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Have you thought of Digital Marketing?

Oct 17, 2019

Sources: NAR and ALTA, courtesy of Cindy Immonen, NTP, CLTP Having a website that’s mobile friendly and being able to connect with clients on their smart phones is vital these days, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors. This shouldn’t be a surprise to you. In the newly released “Real Estate […]

ABSTRACTIONS and an Education Update

Oct 17, 2019

By Allan Dick, WFG First, a recap and report on the September 11th MLTA Boot Camp – Escrow Basics, presented at the H Hotel in Midland. A throng of attendees, including a cross-section of title folks, representing both title and escrow, industry veterans and several first timers newcomers, were treated to a multi-media styled attempt […]

ALTA Applauds U.S. House for Passing Landmark Cannabis Banking Legislation

Oct 17, 2019

ALTA applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the SAFE Banking Act (HR 1595), which provides a safe harbor helping banks, insurers and other financial services providers serve businesses in the cannabis industry. HR 1595 was the first standalone bill on marijuana to reach the House floor and passed by a vote of 321-103. […]

The State Budget – It’s Complicated!

Oct 17, 2019

Funding for Grants to Assist Counties with E-Recording Shifted to Other Programs The 2019-2020 general government budget, as it was passed by the Legislature, contained funding that would have provided counties with a one-time grant funding opportunity to either implement or upgrade their e-recording capabilities. The program was established under the Department of Labor and […]

JOIN ALTA’s ‘Coalition to Stop Real Estate Wire Fraud’

Oct 17, 2019

In 2018, there were at least 11,300 victims of real estate wire fraud who lost a total of nearly $150 million. According to the FBI, this number is even higher because only a small percentage of all wire fraud incidents is reported. This is still very widespread in residential and commercial transactions today! While the […]

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