Single-Family News Center
FreddieMacCONNECT – Customer Summit
We’re bringing Sellers and Servicers together with mortgage industry leaders to energize the housing finance industry at our inaugural FreddieMacCONNECT in Washington, D.C.
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It's Here: The Reorganized Guide
The reorganized Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide is now the official version as announced in Guide Bulletin 2016-4.
New Forms for Massachusetts Housing Mortgage Insurance Fund
July 29, 2016 - Mortgages with insurance coverage provided by the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency's Mortgage Insurance Fund must be written under the updated and approved Loan Loss Reserve Agreement.
Important Updates to Loan Product Advisor's Cash-to-Close Feature
July 26, 2016 - We've updated our cash-to-close calculations for Total Funds to be Verified. Review the updated Understanding Loan Product Advisor's Determination of Total Funds to Be Verified job aid.
Our Expert Q&A on Investment Property Schemes
July 20, 2016 - In this frank conversation with Robb Hagberg, Director of Fraud Prevention with Freddie Mac's Financial Fraud Investigation Unit (FFIU), we explore how to detect, prevent and report investment property schemes.
July Loan Product Advisor Updates
July 14, 2016 - We're updating Loan Product AdvisorSM on July 17, 2016, to align with the requirement changes announced in Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2015-21 and providing you with a reminder of new training opportunities.
Updated Servicing Requirements Announced in Guide Bulletin 2016-13
July 13, 2016 - In today's Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2016-13 we're simplifying processes and adding detail to a number of topics.
The Latest Information on the Single Security
July 12, 2016 - Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae jointly released the final disclosure specifications. The release follows the Federal Housing Finance Agency's publication of an update on the multiyear Single Security initiative.
Loan Advisor Suite Deploys July 11 — Here's What Current Users Should Know
July 06, 2016 - Loan Advisor Suite is deploying and here's was customers should know.
Requirements Once You've Established a Custodial Account
July 05, 2016 - Helpful instructions for Freddie Mac Servicers who must submit their completed Letter Agreements to Freddie Mac when establishing their custodial accounts.
Avoid Roadblocks! Use Your Workout Settlements Roadmap
June 30, 2016 - We've updated our Workout Settlements website with additional tips to help you successfully navigate and complete your settlements. Check out the new Workout Settlements Spotlight!
Updating Loan Prospector with 2016 Area Median Income Estimates
June 30, 2016 - We're updating Loan Prospector® on June 30, 2016, to reflect the 2016 Area Median Income (AMI) estimates as issued by the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Guide Bulletin 2016-12 Announces Changes to ARM Floors and More
June 29, 2016 - In Bulletin 2016-12 we're announcing updates regarding ARM Lifetime Floor, Home Possible® mortgages and Freddie Mac technology.
Tick Tock: HARP's Clock is Running Out
June 22, 2016 - With interest rates still at an all-time low, your borrowers still have time to refinance with a Freddie Mac Relief Refinance MortgageSM, our business implementation of HARP.
Our Single-Family CRT Offerings Hit a Milestone
June 20, 2016 - With our innovative credit risk transfer programs, we’ve transferred a portion of the credit risk on $500 billion in single-family loans we’ve purchased since 2013.
Loan Prospector Updates to align with TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard and Guide Bulletin 2016-11
June 16, 2016 - We're updating Loan Prospector® on two separate dates to align with new loan requirements recently announced by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Freddie Mac Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2016-11.
Guide Bulletin 2016-11 Requirement Updates Help Expand Homeownership Opportunities
June 15, 2016 - Learn more about updates to our purchase requirements that help expand homeownership opportunities.
Guide Bulletin 2016-10 Revises HAMP Expiration Requirements and More
June 08, 2016 - In Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2016-10, we're revising requirements related to the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP®) expiration, and more.
Three MBS Awards: Recognition Our Customers Helped Us Achieve
May 26, 2016 - Freddie Mac STACR debt notes have been named RMBS Deal of the Year again by Global Capital. STACR notes are tied to a reference pool of single-family mortgages delivered by Seller/Servicers.
June Selling System Enhancements; IFI 140 No Longer Required for Home Possible Mortgages
May 25, 2016 - Read today's article for more information on upcoming Freddie Mac Selling SystemSM enhancements and an update on Investor Feature Identifier 140 for Home Possible® mortgages.
GSEs Announce UCD Delivery Requirement for Q3 2017
May 24, 2016 - Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae announce they will require delivery of the Uniform Closing Dataset in Q3 2017 for all loans acquired by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae.
New Early Delinquency Counseling Option and More in Guide Bulletin 2016-9
May 18, 2016 - In today's Guide Bulletin 2016-9, we're providing an additional early delinquency counseling option for borrowers in addition to other servicing updates.
June UCDP Release Notification Updates
May 17, 2016 - The GSEs will update the Uniform Collateral Data Portal® (UCDP®) with changes to the Submission Summary Report and Small Residential Income Property Appraisal Report.
Updating Loan Prospector to Align with Home Possible Mortgage Requirements
May 05, 2016 - We're updating Loan Prospector® on May 26, 2016, to align with Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2015-21.
Guide Bulletin 2016-8 Simplifies the Home Possible Delivery Fee Cap Structure
May 04, 2016 - For Home Possible® mortgages, we're removing the delivery fee cap eligibility requirements based on area median income or the location of the mortgaged premises in an underserved area.
3 Red Flags + 4 Tips to Fight Affinity Fraud
April 28, 2016 - Follow these four tips to avoid affinity fraud – and share them with your organization and with your borrowers, too.
Guide Bulletin 2016-07 Announces the Principal Reduction Modification
April 14, 2016 - In Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide Bulletin 2016-07, we're announcing the Freddie Mac Principal Reduction Modification. We've developed this temporary offering with Fannie Mae and at the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Guide Bulletin 2016-6 Announces Condominium and PUD Insurance Updates and QC Findings Reporting Updates
April 13, 2016 - In today's Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2016-6, we announce updates to condominium Project and Planned Unit Development (PUD) insurance and reporting of quality control, fraud, suspected fraud or other suspicious activity findings.
Loan Product Advisor – New Name. Better Experience.
April 05, 2016 - Get ready for the next generation in automated underwriting with Loan Product Advisor.
Loan Advisor Suite – Better Tools, Greater Certainty
March 31, 2016 - Loan Advisor Suite is coming this summer!
GSEs Standardize Condominium Project Questionnaires to Increase Consistency, Improve Process
March 29, 2016 - Learn about new standardized Condominium Project Questionnaire forms that the GSEs developed to provide greater consistency and clarity for the industry.
Important Servicing Requirement Changes in Guide Bulletin 2016-5
March 09, 2016 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn more about updated servicing requirements, which we've made largely in response to your feedback.
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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.
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