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The Title Report is the title insurance industry’s premier source of market intelligence on issues that matter to today’s title agent and settlement services professional. It provides up-to-the-minute, nationwide reporting on title insurance, settlement services, e-commerce and title technology, real estate market trends, fraud reports, ratings actions and earnings reports, mergers and acquisitions, niche markets, competitive business strategies and regulatory and legislative updates.


 

 

Stewart sees more transactions in Q1Open in a New Window

Stewart Information Services Corp. reported its results for the first quarter of 2015. CEO Matthew Morris said in terms of title revenue, Stewart experienced higher transaction volume in the first quarter of 2015 compared with a year ago. Read on to learn more about Stewart’s performance.

 

eLynx announces its TRID compliance solutionOpen in a New Window

eLynx released Expedite ID, a compliance solution fulfilling lenders’ requirements for complying with the CFPB’s TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule on Aug. 1, 2015. The solution will allow lenders and settlement service agents to share information in compliance with TRID. Keep reading to learn more.

 

SunTrust adopts new procedures for Aug. 1Open in a New Window

SunTrust announced its plan to comply with new regulations effective Aug. 1, 2015. How will the Atlanta-based lender handle the Closing Disclosure? Keep reading to learn more.

 

Stewart Title expands footprint in OhioOpen in a New Window

Stewart Title acquired a majority interest in First Ohio Title Insurance Agency. Ohio Division President David Martin said the acquisition is evidence of the company’s commitment to the state’s dynamic real estate market. Read on to learn more.

 

Get comfortable with consumer marketingOpen in a New Window

Finding the right way to market directly to consumers might seem difficult for agents who are not used to the process. With the industry set to change the way closings are conducted beginning Aug. 1, reaching out to consumers could open new business avenues for title agents. Read on for the details.

 

White Mountains Insurance Group invests in OneTitleOpen in a New Window

White Mountains has announced a major investment in OneTitle and will take a minority stake in the company. OneTitle President and CEO Daniel Price talked with The Title Report about the benefits of the deal. Read on to learn more.

 

 

Old Republic earnings continue in ‘highly positive vein’Open in a New Window

Old Republic reported its results for the first quarter of 2015. The company’s announcement credits the improvement to a much-improved performance from the basic underwriting and related services functions of the business. Keep reading to learn more about the company’s performance.

 

DocMagic launches new TRID softwareOpen in a New Window

DocMagic launched a new solution to bring lenders and settlement providers together inside a secure and collaborative portal to view and exchange fee data prior to closing. The platform was designed to meet TRID requirements. Keep reading to learn more.

 

Fannie Mae expects 2.8 percent growth in 2015Open in a New Window

Fannie Mae‘s first quarter economic analysis shows that some economic growth measures downsized, but it is still forecasting 2.8 percent growth in 2015. Read on to learn more. 

 

Existing-home sales spike in MarchOpen in a New Window

Existing-home sales jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, while unsold inventory showed needed improvement, according to the National Association of Realtors. Led by the Midwest, all major regions experienced strong sales gains in March and are above their year-over-year sales pace. Read on for more details.

 

Accurate Group adds industry vets to management teamOpen in a New Window

Accurate Group, a provider of real estate appraisal, title and compliance services, hired two former executives from the FirstMerit Title Agency that recently was closed. Read on to learn who.

 

First American reports big improvement in Q1Open in a New Window

First American Financial released its earnings report for the first quarter of 2015. Total revenue for the quarter was $1.1 billion, an increase of 10 percent from the first quarter of 2014. Read on to learn how the second largest title insurance underwriter performed.

 

Share of underwater homes increases in first quarterOpen in a New Window

According to the U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report released by RealtyTrac, the share of seriously underwater homes increased in the first quarter of 2015 for the first time since the second quarter of 2012. Vice President Daren Blomquist said the end of 2014 saw the lowest share of these properties since RealtyTrac began tracking this data. Read to learn what happened.

 

Surry County implements eRecordingOpen in a New Window

The Surry County, North Carolina, register of deeds’ office now is accepting electronic documents for recording through Simplifile. The county’s Register of Deeds Carolyn Comer said eRecording is a benefit to all involved in the land records industry. Read on to learn more.

 

Fitch looks into overall title industry healthOpen in a New Window

In the last of our three-part series on the performance of the title insurance industry in 2014, this week’s analysis comes from Fitch Inc. The company looks into the ups and downs of the Big Four in 2014. Read on to see what they believe see for the industry in the rest of 2015.

