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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Stakeholder Group Tentatively Set to Examine Remote Online Notarization Legislation in California »
Legislation that would authorize California notaries to conduct remote online notarizations (RON) in California, AB 199...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Will Escalating Homeowner Insurance Rates Slow Sales? »
The Sacramento Bee reported that two consecutive disastrous wildfire seasons have created an insurance crisis for thousand...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Fidelity Extends Stewart Closing Date »
Fidelity exercised its second option to extend the closing date to Sept. 18 for the acquisition of Stewart Information Ser...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Solid Earnings for Major Insurers »
First American Reports Q2 Earnings First American Financial Corp. reported that its title insurance segment poste...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Refinancings Surge Ahead »
According to a recent forecast from the Mortgage Bankers Association, the drop in mortgage rates may result in refinancing...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
New Homebuilder Title Company in the Western States »
Last month William Lyon Homes, a leading homebuilder in the Western U.S., announced the formation of ClosingMark Financial...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
ALTA Approves Technical Change to Closing Protection Letters »
ALTA’s Forms Committee approved a technical correction to the ALTA Closing Protection Letters that is effective Aug. 1, 20...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
California Leads in the Number of LEED-Certified Residential Units »
This month the U.S. Green Building Council released its new LEED in Motion: Residential report . LEED stands for Leaders...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Rates Remain Steady While Refinancing Spikes »
Last Week Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey ® (PMMS®), showed that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rat...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
EnTitle Insurance Company Becomes Radian Title Insurance Inc. »
Radian Group Inc. announced that EnTitle Insurance Company has been renamed Radian Title Insurance Inc. Radian acquired th...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
California has Highest National Mortgage Debt »
24/7 Wall Street reported that California leads the nation in average mortgage debt while it has the second lowest homeown...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Expensive Real Estate in California »
A Bel Air mansion, which reportedly had a 20% price reduction from $245 million to $195 million, is the most expensive lis...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
AR Continues to Fund Tech Companies, including a Blockchain Title Registry »
Silicon Valley startup Propy, with blockchain software, has a new investment from the National Association of Realtors tec...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
President Signs Bill to End VA Loan Limits »
President Trump last month signed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Mortgage Rates Remain Low and Stable »
Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), released last week, showed that after declining for most of the yea...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
CFPB Updates TRID Rule FAQs to Address Construction Loans »
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on May 31 updated its TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule FAQs to ad...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Refis May Pick Up Due to Declining Rates »
Housing Wire reported that because of the recent drop in 30-year fixed mortgage rates, almost 1 million more mortgage hold...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
California's Housing Market Holds Up in April »
According to CoreLogic, California’s housing market gained a little steam in April as some buyers were motivated by lower...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
NAIC Examines Statutory Accounting for Leases »
The Statutory Accounting Principles Working Group (SAPWG) of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
A.M. Best Comments on Blockchain and the Title Industry »
According to A.M. Best, blockchain technology won’t replace title insurance but can improve the process for digitizing rec...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
MERS Owner Buying Simplifile »
Intercontinental Exchange, which owns various stock exchanges, including the NYSE, as well as MERS (the Mortgage Electroni...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
ALTA Names New CEO »
The American Land Title Association has named Diane Tomb as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Tomb previously served a...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
California Year over Year Home Sales Slowing »
According to Redfin.com , in March only nine of the 85 largest metro areas Redfin tracks saw a year-over-year decline in...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Freddie Mac Forecasts Continued Favorable Mortgage Rates »
According to Freddie Mac’s April Forecast , the mortgage market is expected to see favorable mortgage rates for the rem...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
TRID Applicable to Assumptions »
A recent CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) factsheet answered the question of whether a Loan Estimate and Closin...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Major Insurers Report on First Quarter »
The ALTA has summarized the first quarter earnings reports for the major insurers: Fidelity National Finan...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
FinCEN Reissues Real Estate Geographic Targeting Orders for 12 Metros »
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) renewed its Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) that require U.S. tit...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Rates Drop Slightly in Freddie Mac Survey »
Last Week’s Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey showed fixed rates for mortgage loans dropping slightly. Sur...
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...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Southern California Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) Meeting - June 11, 2019 »
The Southern California PRIA Local has scheduled a meeting for June 11, 2019 from 8:30am – 1:00pm, in Irvine at 18565 Jamb...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Comment Period for New Remote Notarization Standards »
The Mortgage Industry’s Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) has published for comments new standards for remote onl...

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