Single-Family News Center: Servicing
Uniform Residential Loan Application and New Uniform Loan Application Dataset for Loan Product Advisor
We’re continuously developing supporting documents and webinars to help you prepare for the redesigned URLA and new ULAD for Loan Product Advisor®.
Guide Bulletin 2018-21: New GreenCHOICE Mortgages and Updates to Condo Insurance
November 13, 2018 - Guide Bulletin 2018-21 introduces GreenCHOICE Mortgage, our newest option to finance energy and/or water efficiency improvements. The Bulletin also includes updates to property insurance requirements for condos.
New Checklist to Help You Get Ready for the Single Security
November 07, 2018 - Implementation of the Single Security is just around the corner and we want to make sure you are getting the support you need to get ready. Check out our latest resources including a Seller/Servicer readiness checklist.
Register for Investor Reporting Change Initiative Live Workshop
November 01, 2018 - Join us for a FREE one-day workshop to learn how the investor reporting changes, which are effective May 2019, impact your organization's internal processes.
Disaster-Related Forbearance Policy Added to Loan Coverage Advisor
October 22, 2018 - Loan Coverage Advisor® has been updated to include the Disaster-Related Forbearance Policy. Now you can track reporting events and Alternative Payment Plan information for disaster-impacted loans after August 25, 2017 that meet the policy requirements defined in Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide Chapter 1301.11.
Temporary Requirements for Properties Affected by Hurricane Florence and Other Disasters
October 03, 2018 - Guide Bulletin 2018-17 provides guidance and temporary requirements for properties affected by Hurricane Florence and other disasters.
More Financing Opportunities for Rural Housing and to Preserve Affordable Housing
September 27, 2018 - As part of our Duty to Serve plan, we provide robust offerings and product flexibilities for Home Possible® sweat equity and shared equity homeownership fields.
Guide Bulletin 2018-16: New Opportunities for Affordable Lending and Rural Housing
September 26, 2018 - As part of our Duty to Serve plan, we are announcing new and revised underwriting guidelines to facilitate a secondary market for mortgages that support affordable housing preservation and rural housing.
Important Updates for Servicers in Guide Bulletin 2018-14
September 18, 2018 - Guide Bulletin 2018-14 announces updates related to the Investor Reporting Change Initiative, borrower evaluation notices and solicitation letters and other important updates for Servicers.
FHFA Solicits Comments on Proposed Rule on Prepayment Rates and the UMBS
September 17, 2018 - The Federal Housing Finance Agency has issued a press release calling for public input on a proposed rule to require Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to align programs, policies, and practices that affect the prepayment rates of TBA- eligible mortgage-backed securities.
Soon, You'll Be Able to Finance More Mortgages
September 13, 2018 - Coming Soon: Through our Duty to Serve plan, we're expanding our offerings so you can finance more mortgages for families in underserved markets. Stay tuned.
Reminder: Plan for MERS System Migration
August 16, 2018 - We're reminding clients that the MERS® System and MERS® eRegistry will be unavailable for transactions in mid-September. Read our article for details.
New 55-day Mirror Securities Issued to Pave Way to Single Security
August 07, 2018 - We have begun issuing new 55-day mirror mortgage-backed securities for the current population of exchange-eligible 45-day Freddie Mac Gold Participation Certificates (PCs) and Giant PCs. This milestone supports the launch of the Single Security Initiative on June 3, 2019.
Servicing Guidance for Mortgages Impacted by Eligible Disasters
July 18, 2018 - Read our latest Industry Letter for reminders related to servicing mortgages impacted by eligible disasters.
Guide Bulletin 2018-11: Service Loans Application Update Postponed and STOS Moratorium Moved
July 06, 2018 - The updates to Service Loans application related to subsequent transfer of servicing (STOS) requests will be implemented on August 13. The STOS moratorium has been moved to July 30- August 12, 2018. Learn more.
Important Update to the GSEs UCD Seller Data Requirements
June 26, 2018 - Important Update to the GSEs UCD Seller Data Requirements
Single Security Poll – Are You On Track?
June 21, 2018 - We did a readiness poll at the May 14, 2018, Single Security conference. Here’s what we found. Take the same poll and see where you stand.
Single Security Tabletop Market Readiness Testing
June 21, 2018 - Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will be facilitating a walk-through of key security activities later this year for the new Single Security. We are looking for interested parties to join us in this exercise.
U.S. Treasury Supports the Single Security
June 20, 2018 - U.S. Treasury Counselor to the Secretary Craig Phillips expressed unambiguous support for the Single Security.
New Report Explores Shared Equity Homeownership Funding Model
June 20, 2018 - This new report examines whether public, private and philanthropic financing - rather than grants - could be used to make shared equity homeownership possible.
Guide Bulletin 2018-9: Consolidates Forbearance Plan Offerings, Offers Re-employment Services for Borrowers and More
June 13, 2018 - Guide Bulletin 2018-9 announces the consolidation of forbearance plan offerings, introduction of a new Duty to Serve partnership and more.
Reminder & Notices
Single Security Updates
We've put together resources for Seller/Servicers to help you determine what changes and business opportunities you need to prepare for.
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.