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
Lawsky to Step Down as Top New York Financial Regulator
Reuters | May 20, 2015
Benjamin Lawsky, New York state’s top banking regulator and a consistent Wall Street antagonist, is stepping down from his top post at the Department of Financial Services. Lawsky had been interviewing for private sector positions for months and was expected to leave this spring.
Economists Predict Interest Rate Hike in 2015
HousingWire | May 18, 2015
During a high-level discussion about the outlook of the housing economy at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Secondary Market Conference, economists from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the MBA all predicted that the Federal Reserve will begin raising the Federal Funds Rate at some point this year, most likely in September, which will drive an increase in interest rates.