In reference to new citation under 1026.19(e)(3)(iv) – Comment 5, it mentions when disclosing under good faith that “any disclosures must be based on the best information reasonably available…at the time [revised disclosures] are provided to the consumer.”
It then refers to an example using a rate lock extension fee that reads: For example, if the creditor issues revised disclosures reflecting a new rate lock extension fee for purposes of determining good faith under § 1026.19(e)(3)(i), other "charges" unrelated to the rate lock extension must be reflected on the revised disclosures based on the best information reasonably available to the creditor at the time the revised disclosures are provided.
With the above background listed, my scenario is this:
If the Loan Estimate was provided on Monday, September 10th. We acquired the purchase contract on Wednesday, September 12th. Within the contract is an escrow deposit, seller credit, home inspection fee, and a pest inspection fee. We received a signed rate lock agreement on Friday, September 14th, which will require a revised disclosure.
My question is:
When compiling the revised disclosure, should the escrow deposit, seller credit, and inspection fees be listed since it states in one area that “any disclosures must be based on the best information reasonably available”? While a deposit and seller credit are not charges (see below), inspection fees would be but would be but in the variations permitted category.
As it relates to "charges", in the example that it gives in the same section, it alludes to only “charges” so one could as it would meet the point of the regulation since it is the best information readily available that we have at the time of the revised disclosure
Just wanted to get some thoughts.
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