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Industry News
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...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
FinCEN Requires Title Company Reporting in California – and Clarifies Applicability »
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) for a number of U.S. housi...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Nevada HOA Super-Lien Statute Ruled Unconstitutional »
A federal appeals court struck a blow against the supremacy of Nevada HOA liens. In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth Circuit Cou...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Trade Associations Seek Suspension of PACE Guidance »
As mentioned in last month's CLTA eNews, the FHA and eleven trade associations, including the American Land Title Associat...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Fitch: U.S. Title Insurers Strongly Capitalized »
The U.S. title insurance industry is well-capitalized with a risk-adjusted capital (RAC) score of 178 percent, according t...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
CFPB Unveils TRID Resources Guide »
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has compiled several resources to help title and settlement agents navigat...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Northern California PREP Conference - Register Now! »
The Property Records Education Partners (PREP) will be holding its annual conference on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
CFPB Updates Know Before You Owe Informational Index »
The Bureau currently provides on its website a comprehensive index of the questions addressed in the Bureau’s webinars on...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
CFPB Proposes Updates to “Know Before you Owe” Mortgage Disclosure Rule »
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed updates to its Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule t...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
FHA Condo Relief Coming: President Signs Bill »
President Obama signed H.R. 3700 – the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act” into law.  The new la...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Bankrate Releases Closing Cost Survey - More or Less »
Here is a question – how many residential loan closings in Los Angeles require a survey?   Well, according the Bankra...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
ALTA Forms Decertified Effective 08-01-16 »
Two loan policies were decertified by the ALTA because they have been effectively replaced by ALTA policy forms adopted in...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
HELOC Delinquencies Anticipated by CLTA »
The CLTA sponsored Assembly Bill 1770 in 2014 to set up a process to terminate a HELOC so that a home equity lines of...
Monday, August 15, 2016
Reporting Required by FinCEN for Housing Markets in California »
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) for a number of U.S. h...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Mortgage Refinances Surge on Low Rates »
The Brexit bonus to U.S. homeowners is still underway. The sharp drop in mortgage interest rates that saw mortgage applic...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Insurance Commissioner Appoints New Chief Deputy »
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced his appointment of Joel Laucher as Chief Deputy to fill the vacancy created by...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
ALTA Proposes Best Practices Modifications »
ALTA’s Board of Governors approved proposed changes to the “Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices”. The...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
CFPB Proposes to Amend Gramm-Leach-Bliley Rule to Implement Recent Legislative Exemption »
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed to implement recent Congressional legislation that allows financi...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Airbnb Sues Over San Francisco Law »
Airbnb filed a federal lawsuit to enjoin amendments to San Francisco’s “Airbnb Law.” San Francisco’s amendments prohibit...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
National Association of Secretary's of State Forms Remote Notarization Task Force »
The National Association of Secretary’s of State has announced the formation of the NASS Remote Notarization Task Force....
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Assignment Anxiety: Implications of Fluor Corp. v. Superior Court on Insurance Policy Assignments »
Those of us involved in title insurance are not often given reason to pause and consider the assignability of insurance po...

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