Single-Family News Center
Come See Us May 20 – 23 at MBA Secondary in New York City!
Visit Freddie Mac in booth 112 or our Client Central room at the New York Marriott Marquis. See how we're Reimagining the Mortgage ExperienceSM.
Single Security Poll – Are You On Track?
June 21, 2018 - We did a readiness poll at the May 14, 2018, Single Security conference. Here’s what we found. Take the same poll and see where you stand.
Single Security Tabletop Market Readiness Testing
June 21, 2018 - Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will be facilitating a walk-through of key security activities later this year for the new Single Security. We are looking for interested parties to join us in this exercise.
U.S. Treasury Supports the Single Security
June 20, 2018 - U.S. Treasury Counselor to the Secretary Craig Phillips expressed unambiguous support for the Single Security.
New Report Explores Shared Equity Homeownership Funding Model
June 20, 2018 - This new report examines whether public, private and philanthropic financing - rather than grants - could be used to make shared equity homeownership possible.
Guide Bulletin 2018-9: Consolidates Forbearance Plan Offerings, Offers Re-employment Services for Borrowers and More
June 13, 2018 - Guide Bulletin 2018-9 announces the consolidation of forbearance plan offerings, introduction of a new Duty to Serve partnership and more.
Single Security Webinar: What Seller/Servicers Need to Know
June 12, 2018 - If you want to learn more about how the Single Security may affect your day-to-day operations, the Mortgage Bankers Association is hosting a webinar on this hot industry topic on June 27. Register today.
Freddie Mac Launches New Re-employment Program to Help Financially Distressed Home Possible Borrowers
June 06, 2018 - Now Freddie Mac Servicers can provide financially distressed Home Possible® borrowers access to comprehensive re-employment services.
Freddie Mac Clarification on the UCD PDF Requirement
June 05, 2018 - Beginning June 25, 2018, we will enforce the requirement to embed the Closing Disclosure PDF in the Uniform Closing Dataset (UCD) XML file.
You're Invited: Investor Reporting Change Initiative Webinars
June 05, 2018 - To make your Investor Reporting transition as smooth as possible, we're providing the opportunity to attend FREE webinars to help you understand and implement the upcoming remittance and reporting changes.
Loan Product Advisor Feedback Messages Added for HomeOne Mortgage
May 30, 2018 - We are updating Loan Product Advisor® on July 29, 2018, to reflect the new Freddie Mac HomeOne℠ mortgage, a low three percent down payment option for first-time homebuyers.
Are You Ready to Expand Affordable Housing to Underserved Markets?
May 30, 2018 - Together, through Duty to Serve, we can help make homeownership possible for more households, especially the millions impacted by the current affordable housing crisis in historically underserved markets.
Want Happened at the Single Security Conference?
May 25, 2018 - If you didn’t make it to the Single Security conference in New York last May 14, 2018, we’ve got you covered.
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Will Update Appraisal Dataset and Forms
May 22, 2018 - Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (the GSEs) have launched an initiative to update the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) and uniform appraisal reporting forms.
Guide Bulletin 2018-8: Latest on Enhanced Relief Refinance Mortgages and More
May 22, 2018 - Guide Bulletin 2018-8 announces updates to Enhanced Relief Refinance mortgages, HomeOne delivery requirements and other changes.
More Precise Pricing for Cash Servicing-Released Clients
May 14, 2018 - New optional cash-servicing released pricing fields in Loan Selling AdvisorSM help cash-servicing released clients get more-precise pricing.
Celebrating Those Who RISE to the Top
May 10, 2018 - Danny Gardner introduces the Home Possible RISE Awards, recognizing top performers in affordable lending.
Get Ready for UCD Changes on June 25, 2018
May 09, 2018 - On June 25, certain UCD warning edits will turn critical. Here's what you need to know.
Find out How We've Simplified Your Loan Advisor Suite Experience
April 30, 2018 - Loan Closing Advisor® updates help you easily prepare for the Uniform Closing Dataset (UCD) deadline and Correspondent Assignment Center updates help you efficiently share even more loan data.
New Low Down Payment Solution for First-Time Homebuyers; Refined Focus on Low- and Moderate-Income Borrowers
April 26, 2018 - We're introducing the Freddie Mac HomeOneSM and updating income limits for Home Possible® mortgages to better focus the product on low- and moderate-income borrowers. Both changes will be effective July 29, 2018.
Experience Lower Cost and More Efficient Financing with Single Close
April 25, 2018 - You can now finance manufactured home construction loans with a single close construction conversion mortgage. One close, giving you more efficiency, lower cost and less risk.
May 21 Servicer Performance Profile Updates
April 25, 2018 - We're updating the login URL and certain report names due to an upcoming software upgrade.
Guide Bulletin 2018-7: New Low Down Payment Solution, Quicker Loan Processing and More
April 25, 2018 - Guide Bulletin 2018-7 announces changes to further support first-time homebuyers, provide greater access to credit and opportunities to simplify loan origination.
Updated Property Values for Borrowers Impacted by Eligible Disasters
April 20, 2018 - We recently updated BPODirect with the most recent pre-disaster property values. Please use these values when evaluating borrowers for a Flex Modification.
Freddie Mac Aces the 2018 HousingWire Tech100 Awards
April 13, 2018 - Freddie Mac is a 2018 HousingWire Tech100 Award winner for Loan Product Advisor® automated collateral evaluation (ACE). The awards are presented annually to the 100 most innovative technology companies in the US housing industry.
Subsequent Transfers of Servicing, Modifications and More in Guide Bulletin 2018-6
April 11, 2018 - Guide Bulletin 2018-6 announces updates to subsequent transfers of servicing, mortgage modifications and more.
At MBA Tech: Learn How Automation Will Speed Your Lending Process
April 10, 2018 - Come see us at the MBA Technology Solutions Conference & Expo 2018, April 15-18, in Detroit, MI. Drop by our booth #519 or our meeting room, Level 5, Mackinac West, in the Detroit Marriot at the Renaissance Center exhibit hall. We looking forward to seeing you.
Loan Product Advisor® to Generate Alphanumeric LP Keys Beginning June 17, 2018
April 06, 2018 - To ensure that your systems accept alphanumeric values from Loan Product Advisor beginning June 18, 2018, please review any additional systems that use or store LP Keys.
Coming Soon: Lower Cost and More Efficient Financing with Single Close
April 05, 2018 - You will soon be able to finance manufactured home construction loans with a single close construction conversion mortgage. One close, giving you more efficiency, lower cost and less risk.
Go-live Date for New UMBS Announced
March 28, 2018 - The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced June 3, 2019, as the go-live date for the new Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will begin issuing these securities on this date, creating the new GSE combined market of TBA eligible securities.
Guide Bulletin 2018-5: New Opportunities for Second Homes; 2-unit Primary Residences; and Condo Units
March 28, 2018 - Guide Bulletin 2018-5 announces requirement updates that further expands access to credit and creates more opportunities to do better business with us.
Reminder & Notices
Single Security Updates
We've put together resources for Seller/Servicers to help you determine what changes and business opportunities you need to prepare for.
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.