Word Search: The Deed is Done

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…

Shhh…Quiet Title

The Court of Appeals Likes Our Quiet Title Statute and Mentions Us Several Times in Estate of Zimmerman v. Blatter 458 Md. 698 (2018) We saw a need and we fixed the problem.  And now the Maryland Court of Appeals has recognized us for it.   In the opinion, the Court quotes the Fiscal and Policy…

MLTA Member running for State Delegate

September 3, 2018  – (Potomac, MD)  Harvey S. Jacobs, a Potomac, MD resident for the past thirty years, is running for the Maryland House of Delegates from Legislative District 15 as “The Common Sense Candidate.” It is the first time he is seeking public office.  “I plan to bring some common sense to the legislature…

2018-2019 Membership Renewal

On behalf of thousands of title insurance producers, settlement agents, title insurance underwriters, title abstracters, and affiliate groups, we welcome you to another year with the Maryland Land Title Association. Title Insurance is an often-misunderstood art. How many times have we explained what we do to consumers, real estate agents, or lenders? The necessity of…

MLTA Committee Chair Running for Register of Wills in Calvert County

MLTA’s very own Mark Lynch, Esq. is running for Register of Wills in Calvert County, Maryland. We congratulate Mark on his campaign and encourage all MLTA members to remain involved in shaping our industry. The Office of the Register of Wills is a public office established under the Constitution of Maryland. The Register is elected…

Meet your new MLTA Board of Directors

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 MLTA Board of Directors on their induction to office! Officers President: William “Bill” O’Connell, Esq., CLTP, First American Title Insurance Company Vice President: Mark Schweitzer, Esq., McNamee Hosea Treasurer: Ruth Kohl, CLTP, Stewart Title Guaranty Secretary/Treasurer: Sherry Blyton, CLTP, Title Rite Services Immediate Past President: Shelly Fears, Esq., CLTP, CU Title…

Mark Your Calendars – 2019 MLTA Events!

January 2019 January 3 – MLTA Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting January 9 – MLTA BCH Chapter Meeting February 2019 February 6 – MLTA Capital Area Chapter Meeting February 7 – MLTA Lobby Day March 2019 March 5 – MLTA Eastern Shore Chapter Meeting March 7 – MLTA Southern Chapter Meeting March 14 – MLTA Title…

A Tale of Adverse Possession on a Title Agent’s Land

As a title agent with more than 35 years of experience behind me I have heard many tales of adverse possession.  I never thought I would be a victim of adverse possession myself, but sadly, I find that my property has been used, for some time evidently, by others for their enjoyment, without my knowledge,…

Congratulations to our newest CLTPs

Congratulations to the newest Certified Land Title Professionals, Cerissa O’Neal of Milestone Title and DE-anna Brown of Westcor Land Title Insurance Company! These incredible women were awarded the designation at the 2018 MLTA Fall Convention. The CLTP program sets the highest possible standards for professionalism within the Maryland land title industry and encourages adherence to…

MLTA Launches new Online Education Portal

It’s official! The Maryland Land Title Association has launched a new online education platform through BlueSky Path. Our new online platform offers state-of-the-art online education, available on your phone, tablet, desktop, or laptop. Earn CE credits from the convenience of your home or office with the click of a button. MLTA members access online education…

MLTA Convention – Report from the Field

The 2018 MLTA Fall Convention was held September 6-7 at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. MLTA is proud to report that over 200 land title professionals were in attendance – our largest Convention in over a decade! Students earned 5 hours of CE credits onsite, and received 3 hours of exclusive online education as part of…