TitleBytes News & Happenings


Feb 28, 2017

By Allan Dick, Editor This is the fourth edition of the revamped MLTA newsletter/BLOG, TitleBytes, replacing the two decade old Title Examiner. It will be issued more frequently (bi-monthly. at least for now), electronically, in a more abbreviated format – more concentrated on current developments and industry non-fake news and advisories, while still reporting on […]

MLTA closes out a successful 2015-16 Legislative Cycle and Looks Forward to the New 99th Legislature

Feb 28, 2017

By Cami Pendell, Michigan Legislative Consultants MLTA was able to end 2016 on a very positive note with the Legislature passing and the Governor signing legislation that eliminates dower in the state of Michigan.  The new laws will accomplish the following: Public Act 489’16 – Abolishes a wife’s dower right in both statute and at […]

MLTA Contributes to Habitat for Humanity

Feb 28, 2017

On December 12, 2016 a special presentation was made to Amy Smitter, CFO, Michigan Habitat for Humanity. On behalf of the MLTA Membership a check for $2000 was presented.  Amy discussed the financial coaching that began last year and how this is helping families buy or begin to save for their home.  In 2016, 598 […]

ALTA Alert: Watch for Fake Dropbox Emails Sharing ‘Closing Disclosure’

Feb 28, 2017

Fake Dropbox emails are circulating once again urging recipients to sign in to access and view documents. Prior to implementation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule, the fraudulent emails were infected with a file called “final HUD-1.”  In this scam, the email says that “You have a new document sent to you ‘Closing Disclosure.pdf”. […]


Dec 6, 2016

While we’re still several months away and just entering the winter season, it’s never too soon to begin thinking about warmer times, such as summers in Northern Michigan. This coming July 16-18, 2017 the MLTA membership will convene at Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City for our annual convention

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