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Critics complain about regulatory control over the mortgage industry, but new rules are paying off for consumers who face closing costs.
One of the most daunting aspects of applying for a mortgage - understanding the complicated, overlapping and inconsistent mortgage disclosure documents - will soon become easier to endure. The
Newly-approved federal regulations target a mortgage brokerage and origination practice that experts say contributed heavily to the mortgage meltdown and ultimately the greatest recession since the Great Depression. Effective
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