Closing Docs They Are A-Changin’

It’s your job to get your clients to—and prepare them for—the closing table. It’s our job to keep you current so you can do that with confidence. Please know that effective Oct. 3, the HUD-1 Settlement Statement, Good Faith Estimate, and Truth-In-Lending Disclosure Statement retire. Two new forms take their place:  the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure. As part of its “Know Before You Owe” campaign, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launched a website we think does the best job at explaining the new forms. The website also details the why behind the changes. Check it out ASAP. And yes, as you likely guessed from the headline, there are a few Bob Dylan fans at IAR. Rock on, REALTORS®.


Four Safety Aspects Examined in Webinar Summit
NAR on Sept. 9 is hosting a half-day safety summit for your members featuring four webinars: 1) Safety in rural areas, 2) Data security, 3) Everyday safety hazards, and 4) 21st century safety issues. The summit is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Central Time.

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