Nation: NAR Comments on TRID Rulemaking

On October 18, 2016, NAR sent a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) commenting on its recent proposed rule amending the Know Before You Owe (KBYO) regulation, or “TRID.” While KBYO has resulted in more transparency for consumers and better accountability of financial institutions, ongoing compliance issues remain, costing time and money forContinue reading “Nation: NAR Comments on TRID Rulemaking”

Nation: CFPB Clarifies TRID

NAR has been actively monitoring the implementation of the “Know Before You Owe” also known as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Feedback from REALTORS across the nation highlighted the reluctance of lenders to share the new mandated Closing Disclosure (CD) with real estate professionals. Lenders have been refusingContinue reading “Nation: CFPB Clarifies TRID”

Nation: NAR Wants TRID Guidance

On June 7, 2016, NAR sent a letter to the CFPB asking the Bureau to issue specific written guidance on the Know Before You Owe regulation, or “TRID,” in its upcoming Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.  Reliable, written guidance is critical for effective implementation of the rule.  NAR urged the Bureau to 1) clarify that lenders canContinue reading “Nation: NAR Wants TRID Guidance”

CFPB Proposes TRID Delay

On June 17 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it would propose to delay the RESPA/TILA Integration or TRID until October 1 due to issues with the Administrative Procedures Act and also to push implementation further into the fall after school starts. NAR has been leading the effort to ensure an effective implementationContinue reading “CFPB Proposes TRID Delay”

REALTORS ASK CFPB for Grace Period

The National Association of REALTORS and its industry allies have asked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to implement a grace period for compliance with new rules for loan closing procedures and settlement documents. The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and Truth in Lending Act integrated disclosure rule is set to take effect August 1. WhenContinue reading “REALTORS ASK CFPB for Grace Period”

Get Ready For RESPA Changes

On November 20, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its final rule to integrate the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and Truth in Lending Act (TILA) disclosures and regulations. The final rule integrates existing disclosures with new requirements from the Dodd-Frank Act to improve consumer understanding of the mortgage process, aid inContinue reading “Get Ready For RESPA Changes”

House Passes 3 Percent Fix

NAR Government Affairs has been closely monitoring the implementation of rules by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  As part of the implementation of the Qualified Mortgage (QM) regulations, CFPB included in the 3 percent cap on fees and points, amounts paid to affiliate title companies and insurance escrows when there is an affiliate involvedContinue reading “House Passes 3 Percent Fix”

Industry and Consumer Groups Call for Broad Qualified Mortgage

NAR spearheaded a 33-member coalition in sending a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray calling for a broadly defined Qualified Mortgage (QM) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  Several meetings with CFPB led NAR and others to believe that CFPB is considering a narrow QM more inContinue reading “Industry and Consumer Groups Call for Broad Qualified Mortgage”