Single-Family News Center: Sell and Deliver
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.
FHFA Announces 2Q 2019 Implementation for the Single Security
March 24, 2017 - The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the second quarter of 2019 as the timeframe for Release 2 of the Common Securitization Platform and the launch of the Single Security.
Investor Reporting Change Initiative Extended
March 23, 2017 - In response to your feedback, and with the understanding that the Investor Reporting Change Initiative is a significant effort, we're extending the implementation date from October 1, 2018, to May 1, 2019.
Collateral Rep and Warranty Relief Now Available in Freddie Mac Loan Advisor Suite®
March 23, 2017 - Starting April 3, you'll have immediate certainty related to collateral rep and warranty relief on eligible Loan Product Advisor® loans you deliver through the Freddie Mac Selling System®.
Guide Bulletin 2017-3 Announces Collateral Representation and Warranty Relief Requirements
March 22, 2017 - We're announcing the eligibility requirements for collateral representation and warranty relief in Guide Bulletin 2017-3. We're also updating certain requirements related to property eligibility and appraisals.
Guide Bulletin 2017-2 Announces Key System Enhancements and Selling Requirement Revisions
March 16, 2017 - Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2017-2 announces system enhancements and selling requirement revisions that expand homeownership opportunities and make it easier to do business with us.
Important Browser Update News for Freddie Mac Internet Explorer Users
March 13, 2017 - Freddie Mac Loan Advisor Suite® will only support browser versions of Internet Explorer® 11 or newer beginning August 31.
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Us at the MBA Tech Conference & Expo 2017
March 08, 2017 - Top five reasons to join Freddie Mac at the MBA Tech Conference & Expo 2017.
Freddie Mac Wins HousingWire Tech 100
March 08, 2017 - It's Official: Loan Advisor Suite is an Award-Winning Technology Solution
Loan Product Advisor Updated with Revised Income and Asset Requirements
March 03, 2017 - Beginning on March 6, 2017, Loan Product Advisor® will issue updated messaging based on the revised income and assets requirements and guidance announced in Guide Bulletins 2016-19 and 2016-23.
Upcoming Selling System Updates
February 27, 2017 - We're announcing Freddie Mac Selling System® updates to help ensure data quality standards and better protect borrower data from unauthorized use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.