The Office of Management and Budget is expected to complete its review of HUD's RESPA Rule in a "few days" so it can be issued for public comment by the end of February, according to a Housing and Urban Development official. HUD deputy assistant secretary Gary Cunningham said the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act proposal will enhance the Good Faith Estimate so mortgage applicants receive a clear disclosure of the loan terms and settlement costs. The new GFE will also provide a better disclosure of the mortgage broker fee. Once OMB clears the RESPA proposal, HUD will submit it to Congress for a 15-day review before it is published for a 60-day comment period.

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