Single-Family News Center
Single-Family Week in Review Email
This valuable resource is a weekly email that highlights the prior week’s important Single-Family news and announcements.
Origination Defects and Remedies Framework Announced in Guide Bulletin 2015-17
October 07, 2015 - Learn more about the origination defects and remedies framework (the "remedies framework"), effective for mortgages with Freddie Mac settlement dates on or after January 1, 2016, announced in Guide Bulletin 2015-17.
Industry Letter Provides Guidance on TRID Rule
October 06, 2015 - At the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, we issued an Industry Letter today providing guidance related to the "TRID Rule."
Prepare Now for New Settlement Automation for Third-Party Foreclosure Sales
September 29, 2015 - We want to ensure that you're set up to use Workout Prospector for settling third-party sales. Sign up now and familiarize yourself with the tool.
Selling System Enhancements Coming in October
September 24, 2015 - To enhance data quality and give you more certainty in the loans you are delivering to us, beginning October 26 you will see new critical edits in the Selling System.
Upcoming Loan Prospector Updates to align with Guide Bulletins
September 17, 2015 - We're updating Loan Prospector® to align with recent Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin announcements. The following article summarizes the update dates, requirement change and associated Guide Bulletin.
Greater Flexibility and Expanded Access to Credit in Guide Bulletin 2015-16
September 16, 2015 - In today's Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2015-15, we announced updates that help promote borrower access to credit, provide flexibility and respond to customer inquiries and current market practices and conditions.
Check Out New Helpful Tips on Our Investor Reporting Web Page
September 15, 2015 - We've updated our Web page with a new September/October information spotlight on avoiding common edits, and offer management tools and training that make it easier than ever for you to improve investor reporting accuracy.
Loan Prospector Aligning with Recent HUD Handbook Policy Changes
September 11, 2015 - We're updating Loan Prospector® on September 13, 2015, to align with the Federal Housing Administration loan requirement changes announced on August 26, 2015.
Manage Your Entire Post-Funding QC Process with QCIM
September 10, 2015 - Quality Control Information Manager (QCIM) now enables users to easily view and download their monthly QC samples without ever leaving the QCIM application – making QCIM a complete end-to-end system for managing the entire QC post-funding process.
Guide Bulletin 2015-15: Increasing Modification Eligibility and More
September 09, 2015 - In today's Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2015-15, we announced updates to borrower eligibility for modifications and requirements related to Freddie Mac Default Legal Matters.
New Appraisal-Sharing Solution within the UCDP is Scheduled for Q1 2016
September 08, 2015 - During the first quarter of 2016, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (the GSEs) will implement a new appraisal-sharing solution within the Uniform Collateral Data Portal® (UCDP®).
Updates to State Foreclosure Time Lines
September 03, 2015 - As part of our periodic review of State foreclosure time lines, we've increased State foreclosure time lines for all foreclosure sales completed on or after August 1, 2015, in 34 of the 55 jurisdictions.
Upcoming Loan Prospector Updates and UCDP Scheduled Maintenance
August 18, 2015 - Loan Prospector® updates are being made on August 23 and 27. We're also announcing an extended outage scheduled for the Uniform Collateral Data Portal® database platform migration on September 19-20.
Recent Updates to our Guide and Bulletins
August 13, 2015 - Based on your feedback, we've recently incorporated enhancements to the Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide and Guide Bulletins.
Important News and Updates in Guide Bulletin 2015-14
August 12, 2015 - In Guide Bulletin 2015-14, we’re announcing a new automated settlement process and updating Seller/Servicer requirements.
Single Sign-On and Other Enhancements for Servicer Performance Profile
August 07, 2015 - To make doing business with us easier, we’ve made several updates to the Freddie Mac Servicer Performance Profile, including single sign-on functionality.
Guide Bulletin 2015-13 Announces Reserves Requirements Date Change; Additional Changes to Loan Prospector also Announced
July 21, 2015 - We’re postponing the effective date related to reserves requirements for Loan Prospector® mortgages. We’re also announcing additional Loan Prospector feedback messages effective on August 1.
Loan Prospector July 19 Enhancements Have Been Delayed
July 20, 2015 - The Loan Prospector® enhancements scheduled for release on July 19 are delayed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Selling System Enhancements Coming Soon
July 16, 2015 - By September, you’ll see changes in the Selling System to improve usability and align with policy changes.
Check Out Our Newly Updated Investor Reporting Web Page
July 16, 2015 - We've updated our Web page with information, management tools and training that make it easier than ever for you to improve investor reporting accuracy.
Guide Bulletin 2015-12 Provides Credit and Underwriting Updates
July 15, 2015 - We’re updating our selling requirements for credit and underwriting, property eligibility and loan delivery. We’re also adding business terms for Guarantor pricing and loan-level buyup and buydown options.
Loan Prospector July 19 Enhancements Reminder
July 09, 2015 - Loan Prospector® is being updated on July 19, 2015, to streamline the underwriting process for assets, reserves and income.
Guide Bulletin 2015-11 Updates Servicing Requirements
July 08, 2015 - Read today's Guide Bulletin for details on borrower solicitation and effective date changes.
GSEs Announce UCD Delivery High-Level Timeline, Plus Separate Collection Solutions
June 30, 2015 - Find out more about the Uniform Closing Dataset, including timelines, collection solutions, and updated appendices.
Freddie Mac PMIERs Revisions Include Lender Paid MI Treatment
June 30, 2015 - We're updating our Private Mortgage Insurance Eligibility Requirements (PMIERs) to clarify terms and incorporate adequate capital requirements for loans with lender-paid mortgage insurance.
Guide Bulletin 2015-10 Supports TRID Rule
June 30, 2015 - We're helping you prepare for when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau puts into effect its final rule, the TILA-RESPA Integrated Mortgage Disclosure (the “TRID Rule”). In advance of the effectiveness date, we're making updates to Guide terminology now regarding new disclosure forms required under the rule with respect to settlement-related disclosures.
Register for the Freddie Mac Default Campus in Dallas, Texas
June 26, 2015 - On August 4-5, 2015, we’re offering two workshops focused on helping you effectively manage your delinquent and default portfolio.
When It Comes to Buying a Home, Millennials Trust Mom and Dad Most
June 25, 2015 - Younger millennials turn to their parents and grandparents first as their most trusted source on homebuying – even before friends, Realtors or banks – according to a November 2014 survey commissioned by Freddie Mac and conducted online by Harris Poll.
Visit the New Single Security and CSP Web Page and Subscribe to Email Notifications
June 22, 2015 - Check out our new Freddie Mac Single Security and Common Securitization Platform (CSP) Web page that features the latest news, upcoming events and FAQs. And, sign up for email notifications on all new Single Security and CSP developments.
New My Home by Freddie Mac Website Provides Valuable Consumer Resources
June 17, 2015 - This new website provides consumers with answers to common questions related to renting, buying and owning a home.
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.