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2010
December 30, 2010 ALTA Members Embrace Strong Spirit of Volunteerism
December 30, 2010 ALTA 2010 Year in Review [PDF]
December 30, 2010 U.S. Intervenes in Alleged Kickback Lawsuit
December 28, 2010 Fed Revises Disclosure Rule for Adjustable-Rate Loans
December 28, 2010 FHA Extends Deadlines for DE Mortgagees and Loan Correspondents
December 28, 2010 Michigan Increases Single-Risk Limit
December 21, 2010 NAIC Updates Handbook for Conducting Title Operation Examinations
December 21, 2010 Wayne County, Mich., Launches Rate Calculator
December 21, 2010 Fannie, Freddie Delay Implementation of Uniform Mortgage Data Program
December 16, 2010 HUD Discusses Disclosure of Sales and Use Taxes on GFE/HUD-1
December 16, 2010 ALTA Addresses FASB Proposal to Change Accounting Standards
December 16, 2010 Former President of N.Y. Title Agency Pleads Guilty to Stealing Millions
December 14, 2010 New Orleans Property Records to be Restored by Mid-January, Official Says
December 14, 2010 Public Recording Officials Oppose Bill Calling for Study of Land Titling System
December 14, 2010 FHA Extends Condo Project Approval Expiration Dates
December 9, 2010 Use of Non-Attorneys in UPL States Could Impact Foreclosures
December 9, 2010 D.C. to Regulate Rates Beginning January 1
December 7, 2010 ALTA Opposes Bill That Opens Door to Potential Federal Land Titling System
December 7, 2010 HUD Relied on Private-Sector Technology When Drafting New RESPA Rule
December 7, 2010 TLTA, Other Industry Parties Seek Rehearing in 2008 Rate Case
December 2, 2010 Texas Says Bulk Records may be Downloaded via USB Port Upon Request
December 2, 2010 Colorado Title Industry Applauds Efforts of Departing Insurance Commissioner
December 2, 2010 2010 ALTA Agent and Abstracter Survey to Capture Curative Info
November 30, 2010 HUD Introduces New HUD-1 for Reverse Mortgages
November 30, 2010 The Docket: Oklahoma Court Addresses Tribal Land Rights
November 30, 2010 HUD Responds to Public Comments on Home Warranty Interpretive Rule
November 23, 2010 ALTA’s RESPA Task Force Meets with CFPB Leadership
November 18, 2010 ALTA President Testifies at Congressional Foreclosure Hearing
November 18, 2010 Texas Supreme Court Issues Opinion on Beachfront Property Rights
November 18, 2010 Three Things Killing Your Title Business
November 18, 2010 Two Michigan Title Agency Owners Lose Licenses for RESPA Violations, Failure to Remit Premiums
November 16, 2010 The Big Uneasy in the Title Business
November 16, 2010 Protect Your Company, Safeguard Your Customers’ Private Information
November 11, 2010 HUD Releases Videos to Help Consumers Navigate Homebuying, Closing Process
November 11, 2010 Texas Rates Remain Unchanged; Credit for Mineral Rights Adopted
November 11, 2010 Florida Court Questions Lender’s Standing to Foreclose
November 9, 2010 Peace of Mind: An Insurance Cliche That's Oh-So-True
November 9, 2010 ALTA Board Approves 2011 ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey Standards
November 9, 2010 Michigan Title Company Makes Acquisition
November 9, 2010 First American Purchases Minnesota-based Tech Company
November 4, 2010 Election Brings Changes to State Regulators
November 4, 2010 Know the Rules: Don't Touch That Technology
November 3, 2010 Foreclosure Update: Get the Facts, Share the Facts
November 2, 2010 Today’s Election Could Bring New State Insurance Regulators
November 2, 2010 NAIC Title Insurance Task Force Sets Goals for 2011
November 2, 2010 First American Reports Third Quarter Results
November 2, 2010 Old Republic Releases 3Q Earnings
October 21, 2010 Fidelity Addresses Guidelines for Insuring Foreclosed Properties
October 21, 2010 Meet ALTA's 2010-2011 Board of Governors and Executive Committees
October 21, 2010 ALTA’s Future: Build, Back, Better
October 21, 2010 ALTA Honors Title Industry ‘Royalty’
October 19, 2010 Federal Reserve Replaces HVCC
October 15, 2010 State of the Title Industry, Election Forecast Discussed at ALTA Convention
Highlights from Day 2
October 15, 2010 ALTA Comments on FHFA's Private Transfer Fees Proposed Guidance
October 14, 2010 Highlights from the ALTA 2010 Annual Convention in San Diego
October 14, 2010 What’s On Tap for Friday at Annual Convention
