Single-Family News Center: Servicing
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Duty to Serve – Confronting Housing Challenges for Three Underserved Markets
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Servicing Guidance for Mortgages Impacted by Eligible Disasters
July 18, 2018 - Read our latest Industry Letter for reminders related to servicing mortgages impacted by eligibale 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.
Single Security Webinar: What Seller/Servicers Need to Know
June 12, 2018 - If you want to learn more about how the Single Security may affect your day-to-day operations, the Mortgage Bankers Association is hosting a webinar on this hot industry topic on June 27. Register today.
Freddie Mac Launches New Re-employment Program to Help Financially Distressed Home Possible Borrowers
June 06, 2018 - Now Freddie Mac Servicers can provide financially distressed Home Possible® borrowers access to comprehensive re-employment services.
Freddie Mac Clarification on the UCD PDF Requirement
June 05, 2018 - Beginning June 25, 2018, we will enforce the requirement to embed the Closing Disclosure PDF in the Uniform Closing Dataset (UCD) XML file.
You're Invited: Investor Reporting Change Initiative Webinars
June 05, 2018 - To make your Investor Reporting transition as smooth as possible, we're providing the opportunity to attend FREE webinars to help you understand and implement the upcoming remittance and reporting changes.
What Happened at the Single Security Conference?
May 25, 2018 - If you didn’t make it to the Single Security conference in New York last May 14, 2018, we’ve got you covered.
May 21 Servicer Performance Profile Updates
April 25, 2018 - We're updating the login URL and certain report names due to an upcoming software upgrade.
Updated Property Values for Borrowers Impacted by Eligible Disasters
April 20, 2018 - We recently updated BPODirect with the most recent pre-disaster property values. Please use these values when evaluating borrowers for a Flex Modification.
Subsequent Transfers of Servicing, Modifications and More in Guide Bulletin 2018-6
April 11, 2018 - Guide Bulletin 2018-6 announces updates to subsequent transfers of servicing, mortgage modifications and more.
Go-live Date for New UMBS Announced
March 28, 2018 - The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced June 3, 2019, as the go-live date for the new Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will begin issuing these securities on this date, creating the new GSE combined market of TBA eligible securities.
Extension of Foreclosure Sale Suspension in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
March 07, 2018 - Guide Bulletin 2018-4 extends the suspension of all foreclosure sales in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for two more months through May 31, 2018.
Clarification on EDR Default Action Codes for Extend Modification
March 01, 2018 - In response to your feedback, we're clarifying required Electronic Default Reporting default action codes related to the Extend Modification.
Are You Ready for New Imminent Default Evaluations in Workout Prospector?
February 26, 2018 - Workout Prospector® now captures imminent default evaluations for Freddie Mac Flex Modifications®.
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.