Single-Family News Center: Sell and Deliver
FreddieMacCONNECT – Customer Summit
We’re bringing Sellers and Servicers together with mortgage industry leaders to energize the housing finance industry at our inaugural FreddieMacCONNECT in Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Single-Family CRT Offerings Hit a Milestone
June 20, 2016 - With our innovative credit risk transfer programs, we’ve transferred a portion of the credit risk on $500 billion in single-family loans we’ve purchased since 2013.
Guide Bulletin 2016-11 Requirement Updates Help Expand Homeownership Opportunities
June 15, 2016 - Learn more about updates to our purchase requirements that help expand homeownership opportunities.
Three MBS Awards: Recognition Our Customers Helped Us Achieve
May 26, 2016 - Freddie Mac STACR debt notes have been named RMBS Deal of the Year again by Global Capital. STACR notes are tied to a reference pool of single-family mortgages delivered by Seller/Servicers.
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.
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 2016-6 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.
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.