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New RESPA rules make closings difficult

Significant changes to federal rules under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) took effect Jan. 1. Although the Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and HUD-1 forms were redesigned to make it easier for home buyers to understand settlement costs, the changes have made closings more difficult for lenders. According to the National Association of Realtors, the new rules require mortgage ...

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