Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register
Community Search
The Title Report RSS Feed
Share |

PLTA is proud to offer The Title Report RSS feed for visitors


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.


 

 

Accurate Group launches EquityClearOpen in a New Window

Accurate Group launched its new EquityClear solution to help lenders accelerate real estate title decisions, improve the borrower experience and reduce risk. Keep reading to learn more about this new tool.

 

Daren Blomquist talks institutional investors trends from 2014Open in a New Window

Daren Blomquist spoke with The Title Report about institutional investors following the release of RealtyTrac’s Q4 and Year-End 2014 U.S. Institutional Investor & Cash Sales Report. Keep reading to see what he had to say.

 

Title Alliance grows team in MaineOpen in a New Window

Title Alliance added more industry professionals to its team in its Maine location. Keep reading to learn more.

Crown Title Services to open new Maryland location

 

Massachusetts now offering eRecording statewideOpen in a New Window

With Bristol South now offering eRecording, Massachusetts has become the sixth state to offer eRecording in all of its counties statewide with Simplifile.

 

 

Stewart Title commercial services adds senior underwriting counselOpen in a New Window

Stewart Title Commercial Services appointed Sophie Stein as senior underwriting counsel based out of Boston.

Stewart Title aligns Dallas-Fort Worth commercial services

 

Intravest Title expands into Scottsdale with sixth officeOpen in a New Window

Intravest Title continued its growth by opening a sixth office in The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors’ new building. Keep reading to learn more about its rapid expansion.

Intravest enjoys aggressive growth in Arizona since start in March

 

Title agent receives patent for timeshare title technologyOpen in a New Window

After four years of planning and designing and a 12-month review by the U.S. Patent Office, his Timeshare Pro Plus software received U.S. Patent No. 8,949,151 and all the protection that comes with it.

A patent is basically a limited monopoly, where the patent owner is granted the exclusive right to make, use, or sell a patented invention for a period time, according to patent attorney Steve Rost of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

 

Black Knight now offering HOA Lien ProOpen in a New Window

HOA Lien Pro, a new solution launched by Black Knight Data and Analytics, helps protect mortgage servicers and investors from significant losses that could result from “super liens.” Read on to learn more.

Black Knight introduces new commercial data offering

 

Commercial real estate strong, Real Estate Roundtable saysOpen in a New Window

The Real Estate Roundtable’s latest quarterly Sentiment Index showed participants expressing concern about international concerns, homeland security and interest rate hikes, despite a strengthening in commercial real estate markets. Keep reading to learn more.

 

WFG to grow National Transportation DivisionOpen in a New Window

As WFG National Title Insurance Co. seeks to grow its National Transportation Division, it has named a new vice president to lead the operation.

 

RynohLive celebrates 2 millionth closingOpen in a New Window

RynohLive announced it has protected more than 2 million closings with its patented escrow and financial management system.

RynohLive offers six steps to escrow security

 

NTC hires new VP of marketingOpen in a New Window

Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. (NTC) hired Gina Morales, APR, to serve as the vice president of marketing for the post-closing services provider.

Myron Finley of NTC talks about company milestone

 

Two more adopt eRecording in New YorkOpen in a New Window

Madison County adopted eRecording for land records, while Oswego County began eRecording documents and land records. 

 

Refi share jumps, Ellie Mae saysOpen in a New Window

Mortgage rates are at their lowest level since July 2013, according to Ellie Mae’s Origination Insight Report, resulting in a jump in refinance transactions. Keep reading to learn more.

Ellie Mae posts ‘tremendous finish’ to 2014

 

Title365 names new leader for mid-markets originationsOpen in a New Window

Title365 Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutionstar, appointed Aaron Fain to vice president, mid-markets originations division manager, effective immediately.

Solutionstar announces closing of Title365 acquisition

 

Agents National branching out to OhioOpen in a New Window

Agents National Title Insurance Co. is beginning operations in Ohio and actively is pursuing agency relationships in the state. President and CEO David Townsend spoke with The Title Report about this new venture.

