The rules for how lenders are required to disclose mortgage information to home buyers are about to change dramatically. In the interest of a smoother transition, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has delayed the effective date of these rules, known as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rules, from August 1, 2015 to October 3, 2015.
Mortgage lenders will face new requirements for providing financing information to home buyers during the mortgage application process. These rules will also affect how real estate attorneys and brokers manage the conclusion of a transaction because lenders will be required to send home buyers specific disclosures before a closing can occur and certain financial details of a transaction cannot be altered without a new disclosure form being issued.
Real estate professionals are encouraged to advise their clients who are close to choosing a home and applying for a mortgage to inquire with their lender about how these new rules may affect their mortgage application.
For more information about the new disclosure rules, please visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website.