Buyers of Foreclosed Homes Beware in Massachusetts; SJC Rules Against Bevilacqua and BFPs

Wow. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, in the much-anticipated Bevilacqua v. Rodriguez case,  ruled that buyers of some foreclosed homes may not be the legal owners of those properties, even though they purchased the homes through a foreclosure proceeding and even in cases where they attempted a “try-title” (mostly equivalent to a state quiet title action) to…

Congratulations to our new officers and board!

 NAILTA completed recent officer and board elections for the next term and is proud to announce that the following individuals will be serving in the respective positions:   Charles W. Proctor (PA) – President Anthony Affatati (NJ) – Vice President Robert B. Holman (OH) – Secretary Dallys Novarina (PA) – Treasurer Patrick J. Brennan (PA) – At-Large Trustee Annamarie Tucky (OH) –…

Indiana and Louisiana Title Agents Form State Organizations

Last month, independent title agents in Indiana and Louisiana gathered to organize their own state independent land title agent organizations with the help and support of NAILTA.  The Indiana Association of Independent Land Title Agents (IAILTA) and the Louisiana Association of Independent Land Title Agents (LAILTA) are now fully operational and seeking additional members. Congratulations to…

2011 OAITA’s Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award – Gerald K. Carlisle

Gerald K. Carlisle, Esq. of Gates Mills, Ohio and the founding principal of Ohio Title Corporation was awarded the 2011 OAITA Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award for his fifty-plus years of service to the title insurance community in Ohio and his tireless efforts to improve the quality of independent title agents and settlement professionals.  Mr. Carlisle…