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Industry News
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...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
CLTA Leads in Supporting PACE Changes »
The CLTA has been at the forefront of seeking consumer protections for Californians obtaining PACE financing and encouragi...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
FBI Warns of Surge in Wire Transfer Fraud via Emails »
The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center reported that fraudsters sought to steal $5.3 billion using compromised business...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Public Companies Announce First Quarter Results »
Old Republic Old Republic International reported that its title segment posted pre-tax income of $40.4 mil...
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...

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