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Fraud Alert
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
FRAUD ALERT! Diverted Wire Transfer Scam: Payoff Proceeds are the Latest Target »
In the latest twist to diverted wire transfers, fraudsters are now targeting loan payoff proceeds. Fraudsters intercept pa...
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
Thursday, March 14, 2019
CLTA's 112th Annual Convention PAC Silent Auction, a don't miss event! »
Bulletin 18/19 - 63 During this year’s Convention, CLTA will hold its 10th Annual CLTA-PAC Silent Auction benefiting...
Monday, March 4, 2019
In Honor of Bob Ayers »
It is with a heavy heart and sadness that we announce that Bob Ayers, owner of TransCounty Title Company, passed away on S...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
CLTA's Annual Convention - Deadlines Approaching »
The California Land Title Association's 112th Annual Convention is just around the corner. This is a don't miss industry e...
Friday, December 28, 2018
CLTA Publishes 2018 Summary of Legislation »
Bulletin 2018/19-42 | December 28, 2018. The California Land Title Association is releasing its annual Summary of Legis...
Friday, December 14, 2018
CLTA's 112th Annual Convention - Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available! »
The California Land Title Association’s 112th Annual Convention is scheduled for April 7-9, 2019 at the Meritage Resort &a...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
CLTA Elects New Officers »
The CLTA Board of Governors and membership at large elected the following Officers to serve from July 1, 2019 through June...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
CLTA Industry Awards Recipients »
The CLTA Presidential Award is a special award given to formally recognize people who perform exemplary work for the assoc...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
CLTA-PAC Update »
This year, the CLTA has raised a total of over $65,000 for the CLTA-PAC. This amount was raised through both member compan...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
CLTA Addresses Issues with Transfer on Death Deed and Trusts »
The CLTA responded to the California Law Revision Commission’s (CLRC) request for further comment on the issue of transfer...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
2019 CLTA Membership Directory Now Available »
The 2019 CLTA Annual Membership Directory is now in the hands of our valued members! This important industry publication...

Sacramento Report
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Will Housing Affordability Suffer by Making School Parcel Taxes Easier to Pass? »
Senate Constitutional Amendment 5, SCA-5  (Hill), would make it easier to pass parcel taxes for schools by establi...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Point of Sale Retrofit for Wildfire Protection »
Assembly Bill 38 (Wood) creates a State Wildfire Preparedness Board and divides the state’s very high fire hazard severi...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
New Electronic Will Law Proposed »
Assembly Bill 1667 (Santiago) would authorize the execution of an electronic will as an additional type of will that is...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Governor Newsom Looks at Federal Opportunity Zones for Affordable Housing »
The federal tax overhaul passed in 2017 created a program for opportunity zones that lets investors shield gains from taxe...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Legislation Proposes Ballot Initiative for California Inheritance and Gift Taxes »
A bill seeking to implement a state inheritance tax in California has been introduced in the State Legislature. Sen...

Industry News
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Overhaul of Fannie and Freddie Moved Closer to Reality with Trump Action »
President Trump has signed a Presidential memorandum signaling the White House’s interest in reforming the housing finance...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
California Title Premiums Dip in 2018 »
The title insurance industry generated $14.84 billion in title insurance premiums during 2018 compared to $14.77 billion d...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Low Rates Encouraging for Refinance Volume »
As U.S. Treasury rates fall, refinancing becomes an increasingly attractive option for a growing number of homeowners. The...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
City of Los Angeles Sues Over Alleged PACE Fraud »
The Los Angeles Times reported that Los Angeles city attorney Mike Feuer recently filed a lawsuit alleging that an unlicen...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Northern California Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) Meeting - May 16, 2019 »
The Northern California PRIA Local has scheduled a meeting for May 16, 2019 from 8:30am – 1:00pm, at the Dublin Public Lib...

Court Cases
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Irrevocable License »
Shoen v. Zacarias Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B284374) 4/4/19 When a landowner grants someone permission to use her land,...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Deeds of Trust »
JP Morgan Chase Bank v. Ward Cal.App. 4th Dist., Div. 1 (D073378) 3/28/19 A deed of trust was executed in 2007 b...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Transmutation »
In re: Marriage of Begian and Sarajian Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B278316) 12/20/18; pub. order 1/18/19 Case complete...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Receivers »
City of Sierra Madre v. SunTrust Mortgage Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B284550) 2/26/19 The court held that the trial cou...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Trustee's Sales »
Citrus El Dorado v. Chicago Title Company Cal.App. 4th Dist., Div. 2 (E067938) 3/5/19 The court upheld the trial...

President's Message
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Message from CLTA President, Kevin Chiarello »
I am extremely honored and proud to accept this year’s appointment as President of the California Land Title Association.&...
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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