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Fraud Alert
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
E-mail Scam Alert: Association Phishing Scam »
Published:  January 24, 2017 It has come to the attention of the CLTA that individuals have attempted to target o...
Monday, March 14, 2016
CLTA Fraud Alert! »
  Published:  March 14, 2016 It has come to the attention of the CLTA that the incidence of URL spoofi...

News Express
Monday, December 19, 2016
CLTA's 110th Annual Convention - SPONSOR NOW! »
  CLTA's 110th Annual Convention - SPONSOR NOW! Early Bird Sponsorship Opportunities Available...
Monday, December 19, 2016
CLTA Publishes 2016 Edition of the Annual Summary of Legislation »
  CLTA Publishes 2016 Edition of the Annual Summary of Legislation The California Land Title Associat...
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
FinCEN Provides Verbal Clarification on GTO Frequently Asked Questions »
The US Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) on Tuesday provided verbal clarification to the American L...
Monday, August 22, 2016
Governor Signs Legislation Increasing Cap on Notary Fees »
Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on August 17th that raises the fee cap for acknowledgments and jurats to $15 – a 5...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Reporting Required by FinCEN for Housing Markets in California »
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) for a number of U.S. hous...

CLTA News
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
2017 Directory Available Now! »
  2017 CLTA Directory Available Now! The 2017 CLTA Annual Directory is now in the hands of our valued members!...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
CLTA Welcomes New Member Title Company »
  CLTA Welcomes New Member Title Company The CLTA is pleased to welcome a new title company as Regular...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
New CLTA Form Filings »
  New CLTA Form Filing CLTA Interim Binder The CLTA Interim Binder, which is not a policy of title i...
Monday, December 19, 2016
CLTA CD-ROM Publications to Expire Soon »
  CLTA Manual and P&E Forms Publications Contained on Former CD-Rom Disc Set to Expire 12/31/16. CLTA mo...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
CLTA Welcomes New Regular Member »
CLTA Welcomes New Member Title Company Real Advantage Title Insurance Company , which does business throughout the...

Sacramento Report
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Second Home Mortgage Deduction Eliminated to Fun Low-Income Housing »
  Second Home Mortgage Deduction Eliminated to Fund Low-Income Housing Assembly Bill 71 (Chiu) increase...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Follow-up on Transfer on Death Deeds »
  Follow-up on Transfer on Death Deeds The Legislature authorized a Transfer on Death Deed in 2015 followi...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
State Financing for School Employee Rental Housing »
  State Financing for School Employee Rental Housing Assembly Bill 45 (Thurmond) would require that th...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Housing Sustainability Districts Proposed for Local Government »
  Housing Sustainability Districts Proposed for Local Government Assembly Bill 73 (Chiu) proposes to...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Homeownership Savings Accounts »
  Homeownership Savings Accounts Assembly Bill 53 (Steinorth) would allow a deduction for contributio...

Industry News
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
FHA Cuts Mortgage Insurance Premium »
  FHA Cuts Mortgage Insurance Premium HUD announced a quarter-percent reduction in the annual FHA mort...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Pending Acquisition of American Coast Title »
  Pending Acquisition of American Coast Title loanDepot has acquired Closing USA, a national title, escrow...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
California Has Some Expensive Zip Codes »
  California has some Expensive Zip Codes and 5 out of 10 Most Expensive Metropolitan Areas The Forbes Ann...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
New Home Mortgage Applications Face Rising Rates »
  New Home Mortgage Applications Face Rising Rates Mortgage applications for newly built homes increased 2...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Cybersecurity Law to Remain Priority for NAIC »
  Cybersecurity Law to Remain Priority for NAIC The ALTA reports that the NAIC's Cybersecurity Task Force...

Court Cases
Monday, December 19, 2016
Execution Sale »
  Lee v. Rich The court reversed the trial court's order granting plaintiff-debtor's motion for restitut...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Escrow »
  Alereza v. Chicago Title Company Chicago Title admitted its employee negligently listed the wrong name...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Trustee's Sales »
  Mendoza v. JP Morgan Chase Bank In this action to set aside a trustee's deed, a borrower challenged...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Encroachments / Equitable Easements »
  Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association v. McMullin The court upheld an injunction requiring the removal of imp...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Guaranties: LSREF 2 Clover Property LLC v. Festival Retail Fund 1 »
After a trustee's sale plaintiff lender filed an action against defendant guarantor to recover under a guaranty. The court...

President's Message
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Letter from CLTA's President, Steve Tjaden »
I am extremely honored and proud to accept this year’s appointment as President of the CLTA. I would like to thank E...

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