 

First Nationwide boasts strong legal teamOpen in a New Window

First Nationwide has grown its legal team to 13 members in a short amount of time. Keep reading to learn more about the company’s latest additions. 

 

Alliant CCO earns coveted certificationOpen in a New Window

Alliant National Title Insurance Co.’s chief compliance officer earned a coveted certification from the American Society of Quality. He said it was a great honor to receive this certification. Read on to learn more.

 

Market your business with education, value propositionOpen in a New Window

Title agents who are looking for a renewed sales and marketing approach might find that their target audience has changed. With a heightened focus on education and knowledge in the closing process, new strategies could pay dividends for title agents. Read on to see what might be best for you.

 

 

Greg Wright to present, “How to get more out of your agency and client base” at NS3Open in a New Window

Greg Wright, president of The Wright Track Consulting Group will be presenting at the National Settlement Services Summit (NS3) at 11:30 a.m. June 10 in Atlanta, Ga. Keep reading to learn more about him.

 

RamQuest says TRID software readyOpen in a New Window

RamQuest released Complete Closing version 8.0. The release delivers its Closing Disclosure solution and meets the requirements of CFPB TILA-RESPA. Keep reading to learn more. 

 

Continuing education important aspect of title agents jobOpen in a New Window

Joe Grabas, founder of Investors Title Agency, recently sat down with The Title Report about his plans and the importance of education in the title insurance industry. He has been traveling around his home state of New Jersey teaching classes to agents, lawyers and Realtors. Keep reading to learn more.

 

Flipping edges out renting among investors in Q1Open in a New Window

Survey data collected from investors bidding on property online and at live events across the country revealed that the flipping trend seen throughout the fourth quarter of 2014 still is going strong. It is building momentum in nearly every market surveyed, according to Auction.com. Keep reading to learn more.

 

National Notary Association trains veteransOpen in a New Window

The National Notary Association is offering its third annual complimentary notary training for veterans. The training will coincide with Notary Public Week in Orlando, Fla. Read on to learn more.

 

RealtyTrac finds Earth-friendly countiesOpen in a New Window

In honor of Earth Day, RealtyTrac wanted to find out where the most Earth-friendly counties resided. Analyzing various datasets including percent of good air quality days, the percent of people who walk to work, and then the best counties based on affordability. Read on to learn more.

 

Aug. 1 solutions training in the Magic KingdomOpen in a New Window

October Research, LLC CEO and Publisher Erica Meyer had a chance to get up close with the new Closing Disclosure forms and process at the SoftPro User Group Conference. Agents in attendance came away with a first-hand look at SoftPro and Closing Insight’s new systems, as well as some valuable information about how the closing process will look after Aug. 1. Read on for all the key insights from the conference.

 

CFPB enforcement highlights third-party responsibilitiesOpen in a New Window

A recent enforcement action by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau might not have seemed that significant. But it’s what the bureau said about the responsibilities third parties had to protect consumers and stop fraud that can affect title agents. Read on to find out what the CFPB said third parties didn’t do, or should have done, in this case.

 

MBA testifies on regulatory burdens to obtaining mortgage creditOpen in a New Window

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s David Motley testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Bank, Housing and Urban Affairs during the hearing, “Regulatory Burdens to Obtaining Mortgage Credit.” He said although the MBA commends the bureau for many of their accomplishments, there are unintended consequences to the regulation that need to be addressed. Keep reading to learn more.

 

Fidelity National Title adds new managerOpen in a New Window

Fidelity National Title Group promoted a new manager for its FNT and Chicago Title commercial operations in Philadelphia. Read on to learn more about him.

 

Auction.com ranks the hottest major single-family housing marketsOpen in a New Window

Auction.com, LLC released its ranking of the hottest major single-family housing markets based on current and expected future housing fundamentals. According to the report, the strongest U.S. region overall has remained the same. Read on to learn more. 

 

Foreclosures drop to lowest level in eight yearsOpen in a New Window

First quarter U.S. foreclosure activity dropped to its lowest quarterly level in eight years despite an increase in March. The states with the highest foreclosure rates were Florida, Maryland, Nevada, Illinois and New Jersey. Keep reading to learn more.

 

First International adds senior escrow officerOpen in a New Window

First International Title of Jupiter added a senior escrow officer/title agent to its staff. Keep reading to learn more.

 

Fannie Mae launches HomePath Ready buyer education programOpen in a New Window

Fannie Mae launched its HomePath Ready Buyer program, qualifying first-time homebuyers to receive assistance toward the purchase of a HomePath property. Read on to learn more.

