NAILTA Joins Escrow Institute of California in Concern over Misleading Mortgage Forms

    National Association of Independent Land Title Agents Joins Escrow Institute of California… — FREEHOLD, N.J., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — FREEHOLD, N.J., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Association of Independent Land Title Agents (NAILTA), a national trade association representing independent land title agents, settlement agents and escrow agents has released the following…

SUPPORT NEEDED FOR DEBT FORGIVENESS ACT – NOW ON THE HILL

    Congress is scheduled to vote on the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act (MFDRA) today.  The bill is an attempt to reclassify and thereby forgive foreclosure-related debts as taxable income.  The MFDRA has been reinstituted several times since it was originally passed in 2007.  Congress must pass this bill in the remaining days of…

Independent Michigan Title Agents Form State Organization

We are proud to announce that Michigan independent land title agents have formed the Michigan Association of Independent Land Title Agents (MAILTA) in affiliation with the National Association of Independent Land Title Agents (NAILTA). The newly-formed organization is now taking membership applications from interested parties. If you would like to out more information about MAILTA membership opportunities, please send…

CFPB Seeking Public Comment Concerning “Pain Points” at Closing

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is seeking additional comments from the settlement services industry and consumers to assist its understanding and regulation over the real estate closing process. The CFPB recently introduced a Notice and Request for Comment to the public. Through this notice, the CFPB is looking for market participants and consumers to…

NAILTA Supports Another Extension of the MDRA Until 2015

NAILTA supports another extension of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act (MFDRA) through 2015.  Why is this important? Several reasons: The debt relief law spares homeowners who receive principal reductions on their mortgages from being hit with hefty federal income taxes on the amounts forgiven. Without it, millions of homeowners who go through foreclosure or leave their homes…