Bills Move Along While Initiatives Loom

By Michael Belote, Esq., UTA California Advocates, UTA California Lobbyist The year 2018 may be less than half-over according to the calendar, but only nine weeks remain in California’s 2017-2018 two-year legislative session.  According to the state constitution, the legislature must adjourn by midnight, August 31, 2018. For better and...

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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  In fact, many of HOBR’s most onerous provisions were automatically repealed on December...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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UTA Welcomes Five New Members

Please welcome five new members to the United Trustees Association: – Michelle R. Ghidotti-Gonsalves, Prestige Default Services, Santa Ana, CA – Jessica Lam, Guild Mortgage Company, San Diego, CA – Carl Palermo II, ServiceLink Agency Sales and Posting, Irvine, CA – Carla Ulufanua, Guild Mortgage Company, San Diego, CA –...

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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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