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Total Tax Solutions® 101: A Conversation with LERETA’s Susan Portnoy

Most servicers understand the benefits of a standard tax service as well as a fully outsourced solution. But many are less familiar with LERETA’s Total Tax Solutions® (TTS®), which can give servicers even greater insight and control over their tax process. To bridge this gap, we recently interviewed Susan Portnoy, LERETA’s Senior Vice President [...]

2022-04-07T20:34:45+00:00April 7th, 2022|Articles|

Simplementation – The Smart Approach to Change Tax Servicers

By Tiffany Keohane, & Jonnine Eras We often hear that our clients postpone bringing on new vendors because they’re uncomfortable with the implementation process. They would rather put up with inefficiencies, look the other way on broken systems, or accept a lower grade service than disrupt the process. The idea of an implementation – [...]

2022-03-15T14:27:25+00:00March 15th, 2022|Articles|

LERETA Technology Recognized by HousingWire

It’s nice to be recognized and it’s especially rewarding when that recognition comes from one of the industry’s leading news sources: HousingWire, which just named us a 2022 HW Tech100 Mortgage winner. In announcing the award, HW Media Editor in Chief Sarah Wheeler said: “As the only program in the industry that highlights tech [...]

2022-03-02T20:25:56+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Articles|

LERETA’s Legislative Updates 2022 Q1

Legislative Updates By Staci Hardy, VP Internal Audit & QC Manager LERETA's compliance team regularly monitors and tracks statewide property tax legislation that impacts tax service for our customers. This quarter we are including details on introduced legislation and the progression of seven new bills that we are following. None of these will have any [...]

2022-02-07T21:38:42+00:00February 7th, 2022|Articles|

Higher Tax Bills Are Coming (Will Your Operations Be Ready?)

By Jim McGurer,  Senior Vice President, Operations For the past few years, real estate prices (and home appreciation) have been on a tear. In 2020, the average U.S. home price increased by 10.2%, and this year it’s up again at an average increase of 18.5% year over year. But sooner or later, depending on [...]

2022-01-11T12:53:00+00:00January 11th, 2022|Articles|

The Highest Customer Satisfaction Starts with “Empathetic Engagement”

By Kim Doyel, Senior Client Executive During my 19 years in mortgage servicing, I’ve experienced everything you can imagine good (and not so good) when it comes to managing taxes on both in-house or on an outsourced basis. And I’ve been able to learn what it takes to make those relationships successful. Tax servicing [...]

2021-11-12T16:01:43+00:00November 12th, 2021|Articles|

LERETA’s Legislative Updates 2021 Q3

Legislative Updates By Staci Hardy, VP Internal Audit & QC Manager LERETA's compliance team regularly monitors and tracks statewide property tax legislation that impacts tax service for our customers. This quarter we are including details on introduced legislation and the progression of seven new bills that we are following. None of these will have any [...]

2021-10-22T20:23:35+00:00October 22nd, 2021|Articles|

Why LERETA Celebrates “Early” Christmas on December 17th

By Michael Whiting, Senior Vice President, Dallas Tax Operations Every year, in-house tax groups and tax service companies grind well into the holiday season with late shifts and weekend hours to get all applicable taxes paid before the dreaded December 31 deadline. But last year, and again this year, that won’t be the case [...]

2021-10-12T01:45:04+00:00October 12th, 2021|Articles|

LERETA’s Legislative Updates 2021 Q2

Legislative Updates By Staci Hardy, VP Internal Audit & QC Manager LERETA's compliance team regularly monitors and tracks statewide property tax legislation that impacts tax service for our customers. This quarter we are including details on introduced legislation and the progression of seven new bills that we are following. None of these will have any [...]

2021-08-20T16:38:01+00:00July 22nd, 2021|Articles|
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