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Loan Product Advisor Updated to Reflect 2017 Loan Limits
November 29, 2016 - We’re updating Freddie Mac Loan Product AdvisorSM on December 2, 2016, to reflect the 2017 conforming loan limits, so you may begin originating mortgages with these new loan limits immediately.
Increase in 2017 Loan Limits Announced
November 23, 2016 - In line with the Federal Housing Finance Agency announcement today, we’re increasing our maximum base conforming and high-cost area loan limits on January 1, 2017.
New Freddie Mac Proprietary Messages Coming to UCDP in February 2017
November 18, 2016 - The new Freddie Mac proprietary messages will provide greater insight into appraisal quality and valuation.
It's Getting Easier to Go Fully Electronic with eMortgages
November 17, 2016 - Want to simplify the home financing process for you and your borrowers? Find out how we're making it easier to do eMortgage business with us.
Serial Loan Level Fraud Hurts the Mortgage Industry
November 16, 2016 - Fraud schemes result in real financial losses for our customers and Freddie Mac. Find out what you can do to mitigate serial loan level misrepresentation and other types of mortgage fraud.
Guide Bulletin 2016-20 Includes Updates Related to Solar Panels, Trended Credit and Other Requirements
November 09, 2016 - In Guide Bulletin 2016-20 we're announcing updates related to solar panels, trended credit data, living trust borrowers and monthly debt payment-to-income ratio calculation requirements.
UCD Seller Data Requirements Update
November 08, 2016 - The GSEs, refine their requirements for the September 25, 2017 Uniform Closing Dataset mandate delivery.
URLA Implementation Guidance and Updates
November 01, 2016 - We've published additional guidance and updates to support the redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application.
Revised Income Qualification Requirements and Guidance in Guide Bulletin 2016-19
October 27, 2016 - We're announcing comprehensive revisions to our income qualification requirements and guidance in Guide Bulletin 2016-19.
Here's What's New with Loan Advisor Suite
October 24, 2016 - Freddie Mac Loan Advisor SuiteSM, our brighter idea in loan production, is getting smarter and brighter.
Loan Product Advisor Updates to FHAs TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard, Home Possible Mortgages and to the Total Funds to Be Verified Calculation
September 28, 2016 - On September 25, 2016, the Freddie Mac Loan Product Advisor Required Investment data field changes successfully deployed. Read about additional updates coming in October.
UCD Mandate is September 25, 2017: Your One-Year Transition Starts Now!
September 27, 2016 - Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are announcing that the UCD file must be submitted for all loans delivered to the GSEs with a Note Date on or after September 25, 2017.
The UCD Mandate is One Year Away – Get Ready Now
September 27, 2016 - Get ready for the UCD mandate with Loan Closing Advisor.
Updated Loan Product Advisor Specification and Additional URLA Documentation
September 20, 2016 - Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have published additional supporting documents for the redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application, including updated AUS specifications.
QCIM Makes Your QC Management Process Easier than Ever
September 14, 2016 - Now is the right time to sign up for Quality Control Information Manager (QCIM), Freddie Mac’s end-to-end system for managing the Quality Control (QC) post-funding process. You can get greater transparency, speed and simplicity.
Loan Advisor Suite Keeps Getting Better
September 07, 2016 - We're continuing to make Freddie Mac Loan Advisor Suite better with new tools and a more consultative roll out approach.
Updated Implementation Date for Loan Product Advisor Changes that Align with FHA's TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard Technology
August 26, 2016 - The previously scheduled changes to Freddie Mac Loan Product AdvisorSM have been rescheduled from August 28, 2016, to September 25, 2016.
New Enhanced Relief Refinance Mortgage to Provide High-LTV Refinance Options Post-HARP
August 25, 2016 - At the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) we will extend the implementation of the Home Affordable Refinance Program® (HARP) through September 30, 2017, while we finalize our post-HARP high-LTV refinance offering.
Updates to Selling Requirements and Other Key Changes Announced in Guide Bulletin 2016-16
August 24, 2016 - Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide Bulletin 2016-16 announces updates to several selling requirements and other key changes.
The Redesigned URLA and ULAD Mapping Document are Here
August 23, 2016 - Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have published the redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application and the Uniform Loan Application Dataset Mapping Document.
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)
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.