Category Archives: Mortgage Services

Stewart’s Dawn Lewallen speaks on a panel discussion at the Oklahoma Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Conference

Stewart’s Compliance Counsel Dawn Lewallen spoke on a panel discussion entitled “Bringing the new Closing Disclosure to the closing table” at the Oklahoma Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The panel of experts discussed the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) regulations that will impact quoting title insurance and …Read more

CFPB Fact

The integrated mortgage disclosure rule from the CFPB affects much more than loan forms and consumer qualifications. Every third-party service provider a lender deals with must be able to comply with regulations – and if they can’t, the lender is held responsible for mistakes. To reduce that risk before the CFPB rule goes into effect …Read more

Tight Credit Continues to Take Its Toll on Housing Sales

The last normal housing market in the U.S. was 2001 to 2002. Then came the subprime-driven housing bubble when the only requirement to qualify for a loan was a pulse rate in some instances. Greed drove the get-rich-quick housing bubble, while loose credit was the water and fertilizer. We all admit that the level of …Read more

CFPB Fact

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created to watch over the interests of American consumers in financial products and services of all kinds. On August 1, 2015, the bureau’s rule governing integrated disclosure forms for mortgage lending will go into effect – bringing a significant change to industry practices and standards. Are you prepared? …Read more

A Breakdown of the New CFPB Rules

The new regulations from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are geared toward providing the customer with a more transparent transaction. To help achieve this transparency, the agency has proposed seven changes to the real estate process. The changes touch almost every aspect of the real estate transaction, including the process, the length of time …Read more

A CFPB Overview

Many things changed in the U.S. economy after the market crash a few years ago. One was the establishment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Created as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act, the new government agency’s stated goal is to focus on fairness and transparency in many types …Read more

Updated December 2012 Residential Lending Forecast

So many of you responded to a blog last week on forecast residential lending forecasts by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), with the updated forecasts today from the MBA and Fannie Mae, attached are the latest tables, charts and the respective forecasts from December 2012. Since October 2011, the total …Read more