 

 

Simplifile completes SOC 2 Type II auditOpen in a New Window

Simplifile completed the SOC 2 Type II audit and expanded into its 60th county in Missouri. Keep reading to learn more about this company’s announcements. 

 

Title Alliance adds Maryland/Virginia regional directorOpen in a New Window

Title Alliance appointed a regional director for its Maryland and Virginia region. He will oversee the settlement staff, assure the operations are in compliance with regulatory issues as well as develop, mentor and train the office managers. Keep reading to learn more.

 

Demotech details title industry profitability in 2014Open in a New Window

Continuing our three-part series on the performance of the title insurance industry in 2014, this week’s analysis comes from Demotech Inc. Read on to see what their analysts believe about the strength of the industry last year and heading into 2015.

 

House committee witnesses discuss upcoming regulatory changesOpen in a New Window

The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing entitled, “Examining Regulatory Burdens on Non-Depository Financial Institutions.” Among the witnesses was the American Land Title Association’s President Diane Evans NTP. Read on to learn more about the hearing.

 

Real estate activity steady to improving, says Beige BookOpen in a New Window

Residential real estate activity was steady to improving across most districts, according to the April 15 Beige Book released by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Multifamily construction remains strong and there was improvement in loan demand. Keep reading to see what the Beige Book has to say about the housing and banking industries.

 

FTC Commissioner: Securing sensitive data a key focusOpen in a New Window

Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Julie Bill recently addressed data security for companies and researchers working with big data. She said the agency was focus on ensuring that companies that collect and research data are doing everything they can to secure sensitive information. Read on for the details.

 

Brady & Kosofsky earns SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type 1 certificationOpen in a New Window

Brady & Kosofsky, PA successfully completed a SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type 1 audit certification. The certification included the company's controls related, among other things, to the Trust Services Principles and Criteria of Security and Availability. Read on to learn more.

 

House payments more affordable than fair market rents in many marketsOpen in a New Window

RealtyTrac’s Residential Rental Property Analysis found that monthly house payments on median-priced homes are more affordable than the monthly fair market rent on a three-bedroom property in 76 percent of the U.S. counties included in the analysis. Keep reading to learn more.

 

February 2015 foreclosures down 67 percent from 2010 peakOpen in a New Window

CoreLogic released its February 2015 National Foreclosure Report. It shows that the foreclosure inventory declined by 27.3 percent, and completed foreclosures declined by 15.7 percent from February 2014. Keep reading to learn more.

 

LandAmerica settles retirement plan disputeOpen in a New Window

After LandAmerica Financial Group and its 1031 exchange subsidiary filed for bankruptcy in 2008, employees filed suit under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, alleging several of the company’s directors and officers violated their fiduciary duties by allowing investment of LandAmerica Financial Group Employee Savings and Stock Ownership Plan assets in LandAmerica stock when they knew those investments would lose money. After a lengthy court process and settlement negotiations, the parties have reached a settlement. 

 

Title insurance industry still providing opportunityOpen in a New Window

The title insurance industry is facing a tremendous amount of technological and regulatory changes. The Title Report asked three industry professionals if the industry still provided an opportunity to incoming professionals. Marianne Mathieu, vice president and agency business advisor for Fidelity; Amy Kelly, president and senior counsel of The Seaport Title Agency Ltd. and Jean Partridge, co-founder and a principal of Benchmark Title Agency, LLC offered their thoughts. Read on to learn more.

 

Michigan lender chooses EncompassOpen in a New Window

As the Aug. 1 compliance date for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rules near, more lenders are considering changing their loan origination software, meaning changes for the title agents who will need to connect to the technology to work with lenders. One regional bank in Michigan said it will make the switch to Encompass software. Read on for the details.

 

Demotech assigns ratings to twoOpen in a New Window

Demotech assigned Financial Stability Ratings to two title insurers. Read on to learn how they performed.

 

Title Alliance promotes long-time company leader to controllerOpen in a New Window

Title Alliance appointed a company leader to the position as controller based out of its Media, Pa., headquarters. CFO and Director of Title Alliance Lillian M. ReDavid said his experience and expertise should make the transition seamless. Keep reading to learn more.

 

National home prices rose 5.6 percent, CoreLogic saysOpen in a New Window

CoreLogic released its February 2015 CoreLogic Home Price Index. It showed that home prices nationwide, including distresses sales, increased by 5.6 percent in February 2015 compared with February 2014. Read on to see the other performance markers.

