Updated CMS Lock Policy

June 19, 2020rashtonBulletin


Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC (CMS) is pleased to announce the market conditions that led to temporary suspensions of some lock terms and exception requirements have been resolved and effective Monday, June 22, 2020 CMS will resume following our normal rate lock policy. As a reminder, CMS generally offers 15-day, 30-day, 45-day, and 60-day lock terms. Lock terms and requirements may vary by loan product and state — see rate sheets for details. The standard minimum lock terms outlined below.

Conventional Government Streamline Government Full Doc
Milestone Minimum LockTerm Minimum LockTerm Minimum LockTerm
Started 45 30 45
Disclose Ready 45 30 45
Processing 45 30 45
Submittal 30 30 30
Decision 30 30 30
Approval 30 15 30
Final Conditions In 15 15 15
Clear to Close 15 15 15


Lock Extensions:

  • Maximum of up to two extensions
  • Maximum extension period of 15 days in the aggregate
  • Current extension fee charges remain in place (see rate sheet)
  • Free 3 day remains in place (existing policy applies)
  • No additional concessions will be considered for extension fees charged


Please contact an Account Executive with any questions.

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