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2009
December 31, 2009 HUD Updates Guidance on Written List of Providers, Title Fees
December 30, 2009 FHA 1 percent Origination Fee Cap Removed
December 30, 2009 N.J. Title Agents Accused of $786K Defalcation
December 29, 2009 N.J. Ruling Impacts Underwriter Liability in Defalcations
December 29, 2009 Settlement Services Professionals discover Social Media Not Just for Kids
December 24, 2009 HUD Releases Settlement Cost Booklet
December 24, 2009 A.M. Best Report Says Title Industry Improves Modestly
December 24, 2009 ALTA Releases RESPA-Compliant Uniform Instructions to Aid Transition to New Mortgage Documents
December 24, 2009 Title Industry Elevator Speech
December 22, 2009 The Benefits of Having a Survey for a Real Estate Transaction
December 22, 2009 2009 Bank Failures Reaches 140
December 17, 2009 Proposed TILA Changes Include Title Fees in Finance Charge
December 17, 2009 Florida Grapples With New Bill to Establish File-and-Use Model, Eliminate Agency Split
December 17, 2009 Consulting Firm Predicts Title Industry Volume to Slow in 2010, but Value Proposition Remains
December 15, 2009 Auction Company to Acquire Pulte’s Retail Title Platform
December 15, 2009 Laid Off Title Company Workers Win $4.29M Settlement
December 15, 2009 Don’t Miss Free Opportunity to Help Plan Your 2010 Strategy
December 10, 2009 Missouri CE Requirement Starts Jan. 1
December 10, 2009 Underwriter Vigorously Contests Accusations It Overcharged Georgia Consumers
December 8, 2009 Underwriter Sues Agent for Faulty Search
December 8, 2009 Fannie Issues Short Sale, Deed-in-Lieu Rules
December 3, 2009 Ocean-front Property Rights Disputed in U.S., State Supreme Courts
December 3, 2009 Title Agents Can Show Value to Lender Clients by Providing Accurate Fees
December 3, 2009 American Land Title Association Reports 3Q Title Insurance Premiums
December 1, 2009 Wells Fargo to Begin Using New GFE/HUD-1 in December
December 1, 2009 Mass. Issues New Personal Information Safeguards
December 1, 2009 Minn. Title Agency Allegedly Forges Owners’ Signature
November 24, 2009 Proposal to Alter Interest-on Trust Accounts Withdrawn in Ohio
November 24, 2009 HUD Issues Another FAQ Update
November 19, 2009 ALTA Approves New Policy Forms
November 19, 2009 Michigan Agencies Merge
November 19, 2009 Owners of Missouri-based Guaranty Title Indicted for $2.6M Scheme
November 17, 2009 HUD Provides RESPA FAQs Update
November 17, 2009 ALTA Praises HUD for Offering Latitude With RESPA Enforcement
November 17, 2009 Freddie Mac Announces 2010 Loan Limits
November 12, 2009 TIPAC Contributors for the Month of October
November 12, 2009 BofA Changes Policy on Self-Insured Products
November 12, 2009 Company Sues 13 Maine Counties Over Access to Land Records
November 10, 2009 Missouri Court Ruling Threatens Title Plants, Industry
November 10, 2009 Fannie Mae Launches Deed-for Lease Program
November 10, 2009 ALTA Confronts Proposal to Create Government-run Title Insurer
November 5, 2009 Whitepaper Urges Title Industry to Rethink Paradigm
November 5, 2009 FTC Delays ‘Red Flags’ Implementation
November 5, 2009 Wife of Former ALTA President Passes at Age 77
November 3, 2009 Underwriters’ 3Q Earnings Point to Slight Market Rebound
November 3, 2009 N.Y. Supreme Court Sides With Title Company
November 3, 2009 Mass. Title Agent Makes Plea for Streamlined Closing Process
October 29, 2009 ‘Average’ Title Guy Earns Industry’s Highest Honor
October 29, 2009 HUD Releases More RESPA Guidance
October 29, 2009 Nevada Issues Cease and Desist Against Escrow Company
October 27, 2009 N.J. Ruling Impacts Underwriter Liability in Defalcations
October 27, 2009 A Training Investment That Pays Dividends
October 27, 2009 Title Industry Helps U.S. Unlock Wealth, Famed Economist Says
October 21, 2009 ALTA Victorious in Passage of Amendment Scaling Back CFPA
October 21, 2009 Third-Circuit Interprets ALTA Policy
October 21, 2009 Forged Documents, Phantom Buyers Hit Tarrant County, Texas
