California Lobby ‘Afternoon’ is March 20th

UTA will hold its 9th Annual California Lobby ‘Afternoon’ on Monday March 20th.  Members will meet with State Assemblypersons and State Senators after a casual luncheon briefing provides them with talking points from UTA’s California lobbyist, Mike Belote.  Appointments will be scheduled by UTA. Register Now  

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Changes Coming To Washington Deed Of Trust Act

By Holly Chisa, HPC Advocacy, UTA Washington Lobbyist As of this writing, Washington State lawmakers are working with homeowner advocates, financial institutions, trustees, and state agencies to address multiple issues tied to foreclosure.  With roughly seven weeks to go to the end of session, and hard deadlines for bill passage...

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California: The Resistate

By Mike Belote, California Advocates, UTA California Lobbyist In political circles, it is common to hear the comparison “As Texas was to Obama, California is now to Trump.”  Texas sued the federal government dozens of times during the previous presidential administration, and California is just beginning to return the favor...

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Proposed Legislation in Nevada Would Reduce Soldiers and Sailors Act to 90 Days After Discharge

New proposed legislation in Nevada (SB 33) would extend the protections offered to Military Service Members beginning in January, 2018. “Essentially, the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act was amended after the mortgage meltdown to extend the time period when creditors are prevented from taking any actions against a borrower in...

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UTA Committee Chairs Appointed

UTA President Cathe Cole-Sherburn of Trustee Corps, has announced the Association’s Committee Chairs for 2017. Robert Finlay, Esq. of Wright Finlay & Zak will serve as the Legislative Committee Chair. Martin T. McGuinn, Esq. of Kirby & McGuinn, will serve as the Legal Resources Committee Chair. Tai Alailima of Carrington...

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Changes Coming To Washington Deed Of Trust Act

By Holly Chisa, HPC Advocacy, UTA Washington Lobbyist As of this writing, Washington State lawmakers are working with homeowner advocates, financial institutions, trustees, and state agencies to address multiple issues tied to foreclosure.  With roughly seven weeks to go to the end of session, and hard deadlines for bill passage...

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Proposed Legislation in Nevada Would Reduce Soldiers and Sailors Act to 90 Days After Discharge

New proposed legislation in Nevada (SB 33) would extend the Soldiers and Sailors Act in Nevada. “Essentially, after the Soldiers and Sailors Act was revised – before the mortgage meltdown – Federal law was amended (and like the California HBOR, the Federal Act extending the soldiers and sailors act had...

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California Trustee Fee Increase Incurs Technical Concern

UTA-sponsored legislation (SB 983) that provided an increase of $50 in base trustees fees in Civil Code Sections 2924c and 2924d was signed into law by Governor Brown with the fee increase to take effect on January 1, 2017.  However, inconsistent language in the law conflated ‘$475’ in one section...

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UTA Announces 2017 Officers

UTA’s Board of Directors has voted in the Association’s Officers for 2017.  They will assume their positions beginning February 1, 2017. Cathe Cole-Sherburn of Trustee Corps, based in Irvine, California will serve as the Association’s President.  The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Association, and subject to the...

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UTA Unveils 2017 Calendar of Events

UTA has announced its 2017 Events Calendar This year features dinner events in Orange County, San Diego and Dallas, and a luncheon in Sacramento; and Lobby Days in Olympia, and Sacramento – in addition to the annual conference, this year held in Reno, Nevada. Read the 2017 Calendar of Events

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