Dateline

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2014


December 30, 2014

  • Congressional Roadblock Upends Market for Terrorism Insurance
  • New TDI Contact Information
  • Prepare for the New Disclosure Forms with CFPB's eRegulations Tool
  • Texas Banks Already Seeing Some Problem Borrowers as Oil Slides, Regulator Says
  • FHFA Issues Warning on "Super Priority" Liens
  • Fitch Ratings: Housing in Texas and California are Officially Overvalued
  • Day at the Capitol 2015: Registration Now Open!

December 17, 2014

  • Reminder: GARC Fee Collection Ends After Dec. 31, 2014
  • Wells Fargo and Bank of America Provide More Guidance on How They WIll Handle New CFPB Forms
  • Endorsements Without Adopted Rates
  • Lenders Could Make Voluntary ALTA Guidelines a De Facto Standard
  • The Three Percent Solution: Will the GSE's Revitalize Housing
  • HUD Deputy Secretary Confirmed
  • Older Americans a Pillar of Housing Market with High Ownership
  • Day at the Capitol 2015: Registration Now Open!

December 10, 2014

  • TDI Commisioner Rathgeber Stepping Down by Jan 20.
  • Take Note: GARC Fees End December 31st
  • TLTA 2014 Land Title Institutet a Huge Success
  • Survey: CFPB Employee Morale Drops Significantly
  • Fannie and Freddie Set to Make Mortgage Easier
  • 2015: Year of the First-Time Home Buyer
  • Day at the Capitol 2015: Registration Now Open!
  • Upcoming Webinars

December 3, 2014

  • WIll Cyber Monday Expand to Include Home Sales?
  • Fannie, Freddie to Allow Debt Cuts for Foreclosed Borrowers
  • Will Rising Interest Rates Choke Off Housing Recovery?
  • Mortgage Lenders Set to Relax Standards
  • Day at the Capitol 2015: Registration Now Open!
  • Upcoming Webinars

November 25, 2014

  • Sign Up for the New TDI Title Insurance Newsletter
  • TDI Makes Changes to Licensing Forms - Read Guide
  • TLTAbay Raises $17,000!
  • The Brief: Van de Putte Will Pursue Mayoral Bid
  • Social Media Best Practices in the Land Title Industry
  • Basic Manual and Individual Membership Opportunities!
  • Day at the Capitol 2015: Registration Now Open
  • Upcoming Webinars

November 19, 2014

  • Tax Reform Proposals Threaten Real Estate Through Repeal of Section 1031
  • CFPB Asks For TLTA and ALTA Input
  • Milestone Achived  with 12,00 Counties now eRecording
  • What Everyone Gets Wrong About Milennials and Home Buying
  • Upcoming Webinars

November 12, 2014

  • Tipping Point Coming for Electronic Closings
  • Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Award
  • CFPB Holding Webinar on Integrated Disclosures
  • CFPB Targets Marketing Service Agreements
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

November 5, 2014

  • Election Day Breakdown
  • Transitioning to Integrated Disclosures
  • CFPB Owning a Home Tool Goes Live
  • CFOB Releases Rural, Underserved Counties List for 2014
  • Fannie, Freddie Form New Company to Develop Single GSE Bond
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

October 29, 2014

  • TDI Quarterly Audit Results Published
  • TILA-REPSA: Smart Lenders are Taking Action Today
  • MBA's Stevens: Final Risk Retention Rule Works for Mortgage Bankers
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

October 22, 2014

  • Important Minimum Capitalization Compliance Deadline Approaching
  • Mortgage Ledning Regulation Compliance Costs Up 30%
  • Mel Watt and Julian Castro Announce Housing Policy Changes
  • Fed Officials Ready to Slow Tightening If World Growth Disappoints
  • Save the Date: TLTA Day at the Capitol
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