Agents National announce two underwriting personnel moves

 

Greater Illinois Title expands into FloridaOpen in a New Window

Greater Illinois Title President Gregory Kosin spoke to The Title Report about the company’s new office in Sarasota, Fla. He said the demographics and the economy are the keys to a stronger housing industry and he is seeing positive signs in Florida. Keep reading to learn more.

Greater Illinois Title adds Greater Indiana Title

 

Set your agency apart while following the rulesOpen in a New Window

Loretta Salzano, founding partner at Franzḗn and Salzano, PC and Cynthia McGovern, founder of Orange Leaf Consulting recently hosted a webinar to educate title agents on how to expand their business in a compliant way. Read on to see highlights from their presentation.

 

Fidelity chairman discusses 2014 resultsOpen in a New Window

Fidelity National Financial (FNF), a provider of title insurance, technology and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries, reported the operating results of its core segment for the fourth quarter and 2014.

FNF reported a total revenue of approximately $1.7 billion in the fourth quarter versus $1.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Fidelity National Financial acquires BPG Holdings LLC

 

The Title Co. joins forces with Knight BarryOpen in a New Window

Knight Barry Title Group acquired The Title Co., Inc., making Knight Barry one of the largest title agencies in the Midwest. Read on to learn more.

Acquisitions boom as companies look to expand

 

Westcor names new SVP for sales, marketingOpen in a New Window

Westcor Land Title Insurance Co. named Geoffrey Ginn senior vice president, agency business marketing director.

Westcor grows, adds reinsurance

 

New York AG to readdress zombie propertiesOpen in a New Window

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that in the next two weeks he will resubmit to the Legislature an expanded version of a bill he proposed last year to address the growing statewide problem of so-called “zombie properties” – vacant and abandoned homes that are not maintained during a prolonged foreclosure proceeding.

One in four foreclosures are zombies, RealtyTrac says

 

ClosingCorp new leader for program development and strategyOpen in a New Window

ClosingCorp named a new senior vice president of program development to support innovation through existing offerings and to bring new solutions to market. Read on to learn more.

ClosingCorp taps industry veteran as vice president of strategic operations

 

FNTG to generate policy jackets within ResWareOpen in a New Window

Adeptive announced the integration with Fidelity National Title Group’s agentTRAX application for issuance of policy jackets with ResWare. Keep reading to learn more.

Fidelity National Financial acquires BPG Holdings LLC

 

Surprising facts about valuations and acquisitionsOpen in a New Window

Experts who valuate a business for sale put a price tag on the deal itself, not some hypothetical or average market conditions, according to Joseph L. Piernock, president of Corporate Development Services, a title industry valuation firm. 

 

Pioneer Title opens newest branch in PhoenixOpen in a New Window

Pioneer Title Agency opened its newest branch in Phoenix and will serve the organization’s Paradise Valley customers and business partners. This new office joins two other new branches in Yuma and Florence.

Pioneer Title Agency grows Phoenix team

 

CSC takes real estate documents mobileOpen in a New Window

Corporation Service Co., a provider of eRecording services launched ePrepare Mobile, a free app designed to help CSC customers manage their electronically submitted real estate documents from anywhere.

CSC enhances ePrepare application

 

Alliant National Title promotes from withinOpen in a New Window

Aliant National Title Insurance Co. named a new senior vice president and southeastern region agency manager to oversee Florida and surrounding states. Read on to learn more.

 

Positive financial attitudes could affect housingOpen in a New Window

Consumer optimism toward the housing market gained some momentum last month following a dip in December, likely getting a boost from their increasingly positive financial outlook, according to a recent survey. Read on for the details. 

 

MBA names new head of commercial/multifamily groupOpen in a New Window

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) promoted Thomas Kim to head the association's Commercial/Multifamily Group, replacing Gail Cardwell. 

 

Baird & Warner names new managing brokerOpen in a New Window

Baird & Warner named a new managing broker for the company’s Glen Ellyn, Ill., location. The company has almost 1,800 broker associates in 25 offices and mortgage financing and title insurance services.

