A Decade of Service

Notepad May 6, 2011

When Diane Laskowski answered a want ad for a “busy but happy office” more than ten years ago, she had no idea of the world she was entering.  She also could not have known that the office in question would become so dependent on her meticulous, dedicated work. Diane is the Director of Finance for […]

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Recent Events

Event Photos May 6, 2011

PLTI  Title Agent Expo The PLTI Title Agent Expo was held on March 24, 2011 at the Radisson Convention Center in Camp Hill, PA.  Over 100 attendees gathered for a full day of education and networking.  Sponsors of this popular event were: Signature Information Solutions, LLC, reQuire, LLC, TSS Software Corporation, Western Technologies Group, LLC, […]

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Spotlight on the South Central Chapter

Committee & Chapter Spotlight March 15, 2011

By Donna Moyer, Chapter Chairperson and Nanci Reese, CLTP, Education Committee Chairperson On January 20, 2011, The South Central Chapter of PLTA held a breakfast meeting at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey. The speaker for the morning presentation was Richard Druby, Esq., a partner of Nestico, Druby & Hildebrand in Hershey.  Mr. Druby gave an overview […]

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Budget: A mathematical confirmation of your suspicions

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by Katherine McKay, CLTP, former Administrator of PLTI and Executive Vice President of PLTA With the current real estate market still wallowing in the depths of economic despair, the PLTA has been forced to serious retrench by slashing its expenses and taking a hard look at all activities and their cost, a depressing pursuit to […]

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Transfer Fee Convenant

Industry News December 21, 2010

By Paul Trefz, CLTP, Vice President and Regional Underwriter for First American “Tell your friends I don’t want a lot. Just enough to wet my beak. Don’t be afraid to tell them!” Don Fanucci to young Vito Corleone – The Godfather: Part II, Mario Puzo A transfer fee covenant is a mechanism by which an […]

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Winding Down 2010

PLTA News December 21, 2010

By Diana T. Sabol, CLTP, PLTA President As we wind down the year, it is a good time to look back at all that PLTA has accomplished this year: PLTA was part of a successful lobby in Washington DC to insure that title insurance regulation is not a part of the newly-formed Consumer Financial Protection […]

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ATE: From Bar to Web

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by Katherine McKay, CLTP, former Administrator of PLTI and Executive Vice President of PLTA Actual classified ad: Wanted: Someone who is persnickety, patient and precise, careful, cautious, and conservative, suspicious, sober and utterly picky to search titles.  Nearly 35 years ago I cut out this want ad and saved it.  Though I didn’t have the […]

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Mortgage Madness

Industry News December 21, 2010

By Dwight Edwards, Esq., CLTP, Vice President and Pennsylvania State Manager for Old Republic Title There are a number of situations when insuring a mortgage that can lead to a claim if not handled properly. We will be reviewing some of those throughout this article. One of the most dangerous is failing to have all […]

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Are You Prepared for eMortgages?

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by Dr. Vicki DiPasquale, CLC Open any mortgage banking magazine today and you will find articles about eMortgage strategies for residential lending. The mortgage industry has been talking about electronic origination, processing and closings for more than 10 years yet, until now, many lenders have been slow to adopt eMortgage technology and even slower to […]

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The Dawn of a New Era for PLTI

Events October 12, 2010

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Land Title Institute (PLTI) has been the premiere provider of continuing education for Pennsylvania land title professionals.   This fall the Institute has taken giant steps in making land title education more accessible. On September 15, 2010 the PLTI website: was officially launched.  The site was built from the ground- up […]

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