UTA Accepting Nominations for Board Director Seats

UTA Nomination Committee Chair DeeAnn Gregory of First American Mortgage Solutions, has announced that UTA is now accepting nominations for seats on the 2019 UTA Board of Directors. This year the membership will be electing five seats to the Board of Directors. Terms for each of the seats is for...

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SB 1183 Signed Into Law

Governor Brown signed UTA sponsored legislation, SB 1183, into law today.  The legislation was introduced by Senator Mike Morrell (R-40).  The new law amends Civil Code Section 2920.7 to exclude reverse mortgages from the successor in interest provisions in current law, signaling that it is inappropriate to send non-borrowing survivors...

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2018 Member Directory Available

The 2018 Directory is now available to members only via an online .pdf. The Directory includes a listing of members alphabetized by both last name and by company name; a list of members certified in each state in which UTA provides certification; The Board of Directors; Advocate companies; and prominently...

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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  In fact, many of HOBR’s most onerous provisions were automatically repealed on December...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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