Dateline

The Dateline Austin newsletter goes out via email every week to TLTA members and covers the latest important regulatory and legislative updates title professionals need to know about.


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2022


May 11, 2022

  • Texans Overwhelmingly Approve Propositions on Property Tax Breaks
  • ICYMI: TLTA Judiciary Committee – Whose Boundary Is It Anyway? Litigating the Policy’s Survey Exception
  • Top Takeaways From the Latest TREC Meeting
  • Texas Workgroup on Blockchain Matters to Meet May 20

May 4, 2022

  • Compliance Update: Agents Completing Form TS-1 Must Use 2020 U.S. Census Data
  • TLTA Judiciary Committee: Whose Boundary Is It Anyway? Litigating the Policy’s Survey Exception
  • Special Election This Saturday, May 7; Ballot Includes Two Property Tax Propositions
  • FinCEN Renews and Expands Real Estate Geographic Targeting Orders
  • In Memoriam: Mike Ramsey, TLTA Past President

April 27, 2022

  • TDI Quarterly Audit Results Published
  • Update: Texas Secretary of State Adds FAQ re: Expiration of RIN Authorization
  • Early Voting Underway for Special Election May 7; Ballot Includes Two Property Tax Propositions
  • Congress Returns From Recess

April 20, 2022

  • REMINDER: New Homestead Exemption Law Effective as of Jan. 1, 2022
  • TREC Broker-Lawyer Committee Meeting Recap
  • FHFA Publishes Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2022-2026
  • ALTA: Regulation of Title Fee Rates Is Already Rigorous
  • Texas A&M Real Estate Research Center Conference Next Week: 31st Annual Outlook for Texas Land Markets

April 13, 2022

  • A Big Leadership Shakeup at Fannie Mae
  • Fannie Mae Issues Selling Guide Update Regarding Use of Attorney Title Opinion Letters. Tracks Changes Freddie Mac Made in 2020
  • FHA Implements New Portal to Obtain Partial Claim Payoffs or Subordination Checklists
  • RESPA Rules for Advertising
  • ICYMI: TDI Accepting Applications for Public Member of TTIGA Board

April 6, 2022

  • Texas House and Senate Issue Interim Charges to Prepare for Upcoming 88th Legislative Session
  • TDI Accepting Applications for Public Member of TTIGA Board
  • ALTA Submits Response to CFPB's Junk Fees RFI
  • ICYMI: Texas Finance Commission Proposes Amendments to Definition of "Business Day" In Context of Home Equity Lending Disclosures

March 30, 2022

  • Texas Finance Commission News
  • TDI Publishes Agent Experience Report 2019, Underwriter Experience Reports 2015-19
  • ALTA Develops Template to Help Companies Respond to Cybersecurity Incidents
  • ICYMI: Results From TREC’s Wholesaling Survey for Title Professionals

March 23, 2022

  • Results: TREC’s Wholesaling Survey for Title Professionals
  • Title Insurance Is Essential. Here’s Why.
  • ICYMI: CFPB News
  • Registration Open for Texas Land Markets Conference

March 16, 2022

  • CFPB News
  • Out-of-state Movers Not to Blame for Surging Texas Home Prices
  • 5 Implications the Omnibus Spending Bill Has for Mortgages
  • President Biden's Executive Order on Cryptocurrencies — Here’s Everything In It

March 10, 2022

  • Upcoming Webinars From Texas Comptroller on How Financial Institutions Should Handle Unclaimed Property
  • Updated Guidance From CISA: "Every organization—large and small—must be prepared to respond to disruptive cyber activity”
  • ICYMI: Update on Agent and Underwriter Experience Report Compilation, Publication from TDI
  • Who Determines Ownership of Water Rights in Texas?
  • Industry News and Insights Available at TLTA's Annual Conference and Business Meeting June 13-15 - Registration Now Open

March 2, 2022

  • 2022 Texas Primary Election Update
  • Update on Agent and Underwriter Experience Report Compilation, Publication from TDI
  • ICYMI: TLTA and ALTA Submit Comments to FinCEN Regarding Proposed Anti-money Laundering Regulations
  • New Program in Gregg County Tx Alerts Landowners to Potential Property Theft
  • FHFA Announces More than $1.1 Billion for Affordable Housing Programs

February 23, 2022

  • TLTA and ALTA Submit Comments to FinCEN Regarding Proposed Anti-money Laundering Regulations
  • Texans Will Vote on Property Tax Amendments in Special Election May 7
  • Updates from TREC Meeting Feb. 14
  • SAVE THE DATE: Title Industry Day at the Texas Capitol Feb. 7-8, 2023
  • Early Voting for March Primary Underway Feb. 14–25

February 16, 2022

  • TREC Asked for Our Industry's Help - Please Complete Their Survey Today
  • Early Voting for March Primary Underway Feb. 14–25
  • CFPB Launches New Way for the Public to Petition the Agency for Action
  • With Strategic Plan, FHFA Charts New Course
  • ALTA Board of Governors Approves Revised Forms, New Endorsement

February 9, 2022

  • Early Voting for March Primary Starts This Monday, Feb. 14
  • Follow Up: Finance Commission Guidance on Home Equity Loan Guidelines
  • FinCEN News
  • Will Blockchain Technology Really Ever Supplant The Humble Title Search?

February 2, 2022

  • TDI Quarterly Audit Results Published
  • Upcoming Webinars From Texas Comptroller on How Financial Institutions Should Handle Unclaimed Property
  • CFPB News
  • Fannie Mae Urges New Flood Disclosures for Homebuyers
  • FDIC and FinCEN Open Registration for Digital Identity Tech Sprint

January 26, 2022

  • TDI Reminder: TDI Rule Requires Email Contact for All Licensees
  • TREC Survey: Wholesaling in Texas
  • FinCEN Issues Proposed Rule for Suspicious Activity Report Sharing Pilot Program to Combat Illicit Finance Risks
  • Upcoming Virtual Conference Presented by Dallas Fed and Texas A&M Real Estate Research Center: Emerging Trends in Real Estate Markets Post-COVID

January 19, 2022

  • Triple Whammy Slows Builders
  • Report: Fraud Costs, Frequency Remain Significantly Higher than Pre-pandemic for Mortgage Lenders
  • FDIC and FinCEN Launch Digital Identity Tech Sprint
  • ICYMI: Finance Commission of Texas Announces Appointment of Savings and Mortgage Lending Department Commissioner Hector Retta

January 12, 2022

  • Finance Commission of Texas Announces Appointment of Savings and Mortgage Lending Department Commissioner Hector Retta
  • Gov. Abbott Appoints Four to Joint Interim Committee to Study Land Banks
  • MISMO Names 2022 Board of Directors
  • ICYMI: New Texas Laws Effective Jan. 1, 2022, Including Change in Homestead Exemption Filing
  • FHFA Hikes Fees for High-Balance and Second-Home Loans

January 5, 2022

  • New Texas Laws Effective Jan. 1, 2022, Including Change in Homestead Exemption Filing
  • TDI Issues 2020 Underwriter Data Call; Report File and Affidavit Must Be Submitted by Feb. 28
  • ICYMI: Recent FinCEN News of Interest to Title Insurance Industry
  • No Sign of Reprieve From Ransomware Frenzy for Companies in 2022