What Will California’s HOBR Look Like In 2019?

Provided by T. Robert Finlay, Esq., Wright, Finlay & Zak As you may know, when California passed its far reaching Homeowner Bill of Rights (HOBR) in 2012, it was intended to only last through the mortgage “crisis”.  In fact, many of HOBR’s most onerous provisions were automatically repealed on December...

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Arizona Recording Costs Increasing

With plenty of time to prepare, the recording costs in Arizona are increasing. Effective July 1, 2019, Arizona Revised Statutes Section 11-475 will be amended to revise the fee structure for the recording of all documents.  Rather than charging five dollars for the first five pages, plus one dollar for...

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San Diego Dinner Addresses Servicer/Firm Transfers

It’s not too late to register for tomorrow’s San Diego Dinner Event. The topic is ‘Servicer/Firm Transfers’ and our panel will include Genail M. Anderson, Esq., Peterson & Price; Diane Weifenbach, Esq., Attorney Lender Services; and Nicole Cannis, Trustee Corps.  The panel will address: Topics: – How to avoid risk...

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Washington State Resolves Long-Standing Foreclosure Issues

On Wednesday, March 28, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 2057 with no veto. This bill now becomes law. Most sections will become effective June 6 (90 days after Signe Die); the new NOD requirements begin with NODs issued after June 30, 2018. The bill contains the following changes:...

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UTA Member Dean Prober Has Died

UTA Member Dean Prober, Partner with the law firm, Prober & Raphael, has died.  Dean passed away peacefully March 1, 2018, surrounded by his family after his heroic battle with cancer. “It is with indescribable sadness that we inform our friends, clients, and business associates of the death of Dean...

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Blue on Blue

By Mike Belote, California Advocates, UTA California Lobbyist Perhaps science can help describe what a blue state California is, and we are getting bluer all the time.  In 2009, a scientist discovered an intense new blue pigment, described as “the first new inorganic blue pigment to have been discovered since...

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When One Bill Becomes the Solution for Four Issues

By Holly Chisa, HPC Advocacy, UTA Washington State Lobbyist As of this writing, the Washington State Legislature is one vote away from resolving four long-standing issues in foreclosure and DOTA law: -Resolution of the Jordan vs. NationStar case -No judicial process for homes with deceased borrowers -Fix to statutory language...

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Orange County Dinner Features Multi-State Legislative Update

Andrew Boylan, Esq, of McCarthy Holthus and Stephen Hicklin, Esq, of The Hicklin Firm, will present a Legislative Update at a dinner event on Thursday, April 19th at 6 pm at the Embassy Suites in Santa Ana, California. Topics addressed will include SB 818 in California, and the Association’s legislative...

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California Lobby Day Is March 12th!

Please join your colleagues for UTA’s California Lobby Day on Monday, March 12th in Sacramento.  UTA will be lobbying to express our concerns with SB 818, a bill that reinstates the provisions – and imposes more rigorous requirements – of the Homeowner Bill of Rights that expired on January 1,...

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