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Industry News
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
NAIC Adopts Model Data Security Law Although California Already Leads the Nation »
During its summer meeting in August, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Cybersecurity Working Group and I...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Home Style Question for October »
Q. Popular homes from the 1950’s and 60’s. Typically, single story homes with large windows and geometric lines. Often...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
President Trump's Tax Framework and California Property Taxes »
President Trump’s tax plan for individuals, as introduced, could impact the decisions of potential buyers and sellers of C...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
SEC Charges Fraud in REcoins Cryptocurrency Offering »
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a complaint against the individual and companies behind an alleged c...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Mortgage Free Boomers Less Common »
According to Fannie Mae, paying off the mortgage going into retirement has become less common in recent years. The 33 mill...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Rates Continue Upward Trend »
Freddie Mac reported higher rates last week in its weekly mortgage market survey. The average 30 year fixed mortgage rate...
Monday, September 18, 2017
FinCEN Expands GTOs to Wire Transfers »
On August 22nd the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced the issuance of revised Geographic Targeting...
Monday, September 18, 2017
Home Style Question for September »
Q.     Small, cozy homes from a storybook.  Charming leaded windows and decorative walkways.  Thinks l...
Monday, September 18, 2017
eRecordings Move Forward »
The Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) recently reported that there are now 1,700 recording jurisdictions electr...
Monday, September 18, 2017
Reverse Mortgage Rules Change »
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced new rules for government-backed reverse mortgages that...
Monday, September 18, 2017
California Leads in Speed of Loan Closings »
California home loan closings for millennial borrowers averaged 37 days in July according to the Ellie Mae Millennial Trac...
Monday, September 18, 2017
California Title Industry Generates $287 Million in Premiums During First Half of Year »
The California title insurance industry generated over $827 million in title insurance premiums during the first half of 2...
Monday, September 18, 2017
Freddie Mac Sees Potential for Higher Rates »
Freddie Mac reported that the 30-year mortgage rate remained unchanged last week at 3.78 percent, although, following a sh...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Fed Investigation of Foreclosure Bid Rigging Yields Convictions »
A real estate investor was recently sentenced to 21 months in prison after being convicted in December of 2016 of rigging...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
CAR Files Ballot Measures to Extend Transfer of Base Year Values »
Today, under certain circumstances, homeowners over the age of 55 can transfer the lower tax value of their home to a new...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Home Style Question of the Month »
Q. Bungalow style front porches, low-pitched roofs, intricate woodwork and stonework, arched interior doorways.  Ori...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Earnings Remain Strong Although Orders Decline »
  Fidelity National Financial Fidelity National Financial reported second quarter pre-tax e...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Corelogic Adds Clareity Software »
According to Inman News , CoreLogic has announced that it added Clareity security software solutions to its suite of Real...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Stewart Information Services purchases Retail Division of Title365 Co. »
According to The Title Report , Stewart Information Services Corp. has acquired the retail branch division of Title365 Co...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
More Reporting on Foreign Financial Transactions Possible »
Since August 2016, the title industry has been operating under temporary Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) issued by the...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
San Francisco Street Sold at Tax Sale for $90K in Unpaid Taxes »
A Bay Area real estate investor now owns a grand circular street running through Presidio Terrace, a gated community in th...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Wall Street Journal Reports Increase in PACE Loan Defaults »
The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that there has been a substantial increase in loan defaults in the PACE prog...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Redfin Files for Initial Public Offering »
Real estate company Redfin, which started in 2004, has filed for an initial public offering in a bid to raise capital. The...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Bankrate Agrees to Red Ventures Acquisition »
Bankrate Inc. announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Red Ventures, a U.S. based data company, in a $1.2 billion de...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
CoreLogic Housing Credit Index Increases Slightly; Matches Average for 2001-03 »
The CoreLogic Housing Credit Index (HCI), covering mortgage credit risk, increased slightly in the first quarter of 2017 c...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Nevada Adopts Electronic Notary Law »
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed a state measure ( AB 413 ) in June enacting new statutes regarding remote electronic...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
CFPB Publishes Alert on Wire Fraud and Final TRID Amendments »
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently published two important notices. First, at ALTA's and the Title Ac...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Mortgage Rates Continue to Rise »
Last Thursday Freddie Mac released the results of its primary mortgage market survey, showing average mortgage rates risin...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Ca Department of Business Oversight Issues Release on Acceptable Evidence of Disbursement Date »
The Department of Business Oversight recently issued updated information regarding acceptable evidence of compliance w...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
CLTA Panel Focuses on Rapidly Changing Landscape for eNotarization »
ENotarization was the focus of a Technology panel at last month’s CLTA convention that was moderated by Paul Flores of Fid...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Warren Buffet Lunch Aids California Charity Work, Including Housing Support »
The winner of this year’s auction for a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett is helping a good cause. Th...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Fannie Mae Accepts Electronic Notarization »
Fannie Mae is now accepting delivery and servicing of mortgage loans with electronic documents, including security instrum...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Conforming Loan Limits Increased »
For the first time in a decade, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced an increase in conforming loan limits for Fan...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Highest Fraud Risk Metro Areas »
CoreLogic reports that the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Core Based Statistical Area is ranked 9th in its fraud risk inde...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
California Title Premiums Rise in 2016 »
California saw a 6.8% increase in title premiums in 2016.  According to the ALTA, California ranked number 2 in title...

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