 

Conditions ripe for refis?Open in a New Window

The most recent economic news showed a slowdown in hiring in March. But for the title industry, there is some good news amongst the sluggishness. Read on to find out how the report could boost the refinance market.

 

A.M. Best charts title industry course in recoveryOpen in a New Window

With 2014 in the rear-view mirror, The Title Report asked national rating agencies to provide a look at the title insurance industry today, specifically at the Big Four, to determine the health of the industry. This is the first of a three-part series analyzing the performance. Read on for A.M. Best's take on title insurance.

 

Can CFPB restrain enforcement without saying it?Open in a New Window

Will the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issue a restrained enforcement period after Aug. 1, to allow the industry to comply with the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule? One agency already said it will consider “good faith efforts” for compliance, but is the bureau ready to publicly state the same?

 

RealtyTrac adds Internet veteran to lead consumer solutionsOpen in a New Window

RealtyTrac, added an Internet expert to lead its Consumer Solutions department. He is tasked with expanding the company’s suite of consumer products while increasing consumer awareness and demand. Keep reading to learn more.

 

7.1 million borrowers could benefit from refinance, Black Knight saysOpen in a New Window

Black Knight’s February Mortgage Monitor reported 7.1 million borrowers could benefit from a refinance. That number could decline as rate climbs, however. Keep reading to learn more.

 

HUD considering alternative credit scoring modelsOpen in a New Window

A diverse group of housing industry stakeholders participated in a credit access symposium. There they discussed how alternative credit scoring models could expand access to mortgage credit for responsible borrowers who may have thin credit histories or extenuating circumstances such as medical debts. Read on to learn more.

 

RedVision staffs leadership positionsOpen in a New Window

RedVision named two people to top sales and operations leadership positions. The new appointments will support business growth and operation excellence. Keep reading to learn more. 

 

Alliant National names new SVPOpen in a New Window

Alliant National Title Insurance Co. named a new senior vice president and regional underwriting counsel. He will offer customizable solutions and education on the nuances within specific regional markets. Read on to learn more.

 

Independent mortgage banking profits down, costs up in Q4Open in a New Window

Richey May & Co. released its fourth quarter 2014 Trend Report for Independent Mortgage Bankers. It includes the operating results of more than 40 independent mortgage companies covering all operating models and production volumes. Read on to learn more.

 

Florida Agency Network names new COOOpen in a New Window

The Florida Agency Network has named a new chief operating officer. He is charged with growing the company’s statewide footprint. Read on to learn more about the new executive.

 

eNotarizations key to process, but adoption is unevenOpen in a New Window

eNotarizations have been said to be the key to the eClosing process. In order to have an entirely electronic transaction, it is necessary, but without a national standard in place the adoption needed to propel eClosings has been uneven. The Title Report spoke with several experts about this part of electronic process. 

 

 

Closing Insight embraced by lendersOpen in a New Window

Prominent lenders have announced they are integrating with Closing Insight, a new technology being developed by RealEC Technologies (RealEC), a division of Black Knight Financial Services. Closing Insight is an integrated set of services that automates and streamlines the complex multi-party closing process, delivers a number of process improvements, and help lenders meet their compliance obligations with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Integrated Disclosure rule. 

 

Report details home prices in FebruaryOpen in a New Window

The latest analysis from RealtyTrac discussed home prices in February. Prices have continued to rise through January. Read on to see whether home prices continued to climb nationwide in February.

 

North American Title Insurance Co. adds new directorOpen in a New Window

 North American Title Insurance Co. has hired a new director to be based out of the company’s headquarters in Miami. The industry veteran has more than 20 years of experience. Read on for the details.

 

 

 

Wells Fargo to accept asset reportOpen in a New Window

A provider of automated deposit and asset verifications announced that its report will be accepted by Wells Fargo. The lender made the announced in a recent bulletin. Read on for the details.

 

Nation’s first real estate brokerage marks 160 yearsOpen in a New Window

Baird & Warner real estate brokerage kicked off its 160th anniversary celebration on March 28. The fifth-generation family owned company recorded its first transaction on that date in 1855, making it the first real estate brokerage in the country. 

 

Stewart names top executiveOpen in a New Window

Stewart Information Services Corp. has hired a top executive. The addition will help guide a transformation in one of Stewart’s divisions. Read on for the details.

