Agency Proposed Rule on Appraisals for Higher-Risk Mortgages

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.