Beginning January 1, 2010, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) reforms – drafted primarily to help consumers become better shoppers for settlement services – go into effect, and lenders and title agencies must comply with the new regulations. However, lenders can begin using the new Good Faith Estimate (GFE) laid out in the RESPA reforms at any time, so title companies must be ready to use the new HUD-1 Settlement Statement starting now. Stewart Title is ready.
The only title underwriter with its own title and escrow production system incorporating the new HUD-1
Stewart is the only title company that maintains its own title and escrow production system. That system, AIM®, is used in every one of our offices. And, since we’ve already loaded the new HUD-1 into the AIM system, it means every Stewart office can handle your transactions with the same high level of service whether they require the old or new HUD-1 form.
All our closing personnel have been trained on the new HUD-1, and we are already working with some lenders to make the transition as smooth as possible.
We’re getting ready and we’re helping you to be ready, too.
At Stewart Title, we are constantly seeking ways to help our customers adapt to the continually shifting challenges you face. Therefore, we’ve created educational materials to help you understand the new changes taking place as a result of the RESPA reform that can be obtained through our website and your local office.
Contact your local Stewart Title representative for more information on the RESPA reform, new HUD-1 and how Stewart Title is ready to handle your transactions under the new rules.
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