The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shut the door on the comment period for its proposal to amend part of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule involving changes to the Closing Disclosure form. The bureau’s proposed amendments sought to resolve the "black hole" issue under TRID, an issue NAFCU strongly supports.
[Expert commentary] The deadline to achieve Uniform Closing Dataset compliance is upon us, and it will prove challenging. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s UCD requirement deadline of September 25 is mere days away. So what are the available options in order to meet the UCD delivery requirements?
The National Association of Realtors secured a victory in the changes announced Friday to the much-anticipated Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Know Before You Owe rule. The bureau gave much more concrete explanations for one of the biggest problem area — the closing disclosure.
Previously averaging around $5,000 in total for RESPA violations, TILA-RESPA fines will be even higher because these penalties are assessed per day rather than per infraction, and the violation doesn’t need to be “knowing” or “reckless” in order to merit a penalty.
Agency reveals new loan disclosures after 2 years of study
November 20, 2013
Lenders will be required to start utilizing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s finalized "Know Before You Owe" loan disclosure documents in an effort to more efficiently lay out mortgage terms for homebuyers, the bureau announced this week.
[Subscribers only] Multigenerational living, where two or more adult generations live under the same roof, is becoming a growing trend in the U.S. Currently about 19% of Americans now live in a multigenerational household, the highest level since 1950. That amounts to about 60.6 million adults in 2014, up from 57 million adults in 2012. And homebuilders have taken notice, designing houses specifically catered to this segment.
Would-be homeowners are inundated with picture-perfect examples of new and remodeled homes brimming with upgrades. But in the real world, homebuilders and investors must calculate the rate of return on these sometimes fleeting trends, weighing what buyers want with what they can actually afford. This feature looks at which features buyers of different age demographics consider the most important, and what that means for sellers.
We’ve found that the handling and posting of payments during bankruptcy has been a widespread issue in our testing environment. Specifically, there is increased risk exposure in pre-and post-petition payment application and treatment, both inside and outside of the bankruptcy plan. Servicers and sub-servicers have created manual workflow workarounds to address the issue, however, it does open the servicer up to more exposure to calculation errors.