#GoodDeeds, Indeed

ALTA members continue to share wonderful stories of the good deeds they are doing in their local communities. There are three ways you can share your story with us: Email your story to communications@alta.org. Post your story in the comments section on our blog. Share your story on Facebook or Instagram, use #GoodDeeds and tag ALTA using

Why Can’t I Just Slap an E-signature on a PDF Note?

With the industry ramping up their use of remote online notarization, emergency video notarization and remote ink-signed notarization for security instruments, the natural question is when will we see new legal authority to make it easier to electronically sign mortgage notes? The answer is not likely anytime soon. Digital transactions got a big boost in the early

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#GoodDeeds Keep Rolling In

The response to our #GoodDeeds campaign highlighting the creative processes ALTA members have developed to help get deals closed, as well as the ways members are helping their communities during the COVID-19 crisis, has been inspiring. From virtual dog therapy sessions and helping those in need, to offering remote online notarization or curbside service to

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Former ALTA President John Cathey Passes Away

Golfers know how difficult it is to get a hole in one. Two? Nearly impossible for most. Three is monumental, but it’s a feat that former ALTA President John Cathey achieved during his life. While his individual accomplishments on the golf course were outstanding, Cathey’s leadership and dedication to the title insurance industry leave an

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Fannie, Freddie Issue Guidance on Temporary Flexibilities for Closings

Due to disruption related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have issued temporary guidelines for getting documents signed remotely to help get mortgage transactions closed. Both government sponsored entities will now allow the use of services such as Zoom, Skype or FaceTime to help facilitate what would otherwise be a traditional, in-person

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Kroll Predicts Title Industry to Remain Stable Despite COVID-19 Headwinds

Despite the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) says in a new report the overall financial strength of the U.S. title insurance sector in 2020 remains stable. The ratings firm does believe some of the independent title insurers with elevated equity holdings and lack of scale will be tested. Multi-state

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Check Out These #GoodDeeds

ALTA members across the country are stepping up and helping deliver for people and organizations in their local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Take for instance, Ruth Redman MTP of Black Creek Abstract and Title in Shelbyville, Mo. She’s been making masks for her community. She’s made more than 20 masks for family and a

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Title Alliance Facilitates Closing for COVID-19 Survivor

Despite executive orders in Pennsylvania causing confusion about the types business functions that can continue during the health pandemic, Title Alliance completed its first closing for a COVID-19 survivor last week. Headquartered in Media, Penn., Title Alliance facilitated the closing for Keith Kline, a sheriff who was buying a new house for his primary residence.

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How to Apply for a Paycheck Protection Program Loan

The first step to applying for a forgivable loan under the SBA Paycheck Protection Program is to find a lender. Because there are limited funds, it’s important to speak to an SBA lender as soon as possible if there are concerns about retaining staff and paying other expenses. Find a Lender Contact your bank to

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Share Your #GoodDeeds

Community is not based on our ability to physically see and touch each other, but rather the connection and care we show for each other—especially in times of need. ALTA would like to hear how you are continuing to serve your customers and communities during this uncertain and unprecedented time. We know how involved you are

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