters) - Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp:

* FREDDIE MAC MULTIFAMILY MIDYEAR OUTLOOK PROJECTS ROBUST RENTAL MARKET, HIGHER ORIGINATION VOLUME

* RENTAL MARKET REMAINS WELL POSITIONED TO ABSORB NEW SUPPLY

* FUNDAMENTALS OF MULTIFAMILY MARKET ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN STRONG THROUGHOUT REST OF YEAR

* CONTINUE TO SEE AN OVERALL SHORTAGE IN HOUSING AS DEMAND OUTPACES SUPPLY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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