October 14, 2010 Title insurers Asking lenders to Provide Appropriate Indemnities From Flawed Foreclosure Process
October 12, 2010 HUD Posts RESPA Exemption for Certain Subordinate Loan Transactions
October 12, 2010 Preview of ALTA 2010 Annual Convention
October 12, 2010 ALTA Responds to New York Times Article
October 7, 2010 I Am a Title Professional
October 7, 2010 Evolution of ALTA’s Policy Forms: The 1980s
October 7, 2010 Regional Underwriter Expands into South Dakota
October 7, 2010 Company Purchases Colorado Title Agency
October 5, 2010 New FHA Mortgage Insurance Fees Lower Closing Costs
October 5, 2010 Foreclosure Documentation Crisis Won’t Cause ‘Nightmare Scenario'
October 5, 2010 Pitfalls to Conducting Short Sales
September 30, 2010 ALTA Poll: Majority Favors Free Market Versus Government
September 30, 2010 ALTA Urges Protection of Lien Priorities in Developing Energy-Efficient Retrofit Projects
September 30, 2010 Title Insurance Regulatory Survey a Valuable Resource
September 28, 2010 Sample Four-Page Mortgage Disclosure Form Unveiled
September 28, 2010 ALTA Successfully Pushes for Extension of National Flood Insurance Program
September 28, 2010 HUD Issues Second RESPA Roundup
September 23, 2010 Do Your Lender Clients Know the Rules to Using Social Media?
September 23, 2010 Title Industry ‘Power Couples’ Find Harmony in Leadership Roles
September 23, 2010 Title Agent Stat Plan Moves to Implementation Phase
September 21, 2010 New Consumer Bureau Given Start-Up Date of July 21, 2011
September 21, 2010 ALTA Urges Support for Covered Bond Legislation to Aid Commercial Market
September 21, 2010 Six Steps to Make Change Practical and Successful for Title Agents
September 16, 2010 NAIC Title Insurance Task Force to Hold Public Hearing on Private Transfer Fee Covenants
September 16, 2010 New Jersey Bill Banning Private Transfer Fees Moves Forward
September 14, 2010 Hidden Costs of 1099 Tax Provisions Remain in Health Care Bill
September 14, 2010 Making Change Practical and Successful for Title Agents
September 14, 2010 Get RESPA Roundups Delivered Directly to You
September 14, 2010 Legislation Introduced in Michigan to Ban Private Transfer Fees
September 9, 2010 The New RESPA Rule at Six Months: What Settlement Agents are Saying
September 9, 2010 ALTA Announces Nominations for Board, Executive Committees
September 9, 2010 Florida Publishes revised Rule Defining ‘Unlawful Inducement’
September 9, 2010 Draft of 2011 ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey Standards Completed
September 7, 2010 The Docket: Agents Must Comply With Closing Instructions After Close of Escrow
September 2, 2010 ALTA Comments on HUD’s 'Required Use' Provision
September 2, 2010 Ohio Supreme Court Rules Against Lender’s Use of Equitable Subrogation
August 31, 2010 Calif. Title Company Reaches Settlement over Alleged Failure to File Rates
August 24, 2010 NAIC Title Insurance Task Force Adopts Proposed Title Agent Stat Plan
August 24, 2010 HUD Revises Settlement Cost Booklet
August 24, 2010 Why the New HUD-1 should be in the Cloud
August 19, 2010 Fannie to Prohibit Servicer-Specified Vendors
August 17, 2010 ALTA Board Adopts New Endorsement, Approves Revisions to Two Forms
August 17, 2010 VA Clarifies Itemization of Fees on HUD-1
August 17, 2010 ALTA Applauds FHFA for Proposal to Protect Consumers from Dangerous Financial Scheme
August 12, 2010 Death of Estate Tax Poses Risk to Title Industry
August 12, 2010 New Jersey S.C. Says Underwriter not Liable for Attorney Defalcation
August 10, 2010 ALTA, State Associations Partner to Enhance Communications, Collaboration
August 10, 2010 First Class or Coach Class
August 5, 2010 VA Releases Guidance on Itemization of Credits and Title Charges
August 5, 2010 Fidelity Reduces Number of Underwriters
August 3, 2010 Working Group Nears Completion of Title Agent Data Collection Plan
August 3, 2010 Calif. Title Agency Finds Differentiator to Capture Market Share
August 3, 2010 Profile of the Indiana Land Title Association and its President
July 29, 2010 Title Agents Warned of Virus Attacking Escrow Accounts
July 29, 2010 ALTA Urges Treasury, FHFA to Ban Use of Dangerous Financial Scheme
July 29, 2010 Have You Encountered a Private Transfer Fee in Your Market?
