Agency Proposed Rule on Appraisals for Higher-Risk Mortgages

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On August 15, the Fed, CFPB, FDIC, FHFA, NCUA, and OCC issued a proposed rule to establish new appraisal requirements for “higher-risk mortgage loans”. The proposed rule would implement amendments to the Truth in Lending Act enacted by the Dodd-Frank Act, which classify mortgage loans as higher-risk if they are secured by a consumer’s home and have interest rates above a certain threshold. Comments must be submitted by October 15. Joint Release. Proposed Rule.