We are so excited that President Jay Orsi has made numerous CE choices available for ARLTA members at the Annual Convention this year!
Thursday, May 15th, offers, "Day One of Title School," geared more to newcomers to the title industry, or perhaps to those who desire to broaden their horizons and learn something new and different in our industry. (Please note Day One of Title School will not offer CE credit.)
Friday, May 16th, offers the Convention "Mini-Seminar," approved for 4 hours of CE credit, including 1 hour of Ethics. Friday will present a new concept to the annual convention called "BREAKOUT SESSIONS," offering either Day Two of Title School or a completely new topic in a given hour.
Saturday morning, May 17th continues CE with 2 more hours of CE credit, concluding the approved CE agenda.
For members who need the full 6 hour CE credit, which includes 1 hour of Ethics, and throws in another hour of title CE credit, Friday and Saturday morning will meet that need.
DF&A to Replace Deed Stamps with Online Service
Say goodbye to licking and sticking deed stamps. Beginning September 30, 2013, title companies, attorneys and the local revenue offices will begin using an online service to print documentary stamps.
On Friday, June 28, the Department of Finance and Administration sent a letter to title companies, banks and attorneys informing them the old style stamps are being replaced with a single letter size sheet of paper. Those needing revenue stamps will simply log in to the Arkansas Taxpayer Access Point (ATAP) website and print the stamps.
Title companies will no longer have stamps on consignment, or be able to buy their own inventory of stamps to keep onsite. Companies will have to register to get a Real Estate Transfer (RET) tax account. Stamps will be paid for at the time of printing through ATAP.
Click Here to see letter and a sample of the new stamp.
Watch the Designing Spaces Feature on Title Insurance and the Home Closing Process.