Highlights from the ALTA 2010 Annual Convention in San Diego

October 14, 2010

Opening General Session

Featured Speaker
Teresa Payne
Assistant Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Opening her presentation, Theresa Payne thanked ALTA and the title insurance industry for taking the lead in implementing the new RESPA Rule. She acknowledged the hard work and monetary investment the industry made in order to adapt to the new regulation. On the investigation front, Payne explained that HUD opened more than 2,000 cases and is committed to increase enforcement in the coming year, adding the department is looking at many different cases involving sham AfBA relationships.

Click here to listen to some highlights from Payne's presentation.

Featured Speaker
Doug Duncan
Chief Economist for Fannie Mae
Giving a presentation titled "Unusually Uncertain Times," Doug Duncan offered his thoughts on several issues impacting the economic recovery. He touched on the United States' labor movement and a shift in jobs from manufacturing to service-based employment; discussed household consumption and confidence; housing supply; and the uncertainties new policies have on recovery. He concluded his presentation giving details about Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey.

Click here to listen to Duncan share results from the survey.

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