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LERETA Joins the Jack Henry™ Vendor Integration Program
VIP enables LERETA to integrate with SilverLake System®

POMONA, Calif., January, 18  2024 — LERETA, a leading national provider of real estate tax and flood services for mortgage servicers, today announced that it has joined the Jack Henry™ Vendor Integration Program (VIP). Participation in the program will provide LERETA with access to Jack Henry’s technical resources, to enable LERETA to integrate with [...]

LERETA Joins the Jack Henry™ Vendor Integration Program
VIP enables LERETA to integrate with SilverLake System®
2024-01-19T13:04:27-05:00

Is a “Perfect Storm” Brewing for Escrow Accounts?
(Part 1 of 2)

By Jonnine Eras, SVP, Senior Tax Operations Manager Unexpected increases in escrow accounts are one of the major reasons why borrowers contact servicer call centers. Resolving these calls often take time and require a fair amount of explaining to help homeowners understand why their monthly payment is going up. Over the next few years, however, [...]

Is a “Perfect Storm” Brewing for Escrow Accounts?
(Part 1 of 2)
2023-09-27T15:20:22-04:00

7 Signs it’s Time to Switch Your Real Estate Tax Monitoring and Escrow Processing Vendor

If you’ve been with your real estate tax service vendor for a while, switching vendors is likely not top of mind. However, there are times when it makes sense to evaluate your current services and explore other available options. Here are some signs that it might be time to switch. How quick is [...]

7 Signs it’s Time to Switch Your Real Estate Tax Monitoring and Escrow Processing Vendor2023-09-12T14:32:10-04:00

Tax Service Veteran Randy Kozlowski Joins LERETA as Chief Strategy Officer

POMONA, Calif., August, 22  2023 — LERETA, a leading national provider of real estate tax and flood services for mortgage servicers, today announced that Randy Kozlowski has joined the company as its Chief Strategy Officer and a member of its Executive Committee. In this newly created role, Kozlowski will be responsible for LERETA’s product development, marketing [...]

Tax Service Veteran Randy Kozlowski Joins LERETA as Chief Strategy Officer2023-08-22T11:57:34-04:00

Flood Risk and Insurance: Helping Homeowners Wade Through the Details

By Elly Leonida, FVP Operations Manager Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S. In fact, 90% of all natural disasters involve some type of flooding. As a result, floods cause more property damage and loss of life than any other natural hazard. And yet, American homeowners are typically confused when it [...]

Flood Risk and Insurance: Helping Homeowners Wade Through the Details2023-08-25T15:42:10-04:00

LERETA’s Legislative Updates 2023 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 [...]

LERETA’s Legislative Updates 2023 Q32023-08-11T19:19:32-04:00

Tips to Help Servicers Beat the Q4 Tax Crunch

By Jim Micali, COO Wise Ben Franklin said, “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” If good ole Ben were alive today, he might amend that and say, “Nothing is certain except death, taxes, and the fact that a significant percentage of property taxes will be due at the end of each year, creating [...]

Tips to Help Servicers Beat the Q4 Tax Crunch2023-08-02T19:10:11-04:00

LERETA’s Legislative Updates 2023 Q1/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 [...]

LERETA’s Legislative Updates 2023 Q1/Q22023-08-10T23:49:20-04:00

LERETA Launches Charitable Tax Grants Initiative for Military Veterans
Partnership with Operation Homefront Supports Permanent Homes for Veterans Program

POMONA, Calif., March 30, 2023 — LERETA, a leading national provider of real estate tax and flood services for mortgage servicers, today announced the LERETA Tax Grants program which will help pay property taxes for military veterans through Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so [...]

LERETA Launches Charitable Tax Grants Initiative for Military Veterans
Partnership with Operation Homefront Supports Permanent Homes for Veterans Program
2023-03-30T16:17:58-04:00

In Calculating Staffing Needs, Don’t Overlook the Massive Volume Shifts in ‘20 and ‘21

The sharp slowdown in new originations has resulted in significant downsizing for many lenders, with reductions occurring across the organization, including servicing as well as loan origination. But as executives look at the forecast for lower volumes of new loans coming in the door, they also need to consider how much servicing volume was [...]

In Calculating Staffing Needs, Don’t Overlook the Massive Volume Shifts in ‘20 and ‘212023-03-14T22:47:25-04:00

LERETA & Data Partner Sperlonga Launch End-to-End HOA Solution
Servicers Now Have Real-Time Monitoring, Payment & Escrow Options

POMONA, Calif., February 15, 2023 — LERETA, a leading national provider of real estate tax and flood services for mortgage servicers, together with Sperlonga Data and Analytics Systems, today announced the launch of a first-of-its kind solution for Homeowner Association (HOA) reporting and payments. Powered by Sperlonga’s data, the solution can automatically monitor payments for more [...]

LERETA & Data Partner Sperlonga Launch End-to-End HOA Solution
Servicers Now Have Real-Time Monitoring, Payment & Escrow Options
2023-02-15T17:34:21-05:00

LERETA’s Legislative Updates 2022 Q4

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 nine bills that we are following. None of these will have any impact [...]

LERETA’s Legislative Updates 2022 Q42022-12-20T19:47:02-05:00

Is Your Tax Vendor Flexible? A Lesson in the Basics of Tax Yoga

  By Tiffany Keohane, Client Implementation Manager & Susan Portnoy, SVP Product and Enterprise Operations   It may sound like a “stretch,” but some of the basic principles of yoga offer a surprisingly relevant checklist of best practices to look for when assessing a tax servicer – practices that will pay off [...]

Is Your Tax Vendor Flexible? A Lesson in the Basics of Tax Yoga2022-11-22T03:56:40-05:00

Managing Special-Lien Tax Risk Isn’t Easy: Three Questions for Tax Servicers to Ensure Specialty Liens Don’t Cause Special Problems

By Pat Hedges, SVP Senior Tax Operations Manager Typically, it’s not property taxes – which are most often escrowed and included with monthly mortgage payments – that pose the biggest headaches for lenders and servicers, but rather special-lien tax assessments that can be hard to identify and even harder to [...]

Managing Special-Lien Tax Risk Isn’t Easy: Three Questions for Tax Servicers to Ensure Specialty Liens Don’t Cause Special Problems2022-10-21T14:53:47-04:00

Together Again. 

LERETA's Manager Meeting, 2022 La Jolla, California Two years. What a vast span of time and space between our team as we worked diligently behind screens, seeing each other only in virtual meetings with carefully [...]

Together Again. 2022-07-26T15:19:41-04:00

LERETA Expands Board of Directors with Seasoned Technology and Mortgage Veterans

POMONA, Calif., April 13, 2022 — LERETA, a leading national provider of real estate tax and flood services for mortgage servicers, today announced the addition of three new directors to its board as the company continues to emphasize and expand its technology focus. Joining the LERETA Board of Directors are technology and mortgage veterans [...]

LERETA Expands Board of Directors with Seasoned Technology and Mortgage Veterans2023-08-21T17:47:23-04:00

Mitigating “Lower Liens” Risk with GIS Technology

By Priscilla Anand, Vice President / GIS Technical Manager Mapping Tool Helps Protects Servicers and Homeowners Alike If you’ve read any of our previous blogs, you’ve probably picked up on a common theme: tax servicers need to be extremely diligent setting up tax lines. Miss a parcel or a taxing agency and down the [...]

Mitigating “Lower Liens” Risk with GIS Technology2022-08-30T21:06:19-04:00
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