October 15, 2014

  • CFPB Proposes Changes to TILA-RESPA Final Rule
  • Just Released: Best Practices Assessment Readiness Guide Available for Pillar No. 3
  • Summary of the CFPB's Third Webinar on the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures
  • The Pendulum Swings: Dodd-Frank's Impact on the Housing
  • FHFA Appoints New Chief of Staff
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

October 8, 2014

  • Title Insurance Agency Hit with $200k CFPB Fine
  • GAO Report on CFPB Notes Concerns About Consumer Privacy and Security
  • Why the Next Pick for U.S. Attorney General has Huge Implications for the Housing Industry
  • Conventional Loans Dominate U.S. Mortgage Market
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

October 1, 2014

  • Wells Fargo Announces Plans for the New CFPB Closing Disclosure
  • CFPB Fines Bank $37.5 Million for Illegal Mortgage Servicing
  • Third RESPA-TILA FAQ Webinar to Be Held This Wednesday, Oct 1
  • Castro Pushes for Housing Finance Reform Legislation
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

September 24 , 2014

  • Group of Over One Dozen Trade Groups Urge CFPB to Provide More Guidance on RESPA-TILA Implementation
  • ALTA Provides Comments to CFPB on Proposed Expansion of its Consumer Complaint Database
  • The Mortgage Choice Act Passes the House as Part of a Larger Package Deal
  • Reminder: CFPB Hosts Webinar: Frequently Asked Questions on TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures , Part 3, Wednesday Oct 1
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

September 17, 2014

  • CFPB Issues Updated Compliance Guides, Disclosures Timing Example, and Presents Webinars
  • CFPB Chief: Prepare for New Mortgage Regs
  • Former CFPB Counsel Talks Disclosure Forms
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

September 10, 2014

  • CFPB Issues Updated TILA-RESPA Compliance Guides
  • US Senate Banking Chiefs Tout Savings In GSE Overhaul Bill
  • Millennials: The Housing Editions
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

September 3, 2014

  • TDI Enforcement Cases for July 2014
  • House Hunting Season  6 Key Trends That Search Reveals
  • What's Next for Fannie and Freddy?
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

August 27, 2014

  • CFPB Announces Companies Who Will Participate in E-closing Pilot Program
  • Survey Shows Average Mortgage Closing Time Hits Three-Year Low
  • Freddie Mac: 3 Reasons Lending Will Hit Lows Not Seen Since 2000
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

August 20, 2014

  • The Top 10 Critical Issues Facing GSE Reform
  • Overall Economic Outlook Positive, But Housing Loses Momentum
  • How to Avoid CFPB Violations - Recapping TILA-RESPA Tolerances
  • Fed Reserve to Host Webinar on New Integrated Disclosures

August 13, 2014

  • Basic Manual Review Task Force Meets in Austin
  • TDI Responds to Growth in Agent Licenses
  • FHA Commissioner Stepping Down for University of California Post
  • Fed Reserve to Host Webinar on New Integrated Disclosures

August 6, 2014

  • Industry Representatives Meet with CFPB to Discuss New Disclosure Implementation
  • Fed Reserve to Host Webinar on New Integrated Disclosures
  • Texas Housing Market Finally Sees Increase in Inventory
  • We Need Your Feedback Regarding District Clerk Records
  • Don't Miss This Unique Opportunity for Title Company Owners & Managers
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars!

July 30, 2014

  • A Closer Look at TDI Enforcement Cases in April June 2014
  • TDI Quarterly Audit Results Published
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinar!

July 23, 2014

  • CFPB to Host Field Hearing in El Paso
  • ALTA Releases Second Best Practices Readiness Guide
  • TDI Makes Minor Modifications to Title Licensing Forms
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinar!

July 16, 2014

  • CFPB to Host Field Hearing in El Paso Tomorrow
  • Senate Approves Castro as HUD Secretary
  • Citigroup Reaches $7 Billion Settlement
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinar!

