Success on the California Legislative Front

  By Michael Belote, California Advocates, UTA California Lobbyist As this column is written, just two days remain in the California Legislature’s 2016-2016 two-year session. To the uninitiated, this is sausage-making at its worst.  There are groups which begin their legislative programs in the final days. Fortunately, most rumors of...

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State Legislature Not In Session? Other Governments Still Regulating Housing Laws

  By Holly Chisa, HPC Advocacy, UTA Washington State Lobbyist The Washington State Legislature is focused on issues other than revisions to the Deed of Trust Act.  With the economy improving and fewer foreclosures taking place, their attention has been diverted to other things, like tax increases to fund education...

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Conference Hotel Room Guarantee Deadline is October 5th!

  Please note that the hotel room guarantee deadline for the UTA’s 41st Annual Education Conference & Trade Show is October 5th. The conference dates are Sunday, November 6th through Tuesday, November 8th. (Sunday is the Golf Tournament; the Cooking Class; the Hummer Tour and Opening Reception; the Conference Program...

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All-American’ Dinner Event Features Carnival, Barbecue, Jeopardy! and Dancing

  UTA will pay homage to democracy and election day at this year’s annual dinner event held Monday evening, November 7th at the La Quinta Resort & Spa during the Association’s 41st Annual Conference. Attendees will enjoy a night of dining and networking at the Association’s annual dinner event.  The...

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Successors In Interest Legislation Moves to Governor

  The California Legislature this week passed and sent to the Governor, SB 1150, relating to successors in interest of borrowers.  The bill is complex, but the basic intent is to extend many of the provisions of the Homeowner’s Bill of Rights (HOBR) to successors in interest of loans for...

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UTA’s Trustee Fee Increase Bill Signed Into Law By Governor Brown

  On Monday, August 22nd, Governor Brown signed UTA’s sponsored bill, SB 983 into California law.  The legislation, introduced by Senator Mike Morrell (R-40) increases the base limitations on the amount of trustee’s or attorney’s fees by $50 throughout the nonjudicial foreclosure process.  The new law also made a clarifying...

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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal holds that Nevada’s HOA “Opt-in” Notice Statute is Unconstitutional: Bourne Valley Court Trust vs. Wells Fargo Bank (Aug. 12, 2016)

  By Phillip M. Adleson, Esq., Adleson, Hess & Kelly   The facts in Bourne Valley Court Trust vs. Wells Fargo Bank (Aug. 12, 2016) were relatively simple.  Wells Fargo Bank held a first deed of trust on property in Nevada.   The property was part of a planned development with...

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UTA Accepting Nominations for Board Director Seats

  UTA Nomination Committee Chair Benjamin Levinson, Esq., of Law Office of Benjamin R. Levinson, has announced that UTA is now accepting nominations for seats on the 2017 UTA Board of Directors. This year the membership will be electing four (4) seats to the Board of Directors. Terms for each of...

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Registration Now Available for UTA’s 41st Annual Education Conference – Earlybird Deadline is August 31st

  Read the conference program and register for the conference now! UTA’s 41st Annual Education Conference, held at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California, November 6-8, 2016 will feature exciting and relevant education sessions for attendees – and La Quinta’s famously beautiful rooms are just $219/night!...

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Annual Conference Hotel Room Reservations Are Available

  Hotel room reservations are now being accepted for the 2016 UTA Annual Education Conference & Trade Show.  Sunday, November 6th will feature three networking options: the 23rd Annual Golf Tournament; a Cooking Participation Class; and a Jeep Adventure Hummer Tour.  The education sessions will be held Monday and Tuesday,...

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