Single-Family News Center: Servicing
Checkout the New and Improved Workout Prospector!
Watch this brief video to see how Workout Prospector® is now better than ever.
New White House Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) initiative
August 26, 2014 - Today the White House announced a new Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) initiative, created so service members can maximize all of the protections under SCRA, including the 6% interest rate cap.
Checkout the New and Improved Workout Prospector
August 25, 2014 - We've made several important enhancements to Workout Prospector® based on Servicer feedback.
Reminder about Mortgages with PACE Obligations
August 20, 2014 - We are reminding Seller/Servicers that mortgages with Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) and PACE-like obligations that provide for first-lien priority are not eligible for sale to Freddie Mac.
Guide Bulletin 2014-15: Updates Align with Industry Regulations and Practices
August 14, 2014 - Bulletin 2014-15 announces selling and servicing updates to align with industry regulations and practices, including requirements for reporting anti-money laundering noncompliance and Suspicious Activity.
Information about the New Selling Representation and Warranty Relief Date Report
August 12, 2014 - If you have mortgages that obtained selling representation and warranty relief between February and July 2014, your organization will receive a report by mid-September.
Servicers Required to Take Action Based on Termination of DRLS Law Firms
August 12, 2014 - Servicers with existing Freddie Mac Default Legal Matters at terminated law firms (see article for list) must take immediate steps to secure and transfer them to new law firm (s) on or before October 12, 2014.
Several Servicing Requirement Changes Announced in Guide Bulletin 2014-14
July 15, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about servicing requirement changes that will help make doing business with us easier, including enhancements to Workout Prospector®.
Version 2 of the Representation and Warranty Framework Effective July 1
June 26, 2014 - Beginning next month, mortgages you deliver to Freddie Mac will be covered by the enhanced version of the selling representation and warranty framework.
Quick Tips Video Highlights Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide Features
June 25, 2014 - Check out our new "Quick Tips for Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide Features" video to see how you can quickly and easily identify and track changes in our Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide).
Implementation of New Mortgage Insurance Master Policies
June 24, 2014 - Guide Bulletin 2014-13 provides the implementation details of the new mortgage insurance master policies.
Updates to ARMs, MERS, Fraud Prevention, and more in Guide Bulletin 2014-12
June 19, 2014 - We're announcing several selling and servicing requirement updates that may impact the way you do business with Freddie Mac.
Guide Bulletin 2014-11 Introduces the MyCity Modification
June 18, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about the MyCity Modification, a temporary offering within the city of Detroit, Michigan, to assist struggling homeowners by providing a loan modification option that may offer significant payment relief.
Updates to Short Sales and DILs in Guide Bulletin 2014-10
June 03, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about updates we made to provide Servicers with more guidance and efficiency in the areas of fraud prevention, eligibility for service members, and borrower communications.
Guide Bulletin 2014-9 Announces Updates to Servicing Requirements
May 15, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about updates to foreclosure requirements, the Freddie Mac Reimbursement System, and important servicing reminders.
Enhancements to the Representation and Warranty Framework Announced in Guide Bulletin 2014-8
May 12, 2014 - Learn more about the relaxed requirements for acceptable borrower payment history and the satisfactory conclusion of quality control reviews as a new path to obtain representation and warranty relief.
Guide Bulletin 2014-7 Updates Requirements for Chicago Vacant Property Ordinance
April 29, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about updated requirements for servicing mortgages on properties subject to the Ordinance.
Guide Bulletin 2014-6 Updates Selling and Servicing Requirements and Provides Important Reminders
April 24, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about updates to existing selling and servicing requirements.
Set Up Your Online User Profile for Single-Family Business Applications
April 17, 2014 - We've implemented an online password reset capability for Single-Family business applications. Sign up today.
Guide Bulletin 2014-4 Announces Revised Modification Requirements
March 28, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about updated MTMLTV requirements and modification interest rate evaluations.
Freddie Mac Launches New Housing Blog
March 24, 2014 - Stay up-to-date on a wide range of timely and relevant housing topics. We'll post new content weekly. Check back often for the latest updates.
Reminder & Notices
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. (Updated June 24, 2014)
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.