Single-Family News Center: Sell and Deliver
New Single-Family Week in Review Email
This valuable new resource is a weekly email that highlights the prior week’s important Single-Family news and announcements.
GSEs Publish Uniform Closing Dataset Delivery Specification
February 24, 2015 - Review the UCD Specification, which will help you create the XML file that must be delivered to the GSEs in the future.
Guide Bulletin 2015-2 Announces Updates and Improvements
February 17, 2015 - Read today's Guide Bulletin and find out about servicing requirement updates to streamline processes and enhance forms.
New Single-Family Week in Review Email Now Available!
February 10, 2015 - Sign up to receive the new Single-Family Week in Review, which is a weekly email that highlights the prior week's important Single-Family news and announcements.
Freddie Mac Updates Fraud Mitigation Best Practices
February 03, 2015 - The Freddie Mac Financial Fraud Investigation Unit (FFIU) has updated and posted online its comprehensive Single-Family mortgage fraud mitigation best practices document.
FHFA Proposes Minimum Financial Eligibility Requirements for Seller/Servicers
January 30, 2015 - The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is proposing new eligibility requirements for Seller/Servicers that do business with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
QCIM Your One-Stop Shop for Quality Control
January 27, 2015 - Learn how you can use QCIM to upload whole loan files - another step toward making QCIM a one-stop shop for all your QC needs.
No Yard Work Required
January 21, 2015 - There are many advantages that make condos the right choice for certain homebuyers. As you look for ways to grow your purchase market business in 2015, reach out to potential condo buyers – first-time homebuyers, those with limited incomes, or current homeowners looking to downsize.
Selling System Enhancements Coming in February
January 20, 2015 - As a result of feedback from our customers, we are making some changes to the selling system that will be effective February 23, 2015.
2015 is here and so is Loan Coverage Advisor!
January 12, 2015 - Freddie Mac Loan Coverage AdvisorSM is now available. This free application calculates and tracks the selling representation and warranty relief status for every loan you’ve sold to Freddie Mac.
Uniform Closing Dataset High-Level Implementation Timeline
December 16, 2014 - Learn the latest news on timeline information and implementation recommendations for implementing the UCD.
Guide Bulletin 2014-24 Announces New Representation and Warranty Tracking Application and Other Requirement Updates
December 15, 2014 - Guide Bulletin 2014-24 introduces Freddie Mac Loan Coverage AdvisorSM and provides information on how Seller/Servicers can obtain access to this new application. The Bulletin also announces other important requirement changes.
Guide Bulletin 2014-22 Introduces New 97 LTV Mortgage Offering
December 08, 2014 - We are introducing Freddie Mac Home Possible AdvantageSM, a responsible mortgage option that offers more flexibility for maximum financing. The offering primarily adopts the affordable flexibilities of Home Possible® mortgages, but with the additional requirements.
2015 Loan Limits Announced
November 24, 2014 - We are maintaining our base conforming loan limits at the existing 2014 levels through December 31, 2015, and increasing the high-cost areas loan limits in certain counties.
Guide Bulletin 2014-21: Updates to the Selling Representation and Warranty Framework Life-of-Loan Exclusions
November 20, 2014 - We're enhancing the life-of-loan representation and warranties under the selling representation and warranty framework. The enhancements are detailed in Guide Bulletin 2014-21.
Get Ready for the 2015 Purchase Market
November 18, 2014 - It's time to start planning your 2015 business strategies. Purchase money will continue to dominate the housing market, so to help you understand what to expect and where to focus your efforts, hear our Chief Economist Frank Nothaft's projections.
Reminder to Notify Freddie Mac of Organizational Changes
October 28, 2014 - Today we published an Industry Letter to remind all our customers about our requirements to notify Freddie Mac if your company is undergoing ownership or organizational changes.
Sellers Notified of November 16 UCDP Release
October 21, 2014 - On November 16, 2014, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (the GSEs) will make the following updates to the Submission Summary Report (SSR) in the Uniform Collateral Data Portal® (UCDP®).
Home Possible Enhancements and Other Updates Announced in Guide Bulletin 2014-18
October 15, 2014 - We’re enhancing Home Possible® Mortgages to provide you with greater flexibility to help your borrowers with an affordable lending solution. Review Bulletin 2014-18 for details on the Home Possible enhancements and other revised selling requirements.
Returning HVE Messaging to the UCDP
September 24, 2014 - To provide you with feedback regarding the accuracy of an appraised property value, on November 23, 2014, we are reintroducing a subset of HVE® messaging in the UCDP®.
ULDD Addendum Provides Clarity and Alignment
September 23, 2014 - Review the updated ULDD Addendum and determine if updates to your systems or processes are needed.
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) – Updated
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.