Single-Family News Center: Sell and Deliver
Important Reminder for Doing Business in Areas Affected by Tornadoes and Severe Storms
May 21, 2013 - When unforeseen circumstances cause unexpected borrower hardship, Freddie Mac policies allow you to proactively offer temporary relief to borrowers who are trying to honor their mortgage obligations in good faith.
Preparing for the Phase 2 ULDD
May 20, 2013 - Learn about the first steps to prepare for the Phase 2 ULDD; access helpful tools, including a month-by-month calendar to help you get ready.
New Activity Thresholds, Low Activity Fee, and Other Updates in Guide Bulletin 2013-8
May 15, 2013 - Read about our new Seller/Servicer activity thresholds and the Low Activity Fee assesed to Seller/Servicers that do not meet at least one of the thresholds. Today’s Guide Bulletin also includes other selling and servicing requirement updates and additional information you need to be familiar with to do business with Freddie Mac.
Freddie Mac Announces Single Family Loan-Level Dataset Update
May 15, 2013 - Freddie Mac's Single Family Loan-Level Dataset will reflect updated credit scores for loans originated between 1999 and 2002. The credit scores now will be determined using a methodology more consistent with the methodology used to populate credit scores for loans originated after 2002.
Freddie Mac Issues Industry Letter on ATR/QM Rule Following FHFA Directive
May 06, 2013 - We issued an Industry Letter announcing that, as directed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, we will be limiting our future purchases in support of the final rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Identify Purchase Eligibility Issues Using Our New Loan Quality Advisor Tool
April 30, 2013 - Loan Quality AdvisorSM (LQA) is our newest Web-based risk and eligibility assessment tool that gives you an automated way to identify credit, data, and purchase eligibility issues before you deliver loans to Freddie Mac.
Positioning Your Business for Success with Greater Purchase Certainty
April 30, 2013 - Our new Greater Purchase Certainty initiative is one way we’re providing our customers with greater certainty and comprehensive support.
Freddie Mac will be at the Upcoming MBA National Secondary Conference & Expo 2013
April 26, 2013 - Visit us at our Customer Information Center at the MBA National Secondary Conference & Expo 2013 in New York. Find out how we are making it easier to do business in today’s housing market.
April 2013 UCDP Release Notification and UAD Update
April 16, 2013 - We are providing you with the April 2013 Uniform Collateral Data Portal® (UCDP®) Release Notification and Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) Update to announce the June 22, 2013, implementation of the first phase of the conversion of current UAD compliance warning edits to fatal UAD edits in the UCDP.
HARP Extended by Another Two Years to December 2015
April 12, 2013 - The Federal Housing Finance Agency has directed Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to extend the Home Affordable Refinance Program by two years to December 31, 2015.
Appraisal Data Accuracy and Enhancements
April 10, 2013 - Learn how our selling system enhancements will help improve appraisal data accuracy and consistency.
The Importance of Data Accuracy, ULDD Data Point Clarifications, and Updated ULDD Specification
March 26, 2013 - See examples and details to ensure you deliver accurate data for key data points.
National Mortgage Insurance Approved as Mortgage Insurer
March 25, 2013 - Effective April 1, Sellers can deliver mortgages insured by National Mortgage Insurance
Freddie Mac Publishes Single Family Loan-Level Dataset
March 21, 2013 - Freddie Mac is publishing historical loan-level credit performance data on a portion of the fully amortizing 30-year, fixed-rate single-family mortgages that we have purchased during the past 13 years.
MultiLender Final Settlement Date Extended
February 26, 2013 - In order to provide you with additional settlement days to participate in the MultiLender Swap execution, the settlement date for 30-year and 15-year To Be Announced (TBA) MultiLender pools now will be two business days prior to the last business day of the month.
Freddie Mac Announces Selling System Enhancements
February 20, 2013 - We will be making selling system enhancements on February 25, 2013. These enhancements are part of our ongoing commitment to improve your experience using the selling system.
U.S. Bank to Remain Cash, Servicing-Released Servicer
February 13, 2013 - U.S. Bank will continue to accept commitments to purchase servicing through our Cash, Servicing-Released execution.
Revised Relief Refinance Mortgage Requirements and ULDD Transition Period Announced in Guide Bulletin 2013-2
January 31, 2013 - Learn more about our revised delivery date requirement and new guidance on lender contribution for Relief Refinance Mortgages. Plus we announced a Phase II ULDD transition period that begins in May 2014.
New UAD Update and UCDP Release Notification
January 29, 2013 - We are providing you with the January 2013 Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) Update and Uniform Collateral Data Portal® (UCDP®) Release Notification to announce the first phase of the conversion of current UAD compliance warning edits to fatal UAD edits in the UCDP.
New Functionality and Guide Archiving through AllRegs
January 28, 2013 - To help you keep track of Guide changes, we are adding a new AllRegs® functionality that makes historical Guide changes available. We are also implementing other enhancements to the Guide for your added convenience.
Reminder & Notices
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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.