June 6, 2012

TLTA to Roll Out New Online Basic Manual Product

Full Search and Download Capabilities Included
TLTA is pleased to announce an exciting new Basic Manual product. Based on extensive member research and your requests for a user friendly and comprehensive resource, we've created a brand new online version of the Basic Manual that's never out of date and offers the latest search and download capabilities. The annual subscription service will save you time and money. Features include the ability to quickly search by keyword and download the forms you need when you need them, plus the peace of mind that you're always working with the latest version. More information will be coming your way soon about how you can try out a free version for a limited time and how to subscribe at the introductory price.

TDI Call For Statistical Data Has Not Been Released

TLTA has received several inquiries about the annual statistical reports and when the call to submit data may be issued. We've confirmed with the Texas Department of Insurance that the call was delayed and has not gone out yet, but the standard 45 days to complete the information after notification will still apply. We will notify you as soon as the call has been issued and let you know the deadline for submitting your report. 

National Flood Insurance Program Gets 60-Day Extension

Business Week | May 31, 2012
Congress has given itself two more months to come up with long-term solutions for the debt-burdened federal program that provides insurance for homes and businesses in areas subject to flooding. A voice vote in the House Wednesday extended the life of the National Flood Insurance Program for 60 days, assuring that people in flood-risk areas will continue to have access to the flood insurance they need to close on mortgages or obtain refinancing. Read More >

Make Sure Your Company is Included in ALTA Agent and Abstractor Survey

The American Land Title Association (ALTA) is conducting a nationwide survey of agents and abstractors to gather potentially valuable information. It is important to have as much participation from Texas agents as possible so that TLTA can better represent you. The results will provide valuable information such as the amount of curative work that goes into issuing a title policy. Every respondent is also entered for a chance to win a complimentary registration ($850 value) for ALTA's Annual Convention at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs this October. The deadline to complete the survey is June 15, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact Irisa Wasson at 1.800.354.7207 or email iwasson@demotech.com. Take the Survey &gt 

Don't Miss These Important State and Federal Updates at the TLTA Conference

You won't want to miss the TLTA's Annual Conference in Fort Worth June 14-16 where key leaders at the state and federal level will provide important updates to the industry. Rob Carter, Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Department of Insurance, will review the recent reorganization of the Department, particularly as it pertains to the title industry, and he'll also review the challenges facing both the title industry in Texas and its regulators. He'll be followed by Richard Koss, Director of Economics for Fannie Mae, who will provide his forecast for the housing market. He'll also talk about the upcoming federal agenda and provide his thoughts on the health of the economy. You also won't want to miss the Hot Topics Sessions covering proposed changes from the recent TDI Rule Hearing and the proposed changes to the HUD-1 Settlement Statement. Get More Info >