Single-Family News Center: Originate and Underwrite
Holiday Eviction Suspension
Freddie Mac is temporarily suspending all scheduled eviction lockouts from December 18, 2015 through January 3, 2016.
Loan Prospector Updated to Align with Manufactured Housing MI Requirements
February 03, 2016 - On January 28, 2016, we updated Loan Prospector® feedback messages to align with Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2015-21.
Independent Dispute Resolution Announced in Guide Bulletin 2016-1
February 02, 2016 - In today's Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2016-1, we announce the Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) process, which provides a cost-efficient alternative to litigation and a more certain representations and warranties framework.
Spoiler Alert: Our Preview Now Prevents Surprises Later
January 19, 2016 - We've expanded the AllRegs® Guide preview site to include the reorganized Guide content that will be published in its final form on March 2, 2016.
UCDP Appraisal-Sharing Solution Effective February 7
January 06, 2016 - Beginning February 7, 2016, a new appraisal-sharing solution within the UCDP® will enable correspondent lenders to easily share appraisal information with their aggregators.
Loan Prospector December Updates to Align with Guide Bulletin and FHA Requirements
December 22, 2015 - We’ve updated Loan Prospector® to align with recent Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletins and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan requirement announcements.
Guide Bulletin 2015-21 Reissued with Updated Effective Date for Home Possible Pricing and Custom MI Changes
December 18, 2015 - As a follow up to our earlier announcement, we reissued Guide Bulletin 2015-21 with a revised effective date for the Home Possible® and custom mortgage insurance changes.
Revised Implementation Date for Home Possible Pricing and MI Changes
December 16, 2015 - We've heard your concerns about the effective date for the changes in Guide Bulletin 2015-21. To support your adoption timeline, we’re revising the implementation date of the Home Possible® and MI changes announced in the Bulletin.
Get Ready for Freddie Mac’s UCD Collection Solution
December 15, 2015 - Find out how our UCD collection solution will enable you to easily send closing data to Freddie Mac in accordance with the UCD specification.
Freddie Mac Loan Delivery – Process Enhancements and New Job Aids Available
December 10, 2015 - We've added new job aids that make it easier to prepare Form 996E – Warehouse Provider Release and Transfer and Form 1034E – Custodial Certification Schedule.
Explore Smart Ways to Make Your Mortgage Business Go "E"
December 10, 2015 - The influence of the digital age is steadily gaining ground in the mortgage industry and Freddie Mac fully embraces this "e"volution.
Updates to the Home Possible Delivery Fee Rates and More in Guide Bulletin 2015-21 - Updated
December 09, 2015 - We are announcing changes to the pricing structure and delivery fee rates for Home Possible mortgages in Guide Bulletin 2015-21. Review critical information in this article on managing your pipeline and the billing process for Home Possible delivery fees.
The GSEs Announce Future Updates to the URLA
December 08, 2015 - Learn how the GSEs are revising the URLA to provide lenders and borrowers with an easier and more consumer-friendly form.
Loan Prospector Updated to Reflect 2016 Loan Limits
December 03, 2015 - Loan Prospector® was updated December 1, 2015, to reflect the 2016 conforming loan limits.
Guide Bulletin 2015-20: Updates to Eligibility Requirements for Borrower Funds and Reserves
December 02, 2015 - In today's Guide Bulletin 2015-20, we announce updates to Borrower Funds and Reserves for certain eligible asset types, changes to requirements for Occupant Borrower Contributions and 2016 loan limits.
2016 Loan Limits Announced
November 25, 2015 - We are maintaining our base conforming loan limits at the existing 2015 levels through December 31, 2016, and increasing the high-cost areas loan limits in certain counties.
GSEs Publish Updates to the UCD Specification and Resources
November 17, 2015 - Learn more about the updated UCD specification, which lenders and software providers will need to implement and deliver to the GSEs.
Loan Prospector Enhancements Scheduled for November 21, 2015
November 12, 2015 - As a reminder, we're updating Loan Prospector® on November 21, 2015. Please also make note of additional Loan Prospector changes.
We've Got a Brighter Idea in Loan Production
November 12, 2015 - Freddie Mac Loan Advisor SuiteSM, launching in 2016, is the future of how we’ll do better business together and exemplifies our commitment to providing you with easy-to-use technology.
Combating Mortgage Fraud Aimed at Falsely Raising Credit Scores
November 03, 2015 - Our new article spotlights three common fraud schemes aimed at raising credit scores. Learn what they are and how you can help combat them.
Doing Better Business Together With Improved Guide Design and Usability
October 28, 2015 - We know how critical it is for you to access our Guide requirements quickly. That's why we're reorganizing the Guide to make it easier to locate specific information.
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.