Single-Family News Center: Originate and Underwrite
Checkout the New and Improved Workout Prospector!
Watch this brief video to see how Workout Prospector® is now better than ever.
Increasing Transparency Into Loan Prospector Liabilities
August 26, 2014 - Learn how our October 19, 2014, Loan Prospector® enhancements will provide you with greater transparency regarding the Loan Prospector total debt calculation used to determine total debt for the debt-to-income (DTI) ratio.
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.
Building Your Purchase Market: Resources for Responsible Lending Practices
July 17, 2014 - As you grow your purchase money business, we want you to remain confident that the loans you deliver to us meet our requirements. Our tools, technology, and resources are available to make it easier for you to do business with us.
GSEs Provide Additional Resources to Support the Uniform Closing Dataset
July 15, 2014 - Check out our technical resources and other tools to help you implement the Uniform Closing Dataset.
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).
Upcoming Loan Prospector Enhancements to Align with Recent Guide Requirement Changes
June 19, 2014 - We are making updates to Loan Prospector® to align with the updates to and clarifications of requirements in Guide Bulletin 2014-12.
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.
New Selling System Data Quality Critical Feedback Messages
June 18, 2014 - As part of a series of selling system enhancements during the next several months, beginning July 21, 2014, the Freddie Mac selling system will begin returning critical edits related to the loan-to-value delivery data.
Grow Your Purchase Money Business in the Rural Market
June 12, 2014 - Expanding your purchase money business can be challenging in today’s market. As you look for ways to reach customers, one strategy worth considering is seeking opportunities in rural housing, a traditionally underserved sector of the market.
2014 Area Median Income Estimates
June 11, 2014 - Loan Prospector® will be updated on June 22, 2014, with the 2014 AMI estimates, which apply to new submissions and resubmissions on or after June 22, 2014.
Important Reminders for Selling System Users
June 10, 2014 - Read our reminders about good delivery standards for Cash executions and updates on mortgages with application received dates before January 10, 2014.
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.
May 2014 UCDP Notification and UAD Update
May 06, 2014 - Review the latest UCDP® and UAD® updates in the new May 2014 UCDP Release Notification and UAD Update.
Building Your Purchase Market
May 06, 2014 - Energize your purchase market with tools and resources on our Purchase Market Resource Center – your single source for marketing and communication materials.
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.
Phase II Freddie Mac UCDP Proprietary Messages Coming June 8
April 23, 2014 - Beginning June 8, 2014, new Freddie Mac proprietary messages will be implemented for appraisals submitted to Freddie Mac in the UCDP.
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.
Enhanced Loan Prospector Usability Coming June 22
April 16, 2014 - We're working hard to improve Loan Prospector's overall usability and feedback messages. The next set of enhancements goes live on June 22, and will increase the efficiency of the tool and provide additional informational feedback.
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.