Equity is the value YOU own in property such as a house. It’s the difference between what’s OWED and what the property is WORTH in the current market. The example this video shows – you have a house worth $300,000 today and you owe the bank $200,000. Your equity would be $100,000. If the house… Continue reading What Is Equity?
Federal “disclosure” forms define the information that creditor businesses MUST provide to consumers applying for real estate loans. As of Oct 1, 2015 lenders must provide TWO New “TRID” disclosure forms. for the most common kinds of real estate loans First, the Loan Estimate, which covers the key features, costs and risks of a mortgage… Continue reading What Do Lenders Have To Tell You About Your Real Estate Loan?
TRID rules apply to MOST consumer credit transactions secured by real property. These include mortgages, refinancing, construction-only loans closed-end home-equity loans, and loans secured by vacant land or by 25 or more acres. The rule does NOT apply to Home Equity Line of Credit transactions reverse mortgages mortgages secured by a mobile home or other… Continue reading What Kinds Of Loans Do TRID Disclosures Cover?
Creditors must continue to use the Good Faith Estimate, Truth-In-Lending Disclosure and the HUD-1 form for reverse mortgages, HELOCs, mobile home or other non-attached dwelling loans and others NOT covered by TRID. Housing assistance loans for low- and moderate-income consumers are partially exempt from TRID disclosures, and have specific rules. Creditors are not required to… Continue reading What Disclosures Are Used For Loans Not Covered By TRID?
Submitting these 6 pieces of information: Name Income Social Security Number Property Address Estimated Value of Property Mortgage Loan Amount sought constitutes a valid loan application under the TRID rule. You may apply and submit these in writing OR in oral form; a live conversation, or a phone call, backed by a written record of… Continue reading What 6 Pieces of Information Make A TRID Loan Application?
In addition to the required pieces: Name Income Social Security Number Property Address Estimated Property Value Mortgage Amount Sought a creditor may collect whatever additional information they deem necessary. However, as soon as you have provided the 6 required pieces, the creditor has 3 business days to provide a Loan Estimate for approved loans.
If your loan is approved, on the terms you requested the creditor is required to provide a Loan Estimate within 3 business days. If they determine that your application will not or cannot be approved they do not have to provide a Loan Estimate. Likewise, if you withdraw your loan application within that period they… Continue reading Do Creditors Have To Approve TRID Loans In 3 Days?
“Business day” is defined slightly differently for Loan Estimates and Closing Disclosures. For Loan Estimates, each day on which a creditor’s offices are open to the public count as a business day. Loan estimates must be delivered or placed in the mail no later than the 3rd business day after receiving your loan application. For… Continue reading What Is A ‘Business Day’ For Real Estate Loan Disclosures?
Under the TRID rule, creditors must retain Escrow Cancellation and Partial Payment Policy disclosures for two years; Loan Estimate records for three years after loan consummation and Closing Disclosures for FIVE years. If a creditor sells or transfers their interest they must provide a copy of the Closing Disclosure to the new owner or servicer… Continue reading How Long Must Creditors Keep Real Estate Loan Records?
The Loan Estimate documents the essential facts and terms of an approved real estate loan. It includes: loan terms projected payments and loan costs cash and costs at closing time the services for which you CAN and CANNOT shop in relation to the loan summary information with which to compare this loan to others and… Continue reading What Will The TRID Loan Estimate Tell Me?