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URLA DELAYED, CHANGES PENDING

At the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are communicating that the optional use period for the redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA) form and corresponding datasets will not begin on July 1, 2019 as previously scheduled. The effective date of the form will be revised and an updated version will be provided at a later date. The revised Uniform Residential Loan Application was initially scheduled to be […]

FHFA ADDS LANGUAGE PREFERENCE QUESTION TO URLA

Recently the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced its decision to add a preferred language question to the redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA).  This question will enable borrowers who prefer to communicate in a language other than English to identify that language.  It also provides clear disclosures that the mortgage transaction is likely to be conducted in English and that language resources may not be available. The addition of this question is part of […]

URLA IMPLEMENTATION TIMELINE

On September 26, 2017 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) published guidance on the implementation timeline for the redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA). Demographic Information Addendum The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has finalized their Technical Corrections and Clarifying Amendments to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Regulation C. The GSEs have updated the Demographic Information Addendum based on this final rule. The changes were made only to the form instructions and not […]