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Colorado Division of Real Estate Adopts New Rules Regarding Mortgage Brokers

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The Colorado Division of Real Estate recently adopted two new rules for mortgage brokers regarding (i) mortgage broker licensing education requirements (Rule 1-4-1), and (ii) dual status disclosure requirements (Rule 7-1-1). Rule 1-4-1 clarifies the education requirements for individual mortgage broker applicants and licensees. Rule 7-1-1 finds that an individual’s dual status (i.e., acting as a mortgage broker and real estate broker in a single transaction) is a material fact that must be disclosed to the borrower. A dual status mortgage broker must complete and submit a disclosure form to the borrower within three business days after receipt of a loan application or any moneys from a borrower. The final text of Rules 1-4-1 and 7-1-1 was published in the February 10, 2009 Colorado Register and both rules became effective March 2, 2009. 

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