July 9, 2014

  • TLTA Regulatory Committee Discusses Potential Rule Hearing Items
  • CFPB: Heirs Can Be Added to Mortgage Without Triggering ATR
  • Millennials Will Soon Be a Force to Be Reckoned With in Housing Markets

July 2, 2014

  • We Did It TLTAPAC Fundraising Record Tops $200,000!
  • Agent Minimum Capitalization Requirements Go Into Effect Tomorrow
  • Tax Writers Hope to Stabilize Housing Industry
  • Numbers Game: TILA-REPSA Timeline

June 25, 2014

  • Agent Minimum Capitalization Requirements Go Into Effect July 3
  • Wells Fargo Details Disclosure Reform for Settlement Agents
  • Housing Inventory Jumps 11.8% but First-time Buyers Still Locked Out

June 20, 2014

  • TDI Commissioner Julia Rathgeber Addresses TLTA Annual Conference
  • CFPB Charges Stonebridge Title Services for RESPA Violation
  • Bert Massey Classic Golf Tournament a Huge Success!
  • Congrats TLTAPAC Live Auction Winners!
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinar!

June 11, 2014

  • U.S. House Passes Mortgage Choice Act
  • Fifth Circuit Casts Doubt on Borrower's Resurrection of Time Barred Defenses
  • Don't Miss Theses Conference TLTAPAC Events Register Now!
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinar!

June 4, 2014

  • CFPB Fines Real Estate Firm for Steering Consumers to Title Affiliate
  • TLTA Hosts Meeting With County & District Clerks Association
  • GSE Reform Faces Uncertain Future
  • Don't Miss These TLTA Conference TLTAPAC Events
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinar!

May 28, 2014

  • TREC Form Changes Affecting Survey Coverage Take Effect June 1
  • Here's How to Submit T-S Forms to TDI
  • ALTA President Testifies Before Congress at CFPB Hearing
  • Tea Part Conservatives Win Top GOP Runoff Contests

May 21, 2014

  • Changes Proposed to TREC's Minerals Addendum
  • San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to Become HUD Secretary
  • MCLE Courses Must Be Registered With TDI in 2015 to Receive Escrow Credit
  • Submit Title Agent Update Form With License Cancellations

May 14, 2014

  • Submit Quarterly Withholding Report to TDI by Thursday
  • How Recent TREC Contract changes Could Impact Your Business
  • TLTA Members Participate in ALTA Federal Conference & Lobby Day in D.C.
  • Register for These Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

May 7, 2014

  • TREC Adopts Changes to Forms Addressing Title Policy
  • Nominate Someone to Serve on the TLTAPAC Board of Trustees
  • Submit Quarterly Withholding Report to TDI by May 15
  • Register for These Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars
  • TDI Quarterly Audit Results Published

April 30, 2014

  • TLTA Hosts Inter-Industry Discussion of New CFPB Combined Disclosure Rule
  • TREC Adopts Changes to Forms Addressing Title Policy
  • Deed Scams Mire Late Philanthropist's Plans in Legal Mess
  • Submit Quarterly Withholding Report to TDI by May 15

April 23, 2014

  • TLTA Inter-Industry Meeting Will Discuss New Combined Disclosure Rule
  • Watch CFPB Forum on Mortgage Closing Process
  • CFPB Issues Guide for Completing Integrated Disclosure Forms
  • Underwriter Experience Reports Now Available
  • Submit Quarterly Withholding Report to TDI by May 15

April 16, 2014

  • CFPB to Host Forum on Mortgage Closing Process
  • New TLTA Minimum Capitalization Guide Helps You Stay Compliant
  • Have an Issue You Want the TLTA Legislative Committee to Study?
  • Register for These Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

April 9, 2014

  • Reminder: Submit GARC to TTIGA by May 1
  • Overview of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act
  • National Housing Conference Denounces Anti-GSE Reform Attack Ads
  • Register for These Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