 

NTC adds national account executive to its ranksOpen in a New Window

: Nationwide Title Clearing added a national account executive. Read on to learn more about him.

 

Ellie Mae posts ‘tremendous finish’ to 2014Open in a New Window

Ellie Mae, a provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry, reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2014.
Ellie Mae names new CEO

 

New agency to address cyber threatsOpen in a New Window

Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco announced the formation of a new Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). The agency will not collect intelligence. Read on to learn what it will do.

President’s cybersecurity efforts a ‘baby step’ in the right direction

 

Investors chairman discusses long-term prospectsOpen in a New Window

Investors Title Co. announced its results for the fourth quarter and year-end. Chairman J. Allen Fine also discussed the long-term prospects for the U.S. housing market. Keep reading to learn more.

 

Foreclosure activity increases in JanuaryOpen in a New Window

RealtyTrac, a leading source for comprehensive housing data, released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for January 2015. Read on for its details of the market today.

 

First American CEO pleased with fourth quarterOpen in a New Window

First American Financial Corp., a global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2014.

First American’s John Hollenbeck discusses new disclosure forms

 

Stewart reports solid title operation performanceOpen in a New Window

Stewart Information Services Corp. reported net earnings for the fourth quarter 2014. CEO Matt W. Morris said the title operations performed solidly in a generally lackluster housing environment. Read on to learn more about the company’s performance.

Stewart Title aligns Dallas-Fort Worth commercial services

 

First National Title reports 2014 revenueOpen in a New Window

First National Title Insurance Co. (FNTI) reported revenues for the company’s second full year of operations of $36.51 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 37.5 percent. The non-affiliated portion of FNTI’s revenue grew from 25.5 percent in 2013 to 33.4 percent in 2014.

First National expands to New Mexico

 

CertainSafe partners with Express Notary ServicesOpen in a New Window

CertainSafe has partnered with Express Notary Services. Keep reading to learn what their partnership will mean for the industry.

 

Old Republic Title launches next generation of StarsLinkOpen in a New Window

The Old Republic Title Insurance Group launched its newly redesigned agent-facing website, StarsLink. Read on to learn more.

 

LenderLive names new leader of Settlement ServicesOpen in a New Window

LenderLive Network, Inc. named a senior vice president of operations for the company’s Settlement Services division.  He will be responsible for vendor management, title and escrow operations in three locations. 

 

Industry still too paper dependent, says AXIS technical groupOpen in a New Window

Despite having technology available for improving business processes through the conversion of paper to digital, there still has been a relatively slow transition to this technology in the mortgage and title industry, according to “In a Time of All-Things-Digital and the Age of the Internet, Paper Still Survives. Why?” by AXIS Technical Group LLC.

 

Mercer County signs on with LandmarkOpen in a New Window

The Mercer County recorder’s office selected Landmark to modernize and streamline its process of recording official records. Read on to learn more.

Pioneer Technology Group expands into Nebraska

 

One in four foreclosures are zombies, RealtyTrac saysOpen in a New Window

Homes actively in the foreclosure process that have been vacated by the homeowners prior to the bank repossessing the property represent 25 percent of all active foreclosures, according to the RealtyTrac Q1 2015 Zombie Foreclosure Report. Vice President Daren Blomquist said the increase is a sign that banks and courts finally are moving forward with a resolution on these properties. Keep reading to learn more.

 

MBA review commercial/multifamily originations, forecasts 2015Open in a New Window

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers’ originations index provides a preliminary estimate that originations for the full year of 2014 were 7 percent higher than in 2013. Mortgage originations increased 27 percent between the third and fourth quarters of 2014, and were up 11 percent compared with the fourth quarter of 2013. The 11 percent increase was driven by an increase in originations for multifamily and industrial properties.

 

NAT adds industry vet for new Estero branchOpen in a New Window

The new Estero branch in Coconut Point, Fla., for North American Title Co. won’t open until March, but that hasn’t stopped the company from hiring a business consultant to build relationships in the region prior to opening. Keep reading to learn more.

