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May 19, 2015 - The Single-Family Week in Review provides you with a summary of the previous week’s Single-Family news and announcements every Monday morning.
FHFA Releases an Update on the Development of the Single Security
May 15, 2015 - The Federal Housing Finance Agency released an update which details progress on the single mortgage-backed security that would be issued by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
Updates to Mortgage Eligibility Requirements in Guide Bulletin 2015-7
May 14, 2015 - Guide Bulletin 2015-7 provides updates on requirements for stable monthly income qualification sources, construction conversion and renovation mortgages, property eligibility, and includes other important updates and reminders.
HARP Extended Another Year
May 08, 2015 - The Federal Housing Finance Agency directed Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to extend the implementation of the Home Affordable Refinance Program® (HARP) through December 31, 2016.
Stay Vigilant About Fraud as the Housing Market Springs Forward
April 30, 2015 - We're encouraging Sellers and Servicers to continue watching out for fraud even though there's good news about market demand, interest rates, and the mortgage industry.
Freddie Mac Proprietary Messages in the UCDP Scheduled for June
April 29, 2015 - Beginning June 30, 2015, the Uniform Collateral Data Portal® (UCDP®) will deliver new Freddie Mac proprietary feedback messages for appraisals submitted to Freddie Mac and will return a proprietary non-overrideable hard stop code.
Improve the Loan Manufacturing Process with QCIM’s Enhanced Management Reporting Feature
April 28, 2015 - We've updated the powerful Management Reporting feature in Quality Control Information Manager (QCIM) to help you access data faster and more easily.
Landlords Beware: It’s a Great Time to Buy a Home
April 23, 2015 - The spring homebuying season is in full swing and we expect it to be the best year for home sales since 2007. As you plan your business strategies, renters are a key market segment that you should consider reaching out to.
Revised Requirements for Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Released
April 17, 2015 - At the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, we released the revised private mortgage insurer eligibility requirements (PMIERs) that take effect on December 31, 2015. The PMIERs apply to private mortgage insurance companies that provide coverage for loans sold to Freddie Mac.
Loan Prospector’s July 19 Release Streamlines Assets and Reserves Requirements
April 15, 2015 - We’re updating Loan Prospector® on July 19, 2015, to help streamline your underwriting process. These changes reflect Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide requirements published on April 9, 2015.
More Business Opportunities and Flexibilities with Guide Bulletin 2015-4 Changes
April 09, 2015 - You'll have new opportunities to reach more borrowers with the requirement updates we announced in Guide Bulletin 2015-4. We're also introducing a number of changes that will make it easier for to you to manage your business with Freddie Mac.
Uniform Closing Dataset Split Disclosure Guidance and Other Updates
April 07, 2015 - Learn about resources and guidance to support your implementation of the UCD and "split disclosures."
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.
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.