Single-Family News Center
Checkout the New and Improved Workout Prospector!
Watch this brief video to see how Workout Prospector® is now better than ever.
New White House Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) initiative
August 26, 2014 - Today the White House announced a new Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) initiative, created so service members can maximize all of the protections under SCRA, including the 6% interest rate cap.
Increasing Transparency Into Loan Prospector Liabilities
August 26, 2014 - Learn how our October 19, 2014, Loan Prospector® enhancements will provide you with greater transparency regarding the Loan Prospector total debt calculation used to determine total debt for the debt-to-income (DTI) ratio.
Checkout the New and Improved Workout Prospector
August 25, 2014 - We've made several important enhancements to Workout Prospector® based on Servicer feedback.
Reminder about Mortgages with PACE Obligations
August 20, 2014 - We are reminding Seller/Servicers that mortgages with Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) and PACE-like obligations that provide for first-lien priority are not eligible for sale to Freddie Mac.
Selling System News and Reminders
August 18, 2014 - Learn about updates that could reduce post-funding data corrections; Plus, on August 25, ULDD Phase 2 is in effect.
Guide Bulletin 2014-15: Updates Align with Industry Regulations and Practices
August 14, 2014 - Bulletin 2014-15 announces selling and servicing updates to align with industry regulations and practices, including requirements for reporting anti-money laundering noncompliance and Suspicious Activity.
Information about the New Selling Representation and Warranty Relief Date Report
August 12, 2014 - If you have mortgages that obtained selling representation and warranty relief between February and July 2014, your organization will receive a report by mid-September.
Servicers Required to Take Action Based on Termination of DRLS Law Firms
August 12, 2014 - Servicers with existing Freddie Mac Default Legal Matters at terminated law firms (see article for list) must take immediate steps to secure and transfer them to new law firm (s) on or before October 12, 2014.
Selling System Update: Delivery Data Edits for LTV Delayed Until August
July 24, 2014 - On June 18, 2014, we announced new selling system delivery data critical and warning edit messages to be implemented on July 21. The loan-to-value comparison edits were not implemented and will be delayed until August 18.
Building Your Purchase Market: Resources for Responsible Lending Practices
July 17, 2014 - As you grow your purchase money business, we want you to remain confident that the loans you deliver to us meet our requirements. Our tools, technology, and resources are available to make it easier for you to do business with us.
Several Servicing Requirement Changes Announced in Guide Bulletin 2014-14
July 15, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about servicing requirement changes that will help make doing business with us easier, including enhancements to Workout Prospector®.
GSEs Provide Additional Resources to Support the Uniform Closing Dataset
July 15, 2014 - Check out our technical resources and other tools to help you implement the Uniform Closing Dataset.
Selling System Enhancements Coming Soon
July 10, 2014 - As part of our enhancements to make the Freddie Mac selling system easier to use, we are adding a search by Freddie Mac loan number capability and expanding our online help features.
Version 2 of the Representation and Warranty Framework Effective July 1
June 26, 2014 - Beginning next month, mortgages you deliver to Freddie Mac will be covered by the enhanced version of the selling representation and warranty framework.
Quick Tips Video Highlights Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide Features
June 25, 2014 - Check out our new "Quick Tips for Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide Features" video to see how you can quickly and easily identify and track changes in our Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide).
Implementation of New Mortgage Insurance Master Policies
June 24, 2014 - Guide Bulletin 2014-13 provides the implementation details of the new mortgage insurance master policies.
Upcoming Loan Prospector Enhancements to Align with Recent Guide Requirement Changes
June 19, 2014 - We are making updates to Loan Prospector® to align with the updates to and clarifications of requirements in Guide Bulletin 2014-12.
Updates to ARMs, MERS, Fraud Prevention, and more in Guide Bulletin 2014-12
June 19, 2014 - We're announcing several selling and servicing requirement updates that may impact the way you do business with Freddie Mac.
New Selling System Data Quality Critical Feedback Messages
June 18, 2014 - As part of a series of selling system enhancements during the next several months, beginning July 21, 2014, the Freddie Mac selling system will begin returning critical edits related to the loan-to-value delivery data.
Guide Bulletin 2014-11 Introduces the MyCity Modification
June 18, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about the MyCity Modification, a temporary offering within the city of Detroit, Michigan, to assist struggling homeowners by providing a loan modification option that may offer significant payment relief.
Grow Your Purchase Money Business in the Rural Market
June 12, 2014 - Expanding your purchase money business can be challenging in today’s market. As you look for ways to reach customers, one strategy worth considering is seeking opportunities in rural housing, a traditionally underserved sector of the market.
2014 Area Median Income Estimates
June 11, 2014 - Loan Prospector® will be updated on June 22, 2014, with the 2014 AMI estimates, which apply to new submissions and resubmissions on or after June 22, 2014.
Important Reminders for Selling System Users
June 10, 2014 - Read our reminders about good delivery standards for Cash executions and updates on mortgages with application received dates before January 10, 2014.
Updates to Short Sales and DILs in Guide Bulletin 2014-10
June 03, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about updates we made to provide Servicers with more guidance and efficiency in the areas of fraud prevention, eligibility for service members, and borrower communications.
Guide Bulletin 2014-9 Announces Updates to Servicing Requirements
May 15, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about updates to foreclosure requirements, the Freddie Mac Reimbursement System, and important servicing reminders.
Enhancements to the Representation and Warranty Framework Announced in Guide Bulletin 2014-8
May 12, 2014 - Learn more about the relaxed requirements for acceptable borrower payment history and the satisfactory conclusion of quality control reviews as a new path to obtain representation and warranty relief.
Get Ready for ULDD Phase 2: Selling System Updates on May 19
May 08, 2014 - Learn about tips and resources to ensure your loans continue to process and fund smoothly before, during, and after the transition period.
May 2014 UCDP Notification and UAD Update
May 06, 2014 - Review the latest UCDP® and UAD® updates in the new May 2014 UCDP Release Notification and UAD Update.
Building Your Purchase Market
May 06, 2014 - Energize your purchase market with tools and resources on our Purchase Market Resource Center – your single source for marketing and communication materials.
Guide Bulletin 2014-7 Updates Requirements for Chicago Vacant Property Ordinance
April 29, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about updated requirements for servicing mortgages on properties subject to the Ordinance.
Reminder & Notices
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. (Updated June 24, 2014)
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.