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In this Alert, Sun West will clarify its policy on the recurring question of changing the amount disclosed in Box 1 of the GFE (see Fig 1 below) throughout the loan process.
Sun West’s policy is that the amount disclosed in Box 1 of the GFE can only change due to a valid “change circumstance” (e.g. change in loan amount, appraised value, loan product, etc.) and only in proportion to the change in the circumstance. Absent other circumstances, per HUD guidelines, the loan changing from float to lock (e.g. the borrower locks in his rate) IS NOT a changed circumstance under which that amount disclosed in Box 1 of the GFE can change; therefore, in these instances, the amount disclosed in Box 1 cannot increase even if the premium (YSP) on the loan has increased. This applies for both Reverse Mortgages (i.e. HECM) and Forward Mortgages (i.e. Refi & Purchase).
For a detailed explanation of this issue, please click here for a copy of a legal memorandum issued to Sun West by the leading regulatory compliance law firm - Weiner Brodsky Sidman Kider PC.
For further explanation and discussion, please contact your Account Executive at (800) 453-7884.
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Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc.
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