The best the outgoing Bush administration will do for opponents of the controversial regulations Issued under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act is to delay until January aggressive enforcement of the rules published earlier this month by the Department of Housing and Urban Development The regulations are scheduled to take effect Dec. 2.

'Those groups asking for a delay in the effective date have not shown us anything new or anything we overlooked,' said Alfred A. DelliBovl, deputy secretary of HUD. 'But that doesn't mean we'll have the Respa police out at every crossroad at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 3,' added DelliBovi, who is leaving HUD to become president of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York.

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