Downdate Newsletter

The Downdate newsletter is emailed monthly to TLTA members and covers industry, association and member news.


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2017


November 2017

  • TLTA Holds Town Hall Meetings, Grassroots Meetings With Legislators Across Texas
  • Take Your Education to the Next Level With the Brand-New TLTAU!
  • Texas Comes in Eighth on List of Top 10 States for Fraud and Identity Theft; Illinois Couple Loses Life Savings to Wire Fraud
  • The War for Talent – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
  • Human Touch Still Important to Borrowers, Despite Digitization
  • In Memory of Bonnie Armstrong (1940 – 2017)
  • David C. Young Joins ANTIC as Texas State Counsel
  • Marilyn De Luna Receives National Title Professional Designation From ALTA
  • Voted Most Popular: TLTA's Top Five On-Demand Programs for November 2017
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members

October 2017

  • TLTA Introduces New Cyber Fraud Resources Web Page
  • 2017-2018 TLTA Board Holds Annual Two-Day Planning Meeting
  • Corridor Title Presents Annual $25K Grant to Austin Sunshine Camps
  • Borrowers Can Now Turn to Crowdfunding, Airbnb Hosting to Raise Down Payment
  • TLTA President Chris Phillips Attends THC Courthouse Stewardship Program Event
  • Leslie Midgley and Chris Phillips Represent TLTA at ALTA ONE
  • Bill Schroeder Featured in 2017 Bugle Call
  • Patrick Opela Promoted to Texas Agency Manager
  • Lori Cordell, Daniel Foster Jr. and Tracie Fleming Receive Promotions
  • Voted Most Popular: TLTA's Top Five On-Demand Programs for October 2017
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members

September 2017

  • Legislative News: A Brief Recap of Legislation That Went Into Effect on Sept. 1
  • Austin Title's Brittany Morrison Wins the BIG Giver Award From Austin Nonprofit
  • TLTA to Hold Town Halls Across Texas; All Members Encouraged to Attend
  • Cyber Crime News: FTC Launching Investigation Into Equifax Data Breach
  • Look for a Certification Test Near You!
  • Voted Most Popular: TLTA's Top Five On-Demand Webinars for September 2017
  • Hire the Best With the TLTA Career Center
  • Upcoming Webinars

August 2017

  • Homeowner News: There Are More Renters Than Any Time Since 1965
  • Don't Miss Our Legislative Update Webinar: New Texas Laws That Affect Your Business
  • Receive Your TLTA Certification – and a Discount
  • TLTA Committees Gear Up for 2017-2018
  • Cyber Security Task Force Begins Collecting Resources to Prevent Cyber Crime
  • Business Matters: Cyber Fraud in the News
  • Basic Manual Task Force Meets Voted
  • Most Popular: TLTA's Top Five On-Demand Webinars for August 2017
  • Hire the Best With the TLTA Career Center
  • Upcoming Webinars

July 2017

  • Title Insurance Industry Sees Generational Shift: What Is Your Company Doing to Recruit and Retain Future Leaders?
  • Fraud News: Title Insurance Company Sued in Wire Fraud Case; Ways to Prevent Fraud at Your Company
  • Business Matters: Developing Cyber-Savvy Workforce Vital to Reducing Risk; The First-Time Homebuyer Information Gap
  • Quiz Time: Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • Recording News: How a Home Bargain Became a "Pain in the Butt," and Worse
  • Voted Most Popular: TLTA's Top Five On-Demand Webinars
  • Hire the Best With the TLTA Career Center
  • Upcoming Webinars

June 2017

  • Big Time in the Big Easy: Education, Networking, Legislative Updates and More at TLTA's 2017 Annual Conference and Business Meeting
  • TLTA Introduces Its Newest President, J. Christopher Phillips
  • 2017-2018 Board of Directors Installed
  • TLTA Recognizes Award Winners at 2017 Conference
  • Texas News: Six Texas Cities Named Fastest-Growing, Two Named Tops for Out-of-Towners
  • Business Matters: Want to Recruit More Millennials?
  • Learn What Matters Most Hire the Best With the TLTA Career Center
  • Upcoming Webinars

May 2017

  • Texas Ranks in Bottom Eight for Claims – and That's a Good Thing
  • The Annual Conference and Business Meeting Is Almost Here!
  • Business Matters: How America's Small Businesses Can Become Cyber Savvy and Scam-Free
  • Congratulations to TLTA'S Newest Certified Professionals
  • Houston Mortgage Fraudster on the Lam After Scamming $16 Million From Lenders
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
  • Hire the Best With the TLTA Career Center
  • Upcoming Webinars

April 2017

  • Business Matters: Protecting Your Business From Ransomware; Managing Your Cybersecurity Risk
  • Meet the New TLTA Website
  • Mary Belan Doggett Joins National Investors as Vice President, Texas Underwriting Counsel
  • Evelyn Hardwick Promoted to Senior Vice President/Branch Manager at Republic Title
  • Leslie Midgley Marks 35 Years at TLTA
  • Staffing News: Survey Results on Staffing, Recruiting Challenges Released; More Young Talent Needed in Mortgage Finance
  • Upcoming Webinars

March 2017

  • Mark Your Calendar and Book Your Hotel Room for the 2017 Annual Conference and Business Meeting!
  • TLTA Partnership With Texas Historical Commission Program Honored in Capitol Display
  • Updates Coming to the TLTA Website
  • Congratulations to TLTA'S Newest Certified Professionals
  • Republic Title Announces Recent Promotions
  • Business Matters: How To Protect Your Business From Ransomware
  • Upcoming Webinars

February 2017

  • Congrats to the 2017 Class of the Land Title School of Texas – 40 Years of School and Counting!
  • Curate Your Learning and Networking at ALTA Springboard
  • Basic Manual Task Force Meets, Continues Phase Two Work
  • Telling Our Story: Why You're Proud to Work in Our Industry
  • 10 Mortgage Abbreviations Everyone in the Industry Should Know
  • How to Market Your Title Company Like Beer
  • Business Matters: Technology Edition
  • George Houghton Retiring From Stewart Title Guaranty Company
  • Mark Holley Appointed Texas Regional Sales Manager at Westcor
  • Cheryl Finney Named Division President for Trinity Title, Greater Dallas
  • Corridor Title Cares to Donate $25,000 Grant to Austin Nonprofit; Seeking Nominations Through March 27
  • Mark Your Calendars for the South Texas Seminar and the Annual Conference and Business Meeting
  • TLTA Board Nominations Due Friday, March 10
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members

January 2017

  • Telling Our Story: Why You're Proud to Work in Our Industry
  • Don't Miss the Only Land Title School of Texas in 2017!
  • Texas Remains a Top Destination for U.S. Residents
  • Here Are 2016’s Top 10 Most Popular Homes for Sale
  • Day at the Capitol Is Almost Here!
  • Overworked? Here's How to Handle It
  • Now Available: Schedule at a Glance for the 2017 Annual Conference and Business Meeting
  • In Memory of Johnny Actkinson (1947 – 2016)