July 27, 2010 Disclosing Fees for Closing Protection Letters/Insured Closing Letters on HUD-1
July 27, 2010 Washington State Enacts New Rate Filing Regulations; Requires Data Collection from Agents
July 27, 2010 Law Firm Issues Fraud Alert
July 22, 2010 Indiana S.C. Rules Title Agents Liable for Missing Defect
July 22, 2010 Provision of Mortgage Reform Act Impacts Escrow Accounts
July 22, 2010 HUD Releases RESPA Roundup Document
July 22, 2010 Settlement Cost Booklet Updated
July 20, 2010 Financial Overhaul Legislation Introduces $1 Million Penalty for RESPA Violations
July 20, 2010 Why Should Title Companies Market to Consumers?
July 20, 2010 FHA Policy Changes Decrease Seller Concessions, Increase FICO Requirements
July 15, 2010 Gulf Coast Title Agents Endure Another Obstacle With Oil Spill
July 15, 2010 New Ohio Legislation Allows Priority Liens on Properties with Oil and Gas Wells
July 15, 2010 Landowner Fails in Bid to Keep Out Subdivision Granted Access Over Private Easement
July 13, 2010 The Docket: Title Agents, Insurers Must be Aware of Unique Laws Involving Indian Tribal Lands
July 13, 2010 Check Out Who is Supporting ALTA’s Lobbying Efforts
July 8, 2010 Federal Judge Rules HUD's Ten-part Sham AfBA Test Unconstitutional
July 8, 2010 Louisiana Governor Signs Bill Banning Private Transfer Fees
July 8, 2010 ALTA Membership Benefit Helps Title Agency Land New Commercial Business
July 6, 2010 A Dirty Dozen: Examples of Challenges to Timely and Cost-Effective Access To Public Land Records
July 6, 2010 Revised GFE Not a Changed Circumstance
July 6, 2010 N.C. Governor Signs Legislation Banning Private Transfer Fees
July 1, 2010 Title Agents Feverishly Close Deals Not Knowing Fate of Tax Credit Deadline
July 1, 2010 Flood Insurance Extension Passed
July 1, 2010 The New Financial Reform Legislation: Overview and Impact on the Title Insurance Industry
June 29, 2010 HUD Reminds Industry New HUD-1 Not a Disbursement Document
June 29, 2010 Federal Appeals Court Offers Opinion on Alleged Kickback Violations
June 29, 2010 HUD Claries Rule that Real Estate Brokers, Agents Can’t Take Referral Fees for Home Warranties
June 24, 2010 HUD to Increase RESPA Compliance Enforcement Activity
June 24, 2010 Mass. UPL Debate Heads to State Supreme Court
June 24, 2010 Hawaii Bans Private Transfer Fees; Three More States Await Governors’ Signature
June 24, 2010 Title Companies Held Liable for Employees’ Role in $30M Fraud
June 22, 2010 HUD Settlement Cost Booklet a Great Resource to Educate Consumers on GFE-HUD-1
June 22, 2010 ALTA’s TIPAC Making Strides to Pass 2010 Goal
June 22, 2010 New Jersey Amendment Would Create Flat Rate for All Copies
June 17, 2010 Provider List vs. Approved Provider List
June 17, 2010 Bills Introduced in Delaware to Consolidate Recordation System
June 17, 2010 Mississippi Joins States Banning Private Transfer Fees; N.J. Bill Advances
June 17, 2010 TIPAC Donors for the Month of May
