A lender submitted a loan for purchase and I need help with a TRID violation that I found on the loan. The lender forgot to include two fees in the finance charges and the final closing disclosure signed by the borrower is understated by $535. Typically, we've always asked for a refund cure from the lender for the amount understated and a revised closing disclosure. The lender reviewed the situation and responded to me with this:
"After reviewing this loan I concur that neither the Purchase Review Fee ($500) nor the Wire Transfer Fee ($35) were included in the finance charge.
These fees are setup to be included in the finance charge. Support has looked into the issue and it appears that a user mistakenly or accidentally removed the check boxes. We are in the process of modifying our security settings to ensure that only limited users will have the security to change the prepaid finance status of any fees.
I have generated new calculations and the Finance Charge is now $93,017.70;
Amount Financed is $97,496.59;
and APR is 5.076%.
The APR did not increase beyond tolerance.
The change does not impact the amount of closing costs nor does it change the cash to close required from our member; therefore this does not constitute a post-consummation event (1026.19(f)(ii)) nor does it fall under the clerical error carve out (1026.19(f)(2(iv)) so there is not a way to cure but rather it is a technical violation that we will report to stakeholders."
The lender is stating that yes, the finance charge was understated, but this is not something that can be cured as it is was not a good faith estimate of itemized charges 1026.19(f)(2)(v), and it was not a clerical error. At this point we have two options:
• non-purchase for non-compliance with TRID
• allow even though there may be harm to borrower.
Would issuing a refund (cure) for an understated Finance Charge (assuming the Finance charge was understated by more than $100) bring the loan into compliance with TRID similar to issuing a tolerance cure for a specific closing cost fee increase?
We are doing a second mortgage where the first mortgage is already in escrow.
1.) Should we disclose the estimated escrow on page 1 of the Loan Estimate with No for being in escrow or should we completely leave them off since the borrower is already in escrow.
2.) On Page 4 of the Closing Disclosure how should we disclose here as well, and if we select no escrow, our only options are because the customer declined it or your lender does not offer one. Neither of these fit our situation because the customer is already in escrow with us, so they didn't decline it nor did we not offer one.
We offer a discounted rate with some of our ARM products. We use the index at the time the rate was set to calculate the fully indexed rate throughout the entire loan and that is what is disclosed on the LE and CD.
Under what circumstance would we locate an updated index from a the date of closing or within 45 days of closing and disclose a blended APR. Would this be a 2 time construction closing? We disclose based on once the rate/index is locked that is the rate/index we use when we close. Unless of course the loan is re-locked for any reason.
Are we required to always follow the E-sign rules when emailing a CD to the borrower 3 days before closing? For instance if we deliver the CD by email (without following E-sign) and the borrower replies that they have received and read the CD, is that sufficient proof that the CD was delivered 3 days before closing? We do not require the borrowers to sign the CD.
Are we allowed under TRID to add a release fee to a consumer mortgage payoff? The fee would be for recording the satisfaction of mortgage.
Asking this question for both current and future rules:
On a construction-permanent loan application that has only one closing and one set of LE/CD disclosures for the transaction, what should the "sale price" be on the LE/CD with a transaction that involves a seller?
Should it only be the amount of the purchase price or should the cost to construct be included with the purchase price? I'm leaning towards the purchase price only based on 1026.37(a)(7) but we've been adding in the construction costs for some time now without criticism...
Can a co-borrower be added to a loan after a closing disclosure is issued?
We have a consumer real estate ARM loan that was originally set as a 5 year ARM with a 10 year term. The loan was booked. Two months into the loan the borrower wants to make the term of his loan to 15 years instead of 10. We did not change the rate and the payments went down because the term was extended. We made the changes on a change in terms/modification document. Is this a change that should have required new TRID disclosures, or is this considered a subsequent change an no new disclosures are required?
I understand we have to send out a full set of initial disclosures when a product changes from CNV to FHA and a new 3 day wait period applies, but when it changes from FHA to CNV is a redisclosure package enough or we do need to send a full set of initial disclosures?
If an early Closing Disclosure has been issued and the borrower now wants to add a co-borrower, what are the compliance issues that need to be reviewed?
Under Reg Z, is there a new 7 day waiting period to close due to a 'new' application' with the co borrower?
Do we go off of the date of application of the 'co borrower' or the original primary borrower application?
This is not technically a changed circumstance, but if no fees are increased that break tolerances, nor a program change, is there an issue?