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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
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...
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 7, 2018
NAT Parent Company Lennar Corp. Announcese Partnership with "Insurtech" Startup States Title »
Bulletin 2018/19-39 December 7, 2018 In a press release issued yesterday by its parent company Lennar Corporation,...
Friday, November 16, 2018
FinCEN Reissues Real Estate Geographic Targeting Orders »
Bulletin 2018/19-35 November 16, 2018 On November 15th the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced...
Monday, November 5, 2018
State Restriction on Transferring Federal Lands Ruled Unconstitutional »
Bulletin 2018/19-31 November 5, 2018 A United States federal court ruled as unconstitutional a 2017 state law that...

CLTA News
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
CLTA Makes Form Filings with the Department of Insurance »
As a title insurance advisory organization, the CLTA made several form filings in the first quarter of 2019 for use by CLT...
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...

Sacramento Report
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Required Inspection of Exterior Common Areas in HOAs Proposed »
Senate Bill 326 (Hill) establishes a mandatory inspection regime, at least once every nine years, for exterior elevated...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
California Identifies Vacant State Land for Housing »
Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order, the California Department of General Services (DGS) has compiled an invento...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
California Bill to Limit Rent Increases Statewide Passes First Committee »
Legislation to limit rent increases statewide to 5% annually plus the Consumer Price Index (CPI), AB 1482 (Chiu), pass...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Private Right of Action for Privacy Violations Stalls in Senate »
Legislation that would expand a consumer’s ability to bring a civil action for violations of the California Consumer Priva...
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...

Industry News
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...

Court Cases
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Deficiency Judgments »
Black Sky Capital v. Cobb Cal. Supreme Court (S243294) 5/6/19 The court held that where a lender who holds both...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Trustee's Sales »
Taniguchi v. Restoration Homes Cal.App. 1st Dist. (A152827) 5/2/19 The court held that after a loan modification...
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...

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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