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Industry News
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Tech Construction Company Gets Funding – Another Uses 3-D Printing »
California start-up Katerra Inc. received over $800 million in funding from SoftBank Group and other investors. Katerra,...
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Mulvaney Wants CFPB to Stick to the Law »
A newly released strategic plan from the CFPB for the 2018-2022 fiscal years emphasizes sticking to the Bureau’s statutory...
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Comments on Proposed CA PACE Rulemaking Available »
Last year California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation creating a new licensing scheme for Property Assessed Clean E...
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Title Industry Supports Clarifying Scope of CFPB Insurance Jurisdiction »
The American Land Title Association (ALTA) is one of eight insurance trade groups supporting a bipartisan bill introduced...
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South Burlington Vermont Exploring Blockchain Prototype »
Propy Inc., based in Palo Alto, is launching a pilot project with South Burlington, Vt., on a blockchain prototype designe...
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Quicken Leads in Q4 Mortgage Originations but Wells Fargo Keeps Top Spot for 2017 as a Whole »
Quicken Loans Inc. reported that it overtook Wells Fargo in mortgage originations in the fourth quarter of 2017 by origina...
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Combined Major Title Insurers 4th Quarter Pre-Tax Income Declines »
The combined fourth quarter pre-tax income for the title segments of the four major title insurance groups declined slight...
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Change in Ownership Letter from Board of Equalization »
The Board of Equalization recently sent a letter to county assessors discussing change in ownership determinations involvi...
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Fannie Mae to Ask for More Capital »
For the fourth quarter of 2017, Fannie Mae reported a net after-tax loss of $6.5 billion and a comprehensive loss of $6.7...
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House Passes ALTA-supported Bill to Fix TRID »
Per the ALTA , by a vote of 269-143, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that corrects the inacc...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
New Tax Law Retains Low-Income Housing Incentives »
The tax bill recently signed into law by President Trump has several incentives for low-income housing. First, the...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
First American Acquiring Lien Release Business »
First American Financial Corporation announced that it expects a first quarter closing of its agreement to acquire Bank of...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
California Title Industry Generates $473.8 Million in Premiums in the Third Quarter »
The ALTA Third Quarter Market Share Analysis shows that nationwide title premiums in the third quarter of 2017 were $3.9 b...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
CLTA Exploring eNotarization Options as ALTA Collaborates with MBA on Model Online Notary Bill »
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the American Land Title Association (ALTA) have collaborated on a model remote...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
FHA to Cease Insuring Mortgages with PACE Assessments »
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on December 7th that that it was reversing guidance issued...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Katy Perry Wins Property Lawsuit »
Singer and performer Katy Perry has been awarded $5 million in damages after she and the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Los...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Large Southern California Real Estate Developer Files Bankruptcy »
The Woodbridge Group, which owns millions of dollars of Southern California real estate, has filed for bankruptcy protecti...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Loan Limits Increased for 2018 »
On November 28, the FHFA announced that it will raise the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages purchased in 2018 b...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Governor Declares Disaster Areas in Southern California »
Earlier this month Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. issued an emergency proclamation for Los Angeles County due to the Creek...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Liability Issues Confront Companies Dealing with Marijuana Businesses »
While civil RICO lawsuits are emerging in other states to challenge marijuana business, California regulators and politici...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Key Changes with TRID Rule Update »
In July, the CFPB finalized 560 pages of amendments to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule. The amendments co...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
State Revenues Close to Projections »
State Controller Betty T. Yee reported that California’s total revenues of $6.74 billion for October were just $38.7 milli...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
House Tax Bill - Changes to Mortgage Deduction and Exclusion of Home Sale Profits »
California’s expensive housing markets face unfavorable changes under the recently released tax-reform bill. Mortgage int...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Lennar and CalAtlantic Plan to Merge »
Homebuilder Lennar, which has North American Title Group in its organization, announced plans to merge in a $5.7 billion a...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
C.A.R. Issues 2018 Housing Forecast »
The C.A.R. housing forecast for 2018 sees a modest gain in existing single-family home sales of 1.0 percent next year to r...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Industry Earnings Remain Positive »
F idelity Reports Q3 Results and Open and Closed Order Count Fidelity National Financial reported that its...
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...

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