Single-Family News Center
New Single-Family Week in Review Email
This valuable new resource is a weekly email that highlights the prior week’s important Single-Family news and announcements.
Final Distribution of Selling Representation and Warranty Relief Date Report
March 04, 2015 - March will be the last month we email the Selling Representation and Warranty Relief Date Report to Seller/Servicers. You can easily pull this report at any time from Freddie Mac Loan Coverage AdvisorSM.
Is Your Next Customer About to Get Away?
March 03, 2015 - Help your borrowers tap into millions of dollars available in down payment assistance.
New Historical Guide Snapshot Available
February 27, 2015 - We recently published a new Historical Guide Snapshot, which reflects Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide requirements as published on December 18, 2014.
GSEs Publish Uniform Closing Dataset Delivery Specification
February 24, 2015 - Review the UCD Specification, which will help you create the XML file that must be delivered to the GSEs in the future.
Updates to Several Freddie Mac Servicing Technology Tools
February 23, 2015 - We've made several updates to our Servicing Technology Tools to provide you with greater efficiencies and to make doing business with us easier.
Guide Bulletin 2015-2 Announces Updates and Improvements
February 17, 2015 - Read today's Guide Bulletin and find out about servicing requirement updates to streamline processes and enhance forms.
New Single-Family Week in Review Email Now Available!
February 10, 2015 - Sign up to receive the new Single-Family Week in Review, which is a weekly email that highlights the prior week's important Single-Family news and announcements.
New Bulk Appeal Template for Late Foreclosure Sale Reporting Compensatory Fees
February 09, 2015 - Servicers can use the new bulk appeal template to submit more than one late foreclosure sale reporting compensatory fee appeal at a time through the Freddie Mac Default Fee Appeal System.
Reimbursement System Update on Loan Modifications
February 09, 2015 - Servicers are now able to submit expense claims on all loan modifications for recordation fees, title costs, notary fees, and Home Value Explorer® costs in the Freddie Mac Reimbursement System.
Freddie Mac Updates Fraud Mitigation Best Practices
February 03, 2015 - The Freddie Mac Financial Fraud Investigation Unit (FFIU) has updated and posted online its comprehensive Single-Family mortgage fraud mitigation best practices document.
FHFA Proposes Minimum Financial Eligibility Requirements for Seller/Servicers
January 30, 2015 - The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is proposing new eligibility requirements for Seller/Servicers that do business with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
Guide Bulletin 2015-1 Expands HAMP Pay for Performance Incentive Program
January 29, 2015 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to find out more about the HAMP Year Six Pay for Performance incentive.
QCIM Your One-Stop Shop for Quality Control
January 27, 2015 - Learn how you can use QCIM to upload whole loan files - another step toward making QCIM a one-stop shop for all your QC needs.
No Yard Work Required
January 21, 2015 - There are many advantages that make condos the right choice for certain homebuyers. As you look for ways to grow your purchase market business in 2015, reach out to potential condo buyers – first-time homebuyers, those with limited incomes, or current homeowners looking to downsize.
Selling System Enhancements Coming in February
January 20, 2015 - As a result of feedback from our customers, we are making some changes to the selling system that will be effective February 23, 2015.
The Freddie Mac 1099-C Filing Report Is Available
January 16, 2015 - The Freddie Mac 1099-C filing report is now available in Default Reporting ManagerSM. Please use this report to determine if you need to file Form 1099-C with the Internal Revenue Service and provide the form to the borrower, when necessary.
2015 is here and so is Loan Coverage Advisor!
January 12, 2015 - Freddie Mac Loan Coverage AdvisorSM is now available. This free application calculates and tracks the selling representation and warranty relief status for every loan you’ve sold to Freddie Mac.
New Resources Available For the 2015 Freddie Mac Servicer Success Scorecard
January 08, 2015 - Read about new updates to our website, upcoming training opportunities,
Guide Bulletin 2014-25 Announces MyCity Modification Expansion
December 18, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin and find out about the expansion of the Freddie Mac MyCity Modification to include Cook County, Illinois.
Loan Prospector Aligning with Guide Changes for Home Possible Advantage
December 17, 2014 - We're updating Loan Prospector® on January 26, 2015, to support Freddie Mac Home Possible AdvantageSM, as announced in the Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2014-22 on December 8, 2014.
Uniform Closing Dataset High-Level Implementation Timeline
December 16, 2014 - Learn the latest news on timeline information and implementation recommendations for implementing the UCD.
Guide Bulletin 2014-24 Announces New Representation and Warranty Tracking Application and Other Requirement Updates
December 15, 2014 - Guide Bulletin 2014-24 introduces Freddie Mac Loan Coverage AdvisorSM and provides information on how Seller/Servicers can obtain access to this new application. The Bulletin also announces other important requirement changes.
Holiday Eviction Suspension
December 09, 2014 - Freddie Mac is temporarily suspending all scheduled eviction lockouts between December 17, 2014 and January 2, 2015.
Guide Bulletin 2014-23 Announces Time-Saving Additions and Revisions
December 08, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin and find out about servicing requirement updates to improve our processes and response times.
Guide Bulletin 2014-22 Introduces New 97 LTV Mortgage Offering
December 08, 2014 - We are introducing Freddie Mac Home Possible AdvantageSM, a responsible mortgage option that offers more flexibility for maximum financing. The offering primarily adopts the affordable flexibilities of Home Possible® mortgages, but with the additional requirements.
Loan Prospector Updated to Reflect 2015 Loan Limits
December 04, 2014 - Loan Prospector® was updated today to reflect the 2015 loan limits.
Updated Guide Bulletin 2014-19 and Scorecard Preview
December 02, 2014 - We reissued Guide Bulletin 2014-19 with corrections to certain Freddie Mac Servicer Success Scorecard calculations and we are reminding Servicers about the upcoming Scorecard preview.
2015 Loan Limits Announced
November 24, 2014 - We are maintaining our base conforming loan limits at the existing 2014 levels through December 31, 2015, and increasing the high-cost areas loan limits in certain counties.
Guide Bulletin 2014-21: Updates to the Selling Representation and Warranty Framework Life-of-Loan Exclusions
November 20, 2014 - We're enhancing the life-of-loan representation and warranties under the selling representation and warranty framework. The enhancements are detailed in Guide Bulletin 2014-21.
Get Ready for the 2015 Purchase Market
November 18, 2014 - It's time to start planning your 2015 business strategies. Purchase money will continue to dominate the housing market, so to help you understand what to expect and where to focus your efforts, hear our Chief Economist Frank Nothaft's projections.
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) – Updated
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.