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Can the final mortgage costs be different from the Good Faith Estimate (GFE)?

Some costs can change, but others can't.

If you obtained your loan after January 1, 2010, the following items listed on the Good Faith Estimate (GFE) can't increase:

  • The “Origination Charge” listed in Block 1
  • If your interest rate is locked, the “Credit or charge (points) for the specific interest rate chosen” in Block 2
  • If your interest rate is locked, your “Adjusted Origination Charges” listed in Box A
  • The Transfer Taxes listed in Block 8

The following items listed on the most recent Good Faith Estimate (GFE) you received can't increase in total by more than 10 percent at closing:

  • Services listed in Block 3, which are services for which your lender chooses the provider
  • Title services and lender’s title insurance charges listed in Block 4, if you use a company identified by your lender
  • Owner’s title insurance listed in Block 5, if you use a company identified by your lender
  • Charges listed in Block 6, if you select a company listed for those services in Block 6
  • Government recording charges listed in Block 7

The following items can change:

Tip: If you have a problem with your mortgage, you can submit a complaint with the CFPB online by calling (855) 411-CFPB (2372).

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