The Closing Disclosure Explained

The Closing Disclosure Explained

On October 3, 2015, federal regulations mandated the implementation of a new form – the Closing Disclosure (CD) – for most residential loan transactions.  This new form replaces the HUD-1 Settlement Statement and Truth-in-Lending document that was previously

required for residential transactions.

2016-05-24_0032This is a brief overview of the Closing Disclosure.



Page 1

Page 1 of the Closing Disclosure includes the following


  • Loan terms
  • Loan amount
  • Interest rate
  • Monthly P&I, and
  • Any prepayment penalty or balloon payment.

This page also discloses the amount of the monthly

escrow deposit for taxes and insurance, states the

total closing cost amount for the borrower and

how much money the borrower will need to bring

to settlement.2016-05-24_0036


Page 2 of the Closing Disclosure is similar to the

HUD-1 Settlement Statement.  It provides a

breakdown of all the closing costs and fees associated

with the transaction, as well as the party responsible for

paying each of the costs and fees.








2016-05-24_0037Page 3

Page 3 of the Closing Disclosure demonstrates the calculation for the amount the borrower must bring to closing.  This page also provides a comparison to the charges disclosed on the Loan Estimate, so that borrowers can see the difference between the amounts on the Loan Estimate and final Closing Disclosure.  The rest of the page shows summaries of the borrower and seller costs and credits.












2016-05-24_0038Page 4

Page 4 lists the other terms of the loan, including:

  • Whether the loan is assumable
  • If the loan has a demand feature
  • If there is a late payment fee
  • If the loan is negatively amortized
  • Whether the lender will accept partial payments
  • Informs the borrower the lender will have a security interest in their property.









2016-05-24_0039Page 5

Page 5, contains the following under “Loan Calculations”:

  • Total of payments over the life of the loan
  • Finance charge
  • Amount financed
  • Annual Percentage Rate (APR)
  • Total interest percentage information

Under “Other Disclosures” the consumer will find information about :

  • Appraisal (if applicable)
  • Contract details
  • Liability after foreclosure
  • Refinance information
  • Tax deductions

The bottom of Page 5 contains Contact Information for the parties involved and signature lines.