CFPB Announces No Change in HPML Appraisal Exemption Threshold

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The CFPB recently announced that it, along with the Comptroller of the Currency and Federal Reserve Board, issued a final rule that will maintain the current exemption threshold to the appraisal requirement for higher priced mortgage loans (HPML). The initial exemption threshold was $25,000, and the threshold is subject to annual adjustment based on changes in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers. Currently transactions of $27,200 or less are exempt from the HPML appraisal requirement, and based on the final rule that dollar exemption threshold also will apply for calendar year 2021.

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