October 19, 2009 MERS Victorious in Arizona Challenge
October 19, 2009 More States Enact Stringent Data Security Laws
October 19, 2009 ALTA Seeks Guidance From FTC Regarding Red Flags Rule
October 15, 2009 New York Title Unit to Target Defalcations
October 15, 2009 Several Title Agents Accused, Sentenced for Defalcations
October 15, 2009 Fitch Says Title Insurers ‘Right-Sized’ Entering Final Quarter of ’09
October 13, 2009 Fannie Updates HUD-1 Rules
October 13, 2009 Calif. Governor Signs Bill Impacting REO Title Orders
October 13, 2009 Regional Underwriter Pulls Out of Two States
October 8, 2009 Buyer Tax Credit Needed, ALTA President Tells Congress
October 8, 2009 RESPA Taskforce Holds Successful Meeting With HUD, MBA
October 8, 2009 Minnesota suspends title agency’s license
October 1, 2009 FHA Delays Rules That Could Impact Condo Sales
October 1, 2009 New Option to Help Title Companies Reach Notaries Emerges
October 1, 2009 Toxic Paper: The Root of the U.S. Recession
September 29, 2009 ALTAcast Premiers: Get Guidance on New HUD-1
September 29, 2009 Fiserv Sells Title, Settlement Business to ISGN
September 29, 2009 Regional Underwriter Reports Growth in 2009
September 24, 2009 Cap-and-Trade Could Stymie Re-sale Activity
September 24, 2009 HUD Lowers Principal Limit Factors for FHA Reverse Mortgages
September 24, 2009 Trade Associations, Economists Urge Extension of Tax Credit
September 22, 2009 Title Agents May Find Success Expanding into VMC, Appraisal Services
September 22, 2009 Simple Steps to Revitalize Your Title Agency
September 22, 2009 HUD Updates RESPA Guidance
September 17, 2009 Agents Urged to Follow Good-Funds Policy
September 17, 2009 Six Tips to Prevent Check Fraud
September 17, 2009 Industry Narrows Loss during 2Q 2009
September 15, 2009 Bill Could Result in ‘Largest Federal Land Grab’
September 15, 2009 Latest Round of RESPA Guidance Heavy With GFE Lender Concerns
September 15, 2009 Ohio Makes E-filing Mandatory for Rates, Forms
September 10, 2009 Tips to Protect Your Title Agency from Cyber Crime
September 10, 2009 California Stat Plan Regulations in Effect
September 10, 2009 How to Keep Stress and Burnout from Impacting Your Agency’s Operations
September 8, 2009 Calif. Senate Passes Bill Impacting REO Title Orders
September 8, 2009 FDIC Extends New Deposit Insurance Limit
September 8, 2009 HUD Provides Third Round of RESPA Guidance
September 3, 2009 HUD Makes Tweak to RESPA Guidance
September 3, 2009 ALTA Responds to Proposed Regulations in New York
September 3, 2009 First American Celebrates 120 Years as it Prepares Split of Company
September 1, 2009 HUD Denies it Violates Required-Use Provision in REO Sales
September 1, 2009 RESPA Implementation Forges Ahead, No Extensions Planned
September 1, 2009 VMC Streamlines Loan Mod Process
August 27, 2009 Title Insurance Industry Narrows Loss during 2Q 2009, American Land Title Association Reports
August 27, 2009 Title Agents Warned of CFPA Impact on Business
August 27, 2009 PRIA Announces Committee Assignments
August 25, 2009 Payrolls Continue to Shrink in Title Industry
August 25, 2009 Title Agencies Must Prepare for Another Flu Season
August 25, 2009 Attorneys General Form Mortgage Fraud Task Force
August 20, 2009 Minn. Supreme Court Favors MERS in Foreclosure Disclosure Dispute
August 20, 2009 Florida-based Underwriter in Receivership
August 20, 2009 ALTA Bylaw Changes to Be Considered At 2009 Annual Convention
August 20, 2009 President of N.Y. Agency Indicted in Alleged $4.7M Defalcation
August 20, 2009 ALTA Members Prefer St. Louis as Site of 2010 Business Strategies Conference
August 12, 2009 Minn. Judge Rules Title Policy Covers Burial Mound Dispute
August 12, 2009 Fannie Mae Issues New Title Guidelines for Foreclosures in Four States
August 10, 2009 Title Alliance Grows JV Footprint With Two Acquisitions
August 10, 2009 Credit Union Forms Multi-State Title Agency


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