The CFPB is requesting that the deadline for the new “good faith estimate” disclosures (aka “TRID”) be delayed for two months to allow lenders more time to transition into the the new forms…and because the CFPB made an “administrative error” that would have caused a delay with enforcing the rule. From the CFPB’s website:
Mortgage rates have been marching higher. This week we have very few economic indicators scheduled to be released. Mortgage rates may take their directions from stocks – often moving in the opposite direction. Right now, rates for a jumbo mortgage 30 year fixed are lower than conforming rates!
Washington State has a couple of regulations that require certain safety features are installed in a home before a buyer can purchase it. When these items are not installed in the home at the time of the appraisal, or if the appraiser cannot easily find them, then the appraiser or underwriter will require that these items be installed prior to closing. This can potentially delay the closing and/or increase cost if the appraiser has to go back to the property to re-inspect for the missing items.
Here I am again, writing my “Monday rate post” on a Wednesday. This week has been busier than usual…I think part of that is spill over from the short week and more activity with home buyers. As this is the first week of June, we will have the Jobs Report on Friday which tends to impact the direction of mortgage rates.