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Fraud Alert
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
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
News Express: Richard Cordray to Resign as CFPB Director »
Bulletin 17/18-46 November 15, 2017 Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB...
Monday, November 13, 2017
News Express: Privacy Initiative Proposed for November 2018 Ballot »
Bulletin 17/18-43 November 13, 2017 A ballot initiative entitled the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ha...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Governor Brown Signs Legislation Increasing Recording Fees; CLTA Takes Steps Towards Implementation »
Bulletin 2017/18-31 October 3, 2017 In a large signing ceremony attended by legislators and affordable housing advo...
Friday, September 15, 2017
News Express: State Assembly Passes Housing Bills Package, Including Recording Fee Surcharge »
Bulletin 17/18-29 September 15, 2017 The California State Assembly passed the core components of a legislative pack...
Friday, August 25, 2017
News Express: PACE Financing Faces Comprehensive Regulation »
Bulletin 2017/18 - 23 August 25, 2017 Legislation supported by Governor Brown surfaced today that would enact a new...

CLTA News
Monday, September 18, 2017
CLTA Welcomes a New Member Title Insurance Company - American Guaranty Title Insurance Company »
The CLTA is pleased to welcome a new title insurance company as a Regular member of the association, as approved by the CL...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Jeff Kerns Elected CLTA President »
Newly installed CLTA President Jeff Kerns started his title career at family-owned Yosemite Title in 1977 while he was sti...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
CLTA Settlement Committee Approved by Board »
The CLTA Board approved a new standing committee, the Settlement Committee.  By establishing the committee, the Board...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
CLTA Supports Review by California Supreme Court »
The CLTA filed a request with the California Supreme Court asking the court to accept a case for review relating to lien p...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
CLTA Elects New Officers »
The CLTA Board of Governors and membership at large elected the following officers to serve from July 1, 2017 through June...

Sacramento Report
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Recorded Notices for Water Efficiency Charges »
The New Year will see the implementation of the Water Bill Savings Act, which authorizes a joint powers authority to provi...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Governor Vetoes Gender Data Bill but Signs Significant Employee Protection Legislation »
Governor Brown vetoed legislation, Assembly Bill 1209 (Fletcher), that would have required employers with 500 or more...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
PACE Regulations Forthcoming »
Governor Brown recently signed legislation establishing the nation’s most extensive set of consumer protections for Califo...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
$373.4 Billion a Year in Higher Taxes and Fees Proposed in 2017 Legislative Session »
The nonpartisan California Tax Foundation reported that in this year’s Legislative session various California state lawmak...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
New Construction Acquires Base Year Value Only When Completed per AB 652 »
The Governor recently signed Assembly Bill 652 (Flora) to provide that new construction acquires a base year value onl...

Industry News
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Key Changes with TRID Rule Update »
In July, the CFPB finalized 560 pages of amendments to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule. The amendments co...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
State Revenues Close to Projections »
State Controller Betty T. Yee reported that California’s total revenues of $6.74 billion for October were just $38.7 milli...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
House Tax Bill - Changes to Mortgage Deduction and Exclusion of Home Sale Profits »
California’s expensive housing markets face unfavorable changes under the recently released tax-reform bill. Mortgage int...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Lennar and CalAtlantic Plan to Merge »
Homebuilder Lennar, which has North American Title Group in its organization, announced plans to merge in a $5.7 billion a...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
C.A.R. Issues 2018 Housing Forecast »
The C.A.R. housing forecast for 2018 sees a modest gain in existing single-family home sales of 1.0 percent next year to r...

Court Cases
Monday, September 18, 2017
Supreme Court Denies Hearing on Subordination of Recorded Deed of Trust to Later Money Judgment »
The California Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in the case of Nautilus, Inc. v. Urban Financial Group, Inc. ,...
Monday, September 18, 2017
Title Insurance »
Hovannisian v. First American Title Insurance Company Cal.App. 5th Dist. (F072789) 7/25/17 (Cert. for Pub. 8/11/17...
Monday, September 18, 2017
Leases / Foreclosure »
BRE DDR BR Whittword CA v. Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B272168) 8/29/17 Af...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Voidable Conveyance »
PGA West Residential Association v. Hulven International Cal.App. 4th Dist., Div. 2 (E064270)  8/9/17 Pla...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Dedication »
Surfrider Foundation v. Martins Beach 1, LLC Cal.App. 1st Dist. (A144268) 8/9/17 The court affirmed the trial...

President's Message
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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