What Will The TRID Loan Estimate Tell Me?

 

The Loan Estimate documents the essential facts and terms of an approved real estate loan. It includes:

  • loan terms
  • projected payments and loan costs
  • cash and costs at closing time
  • the services for which you CAN and CANNOT shop in relation to the loan
  • summary information with which to compare this loan to others

and other important details such as appraisal, insurance, late payment, refinancing, loan assumption policy and whether this lender intends to service this loan.

The Loan Disclosure is a dynamic form; it will include information that IS related to YOUR loan and may leave out information that is NOT so forms from different lenders or for different loans may not look identical.

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How Long Must Creditors Keep Real Estate Loan Records?

 

Under the TRID rule, creditors must retain Escrow Cancellation and Partial Payment Policy disclosures for two years; Loan Estimate records for three years after loan consummation and Closing Disclosures for FIVE years.

If a creditor sells or transfers their interest they must provide a copy of the Closing Disclosure to the new owner or servicer and both parties must retain it for the remainder of the 5-year period. Records CAN be stored digitally but it is NOT required.

TRID does not define how long consumers should keep disclosure records.

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What Is A ‘Business Day’ For Real Estate Loan Disclosures?

 

“Business day” is defined slightly differently for Loan Estimates and Closing Disclosures.

For Loan Estimates, each day on which a creditor’s offices are open to the public count as a business day. Loan estimates must be delivered or placed in the mail no later than the 3rd business day after receiving your loan application.

For Closing Disclosures, a business day is defined as all calendar days except Sundays and the Federal public holidays The Closing Disclosure must be provided to you at least 3 business days PRIOR to loan consummation.

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Do Creditors Have To Approve TRID Loans In 3 Days?

 

If your loan is approved, on the terms you requested the creditor is required to provide a Loan Estimate within 3 business days.

If they determine that your application will not or cannot be approved they do not have to provide a Loan Estimate.

Likewise, if you withdraw your loan application within that period they do not have to provide the Loan Estimate.

However, if the creditor does NOT supply the Loan Estimate in the required time approving and issuing the loan later under your original application terms will make them non-compliant with TRID Regulation Z.

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Can Creditors Collect Information Beyond The 6 Required Pieces?

 

In addition to the required pieces:

  • Name
  • Income
  • Social Security Number
  • Property Address
  • Estimated Property Value
  • Mortgage Amount Sought

a creditor may collect whatever additional information they deem necessary.

However, as soon as you have provided the 6 required pieces, the creditor has 3 business days to provide a Loan Estimate for approved loans.

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What 6 Pieces of Information Make A TRID Loan Application?

 

Submitting these 6 pieces of information:

  • Name
  • Income
  • Social Security Number
  • Property Address
  • Estimated Value of Property
  • Mortgage Loan Amount sought

constitutes a valid loan application under the TRID rule.

You may apply and submit these in writing OR in oral form; a live conversation, or a phone call, backed by a written record of the conversation is a legitimate application.

Once these 6 pieces of information are submitted a creditor MUST supply a Loan Estimate for approved loans within 3 business days.

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What Is A Credit Bureau Score And How Do Lenders Use Them?

 

As we show you in this video, a credit bureau score, or “credit score” is a number based upon your credit history that represents the possibility that you will be unable to repay a loan.

Lenders use it to determine your ability to qualify for a mortgage loan.

The better the score, the better your chances are of getting a favorable loan.

Know your score and ensure that lenders have current information about it.

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What Is The Best Way To Compare Loan Terms Between Lenders?

 

Watch this video and take a few notes!

First, devise a checklist for the information from each lending institution. You should include:

  • the company’s name and basic information
  • the type of mortgage
  • minimum down payment required
  • interest rate and points
  • closing costs
  • loan processing time
  • whether prepayment is allowed

Speak with companies by phone or in person. Be sure to call every lender on the list the same day as interest rates can fluctuate daily.

In addition to doing your own research your real estate agent may have access to a database of lender and mortgage options or suggest a variety of different lender options.

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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 over time.

The APR shows interest PLUS fees as an annual ratio – APR is the actual percentage this loan costs per year.

The TIP figure relates the interest you will pay over the life of the loan to the loan amount. For example – a TIP value of 25% on a $100,000 loan means you will pay $125,000 – $100K principal plus $25K interest – over the life of the loan.

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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 ownership transfers.

Prepayments may include homeowner’s insurance premiums on the property mortgage insurance, if required property taxes for a period of months in advance, and prepaid interest, typically for the period from closing to the first mortgage payment.

Escrow funding may also be required against future annual charges for homeowners insurance, mortgage insurance and property taxes.

Title insurance on YOUR legal ownership – “Owner’s Title Policy” – may be designated as optional, which only indicates that it is not required by this creditor.

Some of these “Other Costs” may vary substantially between Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure ask your lender about the tolerance rules or watch the video “Could My Loan Cost Exceed The Loan Estimate?”

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