Single-Family News Center: Originate and Underwrite
What's New with Your 2015 Scorecard
Your January 2015 performance data is now available in your Freddie Mac Servicing Success Scorecard. Become familiar with the changes made by attending our webinar.
Greater Transparency in Quality Control Brings Big Wins
March 31, 2015 - Learn more about the innovations in our post-funding quality control (QC) practices and what the big wins are for your business. Plus, checkout our chart which summarizes key information about our QC timelines and enforcement practices.
Is Your Next Customer About to Get Away?
March 03, 2015 - Help your borrowers tap into millions of dollars available in down payment assistance.
New Historical Guide Snapshot Available
February 27, 2015 - We recently published a new Historical Guide Snapshot, which reflects Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide requirements as published on December 18, 2014.
GSEs Publish Uniform Closing Dataset Delivery Specification
February 24, 2015 - Review the UCD Specification, which will help you create the XML file that must be delivered to the GSEs in the future.
New Single-Family Week in Review Email Now Available!
February 10, 2015 - Sign up to receive the new Single-Family Week in Review, which is a weekly email that highlights the prior week's important Single-Family news and announcements.
Freddie Mac Updates Fraud Mitigation Best Practices
February 03, 2015 - The Freddie Mac Financial Fraud Investigation Unit (FFIU) has updated and posted online its comprehensive Single-Family mortgage fraud mitigation best practices document.
FHFA Proposes Minimum Financial Eligibility Requirements for Seller/Servicers
January 30, 2015 - The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is proposing new eligibility requirements for Seller/Servicers that do business with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
QCIM Your One-Stop Shop for Quality Control
January 27, 2015 - Learn how you can use QCIM to upload whole loan files - another step toward making QCIM a one-stop shop for all your QC needs.
No Yard Work Required
January 21, 2015 - There are many advantages that make condos the right choice for certain homebuyers. As you look for ways to grow your purchase market business in 2015, reach out to potential condo buyers – first-time homebuyers, those with limited incomes, or current homeowners looking to downsize.
2015 is here and so is Loan Coverage Advisor!
January 12, 2015 - Freddie Mac Loan Coverage AdvisorSM is now available. This free application calculates and tracks the selling representation and warranty relief status for every loan you’ve sold to Freddie Mac.
Loan Prospector Aligning with Guide Changes for Home Possible Advantage
December 17, 2014 - We're updating Loan Prospector® on January 26, 2015, to support Freddie Mac Home Possible AdvantageSM, as announced in the Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2014-22 on December 8, 2014.
Uniform Closing Dataset High-Level Implementation Timeline
December 16, 2014 - Learn the latest news on timeline information and implementation recommendations for implementing the UCD.
Guide Bulletin 2014-24 Announces New Representation and Warranty Tracking Application and Other Requirement Updates
December 15, 2014 - Guide Bulletin 2014-24 introduces Freddie Mac Loan Coverage AdvisorSM and provides information on how Seller/Servicers can obtain access to this new application. The Bulletin also announces other important requirement changes.
Guide Bulletin 2014-22 Introduces New 97 LTV Mortgage Offering
December 08, 2014 - We are introducing Freddie Mac Home Possible AdvantageSM, a responsible mortgage option that offers more flexibility for maximum financing. The offering primarily adopts the affordable flexibilities of Home Possible® mortgages, but with the additional requirements.
Loan Prospector Updated to Reflect 2015 Loan Limits
December 04, 2014 - Loan Prospector® was updated today to reflect the 2015 loan limits.
2015 Loan Limits Announced
November 24, 2014 - We are maintaining our base conforming loan limits at the existing 2014 levels through December 31, 2015, and increasing the high-cost areas loan limits in certain counties.
Guide Bulletin 2014-21: Updates to the Selling Representation and Warranty Framework Life-of-Loan Exclusions
November 20, 2014 - We're enhancing the life-of-loan representation and warranties under the selling representation and warranty framework. The enhancements are detailed in Guide Bulletin 2014-21.
Get Ready for the 2015 Purchase Market
November 18, 2014 - It's time to start planning your 2015 business strategies. Purchase money will continue to dominate the housing market, so to help you understand what to expect and where to focus your efforts, hear our Chief Economist Frank Nothaft's projections.
Loan Prospector to Align with Recent Guide Requirements
November 13, 2014 - On November 24, 2014, Loan Prospector® will be updated to align with the changes to the requirements for Freddie Mac Home Possible® mortgages announced in Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2014-18.
Reminder to Notify Freddie Mac of Organizational Changes
October 28, 2014 - Today we published an Industry Letter to remind all our customers about our requirements to notify Freddie Mac if your company is undergoing ownership or organizational changes.
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.