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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
Friday, July 7, 2017
California Supreme Court Upholds Broad Application of Documentary Transfer Tax »
On June 29th, the California Supreme Court decided 6-1 that a change of ownership under Proposition 13 justifies charging...
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Recording Fee Legislation Passes Senate on Party-Line Vote; Measure Now Moves to State Assembly »
Senate Bill 2 (Atkins), which would fund affordable housing through a substantial increase in recording fees, passed out...
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Recording Fee Legislation Awaits Vote on Senate Floor »
Senate Bill 2 (Atkins) , which would fund affordable housing through a substantial increase in recording fees, is current...
Friday, May 19, 2017
CA Dept. of Business Oversight Issues Release on Acceptable Evidence of Disbursement Date »
ALTA Settlement Statement Acceptable The Department of Business Oversight recently issued updated information...
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...

CLTA News
Monday, August 14, 2017
Live Webinar: Lender's Conditions/Instructions to Title & Escrow: Pitfalls & Hidden Gems »
CLTA is pleased to offer:   Lender's Conditions & Instructions to Title & Escrow:  Pitfalls and Hi...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Jeff Kerns Elected CLTA President »
Newly installed CLTA President Jeff Kerns started his title career at family-owned Yosemite Title in 1977 while he was sti...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
CLTA Settlement Committee Approved by Board »
The CLTA Board approved a new standing committee, the Settlement Committee.  By establishing the committee, the Board...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
CLTA Supports Review by California Supreme Court »
The CLTA filed a request with the California Supreme Court asking the court to accept a case for review relating to lien p...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
CLTA Elects New Officers »
The CLTA Board of Governors and membership at large elected the following officers to serve from July 1, 2017 through June...

Sacramento Report
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Transfer on Death Deed Called into Question »
California enacted legislation in 2015 to permit a revocable transfer on death deed (RTODD) with a “sunset” provision, whi...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
July Deadline Leaves 200 Bills Adrift as Legislature Adjourns for August Recess »
A pair of legislative deadlines came and went in July, requiring bills to pass out of their policy committees by July 14th...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Legislation Allowing Accent Marks on Vital Records Moves to Appropriations Committee »
Assembly Bill 82 (Medina) would require the State Registrar to require diacritical marks to be properly recorded on marr...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Governor Brown Signs Legislation Dismantling Board of Equalization »
Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 102 in June to drastically scale down the California State Board of Equalization and...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
CLTA Joins Coalition Opposing Expansion of Government Subpoenas »
The CLTA has joined a business coalition opposed to Assembly Bill 814 (Bloom) , granting pre-litigation administrative su...

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...

Court Cases
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Voidable Conveyance »
PGA West Residential Association v. Hulven International Cal.App. 4th Dist., Div. 2 (E064270)  8/9/17 Pla...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Dedication »
Surfrider Foundation v. Martins Beach 1, LLC Cal.App. 1st Dist. (A144268) 8/9/17 The court affirmed the trial...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Unlawful Detainer / Collateral Estoppel »
Ayala v. Dawson Cal.App. 1st Dist. (A142830) 8/4/17 Plaintiff was evicted from the subject property in...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Trustee's Sales »
Conroy v. Wells Fargo Bank Cal.App. 3rd Dist. (C078914) 7/28/17 This is another case in which homeowners live...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Wrongful Foreclosure »
Crossroads Investors v. Federal National Mortgage Association (On Remand) Cal.App. 3rd Dist. (C072585)  7/26/...

President's Message
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Message from CLTA President - Jeff Kerns »
I am very honored and proud to accept the appointment of President of the CLTA. I wish to thank Steve Tjaden for his outs...
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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