Single-Family News Center
Recognition Our Customers Helped Us Achieve
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 our Seller/Servicers.
Get Ready for the Next Generation in Automated Underwriting
Learn what it means for you.
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.
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.
When Loan Advisor Suite Deploys, Here's What Current Users Should Know
June 16, 2016 - Only July 11th, the Freddie Mac Loan Advisor Suite deploys. That means single sign-on capability, a clean, new interface, plus more.
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.
It’s Here: The Reorganized Guide is the Official Version
March 02, 2016 - The reorganized Guide is now the official Guide version, as announced in Guide Bulletin 2016-4.
Your Workout Settlements Roadmap Will Guide the Way
March 01, 2016 - This new interactive website guides you through the automated settlement process from start to finish.
Framework at Year 3: Selling Rep and Warranty Relief for Many Freddie Mac Loans
March 01, 2016 - This year, many loans delivered in 2013 will meet the 36-month borrower payment requirement and will be eligible for relief under the Selling Representation and Warranty Framework.
Upcoming Loan Prospector Updates to Align with Guide Bulletin 2016-3 Requirements
February 23, 2016 - We’re updating Loan Prospector® on March 26, 2016, to support the changes we announced in Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2016-3 related to super conforming mortgages and investment property mortgages.
Four Questions to Get Back to Basics with Fraud Prevention
February 22, 2016 - In this Single-Family News Center article, we’re asking customers four key questions to help you assess your organization’s fraud prevention readiness.
Updated Requirements in Guide Bulletin 2016-3 Expand Home Financing Opportunities
February 17, 2016 - We're updating certain credit requirements for super conforming mortgages and investment property mortgages with Guide Bulletin 2016-3. The updates provide you with new opportunities to reach more borrowers, especially those in designated high-cost areas.
Freddie Mac Support for Homeowners in Flint, Michigan
February 11, 2016 - Freddie Mac is committed to working with our Seller/Servicers to ensure that all of the mortgage options we offer are available to homeowners in Flint, Michigan.
Loan Prospector Updated to Align with Manufactured Housing MI Requirements
February 03, 2016 - On January 28, 2016, we updated Loan Prospector® feedback messages to align with Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2015-21.
Mortgage Modifications and Time-Saving Updates in Guide Bulletin 2016-2
February 03, 2016 - In Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2016-2, we're revising certain Servicer Success Scorecard criteria, changing modification requirements to boost borrower eligibility, improving reporting processes and more.
Independent Dispute Resolution Announced in Guide Bulletin 2016-1
February 02, 2016 - In today's Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2016-1, we announce the Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) process, which provides a cost-efficient alternative to litigation and a more certain representations and warranties framework.
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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.
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.