 

Senate committee discusses cybersecurity insuranceOpen in a New Window

Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security Jerry Moran held a hearing on the value of cybersecurity insurance. Cyber insurance policies vary greatly, but increasingly, new policies are being developed to cover costs from a data breach. Keep reading to learn more.

 

CFPB offers mortgage shopping toolkitOpen in a New Window

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new toolkit guiding consumers through the process of shopping for a mortgage and buying a house. Developed as part of the CFPB’s “Know Before You Owe” mortgage initiative, the toolkit will help consumers take full advantage of the new Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms that lenders are required to begin providing in August. 

 

Erin Sheckler named president of NexTitleOpen in a New Window

NexTitle, a full-service title and escrow firm based in Bellevue, Wash., named Erin Sheckler president. She was most recently in the position on an interim basis. She recently spoke with The Title Report about the company and her goals.

 

Title Alliance opens 40th entityOpen in a New Window

Title Alliance partnered with RE/MAX Preferred to open a new entity. This marks Title Alliance’s 10th joint venture with RE/MAX. Read on to learn more.

 

ComplianceEase acquires Virginia companyOpen in a New Window

ComplianceEase has acquired the assets of a McLean, Va., company. The acquisition will allow ComplianceEase to create a solution that will help residential mortgage lenders comply with TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule that takes effect. Aug. 1. Read on to learn more.

 

Stewart names new commercial title officerOpen in a New Window

Stewart Title named a new commercial title officer for its Los Angeles location. Read on to learn more about him.

 

Pending home sales rise in FebruaryOpen in a New Window

Pending home sales in February increased to their highest level since June 2013 as sizeable gains in the Midwest and West offset smaller declines in the Northeast and South, according to the National Association of Realtors. Read on to learn more about its results.

 

Demotech upgrades First National Title Insurance Co.Open in a New Window

Demotech assigned a new rating to First National Title Insurance Co. The underwriter works exclusively with independent agents. Keep reading to learn more. 

 

Ellie Mae announces Encompass TRID release dateOpen in a New Window

Ellie Mae will launch its RESPA–TILA integrated mortgage disclosures solution to clients as part of its Encompass mortgage management solution. President and CEO Jonathan Corr said Ellie Mae’s clients will be more than ready. Keep reading to learn more.

 

ALTA reports $11 billion in title insurance premiums in 2014Open in a New Window

The American Land Title Association released its preliminary “2014 Year-end and fourth quarter Market Share Analysis.” Keep reading to learn the results.

 

World Wide Land Transfer adds title industry leaderOpen in a New Window

World Wide Land Transfer added an underwriting counsel and operations strategist as part of its plan for growth and prominence in the title insurance and escrow industry. The company said bringing her on strengthens not only its New York city office but its national operations. Keep reading to learn more.

 

FVCBank hires title guru as new relationship managerOpen in a New Window

First Virginia Community Bank has brought on a new vice president and relationship manager to expand the bank’s niche in commercial banking segments. She is charged with providing financial expertise for the unique and complex needs of title and settlement companies. Read on to learn more.

 

 

Property ID launches new title company in CaliforniaOpen in a New Window

Property ID Title Co., currently covering the Los Angeles/Orange County area now is open for business. General Manager Morgan Harris told The Title Report he wants Property ID Title Co. to be just as strong as its parent company, Property ID Corp. Read on to learn more.

 

Stewart Information Services nominates new directorOpen in a New Window

Stewart Information Services Corp.  nominated James Chadwick as a new independent director at Stewart’s 2015 Annual Meeting and entered into an agreement with Bulldog Investors LLC. Keep reading to learn more.

 

WFG National Title Agency Group adds twoOpen in a New Window

WFG National Title has added two agency sales consultants responsible for growing the company’s footprint in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C. Senior Vice President, Agency, Southeast Region Thomas Klein said they know the region well and will be trusted advisors to clients. Keep reading to learn more. 

 

Ellie Mae names two new executive vice presidentsOpen in a New Window

Ellie Mae announced two promotions from within to the position of executive vice president. President and CEO Jonathan Corr said the promotion of these two key members of the leadership team allow them both to become officers of the company. Read on to learn more.

 

eRecording expands in the WestOpen in a New Window

Coos County, Ore. and Lander County, Nev. have joined the ranks of eRecording jurisdictions. Lander County Recorder Leslie Bunch said the goal was to become an office that is forward thinking. Read on to learn more.

