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Understanding Your Loan: Cash And Transaction Summaries

  Page 3 of your Closing Disclosure will compare cash requirements from your Loan Estimate to your actual final charges. If “Did this change?” is “YES” notes for changed sections should be provided. The bottom line final “Cash to Close” is the money you will need...

Understanding Your Loan: Closing Cost Details

  Page 2 of your Closing Disclosure details specific closing costs. Section A includes: Origination charges collected by the lender Origination fees paid to brokers, loan officers or other parties and Discount Points – prepaid interest. These figures should...

Your Rights And Rules For Closing Disclosures

  The Closing Disclosure documents the actual terms of your loan transaction. You should receive it no later than 3 business days before consummation. It must be in writing – paper or digital. If the loan terms or costs change prior to consummation, your...

Understanding Loan Estimate Comparisons

  Page 3 of your Loan Estimate includes measures to help you compare loans. “In X Years” shows the total amount you will have paid in that time, and the dollar amount applied to your loan principal. The ratio between total paid and principal reduced may change...

Calculating Your Cash To Close

  Page 2 of the Loan Estimate provides the current ESTIMATED cash to close. Some costs will stay the same between estimate and closing. Some will change. A – Origination Charges – should match. B – Can’t Shop – 10% Tolerance C – Can...

Understanding Your Loan Estimate: Other Costs

  Real estate transactions require taxes, certain pre-payments, and escrow funding. Recording fees are charged by government agencies for keeping legal ownership records, while “transfer taxes” may be imposed by states, counties and municipalities on real estate...

Understanding Your Loan Estimate: Services You CAN Shop For

  These costs are paid to outside parties and YOU are free to shop and compare providers for a variety of services. These might include pest inspection, or  a survey to verify property lines or a range of Title-related services. Title services might include: a...

Understanding Your Loan Estimate: Services You Cannot Shop For

  These costs are paid to outside parties, not the lender, but you don’t get to choose them. They may include: appraisal, which puts a value on your property on the lender’s behalf a credit report on you fees to assess flood risk of your property, or for ongoing...

Understanding Your Loan Estimate: Page 2, Loan Costs

  Closing costs are fees paid when the title of the property is transferred to the buyer making them the legal owner. Origination Charges are fees collected by the lender for the loan process. They may including fees for handling the loan application and...

Understanding Your Loan Estimate: Terms, Payments and Closing Costs

  The first page of your Loan Disclosure shows the Loan Terms Projected Payments and Costs at Closing. The Loan Amount, of course is the total you are borrowing. But the Interest Rate alone doesn’t represent all of your borrowing costs. The APR figure on Page 3...