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Loan Product Advisor Updates to FHAs TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard, Home Possible Mortgages and to the Total Funds to Be Verified Calculation
September 28, 2016 - On September 25, 2016, the Freddie Mac Loan Product Advisor Required Investment data field changes successfully deployed. Read about additional updates coming in October.
UCD Mandate is September 25, 2017: Your One-Year Transition Starts Now!
September 27, 2016 - Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are announcing that the UCD file must be submitted for all loans delivered to the GSEs with a Note Date on or after September 25, 2017.
The UCD Mandate is One Year Away – Get Ready Now
September 27, 2016 - Get ready for the UCD mandate with Loan Closing Advisor.
Guide Bulletin 2016-18 Announces New Principal Reduction Modification Form
September 21, 2016 - In Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2016-18, we're announcing new Form 1205-PR, Post Settlement Correction Request for the Principal Reduction, to facilitate the processing of the Freddie Mac Principal Reduction Modification.
Updated Loan Product Advisor Specification and Additional URLA Documentation
September 20, 2016 - Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have published additional supporting documents for the redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application, including updated AUS specifications.
Industry Letter: Lender Assistance for Home Possible Mortgages
September 20, 2016 - Freddie Mac has issued an industry letter previewing updates to the Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide related to lender gifts and grants for Home Possible® mortgages.
QCIM Makes Your QC Management Process Easier than Ever
September 14, 2016 - Now is the right time to sign up for Quality Control Information Manager (QCIM), Freddie Mac’s end-to-end system for managing the Quality Control (QC) post-funding process. You can get greater transparency, speed and simplicity.
2017 Scorecard and Other Updates in Guide Bulletin 2016-17
September 14, 2016 - Read today's Guide Bulletin 2016-17 for more information on the 2017 Freddie Mac Servicer Success Scorecard and other servicing requirement updates.
Loan Advisor Suite Keeps Getting Better
September 07, 2016 - We're continuing to make Freddie Mac Loan Advisor Suite better with new tools and a more consultative roll out approach.
Updated Implementation Date for Loan Product Advisor Changes that Align with FHA's TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard Technology
August 26, 2016 - The previously scheduled changes to Freddie Mac Loan Product AdvisorSM have been rescheduled from August 28, 2016, to September 25, 2016.
New Enhanced Relief Refinance Mortgage to Provide High-LTV Refinance Options Post-HARP
August 25, 2016 - At the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) we will extend the implementation of the Home Affordable Refinance Program® (HARP) through September 30, 2017, while we finalize our post-HARP high-LTV refinance offering.
Updates to Selling Requirements and Other Key Changes Announced in Guide Bulletin 2016-16
August 24, 2016 - Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide Bulletin 2016-16 announces updates to several selling requirements and other key changes.
The Redesigned URLA and ULAD Mapping Document are Here
August 23, 2016 - Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have published the redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application and the Uniform Loan Application Dataset Mapping Document.
Guide Bulletin 2016-15: Big Changes Ahead for Investor Reporting
August 22, 2016 - Read today's Guide Bulletin 2016-15 to learn about the Investor Reporting Change Initiative, which will update investor reporting requirements and remittance cycles by the second half of 2018.
Guide Bulletin 2016-14 Updates Remedies Frameworks and Modifications
August 17, 2016 - In Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2016-14, we're updating the remedies frameworks and Servicer modification requirements. As summer winds down, we're keeping the heat on to improve our processes and customer focus.
New Survey Results! See What Your Peers Are Saying About eMortgages
August 12, 2016 - Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae surveyed industry stakeholders to better understand the obstacles facing the eMortgage market and released a joint report of the findings.
Loan Product Advisor Updates: Total Funds to be Verified, Alignment with FHA's TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard Technology
August 10, 2016 - Review the details on the recent and upcoming updates to Loan Product Advisor related to Total Funds to be Verified purchase restriction and updates to align with the FHA requirements in its TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard.
Updated Tool Makes Determining Home Possible® Eligibility Easy
August 09, 2016 - Before you pursue a Home Possible® mortgage for your borrowers, you may want to determine if they meet the income requirements for a high LTV loan on the property they would like to purchase.
New Support for the Principal Reduction Modification
August 04, 2016 - Visit our new, temporary Principal Reduction Modification web page, which we created to help you with borrower inquiries.
New Forms for Massachusetts Housing Mortgage Insurance Fund
July 29, 2016 - Mortgages with insurance coverage provided by the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency's Mortgage Insurance Fund must be written under the updated and approved Loan Loss Reserve Agreement.
Important Updates to Loan Product Advisor's Cash-to-Close Feature
July 26, 2016 - We've updated our cash-to-close calculations for Total Funds to be Verified. Review the updated Understanding Loan Product Advisor's Determination of Total Funds to Be Verified job aid.
Our Expert Q&A on Investment Property Schemes
July 20, 2016 - In this frank conversation with Robb Hagberg, Director of Fraud Prevention with Freddie Mac's Financial Fraud Investigation Unit (FFIU), we explore how to detect, prevent and report investment property schemes.
July Loan Product Advisor Updates
July 14, 2016 - We're updating Loan Product AdvisorSM on July 17, 2016, to align with the requirement changes announced in Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2015-21 and providing you with a reminder of new training opportunities.
Updated Servicing Requirements Announced in Guide Bulletin 2016-13
July 13, 2016 - In today's Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2016-13 we're simplifying processes and adding detail to a number of topics.
The Latest Information on the Single Security
July 12, 2016 - Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae jointly released the final disclosure specifications. The release follows the Federal Housing Finance Agency's publication of an update on the multiyear Single Security initiative.
Loan Advisor Suite Deploys July 11 — Here's What Current Users Should Know
July 06, 2016 - Loan Advisor Suite is deploying and here's was customers should know.
Requirements Once You've Established a Custodial Account
July 05, 2016 - Helpful instructions for Freddie Mac Servicers who must submit their completed Letter Agreements to Freddie Mac when establishing their custodial accounts.
Avoid Roadblocks! Use Your Workout Settlements Roadmap
June 30, 2016 - We've updated our Workout Settlements website with additional tips to help you successfully navigate and complete your settlements. Check out the new Workout Settlements Spotlight!
Updating Loan Prospector with 2016 Area Median Income Estimates
June 30, 2016 - We're updating Loan Prospector® on June 30, 2016, to reflect the 2016 Area Median Income (AMI) estimates as issued by the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Guide Bulletin 2016-12 Announces Changes to ARM Floors and More
June 29, 2016 - In Bulletin 2016-12 we're announcing updates regarding ARM Lifetime Floor, Home Possible® mortgages and Freddie Mac technology.
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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