Ready to Serve Aces for Title Industry

ALTA President Bill Burding NTP Eager to Defend Industry Talk to Bill Burding NTP and you’d never know he was born and raised in New York. A move to Arizona while in junior high not only led to him ditching his goalie mask for a tennis racket, but it also opened the door to a

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How to Reset Your Password on ALTA Website

In December, ALTA implemented a new database to manage membership information and purchases. For security purposes, you need to create a new password if you have not done so already. To reset your password, click here. You will get a box that looks like this: You will be prompted to enter your email address so that

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Notary Singing Agent Blueprint Provides 13,600 Meals to Feeding America

Notary Singing Agent (NSA) Blueprint provided 13,600 meals to Feeding America. The company hosted its annual fundraiser online throughout November. With an estimated 54 million people facing hunger, NSA Blueprint contributed directly to the largest network of foodbanks in the United States. “We are especially proud of our team and donors for stepping up and

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Giving Thanks for #GoodDeeds

Closing the Hunger Gap Since 2012, Idaho-based Alliance Title & Escrow has held its companywide food drive campaign, Closing the Hunger Gap. The company’s branches throughout Idaho, Washington, and Montana gather non-perishable food items and monetary donations to help their local communities fight hunger. This year, the company and its branches collected 13,023 pounds of

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Time of Thanks: Check Out These Good Deeds

Helping Their Own Serving an area that has been ravaged by hurricanes this year, Lake Charles, La.-based Ironclad Title had the opportunity to recently give back to veterans, active military, first responders and the homeless in their community The title company teamed up with the Southwest Louisiana Association of Realtors and the Affiliates Committee to

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Why HR Matters for Small and Medium Businesses

Image credit: Pexels By Grace Collins Small businesses are the backbone of any economy. It rings true particularly here in the U.S., where small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) make up 99.9 percent of all businesses. That translates to over 30 million businesses that employ upward of 59 million Americans. A good Human Resources (HR) Department

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E-mortgage Volume Spikes During Covid

The increase of e-mortgages purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac spiked significantly over the first six months of 2020, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported. In a September white paper, the FHFA reported that e-mortgages comprised 4.25 percent of all single-family mortgage purchases made by the Government Sponsored Entities (GSE) during the first

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ALTA Announces Winners of 2020 Title Webbies

ALTA announced the winners of the 2020 Title Webbies, an awards program recognizing member companies that have created or redesigned the best title industry consumer-facing website or page within the past year. The Title Webbie award winners were honored during ALTA ONE, the largest annual event for the land title insurance industry. Nominees in two

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ALTA Announces Winners of ALTA Our Values Awards

ALTA announced the winners of the 2020 ALTA Our Values Awards. The awards program showcases the title insurance industry’s Our Values initiative, which serves as the industry’s cultural compass and highlights the core ideals ALTA members embrace. The four Our Values award winners were honored during ALTA ONE, the largest annual event for the land

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Insuring Native American Land Webinar Series

ALTA and its Native American Lands Committee is producing a four-part webinar series titled “Insuring Native American Land: Special Issues and Consideration.” Below are the recordings from parts one and two of the series. Part I This presentation discusses special issues and considerations when searching and insuring property involving Native American land. This presentation focuses

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