 

Four sentenced to multi-million dollar fraud schemeOpen in a New Window

Four men were sentenced for their participation in a consumer and mortgage fraud conspiracy, which resulted in multi-million dollar losses for consumers and federal agencies.

 

 

IBERIABANK exceeds expectations in fourth quarterOpen in a New Window

IBERIABANK President and CEO Daryl Byrd said he was pleased with the financial progress achieved in the fourth quarter and full year of 2014. The company has 188 bank branch offices, three loan production offices and 23 title insurance offices. Keep reading to learn more about how it performed.

 IBERIABANK to acquire Georgia Commerce Bancshares

 

 

ATG former leader and board chairman retiresOpen in a New Window

Attorney’s Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATG) announced the retirement of a former leader, board member and board chairman. Keep reading to learn more.

 

Title Alliance of South Florida appoints corporate attorneyOpen in a New Window

Title Alliance added two new executives to its newly acquired Title Alliance of South Florida operation. Keep reading to learn more.

Title Alliance shakes things up with new president, tools

 

Town of Windsor now eRecordingOpen in a New Window

Windsor Town Clerk Anna Posniak said she was looking for ways to provide new services for a technologically driven public and so she signed up for eRecording. Keep reading to learn more. 

 

HUD reports high levels of worst-case housing needsOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) finds that worst-case housing needs decreased during the 2011-to-2013 period but persist at high levels across demographic groups, household types, and regions. 

HUD budget focuses on middle class, restoring cuts

 

ET Investments, LLC, expands into WyomingOpen in a New Window

As part of its expansion strategy, ET Investments, LLC, acquired Founders Title; TownSquare Title of Wyoming, LLC, emerges. 

 

First International continues growth in FloridaOpen in a New Window

First International opened its 29th office in Florida. Keep reading to learn more about this latest move.

First International extends reach to Charlotte County

 

Advantage Title gets New York VPOpen in a New Window

Advantage Title has a new executive vice president and chief underwriting counsel who is responsible for handling complex commercial and residential real estate transactions across the New York metro area and the nation.

 

ResWare now integrated with Old RepublicOpen in a New Window

Adeptive now is integrated with Old Republic Title Insurance Groups ezJackets. Keep reading to learn more.

Providers preparing for changes to mortgage disclosure forms

 

Home prices increase 7.4 percent in 2014Open in a New Window

For the full year of 2014, home prices increased 7.4 percent, according to CoreLogic Deputy Chief Economist San Khater in the company’s December CoreLogic Home Price Index. Keep reading to learn more.

 

HUD budget focuses on middle class, restoring cutsOpen in a New Window

The 2016 budget includes $49.3 billion to support these efforts, representing a $4 billion, or 8.7 percent, increase over current levels. 

FHA makes homeownership more affordable

 

Senate committee hears testimony on cybersecurityOpen in a New Window

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee heard testimony from experts in the private sector on the importance of information sharing in protecting America from cyberattacks.

President’s cybersecurity efforts a ‘baby step’ in the right direction Part 2

 

Orange Coast Title completes SSAE 16, SOCOpen in a New Window

Orange Coast Title Co. completed its SSAE 16 and SOCs reports. The reports are designed to meet the needs of user entities’ management and auditors as they evaluate the effect of a service organization’s controls on a user entity’s financial statement assertions. Keep reading to learn more.

Going to the next level of compliance with SSAE, SOC Part I

 

Ellie Mae joins ESRAOpen in a New Window

Ellie Mae joins the ranks of the Electronic Signature and Records Association, a trade association representing electronic signature adopters and providers, to help the industry move much closer toward a nationwide acceptance of electronic signatures.

 

Echoworx offers new tool for title insurance industryOpen in a New Window

Echoworx launched GoEnbox to offer a low-cost email encryption solution for the title insurance industry. Keep reading to learn more about it.

 

President’s cybersecurity efforts a ‘baby step’ in the right direction Part 2Open in a New Window

 

East Hampton begins eRecordingOpen in a New Window

eRecording in the town of East Hampton, Conn., now is available through Simplifile. The East Hampton Town Clerk said using eRecording will eliminate payment errors, provide prompt electronic payment to the town and increase staff productivity. 

