By Tim Anderson,
Director of eServices, DocMagic, Inc.
As we all know (and can’t get away from by now), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued a rule that they state will simplify and improve disclosure forms for mortgage transactions. For applications received on or after August 1, 2015, the Loan Estimate must be provided to the consumer three business days after the application, and the Closing Disclosure must be provided to the consumer three days before closing.
The new Combined Disclosure Regulation is going to force lenders to connect to title agents at the time of application and prior to closing to ensure compliance. As some of the recent posts on Closing Call have discussed, there are tolerances and limits on the increases to closing costs. Here’s the official word on closing-cost increases, extracted straight from the CFPB’s Final rule on simplified and improved mortgage disclosures: