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TRID: The Cost of a Better Experience

The implementation of the new Know Before You Owe or TRID rules were market my initial delays that have given way to relative calm. However, half of lenders surveyed in the 2nd quarter Survey of Mortgage Originators indicated that...

TRID, Brexit, or Something Else?: Delays Level Off

The average time-to-close, as measured by closed listings reported from MLSs, rose modestly in July relative to a year earlier. July’s 3-day delay was roughly in line with the 3.1 day delay averaged over the prior 3 months. The...

Brexit: Lower Rates with Little Delays

Brexit, the vote by British citizens to leave the European Union, could have far reaching implications for international trade, but it could take several years to realize the full impact. In the near term, it means lower mortgage rates,...

Closing Documents Remain Elusive, but Change Coming

Lenders’ reluctance to share closing disclosures (CDs) with REALTORS® rose in the 2nd quarter of 2016 according to responses to NAR’s Survey of Mortgage Originators. Under the new Know Before You Owe or TRID rules, the HUD-1 closing form...

TRID Costs and Lender Optomism in the 2nd Quarter

Lenders continue to deal with the effects of TRID and wavering investor demand but are more optimistic about investor demand for mortgage in the second half of 2016.  Those are some of the sentiments expressed in the Survey of...