Texas REALTORS® 2018 Winter Meeting | Feb. 9-13 | Austin, Texas

Legal FAQs for REALTORS® — Advertising
Loan Information In Ads

Translate this page

Legal disclaimer

Can you briefly outline the requirements I must comply with if I put any loan information, such as the monthly payment or interest rate, in an ad? (updated Jan. 1, 2002)

If the ad contains loan information, those terms must be available to a qualified borrower. If a rate of finance charge is set out (interest, points, loan fees), then the words "annual percentage rate (APR)" must be used. The advertisement must state the APR and whether the finance charge can increase over the term of the loan. If the advertisement contains information about the down payment, term, payment amount, or finance charge, then all of the following information must be disclosed: down payment, term, APR, and whether the rate may be increased. Mentioning only the APR will not trigger the additional disclosures. If specific information other than the APR is mentioned, such as the loan amount, down payment, etc., then the disclosures are triggered.

Legal Disclaimer: The material provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended and should not be considered as legal advice for your particular matter. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Applicability of the legal principles discussed in this material may differ substantially in individual situations.

While the Texas Association of REALTORS® has used reasonable efforts in collecting and preparing materials included here, due to the rapidly changing nature of the real estate marketplace and the law, and our reliance on information provided by outside sources, the Texas Association of REALTORS® makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee of the accuracy or reliability of any information provided here or elsewhere on TexasRealEstate.com. Any legal or other information found here, on TexasRealEstate.com, or at other sites to which we link, should be verified before it is relied upon.

advertise with us