Closing Archive

Closing Delays Rise Unexpectedly

NAR Research began tracking closing delays following the implementation of the TRID or Know Before You Owe rules. These rules changed the settlement process adding new closing documents, tolerances for fees, and timelines. The time-to-close a loan, the period...

Closing Delays Continue to Subside

The housing finance market continues to normalize in the way of TRID and Brexit related delays. The average delay in time-to-close (TTC), the time from when a sale goes under contract to settlement, eased from 3.4 days in September...

Lesson Learned: Few Risky Mortgage Products in the Market

Three years after the ability to repay (ATR) rule was implemented, the risky mortgage products that became common during the last boom and helped fuel the unsustainable run-up in prices are rare. That is one of the key takeaways...

Closing Delays Ease in September

After peaking at 3.9 days in August, delays in the settlement process eased in September. The difference in time to settle a sale eased relative to last year by 3.4 days. Settlement delays surged in wake of Brexit as...

64 Percent of Contracts Were Settled on Time

In reporting on their last contract that went into settlement or was terminated over the period June–August 2016, respondents indicated that 64 percent of contracts were settled on time, 30 percent had delayed settlement, and six percent were terminated,...