Donation from the Reverse Mortgage Industry

On behalf of the Reverse Mortgage Industry & the contributing partners we wish to thank the Curry Senior Center for hosting the recent NRMLA Service Project.  Our volunteers were truly touched by your organization and the senior’s you serve.  Many are inspired by your commitment and plan to continue volunteering in their hometowns.  We appreciate all you do to support the needy seniors of San Francisco.

We are beyond thrilled to present the final contribution amount from the Art of Thankful Giving reception and auction.  We are donating $42,622.00. 

Below is the total contribution:

  • Previous donation for Thanksgiving Packages & Service Project: $10,000
  • Merchant Exchange donation (Julia Morgan Ballroom): $5,000
  • Contributing Partners* & Auction Proceeds: $42,622.00
  • TOTAL Benefit to Curry Senior Center: $57,622.00

Included on this email are the contributing partners. Without their support this event would not have happened.  Thank you to:

*Allegiant Reverse Services, American Advisors Group, Celink, Finance America Reverse, Landmark, Liberty Home Equity Solutions, Live Well Financial, Longbridge Financial, Mortgage Information Services, Nationwide Equites Corp, New View Advisors, LRES Corporation, Reverse Mortgage Funding, Reverse Vision, Premier Reverse Closing, and Weiner Brodsky Kidder.

Happy Holidays!  It was a pleasure working with you on this very successful event.

California Recording Fee Changes Effective January 1, 2018

SEC. 3. Section 27388.1 is added to the Government Code, to read:
27388.1. (a) (1) Commencing January 1, 2018, and except as provided in paragraph (2), in addition to any other
recording fees specified in this code, a fee of seventy-five dollars ($75) shall be paid at the time of recording of
every real estate instrument, paper, or notice required or permitted by law to be recorded, except those
expressly exempted from payment of recording fees, per each single transaction per parcel of real property.  The
fee imposed by this section shall not exceed two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225). “Real estate instrument,
paper, or notice” means a document relating to real property, including, but not limited to, the following: deed,
grant deed, trustee’s deed, deed of trust, reconveyance, quit claim deed, fictitious deed of trust, assignment of
deed of trust, request for notice of default, abstract of judgment, subordination agreement, declaration of
homestead, abandonment of homestead, notice of default, release or discharge, easement, notice of trustee sale,
notice of completion, UCC financing statement, mechanic’s lien, maps, and covenants, conditions, and

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SB-2 Full Text


Suddenly Alone

WE’LL CALL THEM THE MARTIN FAMILY. I have been friends with their family for a decade. They are a huge tribe of amazing people with big hearts, and lots of love for one another. With nine brothers and sisters, their children, their children’s children, all led by the family matriarch Great Grandma Mary, imagine the massive head count at their family gatherings. Every event is always filled with love, laughter and, of course, lots of food to feed the troops. When you’re immersed into a group at any function, no matter how big or small, there’s always that one connection you make that you know is just real. For me, that person was Aunt Kay. She’s extremely artistic and creative, which drew me to her immediately, being an artsy soul myself. She is also sarcastic, funny, a real spit fire and, always made me feel like a part of the “Tribe.”  A woman of admirable qualities, she is also a dedicated mother, grandmother and the loving wife of Carl for over 40 years.

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…Aunt Kay said to me. “Being able to rely
on someone knowledgeable that you can trust after something
like this happens makes a world of difference.”