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  1. Three new changes proposed to the 'Know Before You Owe' rules.

  2. Later this year, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will reach its sixth anniversary, but if Congressional Republicans have their way, Dodd-Frank won’t reach anniversary number seven and many of the financial reforms enacted by the landmark law will be repealed or replaced.

  3. Only 20% of loan officers entering the workforce speak a second language other than English.

  4. "The best piece of advice for a home buyer, when thinking about whether to buy or rent, is to evaluate how long they're going to live in the home."

  5. More Americans than forecast signed contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes in March, an encouraging sign as the housing market was entering its busiest selling season of the year.

  6. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) addresses frequently asked questions about the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule. One of the questions addressed was how to show flood insurance premiums on the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure.

  7. Title Resource Network (TRN) recently received certification that it is in compliance with ALTA's Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best…

  8. The American Land Title Association (ALTA) worked extensively with national lenders and the CFPB to develop a framework of Best Practices for…

  9. So you say you want to buy a home but you’re locked out of the market because you don’t have enough money for a down payment. Or you don’t have adequate savings to meet lenders’ requirements on financial reserves. Or you have a “thin” credit file that lenders find tough to score and accept.

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