Lobby Day Registration Opens January 3

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…

Title Counsel Committee Meeting Rescheduled to January 23

The Title Counsel Committee (TCC) is open to attorneys and paralegals (agents and underwriters) who are members of the Maryland Land Title Association. The TCC meets quarterly to discuss topics selected by the committee members. To join the committee, please contact us at mlta@mdlta.com or fill out an interest form online. Upcoming Meeting The regularly…

Word Search: Housekeeping

Instructions Complete the puzzle below. Find words in any direction. Circle them by holding down your mouse as you drag it across the word. Are you a word-search-wiz? Volunteer to create next month’s puzzle in our comments! Send your word list by the 10th of any month to have your puzzle included in the next…

Save the Date! Earn CE in MD and DC

March 7, 2019 BCH Chapter Breakfast & CE The BCH Chapter of MLTA will host a breakfast and learn session on March 7, 2019. Earn 4 hours of continuing education credits, and enjoy a breakfast with colleagues. Stay tuned for more information! April 16, 2019 DC-Specific Education Session In cooperation with the DC Land Title…

2018 Mid-Term Election Recap

Please see below for a summary of all state and federal races.  Note that while races are NOT “official,” they are based on latest returns and we feel confident in the outcome in many districts.  BOTTOM LINE – OTHER THAN HOGAN, AND A VERY FEW LEGISLATIVE EXCEPTIONS, MARYLAND DID EXPERIENCE A “BLUE WAVE”. Governor: Consistent…

‘Tis the Season…for membership renewal

It’s that time again! If you have not yet renewed your MLTA membership, take some time this month to check membership renewal off your list. All MLTA memberships expire on October 31st, and you won’t want to miss out on our tremendous 2019 member benefits. Education In 2018, Maryland Land Title Association launched a full-integrated…

Land Records Improvement Fund – Update

The Land Records Improvement Fund committee met on Friday, November 2nd at the Administrative Office of the Court. MLTA members Bill O’Connell and Jim Cosgrove attended to represent the interests of the Maryland land title industry.  Maryland’s Courts are quickly rolling out e-recording across the state, with only a few jurisdictions still working toward going…

Is technology “dumming” us down?

Many of us are using the services of title search companies who can integrate with our software providers and who can do most of the data entry needed to allow us to generate a title commitment to our lenders or consumers with relative ease. This technology saves hundreds of man hours in our offices freeing…

MLTA Education Committee Plans for 2019

The MLTA Education Committee is busy preparing for our 2019 education offerings. We’d love to hear from you! Take a look at the dates below & share your feedback with MLTA in the comments or email us at mlta@mdlta.com. Interested in submitting a session idea or joining our faculty? Visit www.mdlta.org/faculty to get started. January…

Word Search: Renewal

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Earn CE in Prince Frederick 11/8

November 8, 2018 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Running Hare Vineyard 150 Adelina Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 $ 40 members – $60 non-members MEMBERS: Bring a non-member guest and you attend for free! Email MLTA@mdlta.com for a coupon code Register online | Register by paper Or contact MLTA@mdlta.com to register by email Title Talk –…

AmTrust Title Partners with CertifID to Help Prevent Wire Fraud for Agents

New York, New York   October 5, 2018 – AmTrust Title, a leading provider of title insurance and related services for the commercial and residential real estate industry, has partnered with CertifID, the real estate industry’s only identity management platform for wire fraud prevention, and today announces it will cover the costs associated with the transactional…