Delaware – first state to file suit against MERS.

Delaware has become the first state to file suit against MERS and NAILTA responds!  A copy of the following letter joined an email that was sent by John Novarina to Attorney General Beau Biden who filed suit against MERS yesterday. Click here for the press release and copy of complaint from yesterday.  The suit mirrors suits now pending in PA, MA,…

Three Steps to a Healthier Land Title Record System

The Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS), a private corporate experiment gone awry, has siphoned tens of millions of dollars away from state and county government recording offices and prevented those public officials from investing in safer and more accessible land title record system upgrades and improvements.   Step1 – Create a land title record grant program for…

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…

LAILTA 1st Annual Seminar – November 4, 2011

1st Annual LAILTA Seminar Novemer 4, 2011 Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the Crowne Plaza Hotel 4728 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA For more information, please visit their website by clicking here! LAILTA is a non-profit trade association that represents the interests of independent title insurance agents and independent real estate settlement professionals from across the…

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…