March 2019 Events

Stay involved with the Maryland Land Title Association in March! Participate in a committee call, earn CE, or join us for ALTA Springboard in Memphis, TN. There’s always something going on at MLTA! Featured Events March 7 @ 11am – Cybersecurity Seminar March 20-21 – ALTA Springboard

MLTA Online Pre-Licensing Class in Testing Phase

MLTA is excited to announce that our new online title insurance class is in its final testing phase, and is expected to launch to the general public within a few weeks. The Maryland Title Insurance Pre-Licensing Class satisfies the 30-hour pre-licensing education requirement to sit for the title insurance licensing exam. The class reviews the…

Legislative Update (Members Only)

Did you know that MLTA members have access to weekly legislative updates via the MLTA website? Check out this week’s report online. Not yet a member of MLTA? Join today at www.mdlta.org.

Annual MAHT Report Filing

The 2018 Annual MAHT Report is required to be filed with the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust no later than March 31, 2019. The report can be e-mailed to: peter.brady1@maryland.gov . If you have any questions regarding the Annual MAHT Report or need a copy of the report please contact: Peter Brady, Esquire Phone # 301-429-7670…

MLTA Lobby Day 2019

MLTA Lobby Day gives our members an effective way to let members of the General Assembly know MLTA’s positions through personal meetings with constituents. This year, we met in Annapolis on February 6. Over 30 appointments were held with Maryland state legislators. Our members discussed remote notary and other land title issues. Be sure to…

MLTA Online Pre-Licensing…coming in February!

Coming to a computer near you… The Maryland Title Insurance Pre-Licensing Class satisfies the 20-hour pre-licensing education requirement to sit for the title insurance licensing exam. The class reviews the content outlined in the MIA Pre-Licensing Exam Content Outline. Our course is designed to help prepare you for the state-proctored 100-question licensing exam. Learn the fundamentals…

MLTA Lobby Day February 6, 2019

What is Lobby Day? MLTA Lobby Day gives our members an effective way to let members of the General Assembly know MLTA’s positions through personal meetings, ideally with constituents. We will identify Participants’ Senators and Delegates, and try to set up a 10-15 minute appointment to discuss relevant issues with those representatives. In 2019, we…

Magic 8 Ball Title Products-The Use of Algorithms To Generate Title Products

All of us remember the introduction of computers in the title industry which was heralded as a time saving method of generating the necessary HUD1 settlement sheets and ancillary documents necessary for us to perform our daily profession.  Since then, computers have infiltrated many aspects of our personal lives from banking to Netflix predicting for…

ALTA SpringBoard Registration Open

ALTA SPRINGBOARD is the event designed specifically to help title professionals take their businesses to the next level. It is focused on providing proven strategies, practical education and networking opportunities that will accelerate business success for anyone who attends. The event is scheduled for March 20-21, 2019 in Memphis, TN. Registration is now open! Register…

T ’was the Night Before Settlement….2019

At the end of a busy real estate year and in the middle of the holiday season, it is natural to reflect upon how our individual business have done and to position our business for calendar 2019. So, the question becomes, will 2019 look like 2018 or something a bit different? My answer is that…

In the news…fraud & scams

In 2017, title companies uncovered a large-scale national fraud scheme targeting distressed properties and borrowers. In the scheme, criminals would obtain information about a loan in default or already in foreclosure. The wrongdoers then create and record fraudulent instruments related to the loan in the land records. The fraudulent instruments may vest title to the…