On February 5, 2018, NAR sent a letter to the US House of Representatives urging support for H.R. 1153, “The Mortgage Choice Act.” H.R. 1153 is bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Ed Royce (R-CA), David Scott (D-GA), Steve Stivers (R-OH), Mike Doyle (D-PA), and David Joyce (R-OH). The bill would make adjustments to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) definition of points and fees under the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule. An identical bill passed the House with greater than two-thirds vote in the last Congress. The Mortgage Choice Act will enhance competition in the mortgage and title insurance markets, and ensure that consumers will be able to choose the lenders and title providers best suited for their home buying needs.
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