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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
U.S. Senate Seeks Report on GTOs from FinCEN »
The Senate has tacked on amendments to legislation to ask the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to report on the feasib...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Uniform Law Commission Approves Remote Online Notarization Updates to RULONA »
At its recent annual meeting, the Uniform Law Commission approved updates to its model state notarization law, the Revis...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Second Quarter Results »
  Stewart Reports Second-Quarter Results Stewart Information Services Corp. reported that its ti...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Millions Collected from Child Support Liens in California »
The California Department of Child Care Services reports that child support collected due to lien collections exceeded $18...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Did Chip and Joanna Call the Top in the Real Estate Market? »
As viewers of the HGTV show "Fixer Upper" know, Chip and Joanna Gaines decided to end the show after 5 seasons, with the s...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Existing Home Sales in Western Region Drop in Second Quarter »
Existing home sales dropped 4.1% in the second quarter in the western region of the United States according to the Nationa...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
National Flood Insurance Renewal Signed by President Trump »
Typical for the renewal of the US flood insurance program, Congress waited until the very last minute to approve a four-mo...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Two Neighboring California Homes List for $368 Million Combined »
The Wall Street Journal reports that two neighboring Bel-Air California homes are competing to become the most expensive h...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Proposition 13 Threatened by Ballot Initiative »
A non-profit group, Housing California, announced that it’s turned in signatures for a ballot initiative to change Califor...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Fixed Rate Mortgage Remain Mostly Flat - Slightly Above 4.5% with Half a Point »
Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® showed mortgage rates not moving much from the prior week. Freddie Mac repo...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
State Ends Fiscal Year on a Positive Note »
California received more tax revenue than expected during the month of June and for the entire 2017-18 fiscal year, which...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Blast from the Past - 25 Years Ago »
In January of 1993 Bill Clinton was sworn in as President of the United States, and later that year the North American Fre...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Affordable Housing Funding Grows »
Court Orders Governor Brown to Refund Housing Money A California Court of Appeal recently ordered Governor Brown to se...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Weekly Mortgage Applications Mixed »
Mortgage applications increased 2.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Mortgage Rates Move Very Slightly Higher »
Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey showed that mortgage rates rose slightly over the past week. Sam Khater, Fre...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
FinCEN Extends GTOs without Disclosing Details »
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on Geographic Targeti...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Are Real Estate Agents Now Employees? »
The California Supreme Court recently gave a boost to those arguing in favor of being treated as employees rather than ind...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Board of Equalization Looks at Deed Rescissions »
Staff of the Board of Equalization has initiated a project to issue a Letter to Assessors to summarize the various written...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Market Share Results Out for 2017 »
The total title insurance premiums for 2017 show that four major title insurance company groups made up over 85 percent of...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Misrepresentation of Borrower Employement Scheme »
Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Fraud Program (MFP) alerts the industry to potential and active mortgage fraud scenarios. This al...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Delinquencies at 11-Year Low »
According to CoreLogic’s Loan Performance Insights Report, the delinquency rate in March was 4.3% nationwide, an 11 year l...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Mortgage Demand Falls »
Even before the Fed rate increase announced last week and the possibility of more rate increases this year, mortgage deman...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Mortgage Rates Continue to Rise »
According to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate avera...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
JetClosing Settlement Company Raises Funds »
JetClosing, A Seattle-based digital settlement company, has closed a $20 million round of funding. JetClosing said the ne...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
California Housing Market Remains Hot, But Other Markets See Fast Sales Too »
California slipped a bit in realtor.com®’s hottest housing markets list for April, the first time in years. Each month, re...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Commercial Appraisal Exemption Increased by Feds »
Although some federally related commercial real estate transactions have not required an appraisal since 1994, that exempt...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
TRID "Black Hole" Closing Disclosure Fix by CFPB »
The real estate industry calls the TRID “black hole,” the rule that once a Closing Disclosure has been provided, a revisio...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
First Quarter Earnings Remain Positive »
  Old Republic The title insurance group of Old Republic International generated pre-tax income...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Mortgage Rates Unchanged »
> Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) last Thursday, showing that mor...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
California Moves Towards Mandatory Solar Panels on New Homes »
Last week the California Energy Commission voted to mandate solar on new homes, condominiums, and apartment buildings up t...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
It's Not Just California That's Expensive »
A developer has reportedly paid $127 million for a 41,582-square-foot residential development in Singapore. The property...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Radian Purchases Entitle Direct »
Radian Group Inc. recently announced it acquired Entitle Direct Group, Inc., a national title insurance and settlement ser...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Freddie Mac Survey Shows Preference for Renting »
Research released by Freddie Mac finds that increasing numbers of our population are less interested in owning their own h...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Housing Sentiment Remains Volatile, Edges Back Up »
The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) rose 2.5 points in March to 88.3, reversing last month’s decrease. Th...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Would a Title Professional You Know Benefit from PRIA Membership? »
The Property Records Industry Association, through the generosity of a grant from Ernst Publishing, offers the opportunity...

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