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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, April 2, 2020
Coronavirus/County Recorder Operations Resource Page »
CLTA is closely monitoring developments pertaining to COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) and its impact on member company operatio...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
GSEs Issue Updated Guidance on Remote Notarizations; Powers of Attorney »
  April 1, 2020 Bulletin 19/20-62 Yesterday, March 31, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac issued updated Selli...
Thursday, March 26, 2020
CA Secretary of State Issues Guidance on Notarization »
  March 26, 2020 Bulletin 19/20-60 In correspondence with both the National Notary Association and a C...
Thursday, March 19, 2020
CLTA Joins Trade Associations in Sending Letter to Governor Requesting "Essential" Designation »
A coalition of real estate trade associations, including the California Land Title Association, sent a letter to Governor...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
California Association of Realtors Releases New Form to Address Closing Date Issues »
The California Association of Realtors (CAR) has released a new form in order to assist homebuyers and sellers during the...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
CLTA Sends Comments to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on TRID »
CLTA President Dia Demmon and CLTA Executive Vice President Craig Page signed a joint letter to the CFPB as the Bureau cur...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
CLTA Files Briefs with U.S. Supreme Court and California Supreme Court »
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked in the case of Deo v. California to decide whether a court, in a criminal proceedi...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
CLTA Files Solar Endorsement »
The CLTA Forms and Practices Committee has recommended a new solar endorsement to satisfy the lender that the solar lease...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
CLTA Agrees to File Brief in California Supreme Court Supporting CA Regulatory System »
The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of Villanueva v. Fidelity National Title Co. , involving whether...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
CLTA Welcomes a New Member Title Company »
The CLTA is pleased to welcome a new title company, States Title Insurance Company of California, as Regular member of the...

Sacramento Report
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Eminent Domain and First Right of Refusal Proposed for Vacant Housing »
Senate Bill 1079 (Skinner) would authorize local governments to acquire a residential property by eminent domain if it h...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Legislators Propose to Cut Local Government Housing Fees and Address Homelessness »
California legislators have introduced a package of bills to promote housing construction by cutting local government fees...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Subdivision Map Act Reform Introduced for Small Housing Developments »
Assembly Bill 3234 (Gloria) amends the Subdivision Map Act to specify that no tentative or final map is necessary to cre...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Bill Conforms Money Judgment Exemptions to Judicial Council Adjustments »
Every three years the California Judicial Council is required to adjust the amount of the exemptions applicable to propert...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Legislation Clarifies Taxes on Reconstructed Homes After Destruction »
California law excludes new construction from reassessment where real property has been damaged or destroyed by misfortune...

Industry News
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Deadline Approaching for Requiring Female Board Members »
To comply with the new state law on female board representation, California publicly-traded companies will have to add 1,0...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
CAR Looks at Coronavirus and Keeps Its Housing Market Forecast »
The California Association of Realtors is not revising its current 2020 housing market forecast in light of the coronaviru...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Refinancing Eligibility Surges »
Housing Wire reported that mortgage data and software firm Black Knight has calculated that low borrowing costs have made...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Publicly Traded Companies Report Title Segment Earnings »
Fidelity Reports Earnings for Q4 and 2019 Fidelity National Financial reported that its title insurance divi...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Mortgage Applications Surge »
Mortgage applications increased 55.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Associatio...

Court Cases
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Trespass »
Madani v. Rabinowitz Cal.App. 2nd Dist (B292395) 2/24/20 In this trespass and nuisance action, the court affirme...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Trustee's Sales »
Matson v. S.B.S. Trust Deed Network Cal.App. 4th Dist., Div. 1 (D074442) 3/5/20 Plaintiffs were the purchasers a...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Trusts »
Barefoot v. Jennings Cal. Supreme Court (S251574) 1/23/20 The court held that if amendments to a revocable trust...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Trustee's Sales »
Williams v. 21st Mortgage Corporation Cal.App. 1st Dist. (A153307) 1/22/20 Defendant violated Civil Code Section...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Irrevocable License »
Gamerberg v. 3000 E. 11th Street, LLC Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B290755) 1/21/20 The court held that an unrecorded irr...

President's Message
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Message from CLTA President, Dia Demmon »
It is truly a great honor and privilege to represent CLTA as this year's President. It is with extreme deference to those...
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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