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ALTA Continues Support of Bill Clarifying CFPB’s Ability to Regulate Insurance

January 19th, 2018

Source: American Land Title Association January 18, 2018 To read the full article from, please click here ALTA joined seven other insurance trade groups urging support for a bipartisan bill that would clarify and reinforce the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s ability to regulate the insurance industry. In a letter to the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, the…

House Financial Services Committee Passes TRID Fix Bill

November 29th, 2017

Source: ALTA News The U.S. House Financial Services Committee today passed the ALTA-supported TRID Improvement Act of 2017 (H.R. 3978) by an overwhelming 53-5 bipartisan vote. The bill, introduced by U.S. Reps. French Hill and Ruben Kihuen, corrects the inaccurate disclosure of title insurance premiums on the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) and help consumers understand…

What does Mulvaney’s appointment mean for the future of CFPB?

November 29th, 2017

Source: USA Today November 28th, 2017 To read the full article from, please click here WASHINGTON — In naming Mick Mulvaney to be the acting head of the federal government’s primary financial services regulator, President Trump is placing a loyalist in charge of what was designed as a semi-independent federal agency.  A federal judge ruled Tuesday that…

Harvard Research: The Future Of Home Prices In 2017 & 2018

November 29th, 2017

Source: The Mortgage Reports To read the full article from, please click here What Will Home Prices Do In 2017 And Beyond? Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies just published its 2017 report on the State of the Nation’s Housing. Its home prices and home building numbers highlight new trends that may affect you. In 2016,…

TRID: One Year Later

October 5th, 2016

Oct. 3, 2015, was a historic day for the mortgage industry. After several false starts, that date was chosen by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as the implementation deadline for its Know Before You Owe rule. Read more about it here Source: HousingWire

Predictions: 2017 Housing Forecast

October 5th, 2016

We can expect a hot year for home sales in 2017, according to recent forecasts from the National Association of REALTORS®, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and more. Read more about it here Source: Realtor Mag

Problems In The Effort To Modernize Mortgages?

September 13th, 2016

Lenders have long recognized notarization as a critical anti-fraud measure. But the practice – which dates back at least to Ancient Rome – is becoming passé in an era of FaceTime, Skype and live-streamed social media. Source: WSAU Read more about it here  

Mortgage Rates On The Rise

September 13th, 2016

Mortgage rates took their biggest leap in two months on Friday, thanks to a sell-off in the U.S. bond market. Source: CNBC Read more here

Why Are Sellers Still Hesitant?

September 13th, 2016

Properties in many cities throughout the country are flying off the market due to lack of inventory, yet many sellers are still hesitant. Source: Realtor(R) Magazine Read more here

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