June 15, 2010 The Docket: Minn. Supreme Court Ruling Signals Risk of Relying on Tract Index
June 15, 2010 ALTA Urges Congress to Reauthorize National Flood Insurance Program
June 15, 2010 Ohio Becomes 11th State to Ban Private Transfer Fees
June 10, 2010 GSEs Issue Uniform Loan Delivery Data Requirements
June 10, 2010 Louisiana Nears Ban of Private Transfer Fees
June 10, 2010 New Federal Rules allow Loan Mods during Active Bankruptcy Case
June 8, 2010 HUD Seeks Comment on ‘Required Use’
June 8, 2010 Maryland Passes AfBA Legislation
June 8, 2010 Indiana Department of Insurance Releases RESPA FAQs
June 3, 2010 First American offers Strategic Outlook Following Company Split
June 3, 2010 National Flood Insurance Program Expires Once Again; Could Delay Closings
June 3, 2010 Ohio Bill to Ban Private Transfer Fees Awaits Governor’s Signature
June 1, 2010 Title Agency Says Evaluation System for HUD-Foreclosure Work ‘Flawed'
June 1, 2010 Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Ban Private Transfer Fees
June 1, 2010 N.Y. State Bar Urges Governor to Sign Bill Giving More Power to Prosecute UPL Cases
May 27, 2010 Title 101: A Day in the Life of a Title
May 27, 2010 Hawaii Enacts Buyer’s Choice Legislation
May 27, 2010 Pryor to Remain ‘Active’ in Industry after Resigning as CEO of Lenders Title
May 25, 2010 How Transfer Taxes are Handled by State
May 25, 2010 Title Industry Veteran Named Interim Insurance Superintendent in N.M.
May 25, 2010 Ohio-Based Title Agency Expands Commercial Operation
May 20, 2010 New Flat-Fee Recording Structure Expected in Wisconsin
May 20, 2010 Minn. Governor Signs Bill Outlawing Private Transfer Fees
May 20, 2010 Two Iowa Counties Refuse to Provide Records to Electronic Database
May 20, 2010 N.J. Title Agency Owner Accused in $2.7M Mortgage Fraud Case
May 18, 2010 How to Disclose Survey Fees on the GFE/HUD-1
May 18, 2010 HUD Clarifies Prohibition on Private Transfer Fees
May 18, 2010 Wisconsin Title Agency Makes Acquisition
May 18, 2010 HUD Names New RESPA Director
May 13, 2010 Copy Machines Could Pose Security Risk to Private Info
May 13, 2010 Fees in Illinois for ‘Non-Certified’ Copies Could Increase Dramatically
May 13, 2010 Stewart Settles Allegations it Violated Georgia Insurance Laws
May 13, 2010 TIPAC Club Level Contributors for April 2010
May 11, 2010 How to Denote Owner’s Title Insurance on New GFE/HUD-1
May 11, 2010 Industry Earns Victory in Wave of Antitrust Cases
May 11, 2010 Real Estate Brokerage Forms Alliance with Wisconsin-based Title Agency
May 6, 2010 RESPA Implementation Painful, Not Fatal
May 6, 2010 Past President Receives Award for Outstanding Achievement
May 6, 2010 Whitey Herzog Entertains During 2010 Business Strategies Conference
May 6, 2010 Washington State Judge Rules Underwriters Liable for Agent Actions
May 6, 2010 Maryland, Iowa Join States Banning Private Transfer Fees
May 4, 2010 'Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste'
May 4, 2010 Future of ALTA: Dues Restructuring?
