OLTA is a statewide trade association representing the title insurance and abstracting industry in Oklahoma. Founded in 1907 and proudly serving our membership through regulatory and legislative advocacy, continuing education and up-to-date information in keeping with our mission to enhance and protect the industry.
What is Title Insurance?
When you buy a home, you receive a title to the property, meaning you are now the full legal owner of that property. Title insurance for real estate provides protection against loss if a covered defect is found in the title to real property. You can purchase it for a one-time premium, paid in most cases at closing.
Title insurance usually covers four types of “hidden” risks: errors, liens, ownership claims, and invalid deeds. If a claim is made against your property, the title insurance company will negotiate with the other party to settle the claim, defend you in court if necessary, pay any incurred legal costs, and satisfy any covered claims. Having title insurance can save you time, money, even your home.
What’s Happening Now
Freddie’s 3% Down Payments Start Next Week
Realtor Mag | March 18, 2015
Freddie Mac will begin offering mortgages with down payments of only 3 percent — the first time they’ve been this low on the GSE’s loans in nearly five years — starting March 23. The move is expected to make more credit available to entry-level borrowers.
Legislation to Extend Tax Relief to Distressed Homeowners Currently in House, Senate Committees
DS News | March 11, 2015
Congressman Tom Reed (R-New York) introduced the Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act of 2015 (H.R. 1002) on February 13, and that bill is now being heard in the House Committee on Ways and Means.