The Truth In Lending Act of 1968 (TILA 1968), also known as Regulation Z was designed to protect consumers by requiring full disclosure of all lending fees to a potential buyer prior to purchase and settlement.
How Will Amended Regulation Z Changes Affect Buyers and Sellers?
Regulation Z has recently been amended, and will apply to loan applications filed on or after July 30, 2009. It’s a law and a fairly complex one at that. I included the full amended link here.The tiny print just reminds me to get my eyes checked.
“Say What?” is a fairly common response to the question of, “How are you preparing to respond to the new provisions of Reg Z?
Highlights of Regulation Z Changes Effective July 30, 2009:
Here are the simple bare bones highlights of the Regulation Z changes. And just for fun let’s start with the “fly in the ointment” provision in item 3 below, since not all readers will bother clicking to the second page (you know who you are ;-).
- Your Lender must give you a TILA good faith estimate within 3 business days after you apply for a loan. No other fees except for a credit report can by collected by your Lender at this time.
- There is a 7 day waiting period before you can close on a property, after you receive your TILA good faith estimate, known as the “early disclosure” period.
- If the annual percentage rate (APR) changes by .125 percent, your lender is required to give you, the borrower, a new TILA Disclosure AND the Lender and the Borrower must wait an additional 3 Business Days before closing the loan. As a borrower you need to know that the Annual Percentage Rate includes other costs related to settlement, not just the interest rate. Think about that for a minute, an Read the rest of this entry »
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