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December 2010

  • TLTA Receives Response on Minerals Credit Requests,
  • TDI Releases 2010 Biennial Hearing Call,
  • Stay in Compliance: Basic Manual Changes Reviewed,
  • New TREC Contracts Are Coming Your Way – Be Ready!
  • Texas Leaders Order Additional Spending Cuts
  • TLTA Board Approves Legislative Agenda
  • Save the Date: Day at the Capitol
  • Kuempel Succeeds Father in Texas House,
  • U.S. House Leadership Named,
  • Texas Participates in ALTA Meeting With GAO on Foreclosures
  • FDIC Provides Tips on RESPA Compliance,
  • ALTA Opposes Federal Land Titling System Bill,
  • HUD Revises HUD-1 Form,
  • Bachus Confirmed as Barney Frank’s Replacement,
  • Case Review: Don’t Make This Mistake,
  • TX Supreme Court Decides Open Beaches Act Case, T
  • LTAPAC Contributes to 100% of Legislators,
  • Lonestar Title Holds Jeans and Tennies Day,
  • Thanks for Participating in TLTAbay 2010!,
  • Did You Miss the Institute?, Industry Stats,
  • TLTA Wants to be Your Friend!, TLTA Hot Topics Page

November 2010

  • Foreclosure Issue: What You Need to Know
  • TLTA Debuts New Hot Topics Page
  • Webinar: The Foreclosure Issue: What You Need to Know
  • Webinar: Who Has the Power? POAs
  • Notarization & Acknowledgements
  • 20th Annual Robert C. Sneed Texas Land Title Institute
  • TLTA Submits Letter to FHFA on Private Transfer Fees
  • NAIC Completes Data Call Survey
  • TLTA Board Approves Proposed Rule Hearing Agenda Items
  • TDI Names New Escrow and Agent Licensing Personnel
  • House Insurance Committee Meets to Discuss Title Insurance
  • TLTA Board Adopts Legislative Agenda
  • Senate Working Group Meets on Clear Title for Hurricane Victims
  • Election Day – What You Need to Know
  • Why Wait? Become a TLTA Individual Member Today
  • October Case Review
  • PAC Fundraising Off to a Strong Start,
  • Why I Give by Teresa Frost
  • TLTAbay Coming Soon!
  • Follow TLTA on Facebook, Industry Stats

September 2010

  • Warren to Unofficially Lead Consumer Agency
  • Fight Against Resale Fees Continues,
  • Mortgage Insurance Premium Structures Delayed,
  • NAIC Discusses
  • Agent Stat Plan Implementation
  • Compliance Corner - Top 5 TDI Audit Violations
  • Senate Working Group Holds Meeting on Clear Title for Hurricane Victims
  • Important Legislative Dates,
  • Want more information about the candidates?
  • September Case ReviewPAC Board Sets New Fundraising Goal,
  • Why I Give by Gary Farmer
  • TLTAbay – Donate an Item Today!,
  • TLTA Webinar: Property Taxes Decoded, Industry Stats, News Ticker

August 2010

  • Administration Bringing Back the Homebuyer Tax Credit?
  • Geithner: Fundamental Change Coming to Housing Finance System
  • Fed Adopts Rules Meant to Protect Home Buyer
  • FHFA Proposes New Restrictions on Transfer Fees
  • Federal Reserve Announces Changes to Reg. Z
  • NAIC Title Insurance Task Force Adopts Stat Plan
  • FHA Delays Mortgage Insurance Premium Structures
  • HUD Revises Settlement Cost Booklet
  • TLTA Webinar on Financial Reform Legislation, Compliance Corner
  • Licensing Task Force Submits Streamlining Proposal to TDI
  • Texas to Continue Seller Financing De Minimis Exemption Under SAFE Act
  • Senate IGR Committee to Hold Working Group Meeting,
  • November Voter Deadlines Approaching
  • Higher Court Reverses Section 8 Fee Claim Dismissal
  • AG Issues Opinion on Property Tax Lien Lenders
  • Why I Give by Celia Goode-Haddock
  • TLTAbay Coming Soon!, Industry Stats

July 2010

  • U.S. Senate Approves Financial Overhaul Legislation
  • New Bureau Will Have Significant Oversight
  • Housing Sales Tax in Healthcare Reform Just A Rumor
  • Pace slows on PACE Liens
  • NAIC Continues Work on Statistical Report
  • U.S. House Votes to Extend National Flood Insurance Program for Five Years
  • Claims Fund Established for BP Damage, Agent Insolvency Legislation Update
  • Oversight Functions to Remain with Guaranty Association
  • Senate Intergovernmental Relations Holds
  • Working Group Meeting
  • TLTA Submits Letters to House Committee on Insurance
  • Senate Shuffle: Dewhurst Selects New Committee Chairs
  • Attorney General Issues Opinion on Private Transfer Fees
  • Fundraising Record Set
  • TLTA PAC Breakfast Club a Success
  • Bert Massey Classic Golf Tournament Enjoyed by All

June 2010

  • Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 Passes Senate
  • Statistical Reports Due June 14
  • Agent Wind-Down Plans Past Due
  • Agent Minimum Capitalization Requirements Not In Effect Yet
  • Sunset Advisory Commission Holds TDI Hearing,
  • Speaker Straus Appoints Rep. Larry Taylor to Sunset Advisory Commission

April 2010

  • Republicans End Filibuster of Financial Overhaul Bill in Senate
  • TDI Offers Wind-Down Plan Guidance
  • TDI Releases Bulletin Addressing transfer Fee Covenants
  • Sunset Advisory Commission Releases Texas Department of Insurance Report Runoff Election Results
  • TLTAPAC Now Accepting Nominations for 2010-2011 TLTAPAC Board of Trustees TLTAPAC
  • It's Time For The Bert Massey Classic PAC Golf Tournament
  • Home Sellers: Fee Might Be Hidden Industry Stats TLTA News Ticker
  • Public Notice Regarding Southern Title Insurance Corporation

March 2010

  • TLTA Attends ALTA Federal Conference and Lobby Day
  • Residential Mortgage Loan Originators Required to Be Licensed as of April 2
  • Important Update Regarding Agent Wind-Down Plan
  • TLTA Testifies Before Senate Committee, Sunset Advisory Review Schedule
  • Representative Patrick Rose Featured Speaker at 2010 TLTA Legislative Luncheon
  • 2010 Texas Primary Results
  • Why I Give by EJ Brent
  • Texas Attorney General Recognizes the Importance of Title Insurance,
  • Internet Banking Security Risk Alert

February 2010

  • TLTA Task Force Studying Ways for Agents to Comply With New Wind-Down Plan Requirements
  • Biennial Rule Hearing Order Now in Effect
  • SOAH Judges Send Rate Hearing Follow-Up to TDI Commissioner
  • Early Voting Starts Tuesday, February 16
  • HUD Releases Eleventh Installment of RESPA Rule FAQs
  • The CFPA: How a Crusade to Protect Consumers Lost Its Steam
  • Webb County Title Plant for Sale

January 2010

  • 2008 Agent Statistical Data Now Available
  • Changes to Basic Manual Effective February 1, 2010
  • SOAH Judges Recommend 2.66% Rate Increase
  • HUD Releases Tenth Installment of RESPA Rule FAQs
  • Senate Banking Chairman Chris Dodd Retires
  • Texas Supreme Court Overturns Myrad Case
  • $50,287 Needed to Reach Annual Fundraising Goal
  • Why I Give by Kelly Caskey, CESA