Single-Family News Center
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Are You Getting the Cash Payups for the Loans You Delivered?
July 21, 2017 - Using the new Selling System® fields for cash specified pools plus the delivery of the IFI determine whether the cash payups will be included in loan funding.
Guide Updates: UCD and Selling Changes that Offer New Opportunities
July 12, 2017 - We are updating the Guide to add the Uniform Closing Dataset requirements. Additionally, Guide Bulletin 2017-10 announces updates to our selling requirements that support new opportunities to expand your business and improve operational efficiencies.
Industry Letter: Lender Down Payment Assistance for Home Possible Mortgages
July 06, 2017 - We issued an Industry Letter today notifying Sellers in advance of updated requirements to the Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide regarding lender funded down payment assistance.
Important Update: UCD Closing Disclosure (PDF) Relief
July 03, 2017 - There is a six-month relief from embedding the Closing Disclosure (PDF) within the UCD XML file.
ULDD Phase 3 Addendum Updates
June 27, 2017 - The GSEs are providing minor updates to Phase 3 of the Uniform Loan Delivery Dataset (ULDD), including requirements for collecting Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data and announcing the implementation dates for the second release of ULDD Phase 3.
Important Information about Credit Reporting of Tax Liens and Civil Judgments
June 27, 2017 - Beginning July 1, the National Consumer Assistance Plan, established by the nation’s three leading credit reporting agencies, will require reporting changes for medical collections and certain other debts.
Looking to Improve Your "Best Ex" for Cash?
June 26, 2017 - Check out our new payup opportunities for loans you plan to sell for cash. We will pay more for your fixed-rate mortgages that have specific loan attributes, such as loan balances less than $175,000.
Comments on Freddie Mac's Draft Duty to Serve Plan Due by July 10
June 22, 2017 - Freddie Mac's draft Duty to Serve Underserved Markets plan was published by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on May 8, 2017 -- and your feedback is strongly encouraged.
Enhancements Make it Easier to Share Guide Content and Find Recent Updates
June 22, 2017 - If you use the AllRegs® link on FreddieMac.com to access the Guide, new functionality is now available which allows you to quickly share Guide content and review recent updates to our requirements.
Updated Servicing Requirements Announced in Guide Bulletin 2017-9
June 21, 2017 - Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide Buletin 2017-9 announces several positive Servicing updates to help how you do business with us.
We're Making Loan Advisor Suite® Better
June 15, 2017 - We're adding a new tool to Freddie Mac Loan Advisor Suite®, and making the existing tools even more powerful with several new enhancements.
Cash in on a New Opportunity for your Cash Executions
June 14, 2017 - Soon you'll have additional opportunities to improve your best execution when selling loans for cash. We'll pay more for your fixed-rate mortgages that have specific loan attributes, such as low loan balances.
Home Possible Eligibility Updated Nationwide
June 13, 2017 - This morning, Loan Product Advisor® was updated to reflect the 2017 area median income (AMI) levels. The AMIs determine the income eligibility standards for our Freddie Mac Home Possible® low down payment mortgages.
System Maintenance Downtime for Loan Advisor Suite Tools Begins June 23
June 12, 2017 - The Freddie Mac Loan Advisor Suite® tools and capabilities will be unavailable during the following times for routine system maintenance.
Customer Testing for Investor Reporting Changes – What's the Game Plan?
June 12, 2017 - Customer Testing for Investor Reporting Changes – What's the Game Plan?
We're Speeding Up the Time it Takes to Get to Closing
June 08, 2017 - On June 19, our automated collateral evaluation – an option to receive an appraisal waiver for certain Loan Product Advisor® mortgages – will be available.
Uniform Closing Dataset Implementation Update
June 06, 2017 - Great news! There's now a six-month relief period for embedding the Closing Disclosure (PDF) within the Uniform Closing Dataset (UCD) XML file.
Register Now for Freddie Mac Flex Modification Training
June 05, 2017 - Are you ready to start evaluating borrowers for a Freddie Mac Flex Modification Trial Period Plan? We're ready to help you! We've updated Workout Prospector and are providing training. Please register now. Read more for details.
New Automated Collateral Evaluation and Other Updates Announced in Guide Bulletin 2017-8
May 31, 2017 - Today's Guide Bulletin 2017-8 introduces our new automated collateral evaluation and other updates.
Coming Soon: Increased Security for Loan Advisor Suite® Portal Users
May 24, 2017 - On June 25, 2017, we’ll deploy the new Freddie Mac Single-Family password reset capability in the Loan Advisor Suite® portal.
4 Smart Ways to Help Combat Mortgage Fraud Scams Targeting Seniors
May 23, 2017 - We're committed to educating our customers and the public about what to watch for and how to combat mortgage fraud targeting seniors. Review the four actions that Freddie Mac recommends our Seller/Servicers follow to mitigate this type of fraud.
Guide Bulletin 2017-7 Announces Expanded Collateral Representation and Warranty Relief and Other Updates
May 17, 2017 - With Guide Bulletin 2017-7, we're expanding the mortgages eligible for collateral representation and warranty relief. This means you can receive greater certainty for more of the loans you originate. We're also announcing other Guide updates that may be important for your business.
Loan Product Advisor® No Credit Score Capability Arrives May 14
May 10, 2017 - We are automating the process of underwriting mortgages for borrowers without a credit score – allowing you to expand homeownership opportunities to more qualified borrowers and to grow your business.
Guide Bulletin 2017-6: Updates in Response to CFPB Amendments
May 10, 2017 - Guide Bulletin 2017-6 updates the Guide in response to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's August 4, 2016, amendments to its 2013 mortgage servicing rules.
Duty to Serve: Taking a Leadership Role in Solving America's Most Persistent Housing Problems
May 08, 2017 - Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) published Freddie Mac's draft Duty to Serve Underserved Markets plan.
June 2017 Selling System Updates
May 03, 2017 - Today, we are letting you know about Freddie Mac Selling System® updates to help simplify loan delivery and funding, effective June 5, 2017.
Selling System Enhancements Launch
April 24, 2017 - Today we're launching Selling System® enhancements that give Guarantor and MultiLender customers easier access to pricing for their purchase contracts via the new "Guarantor Rate Sheet Results" screen. We announced these updates on March 16 in Guide Bulletin 2017-2.
New and Updated Servicing Requirements Announced in Guide Bulletin 2017-5
April 20, 2017 - In today's Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2017-5, we're announcing certificate of incumbency (COI) requirements for Servicers and making a number of improvements to our reimbursement requirements.
Guide Bulletin 2017-4: Incorporating Investor Reporting Changes
April 12, 2017 - In Guide Bulletin 2017-4, we are incorporating changes associated with our Freddie Mac Investor Reporting Change Initiative into the Guide, including implementation dates and comprehensive updates to sections/chapters.
We're Making It Easier for You to Reset Your Password
March 30, 2017 - Freddie Mac will begin introducing a new password reset capability for Single-Family customers who access our tools through our website.
Reminder & Notices
Freddie Mac Updates Fraud Mitigation Best Practices
The Freddie Mac Financial Fraud Investigation Unit (FFIU) has updated and posted online its comprehensive Single-Family mortgage fraud mitigation best practices document.
Historical Guide Snapshots (PDFs)
Check out the historical snapshots of our Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide, which capture the Guide requirements as of a specific date, in easy-to-use PDF format.
The information found in the Single-Family News Center is not a replacement or substitute for information found in the Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide and/or the terms of your Master Agreement and/or Master Commitment.