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Industry News
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
FHA Cuts Mortgage Insurance Premium »
  FHA Cuts Mortgage Insurance Premium HUD announced a quarter-percent reduction in the annual FHA mort...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Pending Acquisition of American Coast Title »
  Pending Acquisition of American Coast Title loanDepot has acquired Closing USA, a national title, escrow...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
California Has Some Expensive Zip Codes »
  California has some Expensive Zip Codes and 5 out of 10 Most Expensive Metropolitan Areas The Forbes Ann...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
New Home Mortgage Applications Face Rising Rates »
  New Home Mortgage Applications Face Rising Rates Mortgage applications for newly built homes increased 2...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Cybersecurity Law to Remain Priority for NAIC »
  Cybersecurity Law to Remain Priority for NAIC The ALTA reports that the NAIC's Cybersecurity Task Force...
Monday, December 19, 2016
eNotarization Update »
  eNotarization Update The National Notary Association recently released What Business Needs to Kno...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Impact of LA Affordable Housing Vote Unclear »
  Impact of LA Affordable Housing Vote Unclear The recent election has a major message to builders – urba...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Higher Loan Limits Set »
  Higher Loan Limits Set Conforming loan limits are set to rise in 2017 according to the Federal Housing...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Overtime Rules Put on Hold »
  Overtime Rules Put on Hold A federal judge enjoined the overtime rules set to go into effect on Decembe...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Home Equity Loans Face Rate Reset »
  Home Equity Loans Face Rate Reset Many home equity loans taken out 10 and 11 years ago, are facing int...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
MBA Forecast »
MBA Forecasts Over One Trillion Dollars in Originations in 2017 The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) forecasts $1.1...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
FinCEN Advisory »
FinCEN Advisory to Financial Institutions on "Cyberevents" The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has relea...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
CFPB Structure Ruled Unconstitutional – HUD RESPA Interpretation Upheld »
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled unconstitutional the CFPB’s structure that prevents t...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Q2 2016 Title Premium Volume Up »
ALTA reported title insurance premium volume increased 3.9 percent during the second quarter of 2016 when compared to the...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
ALTA Consumer Survey Shows 40% Confused by Title Fee Calculation on Closing Disclosure »
Over 40 percent of American homebuyers feel taken advantage of or are confused by the calculation of title insurance fees...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Latest CoreLogic Report Shows Increase in Mortgage Fraud Risk »
CoreLogic released its latest Mortgage Fraud Report . As of the end of the second quarter of 2016, the report shows a 3...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Mortgage Rates Climb Very Slightly »
Last week’s data released by Freddie Mac shows that the 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to 3.47 percent with an avera...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Most Mortgaged Metros in the U.S. - Three in California »
LawnStarter, a lawn care provider, put together data from the U.S. Census Bureau to show the 14 metros with the highest pe...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
FinCEN Requires Title Company Reporting in California – and Clarifies Applicability »
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) for a number of U.S. housi...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Nevada HOA Super-Lien Statute Ruled Unconstitutional »
A federal appeals court struck a blow against the supremacy of Nevada HOA liens. In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth Circuit Cou...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Trade Associations Seek Suspension of PACE Guidance »
As mentioned in last month's CLTA eNews, the FHA and eleven trade associations, including the American Land Title Associat...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Fitch: U.S. Title Insurers Strongly Capitalized »
The U.S. title insurance industry is well-capitalized with a risk-adjusted capital (RAC) score of 178 percent, according t...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
CFPB Unveils TRID Resources Guide »
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has compiled several resources to help title and settlement agents navigat...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Northern California PREP Conference - Register Now! »
The Property Records Education Partners (PREP) will be holding its annual conference on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
CFPB Updates Know Before You Owe Informational Index »
The Bureau currently provides on its website a comprehensive index of the questions addressed in the Bureau’s webinars on...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
CFPB Proposes Updates to “Know Before you Owe” Mortgage Disclosure Rule »
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed updates to its Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule t...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
FHA Condo Relief Coming: President Signs Bill »
President Obama signed H.R. 3700 – the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act” into law.  The new la...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Bankrate Releases Closing Cost Survey - More or Less »
Here is a question – how many residential loan closings in Los Angeles require a survey?   Well, according the Bankra...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
ALTA Forms Decertified Effective 08-01-16 »
Two loan policies were decertified by the ALTA because they have been effectively replaced by ALTA policy forms adopted in...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
HELOC Delinquencies Anticipated by CLTA »
The CLTA sponsored Assembly Bill 1770 in 2014 to set up a process to terminate a HELOC so that a home equity lines of...
Monday, August 15, 2016
Reporting Required by FinCEN for Housing Markets in California »
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) for a number of U.S. h...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Mortgage Refinances Surge on Low Rates »
The Brexit bonus to U.S. homeowners is still underway. The sharp drop in mortgage interest rates that saw mortgage applic...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Insurance Commissioner Appoints New Chief Deputy »
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced his appointment of Joel Laucher as Chief Deputy to fill the vacancy created by...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
ALTA Proposes Best Practices Modifications »
ALTA’s Board of Governors approved proposed changes to the “Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices”. The...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
CFPB Proposes to Amend Gramm-Leach-Bliley Rule to Implement Recent Legislative Exemption »
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed to implement recent Congressional legislation that allows financi...

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