New Mortgage Rule August 1 – Know Before You Owe

On August 1, the Know Before You Owe mortgage rule goes into effect. One of the important requirements of the rule means that you’ll receive your new, easier-to-use closing document, the Closing Disclosure, three business days before closing. This will give you more time to understand your mortgage terms and costs, so that you know before you owe.

Giving you three business days to review your Closing Disclosure before you sign on the dotted line is designed to protect you from surprises at the closing table. It also gives you time to consult with your lawyer or housing counselor and ask all the questions you might have about the terms of your mortgage.

For most Americans, buying a home means taking out a mortgage loan. The Dodd-Frank Act requires us to combine the Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act disclosures. You receive these disclosures shortly after you apply for a mortgage and shortly before you close on the mortgage.

read more and see examples of new forms at: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/knowbeforeyouowe/

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