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Are You Ready for August 1st October 3rd?

By: Kimberly Rosenberg, President and Title Counsel

Real Estate transactions are going to change significantly with the implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s final integrated mortgage disclosure rule on August 1st October 3rd. Below is a list of some things you should be doing now to help ensure your office is ready for all of the changes. Keep in mind that this list is not all encompassing, and is being offered as a way to provide practical tips to help you get prepared for the changes.

1. Update your software and sign up for training on the new forms. The new borrower’s closing disclosure and the new seller’s disclosure will replace the HUD-1 for the majority of residential loan transactions that are originated on or after August 1st October 3rd. This change will require new closing software. You should get on your service provider’s list for the update and schedule your training. If you have not heard from your software provider on this issue, check and make sure your software provider is preparing for the new forms, and if not, start looking for a new provider NOW.

Familiarizing yourself with the new forms and the new timelines for delivery is also important. You will want to have a good understanding of the forms ahead of your first closing under the new rule. Information on the new forms is available at The forms are part of a program the Bureau calls “Know Before You Owe”.

2. Register with Closing Insight. Closing Insight is a closing collaboration portal where closing attorneys and lenders can communicate directly in a secure environment. Some lenders will require the use of Closing Insight for all of their loan transactions originated on or after August 1st October 3rd. You can register for Closing Insight at

3. Register your fees with ClosingCorp. ClosingCorp is a provider of fee management solutions. Lenders will be looking at companies like ClosingCorp when they complete the fee sections on the new Loan Estimate.



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