May 4, 2010 Vendors Share Product Offerings during Demo Sessions
May 4, 2010 Investors Title Reports Q1 Earnings
April 29, 2010 New Title Insurance Rules in Colorado go into effect May 1
April 29, 2010 Iowa to License Closing Agents
April 29, 2010 First American Title Segment Reports $28.6M Profit during First Quarter
April 29, 2010 Stewart Narrows Q1 Loss
April 28, 2010 Senate GOP Blocks Regulatory Reform Bill For Third Time
April 27, 2010 RESPA Task Force Analyzes Tolerance Cure Alternatives
April 27, 2010 Old Republic Title Group Narrows Q1 loss as Premiums Earned Increases
April 27, 2010 Group Purchases Title Agency from First American
April 27, 2010 Title Agency Named one of Best Places to Work in Idaho
April 22, 2010 Fidelity National Title Group Reports Solid Q1
April 22, 2010 Marketing Material to Help Your Operation
April 22, 2010 Co-Owner of Missouri-based Title Agency Pleads Guilty to $2.7M Fraud
April 20, 2010 Have You Scheduled a Tour of Your Agency?
April 20, 2010 ALTA’ Standard Procedures and Controls for Title Industry Finalized
April 20, 2010 Processing Services Company Acquires Title Agency for $1.5M
April 20, 2010 National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorized
April 15, 2010 'Common Practice' in Locality Determines Disclosure of Transfer Taxes
April 15, 2010 The Title Industry on Twitter: Now What?
April 15, 2010 New Indiana Law Limits Who Can Maintain Escrow Accounts
April 15, 2010 Two Former Title Agency Owners Entangled in Fraud Cases
April 13, 2010 Fidelity Appeals Fraud Case before Georgia Supreme Court
April 13, 2010 HUD Reshuffles RESPA Office
April 13, 2010 Connecticut Insurance Department Fines Chicago Title
April 13, 2010 FHA to Accept E-Sigs on Third-Party Documents
April 8, 2010 Joint-Owned VMC to Close
April 8, 2010 How to Handle Transfer Taxes on the New HUD-1
April 8, 2010 Final Publication of ALTA Forms Approved in February
April 6, 2010 HUD Releases Latest RESPA FAQs Update
April 6, 2010 Hire Smart: How to Find Good People in a Bad Economy
April 6, 2010 N.D. Title Company Expands Offerings, Names COO
April 1, 2010 Battle Over Foreclosure Sales in Illinois Intensifies
April 1, 2010 National Lender Selects Exclusive Settlement Agent for Residential Deals
March 30, 2010 Expiration of National Flood Insurance Program Could Impede Closings
March 30, 2010 Evolution of ALTA’s Policy Forms: The 1970s
March 30, 2010 FDIC Closes Four Banks
March 25, 2010 Title Industry not Responsible for Lenders Mistakes on GFE/HUD-1, HUD Says
March 25, 2010 ALTA Urges HUD to Clarify Position on Private Transfer Fees
March 25, 2010 HUD Names Calif. Agency as Mortgagee Compliance Manager
March 23, 2010 With Careful Preparation, Title Agents Can Grow Business
March 23, 2010 First American Lawsuit Attacks the Fund’s Joint Venture
March 23, 2010 Calif. Title Agency, Two Marketers Settle Alleged Rebating Violations
March 18, 2010 A Training Investment That Pays Dividends
March 18, 2010 Ninth Circuit Weighs In On Overcharges under RESPA
March 18, 2010 Utah Governor Signs Bill Banning Private Transfer Fees
March 16, 2010 Getting Business: Real Estate Models Continue to Evolve
March 16, 2010 Market Flooded With Undervalued Properties
March 16, 2010 New ALTA Members
March 11, 2010 ALTA Board Approves Standard Procedures and Controls for Title Industry
March 11, 2010 Utah Set to Outlaw Private Transfer Fees
March 11, 2010 TIPAC Recognizes 2009 Industry Donors
March 11, 2010 Title Industry Adds Jobs in February
March 9, 2010 FHA to Remain Lending Horse, Mortgage Expert Predicts
March 9, 2010 Fannie Mae Issues Bulletin Highlighting Changes to Purchase Addendum
March 9, 2010 Increase in Upfront Premiums for FHA Mortgage Insurance
March 4, 2010 HUD Applauds Title Industry Efforts to Resolve RESPA Reform Issues
March 4, 2010 Transforming Social Media to Social Business
