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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Board of Equalization Publishes Letter on Assessing PACE Improvements »
The BOE published a letter to county assessors that the PACE financing is similar to assessing the value of public improve...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Homes in Northern California are Selling Quickly at Prices Above Asking »
According to Redfin.com, Northern California was home to three of the top five real estate markets in the nation in terms...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
NAIC Continues to Explore Cyber Security »
As the CLTA reported last June, the NAIC Cybersecurity Task Force received feedback from interested parties, including the...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
ALTA Information Security Bulletin: Social Engineering and Phishing »
Last year, ALTA created an Information Security Committee to develop cyber awareness, prevention, detection and response/r...
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Mortgage Applications Up Slightly Nationwide, Refinance Applications Touch Lows »
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) reported last week that mortgage applications rose 1.5% from the week earlier whi...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Reauthorizing National Flood Insurance Program Takes Priority over Dodd-Frank »
House Financial Services Committee Chair Jeb Hensarling told CNBC that the Committee plans to take up Dodd-Frank reform th...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Federal Mortgage Interest Deduction - California May Differ »
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has ruled out changes on the deductibility of mortgage interest. Mnuchin is quoted...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Housing Funding Targets Private Sector »
The Assembly Housing Committee recently held an informational hearing on California housing affordability. One of the pre...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Major Title Insurers Report Earnings »
The American Land Title Association reports that insurers posted positive 2016 earnings. Fidelity National Fin...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
ALTA, Industry Groups Support Effort to Bar G fees Covering Non-related Expenses »
U.S. Finance Post | March 14, 2017 An association of the housing industry's top trade organizations including ALTA de...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Blockchain and Title Insurance »
  Blockchain and Title Insurance Most everyone has heard of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency and digital paymen...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
FS-ISAC a Key Resource for UTC Information Security Personnel »
  FS-ISAC a Key Resource for UTC Information Security Personnel The CLTA Technology Committee is strongly...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
CLTA Creates Electronic Notarization/Remote Notary Task Force »
  CLTA Creates Electronic Notarization/Remote Notary Task Force At the direction of the CLTA Board of...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Nevada HOA Super Lien Saga Continues »
  The Nevada HOA Super Lien Saga Continues The Nevada Supreme Court declined to follow a 2016 Ninth Circui...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Williamson Act Contract Cancellation for Solar Use Easement »
  Williamson Act Contract Cancellation for Solar Use Easement Until January 1, 2020, property owners and c...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
TRID and Trump - Oh My »
  TRID and Trump - Oh My It’s been over a year since the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s adopted...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
MBA Outlines Approach for GSE Reform »
  MBA Outlines Approach for GSE Reform The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released a paper outlini...
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...
Monday, December 19, 2016
eNotarization Update »
  eNotarization Update The National Notary Association recently released What Business Needs to Kno...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Impact of LA Affordable Housing Vote Unclear »
  Impact of LA Affordable Housing Vote Unclear The recent election has a major message to builders – urba...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Higher Loan Limits Set »
  Higher Loan Limits Set Conforming loan limits are set to rise in 2017 according to the Federal Housing...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Overtime Rules Put on Hold »
  Overtime Rules Put on Hold A federal judge enjoined the overtime rules set to go into effect on Decembe...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Home Equity Loans Face Rate Reset »
  Home Equity Loans Face Rate Reset Many home equity loans taken out 10 and 11 years ago, are facing int...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
MBA Forecast »
MBA Forecasts Over One Trillion Dollars in Originations in 2017 The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) forecasts $1.1...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
FinCEN Advisory »
FinCEN Advisory to Financial Institutions on "Cyberevents" The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has relea...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
CFPB Structure Ruled Unconstitutional – HUD RESPA Interpretation Upheld »
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled unconstitutional the CFPB’s structure that prevents t...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Q2 2016 Title Premium Volume Up »
ALTA reported title insurance premium volume increased 3.9 percent during the second quarter of 2016 when compared to the...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
ALTA Consumer Survey Shows 40% Confused by Title Fee Calculation on Closing Disclosure »
Over 40 percent of American homebuyers feel taken advantage of or are confused by the calculation of title insurance fees...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Latest CoreLogic Report Shows Increase in Mortgage Fraud Risk »
CoreLogic released its latest Mortgage Fraud Report . As of the end of the second quarter of 2016, the report shows a 3...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Mortgage Rates Climb Very Slightly »
Last week’s data released by Freddie Mac shows that the 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to 3.47 percent with an avera...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Most Mortgaged Metros in the U.S. - Three in California »
LawnStarter, a lawn care provider, put together data from the U.S. Census Bureau to show the 14 metros with the highest pe...

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