Single-Family News Center
Check out the New and Improved Workout Prospector®
Take a sneak peek at the new and improved Workout Prospector! Be on the look out for exciting changes coming August 25.
Building Your Purchase Market: Resources for Responsible Lending Practices
July 17, 2014 - As you grow your purchase money business, we want you to remain confident that the loans you deliver to us meet our requirements. Our tools, technology, and resources are available to make it easier for you to do business with us.
Several Servicing Requirement Changes Announced in Guide Bulletin 2014-14
July 15, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about servicing requirement changes that will help make doing business with us easier, including enhancements to Workout Prospector®.
GSEs Provide Additional Resources to Support the Uniform Closing Dataset
July 15, 2014 - Check out our technical resources and other tools to help you implement the Uniform Closing Dataset.
Selling System Enhancements Coming Soon
July 10, 2014 - As part of our enhancements to make the Freddie Mac selling system easier to use, we are adding a search by Freddie Mac loan number capability and expanding our online help features.
Version 2 of the Representation and Warranty Framework Effective July 1
June 26, 2014 - Beginning next month, mortgages you deliver to Freddie Mac will be covered by the enhanced version of the selling representation and warranty framework.
Quick Tips Video Highlights Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide Features
June 25, 2014 - Check out our new "Quick Tips for Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide Features" video to see how you can quickly and easily identify and track changes in our Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide).
Implementation of New Mortgage Insurance Master Policies
June 24, 2014 - Guide Bulletin 2014-13 provides the implementation details of the new mortgage insurance master policies.
Upcoming Loan Prospector Enhancements to Align with Recent Guide Requirement Changes
June 19, 2014 - We are making updates to Loan Prospector® to align with the updates to and clarifications of requirements in Guide Bulletin 2014-12.
Updates to ARMs, MERS, Fraud Prevention, and more in Guide Bulletin 2014-12
June 19, 2014 - We're announcing several selling and servicing requirement updates that may impact the way you do business with Freddie Mac.
New Selling System Data Quality Critical Feedback Messages
June 18, 2014 - As part of a series of selling system enhancements during the next several months, beginning July 21, 2014, the Freddie Mac selling system will begin returning critical edits related to the loan-to-value delivery data.
Guide Bulletin 2014-11 Introduces the MyCity Modification
June 18, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about the MyCity Modification, a temporary offering within the city of Detroit, Michigan, to assist struggling homeowners by providing a loan modification option that may offer significant payment relief.
2014 Area Median Income Estimates
June 11, 2014 - Loan Prospector® will be updated on June 22, 2014, with the 2014 AMI estimates, which apply to new submissions and resubmissions on or after June 22, 2014.
Important Reminders for Selling System Users
June 10, 2014 - Read our reminders about good delivery standards for Cash executions and updates on mortgages with application received dates before January 10, 2014.
Updates to Short Sales and DILs in Guide Bulletin 2014-10
June 03, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about updates we made to provide Servicers with more guidance and efficiency in the areas of fraud prevention, eligibility for service members, and borrower communications.
Guide Bulletin 2014-9 Announces Updates to Servicing Requirements
May 15, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about updates to foreclosure requirements, the Freddie Mac Reimbursement System, and important servicing reminders.
Enhancements to the Representation and Warranty Framework Announced in Guide Bulletin 2014-8
May 12, 2014 - Learn more about the relaxed requirements for acceptable borrower payment history and the satisfactory conclusion of quality control reviews as a new path to obtain representation and warranty relief.
Get Ready for ULDD Phase 2: Selling System Updates on May 19
May 08, 2014 - Learn about tips and resources to ensure your loans continue to process and fund smoothly before, during, and after the transition period.
May 2014 UCDP Notification and UAD Update
May 06, 2014 - Review the latest UCDP® and UAD® updates in the new May 2014 UCDP Release Notification and UAD Update.
Building Your Purchase Market
May 06, 2014 - Energize your purchase market with tools and resources on our Purchase Market Resource Center – your single source for marketing and communication materials.
Guide Bulletin 2014-7 Updates Requirements for Chicago Vacant Property Ordinance
April 29, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about updated requirements for servicing mortgages on properties subject to the Ordinance.
Guide Bulletin 2014-6 Updates Selling and Servicing Requirements and Provides Important Reminders
April 24, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about updates to existing selling and servicing requirements.
Phase II Freddie Mac UCDP Proprietary Messages Coming June 8
April 23, 2014 - Beginning June 8, 2014, new Freddie Mac proprietary messages will be implemented for appraisals submitted to Freddie Mac in the UCDP.
Set Up Your Online User Profile for Single-Family Business Applications
April 17, 2014 - We've implemented an online password reset capability for Single-Family business applications. Sign up today.
Enhanced Loan Prospector Usability Coming June 22
April 16, 2014 - We're working hard to improve Loan Prospector's overall usability and feedback messages. The next set of enhancements goes live on June 22, and will increase the efficiency of the tool and provide additional informational feedback.
ULDD Phase 2 Customer Test Environment Now Available, Plus Selling System Historical Data
April 09, 2014 - Prepare for ULDD Phase 2 with the CTE and special tips, plus learn how to access historical loan data.
GSEs Delay Publication of ULDD Phase 3 Specification
April 01, 2014 - Learn why the GSEs are deferring publication of the final ULDD Phase 3 specification.
Freddie Mac Reinforces Its Commitment to Rural Housing in Guide Bulletin 2014-5
April 01, 2014 - In response to a directive issued by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, we are publishing Guide Bulletin 2014-5 which provides certain clarifications and additional guidance on our appraisal and eligibility requirements for properties located in rural areas.
Guide Bulletin 2014-4 Announces Revised Modification Requirements
March 28, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about updated MTMLTV requirements and modification interest rate evaluations.
Freddie Mac Launches New Housing Blog
March 24, 2014 - Stay up-to-date on a wide range of timely and relevant housing topics. We'll post new content weekly. Check back often for the latest updates.
Servicing Updates and Revisions Announced in Guide Bulletin 2014-3
March 17, 2014 - Guide Bulletin 2014-3 announces several updates and revisions to support existing requirements, including Lender-Placed Insurance and alternatives to foreclosure.
Reminder & Notices
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. (Updated June 24, 2014)
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.