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Know Before You Owe: Loan Estimate

The new form is part of our Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule that’s making the mortgage process work better for you. The Loan Estimate uses clear language and design to help you understand the key features, costs, and risks of a loan offer you’ve received from a lender.

Category: Data, research, and reports | Category: Info for consumers |

Three things to do before closing: What we learned from studying eClosing

Today we’re releasing the results of a pilot program where we explored tools and process changes that can help consumers better navigate closing by accessing and signing their closing documents in different ways. Specifically, we examined what would happen if there was more technology involved in the mortgage closing process, with documents being delivered electronically earlier together with online tools and resources. The electronic delivery and signing of closing documents using electronic signatures is sometimes referred to as eClosing.

Category: Info for consumers | Category: Policy and compliance |

The Know Before You Owe mortgage rule will take effect October 3, 2015

Today, we’re issuing a final rule delaying the effective date for the Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule to October 3, 2015. The Know Before You Owe rule will improve the way you’ll receive information about mortgage loans, both when applying for a loan and when you’re getting ready to close.