March 4, 2010 FDIC Issues Counterfeit Checks Alert
March 2, 2010 NAIC Panel Tells Fed Conference Attendees Input Needed on Agent Data Call
March 2, 2010 Texas AG Stresses Importance of Title Insurance
March 2, 2010 ALTA Urges Avoidance of ‘One Size Fits All’ Reform to Securitized Credit Markets for Commercial Real Estate
March 1, 2010 Legislative, Regulatory Issues Addressed by Government Affairs
March 1, 2010 ALTA Unveils Personalized Policymaker Education Program During Federal Conference
March 1, 2010 MBA Economist Tells Agents ‘Worst is Behind Us’
February 25, 2010 Pennsylvania Issues Agent Data Call
February 25, 2010 Value of Title Insurance Spreads to Domain Names
February 25, 2010 Continued Centralization Pushes First American Title Unit to Profit
February 23, 2010 Private Transfer Fees Hinder Transfer of Property, ALTA Board Concludes
February 23, 2010 Small Agents, Abstracters to Gather in Queen City
February 18, 2010 Stewart Reports Q4 Profit
February 18, 2010 N.C.-based Investors Title Turns Profit in Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2009
February 16, 2010 Death of Estate Tax Poses Risk to Title Industry
February 16, 2010 Title Companies Settle Rate Disputes in California, Missouri
February 16, 2010 ALTA Technology Committee Announces Call for Papers
February 11, 2010 Evolution of ALTA’s Policy Forms: The 1960s
February 11, 2010 Get to Know the NELTA President
February 9, 2010 ALTA Board Approves Changes to Several Policy Forms
February 9, 2010 Fidelity Merges Colorado Title Companies
February 9, 2010 TIPAC Contributors List for January 2010
February 4, 2010 Florida Report Suggests Regulatory Overhaul
February 4, 2010 ALTA Rebuffs New Mexico AG’s Attack on Title Rates
February 4, 2010 Fidelity Reports Strong Profits in Title Segment
February 4, 2010 Maryland Title Agency Owner Allegedly Steals Millions to Fuel Day-Trading
February 2, 2010 ALTAcast: Strategies to Grow Your Business
February 2, 2010 HUD Updates RESPA Guidance
February 2, 2010 New Mexico Title Industry Faces Possible Rate Decrease
January 28, 2010 Judge Fails to Dismiss RICO Claims Against Underwriters
January 28, 2010 Maryland AG Issues Ruling on Short Sale Transfer Taxes
January 28, 2010 Former Owners of Defunct N.Y.-based Agency Sentenced
January 26, 2010 ALTA to Work With NAIC in Development of Title Agent Data Call
January 26, 2010 RESPA Reform Reaction: We Need Your Feedback
January 26, 2010 U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Campaign Contributions
January 21, 2010 How Does Your County Calculate Transfer Fees on Short Sales?
January 21, 2010 Title Agencies Across the Country Give Back to Communities
January 21, 2010 Final Publication of ALTA Forms Approved in October
January 19, 2010 Calculation of Short Sale Transfer Fee Causes Concern in Maryland County
January 19, 2010 Ultimate Fighter Sues Title Agency
January 19, 2010 Title Agent Sentenced for Defalcation Prior to Katrina
January 14, 2010 Majority of Title Professionals Point to 2011 for Recovery
January 14, 2010 Alaska-based Title Agency Denies Kickback Charges, Settles With Regulators
January 14, 2010 Ohio Changes Transfer on Death and Recorded Document Status
January 12, 2010 Policy Licensing Initiative Draws Industry Support
January 12, 2010 Texas-based Company Unveils ‘Revolutionary’ Title Plant Option
January 12, 2010 Title Agency Grows by Offering Lien Resolution Services
January 7, 2010 Colorado Releases Annual Report on Title Industry
January 7, 2010 ALTA Comments on Proposed TILA Changes to Include Title Fees in Finance Charge
January 6, 2010 Complete List of 2009 ALTA TIPAC Donors
January 5, 2010 Title Industry’s Future ‘Being Decided Now’
January 5, 2010 ALTA PAC Passes $250K Goal
January 5, 2010 Title Company Develops Online GFE Calculator


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