Single-Family News Center
Increase in 2017 Loan Limits
Base maximum conforming and high-cost area loan limits will increase for mortgages with Freddie Mac funding or settlement dates on and after January 1, 2017.
Underwriting Myths – Know the Facts and Grow Your Business
February 23, 2017 - This month, Scotsman Guide published an article by Freddie Mac Vice President of Single-Family Affordable Lending Danny Gardner that addresses potential homebuyers' misconceptions about borrowing to buy a home.
Guide Bulletin 2017-1 Announces Operational Enhancements and Modification Updates
February 15, 2017 - In Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2017-1, we're announcing early implementation for the new Freddie Mac Flex Modification and other operational enhancements.
Repurchase Alternatives, QC Loan Review Timing and More
February 13, 2017 - We're sharing some Quality Control (QC) updates and reminders that will make it easier for you to do business with us, including an update on repurchase alternatives, reminders on how to avoid missing documentation and other helpful updates.
Loan Collateral Advisor Feedback Coming to UCDP February 10
February 06, 2017 - On February 10, 113 new Loan Collateral Advisor® feedback messages will appear in the Uniform Collateral Data Portal® (UCDP®). The messages offer clear, actionable feedback to help you identify potential issues and address them earlier in the process.
Loan Product Advisor Updates
February 03, 2017 - To expand homeownership opportunities to more borrowers, we're updating Freddie Mac Loan Product Advisor® this spring to allow the assessment of mortgages where no borrower has a credit score.
Delay to January 27 Updates to Forms 16SF/1107SF
February 02, 2017 - Updates to the electronic versions of both Form 16SF and Form 1107SF, previously announced in Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide Bulletins 2016-21 and 2016-23, are delayed.
Freddie Mac Sponsors Housing Counseling Office in McComb, Mississippi
February 01, 2017 - Freddie Mac opens its 14th Borrower Help Center – the third with nonprofit intermediary D&E, The Power Group – in southwest Mississippi.
Uniform Closing Dataset Final Specification Update
January 31, 2017 - The GSEs aim to provide clear and accurate UCD requirements to help lenders with their UCD transition. So we are updating and republishing the UCD Delivery Specification and other key resources.
Need Help with the UCD Mandate? Check Out Our New Resources
January 26, 2017 - You have eight months to get ready for the September 25, 2017, Uniform Closing Dataset (UCD) mandate. We've developed new calendars to help guide you and keep you on track.
Loan Product Advisor Updates for Income Qualification and Asset Requirements
January 18, 2017 - Review the Loan Product Advisor® feedback messages that align with the March 2017 updates for income qualification and asset requirements.
Building Continues: Additional Investor Reporting Technical Specifications
January 18, 2017 - Release two of our technical specifications to support the Investor Reporting Change Initiative provides updates to existing data requirements and one new specification.
Appraisal PDF Feature in Loan Collateral Advisor® Coming January 14
January 12, 2017 - We're committed to continuously improving Freddie Mac Loan Advisor Suite® to meet your needs. You told us you wanted the ability to easily access appraisals when reviewing Loan Collateral Advisor® feedback, and we're delivering.
Loan Product Advisor to Align with Guide Bulletin 2016-23
December 20, 2016 - Loan Product AdvisorSM is now updated to reflect the 2017 conforming loan limits. You may begin originating mortgages with these new loan limits immediately.
Building Starts Now: New Technical Specifications for Investor Reporting
December 20, 2016 - We've published the first of two technical specifications releases to support our Investor Reporting Change Initiative. This first release contains two new technical specification documents.
Guide Bulletin 2016-23 Updates Assets and Other Requirements
December 15, 2016 - In Guide Bulletin 2016-23, we’re announcing updates to requirements for assets, expansion of access to credit through the Home Possible program, 2017 loan limits and other topics that will help you do business with Freddie Mac.
Guide Bulletin 2016-22 Announces New Freddie Mac Flex Modification
December 14, 2016 - The Freddie Mac Flex Modification offers you an easier, flexible way of helping more borrowers qualify for a loan modification in a changing housing environment.
ULDD Phase 3 Specification Release
December 13, 2016 - We are introducing updates to the existing Uniform Loan Delivery Dataset (ULDD), which will be known as ULDD Phase 3. The updates support the continued improvement of our loan delivery standards.
Freddie Mac UCDP Proprietary Messages Coming February 10
December 12, 2016 - Beginning February 10, 2017, 113 new Freddie Mac specific messages will be added to the Uniform Collateral Data Portal® (UCDP®). These messages are generated by Loan Collateral AdvisorSM which is part of Freddie Mac Loan Advisor SuiteSM.
Holiday Eviction Suspension: December 19, 2016 through January 3, 2017
December 12, 2016 - Freddie Mac is temporarily suspending all scheduled eviction lockouts from December 19, 2016 through January 3, 2017.
Freddie Mac Migrates Certain Securities Functions to CSP
December 08, 2016 - We implemented Release 1 of the Common Securitization Platform (CSP), successfully using the CSP to perform certain issuance and bond administration functions for certain Participation Certificates.
Introducing Business Intelligence: Loan Advisor Suite Keeps Getting Better
December 05, 2016 - Freddie Mac Loan Advisor Suite continues to get better and brighter.
Important Servicing Requirement Changes in Guide Bulletin 2016-21
November 30, 2016 - Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2016-21 focuses on making it easier to do business with us.
Your 2017 Scorecard Preview Period Begins Today
November 30, 2016 - Today, the 2017 Servicer Success Scorecard (Scorecard) preview period begins - get to know the redesigned Scorecard and learn how to hit the ground running in 2017.
Loan Product Advisor Updated to Reflect 2017 Loan Limits
November 29, 2016 - We’re updating Freddie Mac Loan Product AdvisorSM on December 2, 2016, to reflect the 2017 conforming loan limits, so you may begin originating mortgages with these new loan limits immediately.
Increase in 2017 Loan Limits Announced
November 23, 2016 - In line with the Federal Housing Finance Agency announcement today, we’re increasing our maximum base conforming and high-cost area loan limits on January 1, 2017.
New Freddie Mac Proprietary Messages Coming to UCDP in February 2017
November 18, 2016 - The new Freddie Mac proprietary messages will provide greater insight into appraisal quality and valuation.
It's Getting Easier to Go Fully Electronic with eMortgages
November 17, 2016 - Want to simplify the home financing process for you and your borrowers? Find out how we're making it easier to do eMortgage business with us.
Serial Loan Level Fraud Hurts the Mortgage Industry
November 16, 2016 - Fraud schemes result in real financial losses for our customers and Freddie Mac. Find out what you can do to mitigate serial loan level misrepresentation and other types of mortgage fraud.
Guide Bulletin 2016-20 Includes Updates Related to Solar Panels, Trended Credit and Other Requirements
November 09, 2016 - In Guide Bulletin 2016-20 we're announcing updates related to solar panels, trended credit data, living trust borrowers and monthly debt payment-to-income ratio calculation requirements.
UCD Seller Data Requirements Update
November 08, 2016 - The GSEs, refine their requirements for the September 25, 2017 Uniform Closing Dataset mandate delivery.
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.