Single-Family News Center: Sell and Deliver
Pedal to the Settle!
We're moving Workout Prospector® forward with the addition of a new automated settlement functionality for liquidations.
2016 Loan Limits Announced
November 25, 2015 - We are maintaining our base conforming loan limits at the existing 2015 levels through December 31, 2016, and increasing the high-cost areas loan limits in certain counties.
GSEs Publish Updates to the UCD Specification and Resources
November 17, 2015 - Learn more about the updated UCD specification, which lenders and software providers will need to implement and deliver to the GSEs.
We've Got a Brighter Idea in Loan Production
November 12, 2015 - Freddie Mac Loan Advisor SuiteSM, launching in 2016, is the future of how we’ll do better business together and exemplifies our commitment to providing you with easy-to-use technology.
Selling System Enhancements Coming Soon
November 11, 2015 - On December 14, we're updating the Selling SystemSM with enhancements that will make it easier to do business with us.
Combating Mortgage Fraud Aimed at Falsely Raising Credit Scores
November 03, 2015 - Our new article spotlights three common fraud schemes aimed at raising credit scores. Learn what they are and how you can help combat them.
Doing Better Business Together With Improved Guide Design and Usability
October 28, 2015 - We know how critical it is for you to access our Guide requirements quickly. That's why we're reorganizing the Guide to make it easier to locate specific information.
Guide Bulletin 2015-19: Updated Requirements for Information Security, Fraud Reporting, and More
October 28, 2015 - In Guide Bulletin 2015-19, we're announcing updated requirements for information security, fraud reporting, and more.
Origination Defects and Remedies Framework Announced in Guide Bulletin 2015-17
October 07, 2015 - Learn more about the origination defects and remedies framework (the "remedies framework"), effective for mortgages with Freddie Mac settlement dates on or after January 1, 2016, announced in Guide Bulletin 2015-17.
Industry Letter Provides Guidance on TRID Rule
October 06, 2015 - At the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, we issued an Industry Letter today providing guidance related to the "TRID Rule."
Selling System Enhancements Coming in October
September 24, 2015 - To enhance data quality and give you more certainty in the loans you are delivering to us, beginning October 26 you will see new critical edits in the Selling System.
Manage Your Entire Post-Funding QC Process with QCIM
September 10, 2015 - Quality Control Information Manager (QCIM) now enables users to easily view and download their monthly QC samples without ever leaving the QCIM application – making QCIM a complete end-to-end system for managing the entire QC post-funding process.
Recent Updates to our Guide and Bulletins
August 13, 2015 - Based on your feedback, we've recently incorporated enhancements to the Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide and Guide Bulletins.
Selling System Enhancements Coming Soon
July 16, 2015 - By September, you’ll see changes in the Selling System to improve usability and align with policy changes.
Guide Bulletin 2015-12 Provides Credit and Underwriting Updates
July 15, 2015 - We’re updating our selling requirements for credit and underwriting, property eligibility and loan delivery. We’re also adding business terms for Guarantor pricing and loan-level buyup and buydown options.
GSEs Announce UCD Delivery High-Level Timeline, Plus Separate Collection Solutions
June 30, 2015 - Find out more about the Uniform Closing Dataset, including timelines, collection solutions, and updated appendices.
Freddie Mac PMIERs Revisions Include Lender Paid MI Treatment
June 30, 2015 - We're updating our Private Mortgage Insurance Eligibility Requirements (PMIERs) to clarify terms and incorporate adequate capital requirements for loans with lender-paid mortgage insurance.
Guide Bulletin 2015-10 Supports TRID Rule
June 30, 2015 - We're helping you prepare for when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau puts into effect its final rule, the TILA-RESPA Integrated Mortgage Disclosure (the “TRID Rule”). In advance of the effectiveness date, we're making updates to Guide terminology now regarding new disclosure forms required under the rule with respect to settlement-related disclosures.
When It Comes to Buying a Home, Millennials Trust Mom and Dad Most
June 25, 2015 - Younger millennials turn to their parents and grandparents first as their most trusted source on homebuying – even before friends, Realtors or banks – according to a November 2014 survey commissioned by Freddie Mac and conducted online by Harris Poll.
Visit the New Single Security and CSP Web Page and Subscribe to Email Notifications
June 22, 2015 - Check out our new Freddie Mac Single Security and Common Securitization Platform (CSP) Web page that features the latest news, upcoming events and FAQs. And, sign up for email notifications on all new Single Security and CSP developments.
IRS Rejection Messages Are a Reminder to Look Out for Fraud Red Flags
June 11, 2015 - We’re reminding Seller/Servicers who receive IRS Form 4506-T rejection messages to treat these red flags as seriously as they would any other fraud red flag.
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.