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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2024


May 16, 2024

  • TDI Formally Publishes Basic Manual Rulemaking Proposal
  • Texas Title Industry Connects With Congressional Delegation During ALTA's Advocacy Summit in D.C.
  • Supreme Court Upholds CFPB Funding, Saving Agency
  • Early Voting for Primary Runoff Election Starts Monday - Know Who Represents You

May 9, 2024

  • TDI Audit Insights: TDI Director of Title Examinations to Present Webinar May 21 on Common Compliance Pitfalls. Will Include Opportunity to Ask About Your Specific Concerns or Scenarios
  • Congressional Lawmakers Form Bipartisan Real Estate Caucus
  • Inflation Impacts Title Insurance, But Coverage Cost Stays Low

May 2, 2024

  • Freddie Mac Expands Use of AOLs in Selling Guide Update
  • TDI Quarterly Audit Results Published: Dec. '23 - Feb. '24
  • 18 House Democrats Question Biden Administration’s Title Waiver Program
  • ALTA: Title Insurance Matters. Here’s Why.

April 25, 2024

  • Texas Title Agent's FinCEN Comments Make National News as FinCEN Considers Troubling New Reporting Requirements
  • FTC Bans Noncompete Clauses Nationwide
  • How Texas Unleashed a Geothermal Boom
  • ICYMI: FinCEN Renews Real Estate Geographic Targeting Order
  • FHFA Proposal Would Allow Freddie Mac to Acquire Closed-end Second Mortgages, Which Has the Potential to Unlock $850 Billion in Origination Volume

April 18, 2024

  • TLTA Submitted Comments to FinCEN on Their Proposed New Reporting Requirements for Title Agents
  • FinCEN Renews Real Estate Geographic Targeting Order
  • ALEC: A Largely Unnoticed Part of the State of the Union Address Threatens to Undermine State Regulatory Authority and State Sovereignty
  • ICYMI: Reportably, CFPB May Consider Ban on Charging Buyers for Lender’s Title Policy
  • Emails Claiming to Sell TLTA Contact Database Are a Scam – Don’t Click or Reply

April 11, 2024

  • CFPB Considers Ban on Charging Buyers for Lender’s Title Policy
  • Action Alert Deadline This Tuesday April 16: TLTA Needs You to Submit Comments to FinCEN
  • Title Insurance at Work: Please Submit Your Personal Stories to This Important Industry Initiative
  • TDI: Buying a house? Beware of Seller Impersonation Fraud.

April 4, 2024

  • Action Alert Deadline April 16: TLTA Needs You to Submit Comments to FinCEN
  • New Target in CFPB's War on Junk Fees: Mortgage Closing Costs
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury Releases Report on Managing Artificial Intelligence-Specific Cybersecurity Risks in the Financial Sector
  • HUD Commemorates National Fair Housing Month (April 2024)

March 28, 2024

  • Action Alert: We Need Texas Title Agents to Submit Personal Comments to FinCEN on Their Proposed New Reporting Requirements for Title Agents
  • UPDATE: White House Pilot Project to Waive Requirement for Lenders' Title Insurance on Certain Refinances
  • Gov. Abbott Wants the Texas Legislature to Rein In Investors Behind Large-Scale Home Purchases
  • What a $418 Million Settlement on Home-Sale Commissions May Mean for Housing Market

March 21, 2024

  • Action Alert: We Need Texas Title Agents to Submit Personal Comments to FinCEN on Their Proposed New Reporting Requirements for Title Agents
  • UPDATE: White House Pilot Project to Waive Requirement for Lenders' Title Insurance on Certain Refinances
  • Gov. Abbott Wants the Texas Legislature to Rein In Investors Behind Large-Scale Home Purchases
  • What a $418 Million Settlement on Home-Sale Commissions May Mean for Housing Market

March 14, 2024

  • ICYMI: White House Announces Pilot Project to Waive Requirement for Lenders' Title Insurance on Certain Refinances
  • Update: Primary Election Results - Texas Legislature

March 6, 2024

  • Primary Election Results: Texas Legislature
  • ICYMI: Breaking Down the FinCEN Anti-Money Laundering Rule: When Do you Have to Report a Transaction

February 29, 2024

  • Breaking Down the FinCEN Anti-Money Laundering Rule: When Do you Have to Report a Transaction
  • Early Voting for Primary Election Ends Tomorrow, March 1
  • What Happened During the First TREC Meeting of 2024 - Voluntary MUD Form and More
  • Texas Real Estate Research Center: 33rd Outlook for Texas Land Markets Conference

February 23, 2024

  • Early Voting for Primary Election Started Tuesday - Know Who Represents You
  • Judge Extends Deadline for Consumers to File Proofs of Claim Against MV Realty
  • ICYMI: FinCEN News

February 15, 2024

  • Early Voting for Primary Election Starts This Tuesday, Feb. 20
  • FinCEN News
  • ICYMI: TDI Announces Opening for Two Public Members on TTIGA Board
  • Resources: New TLTA Fraud Webinar, Cybersecurity Guidance from NSA and CISA

February 8, 2024

  • FinCEN Proposes New Reporting Requirements for Title Agents
  • TDI Announces Opening for Two Public Members on TTIGA Board
  • Upcoming industry education opportunities

January 31, 2024

  • Feb. 5 Last Day to Register to Vote In Upcoming Primary Election
  • ICYMI: TDI Quarterly Audit Results Published: September-November 2023

January 24, 2024

  • TDI Quarterly Audit Results Published: September-November 2023
  • New Resource for Title Professionals to Share With Customers and Community: Unmasking Property Fraud - Protecting Your Rights and Interests

January 18, 2024

  • ALTA Updates AOL Resource to Reflect Changes Fannie Made to Selling Guide in December
  • ICYMI: Texas Realtors Video Resource: Deadlines for Paying Earnest Money and Option Fee Under Purchase Contracts
  • Cybersecurity: CISA Adds Three Known Exploited Vulnerabilities to Catalog

January 11, 2024

  • FinCEN Issues Analysis of Identity-Related Suspicious Activity
  • Cybersecurity Advisory from ALTA's Information Security Work Group
  • ICYMI: New Laws In Effect as of January 1
  • Opinion: Missing the Forest for the Fees. Title and Settlement Fees Aren’t a Barrier to Homeownership
  • Texas Realtors Video Resource: Deadlines for Paying Earnest Money and Option Fee Under Purchase Contracts

January 3, 2024

  • New Laws In Effect as of January 1
  • Legislative Update: John Whitmire Vacates Senate Seat to Serve at Houston's New Mayor; Sen. Zaffirini Become First Woman Dean of Texas Senate
  • U.S. Beneficial Ownership Information Registry Now Accepting Reports