 

President’s cybersecurity efforts a ‘baby step’ in the right directionOpen in a New Window

President Barack Obama announced at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and in his State of the Union address that cybersecurity will be a priority in 2015. He unveiled his plan to introduce legislation on data breach notification, as well as a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.

President proposes cybersecurity legislation

 

Stewart Title aligns Dallas-Fort Worth commercial servicesOpen in a New Window

Stewart Title Commercial Services combined its Dallas-Fort Worth local and national commercial associates into one team to create a single point of contact for local, national and multi-national commercial transactions in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

 

Economy expanding at solid pace according to FedOpen in a New Window

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met in December suggests that economic activity has been expanding at a solid pace. Labor market conditions have improved further, with strong job gains and a lower unemployment rate. On balance, a range of labor market indicators suggests that underutilization of labor resources continues to diminish.  

 

Purchase volume rises in December, says Ellie MaeOpen in a New Window

Purchase volume rose slightly in December following a four-month decline, according to Ellie Mae’s Origination Insight Report.

 

Mortgage rates tick upOpen in a New Window

Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing average fixed mortgage rates reversing course from the first weeks of the year to tick up slightly. Read on to learn more.

 

Former NFL player jailed for loan modification schemeOpen in a New Window

Jeffrey Charles Leroy Taylor was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra to 36 months in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $350,470.00 in restitution in a loan modification scheme.

 

Solutionstar announces closing of Title365 acquisitionOpen in a New Window

Solutionstar Holdings, LLC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. closed the acquisition of Experience 1 Inc., the holding company for Title365, Trusted Sighing and technology subsidiaries.

Title365's Michael Tafoya discusses acquisition

 

Zillow to host weekend hackathonOpen in a New Window

Zillow will host a weekend hackathon where developers will be asked to come up with creative solutions to make it easier for homebuyers to find a home. The winning team receives $10,000. Read on to learn more about the event.

 

Black Knight adds VP to deliver ‘innovative new products’Open in a New Window

Black Knights has added an industry veteran to its ranks to develop and deliver additional products and services and expand the company’s offerings to the real estate industry. Read on to learn more. 

 

RealtyTrac looks back at foreclosure market in 2014Open in a New Window

RealtyTrac, a source for comprehensive housing data, released its Year-End 2014 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. Read on to see how foreclosures in 2014 matched up to previous years.

 

Commercial real estate attorney joins firm in AustinOpen in a New Window

Alan Cohen has joined the law firm of Stahl, Bernal, Davies, Sewell & Chavarria as a senior attorney. Keep reading to learn more about him.

 

RedVision expands abstracting coverageOpen in a New Window

RedVision now performs in-house searches covering 76 percent of the U.S. population and is projected to reach 90 percent by year-end.

Technology impacts title examination, title plants

 

Construction worker admits concealing mortgage fraudOpen in a New Window

A Belvidere, N.J., man admitted he concealed a mortgage fraud scheme carried out by his wife, a former real estate title agent, in which they obtained seven loans, totaling more than $3.7 million, on two properties located in Belvidere and Wood-Ridge, N.J., U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

 

CFPB posts 7 factors affecting mortgage interest rateOpen in a New Window

 The CFPB’s Owning a Home team posted “7 factors that determine your mortgage interest rate.  It says lenders know how interest rates are determined, and consumers should as well. Keep reading to learn more.

 

 

Assured Title opens second location in NaplesOpen in a New Window

Assured Title Services, a full-service title insurance agency, specializing in both residential and commercial real estate transactions, opened a second office at the Promenade in Bonita Springs, Fla. 

 

Seriously underwater properties decrease 2.2 million in 2014Open in a New Window

 At the end of 2014, there were 7,052,570 U.S. residential properties seriously underwater according to RealtyTrac’s Home Equity & Underwater report.

 

 

Old Republic’s Q4 up significantly over 2013Open in a New Window

Old Republic International Corp. reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2014. Pretax operating income for both periods reflected much lower year-over-year general insurance earnings. Title insurance operating income in 2014’s fourth quarter gained significantly compared with results for the same period of 2013, while performance for the full year was eroded to some degree by transitory weaknesses in housing-related markets.

