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Industry News
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...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
PACE Financing Facing Restrictions »
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it is seeking public comments on proposed rules that would treat P...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Foreclosures Fall Nationwide »
According to CoreLogic, properties in foreclosures recently hit their lowest rate since January 2000. Equity increases, s...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
A Single Security for Fannie and Freddie Arrives as Private Bonds Increase »
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association voted to support a single mortgage-backed bond by Fannie and Fre...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
California Listed Home Prices up Dramatically in Last Decade »
California listed home prices rose 85.4% between January 2012 and January 2019 according to the Wall Street Journal. The...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Mortgage Rates Decline »
Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey released last week show that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped 10 basis...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
UCLA California Forecast »
UCLA Anderson Forecast has revised housing starts downward in 2019 and 2020, with a recovery in building beginning in 2021...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Radian Acquires Data Analytics and Predictive Model Provider »
Radian Group Inc. recently acquired Maryland-based Five Bridges Advisors LLC, a developer of proprietary software, data an...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Governor Newsom Suggests Structural Tax Reform Possible »
Governor Gavin Newsom may decide to work to overhaul California’s tax system given a ballot deadline to revise the state p...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
California Marijuana Bank Looks Unlikely »
Last month California marked the start of legalized sale and use of marijuana although the new law grants local government...

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