Single-Family News Center: Originate and Underwrite
Freddie Mac Launches New Housing Blog
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.
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.
Freddie Mac Reinforces Its Commitment to Rural Housing in Guide Bulletin 2014-5
April 01, 2014 - In response to a directive issued by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, we are publishing Guide Bulletin 2014-5 which provides certain clarifications and additional guidance on our appraisal and eligibility requirements for properties located in rural areas.
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.
Submitting Missing or Incomplete Documents for PLs in QC and Other QC Updates
March 13, 2014 - We are making changes to our QC file review processes, including giving you the opportunity to submit missing and incomplete documents during performing loan (PL) reviews.
GSEs Publish UCD MISMO-Mapping Document to Support CFPB’s Closing Disclosure
March 11, 2014 - Learn more about the Uniform Closing Dataset and next steps for lenders and vendors.
Phase II Freddie Mac Proprietary Messages in the UCDP Coming June 2014
February 26, 2014 - As we announced in November 2013, we are implementing the second phase of Freddie Mac's proprietary messages in the UCDP®, as part of our Greater Purchase Certainty initiative and in our continued effort to support collateral quality. The second phase of Freddie Mac's proprietary messages in the UCDP will be implemented in June 2014.
Upcoming Loan Prospector Enhancements to Align with Recent Guide Requirement Changes
February 25, 2014 - Loan Prospector® is being updated to align with recent requirement changes related to asset documentation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules on disclosure of appraisals and other valuations under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and resubmissions after the note date.
New Self-Service Password Reset Capability for Single-Family Business Applications
February 24, 2014 - This self-service solution will provide increased security and make doing business with us easier.
ULDD Phase 2 Tips and Selling System Updates
February 18, 2014 - Access the updated ULDD Addendum and learn about selling system enhancements
Changes to Home Possible Delivery Fees, Form 16SF, and Other Updates Announced in Guide Bulletin 2014-2
February 14, 2014 - Read today's Guide Bulletin to learn about changes to Form 16SF, reimbursement of condo, HOA, PUD assessments and other Selling requirements.
February 2014 UCDP Notification and UAD Update
February 11, 2014 - Review the latest UCDP® and UAD updates in the new February 2014 UCDP Release Notification and UAD Update.
Arch U.S. MI Acquires CMG from PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. and CMFG Life Insurance Company
January 30, 2014 - CMG, a current Freddie Mac-approved mortgage insurer, was purchased today from PMI Mortgage Insurance Co.
Reminder: UCDP January 26 Release
January 13, 2014 - On January 26, 2014, we are implementing the second phase of the conversion of current UAD compliance warning edits to fatal UAD edits in the UCDP®, as outlined in the November 2013 UCDP Release Notification and UAD Update.
Selling and Servicing Requirements in Response to CFPB Rules Take Effect This Month
January 03, 2014 - We are reminding Seller/Servicers that our revised selling and servicing requirements announced in response to several of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau final rules become effective this month.
Loan Prospector Provides New Feedback Messages
January 02, 2014 - Learn about new Loan Prospector® messages that support CFPB requirements.
Loan Prospector Updated to Reflect 2014 Loan Limits
December 06, 2013 - Loan Prospector® was updated to reflect the 2014 loan limits on December 5, 2013.
New Mortgage Insurance Master Policy Requirements
December 02, 2013 - FHFA issued a press release today announcing changes to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae mortgage insurance master policy requirements.
Addressing Concerns in Response to Implementation of the New CFPB Property Valuation Requirements
November 26, 2013 - We heard your feedback on how our property valuation messaging is impacting your implementation of the new disclosure requirements for property valuation information announced in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) final rule on the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) amendment under Regulation B, and we are addressing your concerns.
Reminder & Notices
Loan Prospector Maintenance Notification
Loan Prospector® will be unavailable beginning at 10:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 15 to 11:00 a.m. EST on Sunday, March 16, for routine system maintenance. The system will resume normal hours at 5:30 a.m. on Monday 17.
Freddie Mac's Schedule for Systems and Customer Support
Check out Freddie Mac’s schedule for systems and customer support.
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.