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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.
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.
Default and Workout Reporting Changes
January 25, 2016 - Based on Servicer feedback, we've made default and workout reporting changes that'll make it easier to do business with us.
Spoiler Alert: Our Preview Now Prevents Surprises Later
January 19, 2016 - We've expanded the AllRegs® Guide preview site to include the reorganized Guide content that will be published in its final form on March 2, 2016.
UCDP Appraisal-Sharing Solution Effective February 7
January 06, 2016 - Beginning February 7, 2016, a new appraisal-sharing solution within the UCDP® will enable correspondent lenders to easily share appraisal information with their aggregators.
Loan Prospector December Updates to Align with Guide Bulletin and FHA Requirements
December 22, 2015 - We’ve updated Loan Prospector® to align with recent Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletins and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan requirement announcements.
Guide Bulletin 2015-21 Reissued with Updated Effective Date for Home Possible Pricing and Custom MI Changes
December 18, 2015 - As a follow up to our earlier announcement, we reissued Guide Bulletin 2015-21 with a revised effective date for the Home Possible® and custom mortgage insurance changes.
Don’t Let Rising Interest Rates Get You Down
December 17, 2015 - Yesterday, the Fed raised interest rates for the first time since June 2006. So what does that mean for the seasoned loans you’re holding in your portfolio?
Revised Implementation Date for Home Possible Pricing and MI Changes
December 16, 2015 - We've heard your concerns about the effective date for the changes in Guide Bulletin 2015-21. To support your adoption timeline, we’re revising the implementation date of the Home Possible® and MI changes announced in the Bulletin.
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.
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