April 2, 2014

  • CFPB Issues Compliance Guide for Integrated Disclosure Rule
  • Bill to Replace Fannie, Freddie with New Housing Loan Structure
  • Part II: A Closer Look at the CFPB and Recent RESPA Enforcement Actions
  • Breaking Down the Three GSE Reform Measures

March 26, 2014

  • U.S. House Committee Chairman Outlines Tax Reform Hearing Plans
  • President Obama Signs Flood Insurance Relief Bill
  • A Closer Look at the CFPB and Recent RESPA Enforcement Actions
  • Parting FHFA Director DeMarco Gives Ones Last Call for GSE Reform

March 19, 2014

  • New GSE Reform Draft Proposal Includes Title Insurance Requirement
  • Use New TDI Licensing Forms to Avoid Processing Delays
  • TLTA Regulatory Committee Meets in Austin
  • Hensarling Calls on CFPB to Open Closed Meetings
  • Register for These Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

March 12, 2014

  • Wells Fargo Endorses ALTA's Best Practices
  • Important Agent Licensing Updates 
  • Home Equity Loans - Plan Your Strategy Before Filing That Proof of Claim
  • Senate Leaders Seek to Pass House Flood Insurance Bill
  • Register for These Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

March 5, 2014

  • Important Clarifications About New Agent License Numbers & License Renewal
  • TDI Developing Implementation Steps and Guidance for Minimum Capitalization Requirements
  • A Run Down of the Runoffs on the May 27 Ballot
  • 1st Alliance Lending Turns Itself In To CFPB
  • Register for These Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars
  • TDI Quarterly Audit Results Published

February 26, 2014

  • Realtors Face Class Action RESPA Suit
  • Congressional Republicans Mull Bill to Add CFPB Oversight
  • What's Keeping You Awake at Night
  • 'Window Closing' for Housing Reform Bill This Year, MBA Chief Says
  • Register for These Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

February 19, 2014

  • Minimum Capitalization Requirements Utilize 2010 Census Data
  • TLTA Related Industries Committee Hosts Two Important Meetings
  • Register for Webinar on Important New CFPB Changes
  • What's Keeping You Awake at Night?
  • America's 20 Fastest Growing Cities

February 12, 2014

  • TLTA Guide to Prepare for New Minimum Capitalization Requirements
  • CFPB Director Richard Cordray Falls Short of Victory on "Jeopardy"
  • TLTA Ethics Courses Fulfill New TDI Requirement
  • CFPB Begins Updating Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Regulations

February 5, 2014

  • TLTA Submits Comments to the CFPB on Mortgage Closing Process
  • Texas Supreme Court Opinion Addresses Home Equity Lending
  • Agent Statistical Reports Now Available
  • House Interim Committee Charges Released

January 29, 2014

  • TLTA Federal Issues Committee Meets in Austin
  • Obama Speech Calls for U.S. Housing System Overhaul
  • Senate Acts on Bill to Delay Flood Insurance Hikes
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

January 22, 2014

  • Title Insurance Fees & Regulations Discussed at QM Hearing
  • Correction to Section II of Basic Manual
  • 1 Hour Ethics Course Now Required for All Escrow Officers
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

January 15, 2014

  • Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee Hold Hearing
  • 1 Hour Ethics Course Now Required for All Escrow Officers
  • TDI Adopts 2013 Rates for Maintenance Fees & Exam Assessments
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

January 8, 2014

  • Basic Manual Changes Went Into Effect Jan. 3
  • CFPB Continues “Know Before You Owe” Initiative
  • Federal Court Rules on E&O Policy Coverage and Exclusions
  • Reminder: Collect Guaranty Assessment Recoupment Fee
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars

January 2, 2014

  • Basic Manual Changes Go Into Effect Tomorrow
  • Guaranty Assessment Recoupment Fee Must Be Collected
  • What’s Ahead for the 2014 Housing Market
  • Upcoming Hot Topic Webinars