Single-Family News Center: Originate and Underwrite
Celebrating $50 Billion in Home Possible® Mortgages
Home Possible® is breaking the down payment barrier for very low- to moderate-income families, helping them achieve their piece of the American dream.
Loan Product Advisor Updates Support New VA Policies, Single Security and Home Possible
February 15, 2019 - We are updating Loan Product Advisor® to align with new Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) policies, the Freddie Mac Single Security Initiative and updates to Freddie Mac Home Possible®.
Barriers to Accessing Homeownership—Watch the Video from Freddie Mac and the Urban Institute
February 11, 2019 - View this informative video from the Urban Institute research Barriers of Accessing Homeownership. This event featured guest speaker, Danny Gardner, Freddie Mac's senior vice president, Affordable Lending & Access to Credit
Save Time with Enhanced Search Features in Loan Collateral Advisor
February 08, 2019 - The newest Loan Collateral Advisor® release includes search enhancements that help you get the information you want faster, while running fewer searches.
Sweat Equity Can Increase Homeownership Opportunities
February 07, 2019 - We're committed to tearing down barriers to homeownership to help you finance more mortgages for families with low to moderate incomes in rural areas.
Guide Bulletin 2019-4: Condo Project Requirements and More
February 06, 2019 - Guide Bulletin 2019-4 announces updates to condo project and income requirements, includes a reminder related to the Investor Reporting Change Initiative and more.
New Loan Product Advisor Updates Help You Work Faster
January 28, 2019 - On January 27, 2019, we updated Loan Product Advisor® with enhancements you told us would help you get more done faster.
Faster Access to Data with the New Business Intelligence Home Page
January 28, 2019 - The latest Business Intelligence release includes a new home page that offers immediate access to the data that's most important to you and lets you easily navigate to individual drill-down dashboards.
Rural Properties Appraisal Webinar
January 25, 2019 - Freddie Mac is offering a Reviewing Rural Properties webinar to help you better understand our appraisal requirements and flexibilities for rural properties. No need to book travel, you can login from anywhere. All you need is your Seller/Servicer number and access to Freddie Mac Learning.
Guide Bulletin 2019-3 Updates Selling Guidance and Requirements Related to the Federal Government Shutdown
January 16, 2019 - Guide Bulletin 2019-3 revises guidance and requirements related to the government shutdown which we previously announced on January 3, 2019.
CreditSmart - Steps to Homeownership Tutorial: New Enhancements
January 16, 2019 - Beginning January 29, we're excited to announce new enhancements to the CreditSmart® - Steps to Homeownership Tutorial.
Celebrating $50 Billion in Home Possible® Mortgages
January 15, 2019 - Since 2015, $50 billion in Home Possible mortgages have made sustainable homeownership a reality for more than 262,000 families. We're excited to celebrate this milestone for affordable lending.
Guide Bulletin 2019-1: Temporary Requirements Related to the Federal Government Shutdown
January 03, 2019 - Guide Bulletin 2019-1 provides temporary selling and servicing requirements so you may assist borrowers who may have been impacted by the federal government shutdown.
Federal Government Shutdown Will Not Impact Freddie Mac Operations
December 26, 2018 - The current federal government shutdown will have no direct impact on Freddie Mac. We will continue normal operations without interruption during the shutdown.
Finance Energy-Saving Improvements with GreenCHOICE Mortgages
December 19, 2018 - Freddie Mac's GreenCHOICE Mortgages℠, our solution for energy-efficient home improvements, can help make financing energy renovations easier. It's part of our multiyear plan to facilitate energy-saving improvements that could help families better sustain homeownership.
Uniform Closing Dataset Specification Update
December 11, 2018 - We're updating and republishing the UCD Specification and supporting artifacts to account for revised Seller data requirements, changes related to the CFPB's TRID Amendment, expanded allowable fee types and improved clarity.
Simplify Your Underwriting Process with Asset and Income Modeler (AIM)
December 11, 2018 - Through the expertise of third-party service providers, asset and income modeler (AIM) with Loan Product Advisor automates the manual processes of assessing borrower assets and income. Gain efficiencies in your underwriting process with AIM get your edge.
Temporary Selling Requirements Related to CA Wildfires; Updates Related to Hurricane Irma
December 06, 2018 - Guide Bulletin 2018-26 provides temporary selling requirements for certain mortgages secured by properties, or for borrowers with places of employment in certain zip codes in Butte County .
Flexible Financing and Innovative Features with CHOICEHome
December 06, 2018 - Wouldn't it be great to utilize more of our credit and collateral flexibilities with manufactured home borrowers? With our Freddie Mac CHOICEHome℠ pilot program, we're paving the way to do just that.
Guide Bulletin 2018-24: Single Security Updates, New Underwriting Flexibilities and 2019 Loan Limits
December 05, 2018 - Guide Bulletin 2018-24 announces updates that support the June 3, 2019 implementation of the Single Security. It also updates the Guide with new flexibilities and opportunities for your business.
Loan Product Advisor and Loan Selling System Updated to Align with 2019 Loan Limits
December 03, 2018 - Start taking advantage of the greater origination potential you have with the higher conforming loan limits. Loan Product Advisor has been updated to reflect the 2019 loan limits.
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.