The M.I.T.E.A. Mission: Incorporated in 2005
– To Advance Good Will and a uniform standard of care, statewide, among Independent Title Examiners thru a membership program.
– To Afford Title Examiners a Resource for Informational Bulletins, Educational programs, Networking and Career Advancement.
– To Promote the Understanding, Awareness and Importance of producing the PROPER examination, abstracting and reporting of the Registry of Deeds Land records, thereby ensuring the Integrity and Quality of the title product.
“NO COALITION CAN BE EFFECTIVE WITHOUT THE DEDICATION OF ITS’ MEMBERS, FOR REAL AND LASTING CHANGE.”
MITEA is a Member of: The New England Land Title Association (NELTA) and a Silver Sponsor of the National Association of Land Title Examiners and Abstractors (NALTEA)
Congratulations to the following NEW Registers of Deeds, Elected Nov. 2018:
- South Berkshire Cty., Michelle Laramee-Jenny
- North Berkshire Cty., Maria T. Ziemba
- Hampden Cty., Cheryl Coakley-Rivera, Esq.
- South Worcester Cty., Kathryn A. Toomey
- South Bristol Cty., Fred Kalisz, Jr.
REGISTRY NEWS ALERT: STATEWIDE RECORDING FEE CHANGES EFFECTIVE Dec. 31, 2019 (Not Jan. 1, 2020)
~ The Northern Essex Registry of Deeds has moved to 1 Union St., Ste. #402, Lawrence, MA. Please be aware that Computer problems may exist during the transition.
~ Please be aware that the Southern Essex Registry of Deeds reported computers problems the week of Dec. 9th, 2019.
UPCOMING EVENTS: MITEA Board of Directors Meeting: Jan. 2020
RECENT EVENTS: Nov. 19, 2019: After Hours Networking and Education Event at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Waltham, MA.
~ Co-Hosted with the New England Land Title Association. (NELTA)
Program: “Best Practice for conducting a Registered Land Title Examination and Process of working with the Land Court to resolve title problems”
Presenters: Christina T. Geaney, Land Court Chief Title Examiner for the State of MA and Carrie B. Rainen, Esquire, Land Court Examiner.
~ June 13 – 16, 2019 New England Land Title Association (NELTA) Annual Convention in North Falmouth on Cape Cod, MA
~ Nov. 4, 2019 REBA (Real Estate Bar Association of Mass.) Conference: at the Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, MA, 7:30 am – 2:45 pm.
2020 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Starts on Wed. , Jan. 1, 2020 to remain on the Active Member List: $85.00 Voting Member and $65.00 Associate Memberships available. NOTE: 2019 Memberships will be suspended after April 1, 2020 until current dues are paid.
Corporate Memberships: $ 100.00 (Non Voting: Includes Company Logo and Email Link on MITEA Home Page) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
**** ” THE TITLE EXAMINATION EDUCATION COLLABORATION ” ****
The MITEA Educational Program Series is designed to provide Up To Date Title Information to MITEA members, Title Agents and the Examiners that work for Title Agents. The GOAL is to improve the Title product delivered to Title Agents and Insured by Title Insurance Companies.
Collaboration participants are comprised of Title Insurance Company representatives who are willing to participate in Educational Seminars hosted by MITEA across the State.
*** 2018 & 2017 Past EDUCATION SERIES I :
“Understanding the impact of a Foreclosure in your Title with the rules applicable Today”: From Original Mortgagee to Affidavits and Recent Decisions.
~ 2017 Session 1: Sept. 2017 at the Essex County Southern District Registry of Deeds.
~ Oct. 18, 2017 at the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds
~ Oct. 25, 2018 at the Hampshire County Registry of Deeds.
*** 2018 Education Series II: ” Spotting and Reporting Problematic and Obscure Title Issues”:
~ May 22, 2018 at the Middlesex South Registry of Deeds.
MITEA would like to give a Big THANK YOU ! to Middlesex Cty. South District Register of Deeds, Maria C. Curtatone, and Hampshire County Register of Deeds Mary Olberding, and staff, for their support and generosity in providing meeting locations for the Title Examination Education seminars.
Also, Thank you Berkshire Cty. Middle District Register of Deeds, Patricia M. Harris for attending the Hampshire Cty. Seminar in October !
~ Many Thanks to all the Attorneys and Attendees who visited with MITEA at the REBA Conference on Nov. 4, 2019. Your encouragement and support for MITEA is priceless to us !
~MITEA looks forward to building upon our Title Industry relationships in 2020!
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