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Useful information about ALTA's Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices.
File Integrated Mortgage Disclosures under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) and the Truth In Lending Act (Regulation Z)
The CFPB has released its final rule for the new integrated mortgage disclosure. The rule integrates forms required under the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act (RESPA). The closing process with change significantly as the Loan Estimate will replace the current Good Faith Estimate and early Truth-in-Lending disclosure, while a Closing Disclosure will replace the HUD-1 and final Truth-in-Lending. The CFPB has given an implementation date of August 1, 2015. The new rule, comments, and guidelines can be found here.
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File New Rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and their Potential Impact on Real Estate Practitioners in North Carolina
by: Kimberly Rosenberg, President and Title Counsel
File Best Practices - One by One: #1 Licensing
by: Kimberly Rosenberg, President and Title Counsel
File Best Practices One by One: #2 - Escrow Trust Accounting
by: D. Donovan Merritt
File Best Practices One by One: #3 - Protection of Non-public Information
by: Greg Henshaw, Title Counsel, Triad
File Best Practices One by One: #4 - Settlement Procedures and Policies
by: Cheryl Jones, Title Counsel, Western District
File Best Practices - One by One: # 5 - Adopt and maintain written procedures related to title policy production, delivery, reporting and premium remittance
by Paul Lewis, Title Counsel
File Best Practices - One by One: #6 - Malpractice, Errors & Omissions and Fidelity Coverage
by: Kimberly Rosenberg, President and Title Counsel
File Best Practices – One by One: #7 - Consumer Complaints
by D. Donovan Merritt
File Best Practices ‐ One by One Best Practice Wrap‐up & Practical Tips
by: Kimberly B. Rosenberg, President and Title Counsel
File Best Practices: A Simplified Solution
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Assessment Preparation Workbook
ALTA's "Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices" workbook page. Here's where you'll find the latest version of the Best Practices Workbooks.
ALTA's Resources and Documents
ALTA's "Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices" resource and documentation page. Here's where you'll find the latest version of the Best Practices along with support documentation, as well as checklists, webinars and links to additional information, to aid implementation of the Best Practices.
Best Practices Checklists
ALTA's "Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices" checklist page. Here's where you'll find the latest version of the Best Practices Checklists.
NC Closing Attorney Best Practices Task Force
Created to establish guidelines for best practices to protect and better represent real estate closing clients, promote quality service, provide for ongoing employee training, and meet legal and market requirements.
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