March 2018


TLTA Annual Conference Registration Now Open

TDI Commissioner Will Address Attendees

The 2018 Annual Conference & Business Meeting is just around the corner, and you won't want to miss it. This year we will be at the brand-new Fairmont Austin Hotel in downtown Austin on June 11-13. Registration is now open and all registrations received before April 16 will be entered to win a free 2018 Conference registration.
 
We're honored to have special guest speaker Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan who will provide a TDI Regulatory Update as well as ALTA President Steven Day. The venerable Evan Smith from The Texas Tribune will be back to share his ever-entertaining insights on the Texas political environment.  
 
Get your boots ready to dance the night away with legendary GRAMMY winners Asleep at the Wheel, our featured entertainment at this year's President's Evening.
 
Thank you to the many sponsors who have already committed to support the 2018 Conference. We couldn't do it without them.
 
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TLTA Summer School Hits the Road to Dallas

TLTA | March 20, 2018
Due to overwhelming demand, TLTA has scheduled a 2018 Summer School for May 21-23. And this year we're taking it to Dallas!
 
Are you a title professional looking for basic knowledge in the title industry or seeking cross-training in order to become a more valuable asset in the newer, leaner title industry? Perhaps you want to expand your skills and learn from industry experts. Well, this is the program for you!
 
Join TLTA for an intense three-day program that will cover industry basics and fundamentals, including the Closing Disclosure form. The School features interactive testing throughout to reinforce students' learning and comprehension.
 
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5 Steps to Promote Your Company on Google

ALTA | March 13, 2018
Google ads may seem confusing or too costly for your business. ALTA has developed this five-step process to help you get started for just $50 per ad. Read on to learn how you can place a digital ad that's measurable, cost-effective, maximizes relevance and is highly targeted.
 
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Video: Intro to Google AdWord

As part of the Homebuyer Outreach Program (HOP), ALTA developed a short video to help members get started promoting their business on Google AdWords.
 


Fidelity National to Acquire Stewart

ICYMI, Fidelity National Financial, Inc. and Stewart Information Services Corporation announced on March 19 that Fidelity will acquire Stewart through a merger agreement with an equity value of approximately $1.2 billion. The closing of the transaction is subject to certain closing conditions, including Stewart stockholder approval, federal and state regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. Closing is expected in the first or second quarter of 2019.
 
The companies have expressed that the move is a positive one for both the companies and the industry. "I am extremely proud of Stewart’s legacy of high-quality underwriting and customer-focused service delivered by our loyal associates," said Matt Morris, Stewart CEO. "This transaction with Fidelity is an opportunity to continue building on this legacy, enhance innovation and create a more robust company for the future."
 
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In Memory of Ronald F. Yates

It is with the greatest sadness that we report that TLTA Past President Ronnie Yates passed away unexpectedly on March 3. Ronnie served as President of TLTA in 1996-1997 and was named “TLTA Title Person of the Year” in 2000. He will be greatly missed by his many title industry friends and colleagues. Please keep the Yates family in your thoughts and prayers. 
 
A private interment was held on Thursday, March 8 followed by a Celebration of Life. For those who desire, the family asks that donations be made in Ronnie's name to Cherokee Children's Home at P.O. Box 295, Cherokee, TX 76832 or Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department – EMS at 9805 Hwy 71 E, P. O. Box 2 Spicewood, TX 78669-0002. 
 
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Title Source Changes Name to Amrock

PR Newswire | Feb. 27, 2018
Title Source, headquartered in Detroit with regional operating centers in Texas, California, Ohio and Pennsylvania, has changed its name to Amrock, effective Feb. 27.
 
"The Amrock brand is a reflection of who we are today, a leading edge provider of FinTech services to the real estate and mortgage finance industries," said Jeff Eisenshtadt, Amrock CEO. "We've grown exponentially since Title Source began in 1997. Our new brand identity matches the significant and growing investment in our technology, products and services, allowing us to deliver a more efficient, faster and seamless experience for our clients."
 
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Hire the Best With the TLTA Career Center 

At TLTA, we strongly believe that filling your employment opportunities shouldn't break the bank. When your organization calls for three, five or even 20 candidates to take on new roles, why not fulfill your hiring needs and save money at the same time? With our multiple job posting packages, you can earn discounts for purchasing your postings in advance and enjoy the luxury of taking up to 365 days to post all of your jobs with full resume access. It's a great way to lock in year-round savings and cover your entire recruitment needs. You can:
  • Reach more candidates with new job seekers each month
  • Access resumes from qualified title professionals
  • Receive email alerts when resumes matching your ideal candidate are uploaded
  • Use our advertising enhancements for increased visibility
Ready to recruit from a large pool of highly qualified professionals that are a great match for your organization? Visit the TLTA Career Center today and see for yourself why this is the #1 site for making employment connections in the Texas title industry.
 

Voted Most Popular: TLTA's Top Five On-Demand Programs for March 2018

TLTA's On-Demand programs are popular – and for good reasons! They can get you the CE credits and knowledge you need, at a time that works for you.
 
Below are our top five On-Demand programs for March. Register for one today!
 
  1. Residential Endorsements
  2. Home Equity Update
  3. Construction: Closing and Insuring
  4. Policies – What ELSE You Need to Know
  5. Endorsements - Land Is Not "Residential Real Property"
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