 

Compliance: The title industry’s new marketOpen in a New Window

Most people in the title insurance industry have heard the sordid, high-profile tale of a title company that was caught tossing documents containing sensitive consumer information into an unsecured dumpster. The decade-old case still haunts the industry today, even as federal regulators have enacted stricter privacy rules and lenders have established minimum data handling standards for all of their third-party service providers. But are you compliant with all of these regulations? Do you meet your lender’s expectations? Read on to find out.

 

First American economist: Housing market underperformingOpen in a New Window

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming told The Title Report that sluggish housing data to start 2015 is underperforming market fundamentals. He believes housing data soon should improve. Read on to find out what has Fleming optimistic.

 

CFPB explores eClosing benefitsOpen in a New Window

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is hosting an eClosing pilot program. Amy Moser, Mountain America Credit Union Vice President of Mortgage Services, and Noerena Limon, CFPB Policy Analyst and Project Lead, spoke with The Title Report about not only the pilot program but the eClosing experience. Read on to learn more.  

 

 

Holding company adds title branches in Colorado, WyomingOpen in a New Window

A holding company based in Colorado has expanded its presence in that state. It also added a branch in Wyoming. Read on for details of the acquisitions.

 

Two Minnesota counties start eRecordingOpen in a New Window

Minnesota added two new counties to eRecording with one service. They push the total number of eRecording counties in the state with the service to 69. Read on for the details.

 

MBA notes top commercial originators in 2014Open in a New Window

The Mortgage Bankers Association released its annual ranking of commercial/multifamily mortgage firms by origination volume. The study lists 127 originators. Read on to find out who topped the list in 2014.

 

Compliance implementation can be beneficial, painful, part 2Open in a New Window

As regulations have increased around the title industry, the attention paid to compliance and implementation has grown as well. In the second of our two-part story, we look at how the compliance work can benefit companies as Aug. 1, 2015, approaches. Read on for the details.

 

eClosings to impact industry, closing agents sayOpen in a New Window

Proactive title agents are preparing today for eClosings. One title group in Utah said the prep work for its first eClosing transaction was more involved than with paper closings, but was worth the effort. Read on for the details. 

 

Which age group is buying most homes?Open in a New Window

A recent study by the National Association of Realtors looked into demographics of recent homebuyers in 2014. The age group which bought the largest share of homes in 2014 might come as a surprise. Read on to find out who has been buying.

 

Live coverage: TRID talk and moreOpen in a New Window

As the final day of the ALTA Business Strategies Conference wrapped up, there was still time to talk about TRID. The last general session featured a discussion, with other info exchanged as well. Read on for the details.

 

Compliance implementation can be beneficial and painfulOpen in a New Window

As regulations have increased around the title industry, the attention paid to compliance and implementation has grown as well. In the first of our two-part story, we look at the focus placed on compliance within a business.

 

First Republic Title adds Texas sitesOpen in a New Window

First Republic Title is expanding. The agency has extended service in two new areas of Texas. Read on to find out where the business is headed.

 

ResWare gains new integrationOpen in a New Window

Adeptive announced a new integration to its ResWare platform. The move brings an on-shore vendor into the ResWare system. Read on to find out the details.

 

Report tracks refinances in FebruaryOpen in a New Window

The latest Origination Insight Report from Ellie Mae tracked the share of refinances in lenders’ loan volume for February. It showed an interesting change from January. Read on to find out what the Ellie Mae report revealed.

 

NAHB economist says slow start to 2015 not a concernOpen in a New Window

Housing data to start 2015 has been sluggish. National Association of Home Builders Chief Economist David Crowe said this week, though, that he believes the early data is a blip for the industry going forward. Read on to see what he forecasts for the industry.

 

Live Coverage: Read your lenders’ closing instructionsOpen in a New Window

Hello from the annual ALTA Business Strategies Conference. It was wonderful to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Here's what was happening Thursday.

 

Bank of America answers closing agents’ TRID questionsOpen in a New Window

In a new letter to settlement agents, Bank of America responds to questions from settlement agents that it has received since announcing in December that it would prepare and deliver the Closing Disclosure itself beginning Aug. 1. Read on to find out what Bank of America is saying to the industry on its TRID plans.

 

North American Title Co. grows in IndianaOpen in a New Window

North American Title Co. recently added a new office in northeast Indiana. Read on for the details of the expansion.

 

Ernst releases Cost2Close serviceOpen in a New Window

Ernst Publishing Co. has released its Cost2Close Monitoring Service, a tool that ensures that Ernst third-party vendor fees quoted up front have the best chance to match fees disclosed to the borrower three days before closing. Read on for details of the product.

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