Happy October! We wanted to take some time to update you on the GUIDE Compliance Act, a federal bill supported by Placer Title Company and the American Land Title Association. We wrote about it a couple of months ago, but the legislation is now a few steps closer to being passed into law.
A few months ago, we restarted the Placer Title Company blog with a post on the 2018 Agriculture Trends Report, which used data from the 2017 farming season. Agriculture has always been integral to the Placer County way of life, and we know it will continue to be so in the future. If you’re looking to buy or sell any farmland here in Placer County – or anywhere else in California – Placer Title can be the experts you trust to guide you through your deal with care.
Wire fraud continues to be a top concern for the real estate industry. That sentence won’t surprise you – unless you’ve been living under a very large rock the last couple of years. Technology that has helped streamline and simplify the transaction process has been great. Unfortunately, technology has also aided the rise of criminals who are getting smarter and more sophisticated when It comes to wire transfer fraud originating on the internet.
Placer Title Company is excited to have a physical office in beautiful Napa. Our new digs opened earlier this summer with Larry Frattini at the helm of a caring and professional staff that is ready and able to help you with any kind of real estate transaction. Larry and the Napa team are the experts you need and the partners to trust.
The commercial market in Northern California has been on solid ground for quite some time now, and Placer Title is here to help you with any sort of commercial transaction you need handled. Even if you’re not a player in the commercial game yet, the fact that the Greater Sacramento area is performing well now is good for all of us who live and work here—it’s always good to be part of a thriving community.
In June, Steve Day, the president of the American Land Title Association (ALTA), testified in a hearing before the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions. It was the kind of Congressional hearing that probably didn’t get air time on C-SPAN, but it was pretty important to the land title insurance industry. That’s because Day was there to advocate for the passage of the “Give Useful Information to Define Effective (GUIDE) Compliance Act.”