HOT TOPICS IN REAL ESTATE 2014
8:00 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 10:00 The High End is Hot, Entry Level Not – US and Tennessee Real Estate & Economy in the Past, Present and Future
Ted C. Jones, Stewart Title Guaranty Company
The roller coaster ride of the past decade has seen dramatic changes in the economy and real estate markets – and there are a few more loop-the-loops coming up. Hear about where the real estate market and economy are heading (U.S. and Tennessee), the structural changes still taking place, and expectations for the next 24 months. Included will be demographics, housing, commercial real estate, and what to expect from governmental regulations.
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:15 Tennessee Case Law Update
C. Dewees Berry IV, Bass, Berry & Sims; Editor, Tennessee Real Estate Law Letter
Dewees Berry will lead a discussion of recent Tennessee appellate court decisions dealing with deeds of trust, restrictive covenants, eminent domain, easements, zoning, leases, and other real estate law issues.
11:15 – 12:15 Death & Dirt- Who Can Sign the Deed?
Andy Maloney, Nashville Title Insurance Corp.
When a property owner dies, the question should arise…Who can sign a deed to sell the property? The
executor if it is probated? Their heirs? This course will give you the answers to answer those and many
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch (provided)
1:15 – 2:15 RESPA – TILA Reform: 10 points that you probably didn’t think you needed to know, but do!
Gene McCullough, Title Experts and Management Services
Usage of the new CFPB “Loan Estimate” and “Closing Disclosure” forms will not be required until August 2015, but you need to be getting ready for the conversion NOW. This session will highlight some of
the decisions that you must be working on today – and explain why waiting until July of next year will be
too late. By covering 10 different topics that you probably had not considered, this presentation will help
you better understand the complexity of this significant change. You will also be provided with some
helpful resources and, most importantly, Q and A’s directly from CFPB.
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:00 Tennessee Legislative Report
Charles B. Welch, Jr., Farris Mathews Bobango Public Strategies, LLC; TLTA Legislative Counsel
Review legislation of interest to real estate professionals enacted in 2014 and preview legislation to be considered in 2015.
3:00 – 4:00 Community Associations in Tennessee – Current Affairs and Coming Challenges
W. Lee Corbett, Corbett & Crockett
Douglas E. Jones, Schulman, Leroy & Bennett, PC
Background on what a Tennessee HOA is and is not; History of HOA Legislation in the Tennessee General
Assembly, which includes how HOA issues are created and eventually introduced as legislation; HOAs c
current place and role in the Tennessee housing market and why that matters; HOA issues currently
pending in the Tennessee General Assembly and how they got there; HOAs in the future, both in terms of
legislation and marketplace. This includes discussion on why HOAs are important for the public and
anyone involved in the real estate market.