 

Former title company employee heads to prisonOpen in a New Window

Harris County, Texas resident and title company employee Maria Eliza Garza was ordered to prison following her conviction in conspiring to defraud seven different Houston-area banks for more than $2 million in 2007 and 2008, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Garza pleaded guilty Sept. 4, 2013.

 

Crown Title Services to open new Maryland locationOpen in a New Window

Title Alliance partnered with RE/MAX Realty Group to open a location in Maryland through the name Crown Title Services, LLC. Keep reading to learn more.

 

Southern Title opens Jacksonville officeOpen in a New Window

Southern Title opened an office in Jacksonville, Fla. Keep reading to learn more.

 

RealtyTrac adds data industry veteran to ranksOpen in a New Window

RealtyTrac, added a data industry veteran and product management innovation executive to its ranks as senior vice president of data products. Keep reading to learn who.

 

Going to the next level of compliance with SSAE, SOC Part 2Open in a New Window

 Radni Davoodi, principal and co-founder of Atlantis National Services, Inc., said in 2014 several lenders began requiring the title insurance agent to provide Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements 16 (SSAE 16) verification to maintain not only its existing relationships, but also to be added to their approved vendor list for new transactions and orders. 

 

More than 80 percent plan at least one acquisition in 2015Open in a New Window

KPMG, LLP, an audit, tax and advisory firm, released its 2015 M&A (mergers and acquisitions) Outlook Survey Report “The Boom is Back: M&A Reemerges as Leading Growth Strategy.” It said respondents plan on doing multiple deals in 2015, reporting considerably more expected acquisitions than in previous years.

Acquisitions boom as companies look to expand

 

Freedom Mortgage prepares for expected surge in volumeOpen in a New Window

Freedom Mortgage Corp., a privately held, full-service mortgage lender licensed in 50 states, is hiring as many as 500 new employees to accommodate anticipated volume growth following President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce Federal Housing Agency’s (FHA) mortgage insurance premiums.

FHA makes homeownership more affordable

 

Counsellors Title welcomes new regional account managerOpen in a New Window

Counsellors Title Agency, Inc. added John DeSantis Jr. to its agency’s sales and marketing team of licensed title producers as regional account manager. He brings a broad and distinguished knowledge of the title insurance industry, representing over a quarter century of professional title experience.

 

Old Republic forms new specialty insurance joint underwriting ventureOpen in a New Window

Old Republic International Corp. announced that it was sponsoring the formation of a joint underwriting venture with certain principals long associated with specialty insurance. The new venture, Old Republic Specialty Insurance Underwriters, Inc. will focus its operations on two distinct segments of the general insurance market place. 

 

Industry reacts to new CFPB toolOpen in a New Window

He said the CFPB posted a mortgage shopping tool that violates the mortgage disclosure requirements that they have put in place for lenders to follow in order to protect and fully disclose the full costs of a mortgage to a consumer.

Nearly half of borrowers don’t shop for mortgages, says CFPB report

 

Going to the next level of compliance with SSAE, SOC Part IOpen in a New Window

Radni Davoodi, principal and co-founder of Atlantis National Services, Inc., said in 2014 several lenders began requiring the title insurance agent to provide Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements 16 (SSAE 16) verification to maintain not only its existing relationships, but also to be added to their approved vendor list for new transactions and orders. 

 

Umatilla County now eRecordingOpen in a New Window

Umatilla County, Ore., has implemented eRecording documents such as deeds and mortgages to save money and provide better customer service. Keep reading to learn more.

 

Foreclosure inventory down 35 percentOpen in a New Window

As of November 2014, approximately 567,000 homes nationally were in some stage of foreclosure, compared with 880,000 in November 2013, a year-over-year decrease of 35.5 percent, according to the November National Foreclosure Report released by CoreLogic. Keep reading to learn more.

 

LandStar Title Agency appoints vice presidentOpen in a New Window

Joe Diliberti has joined the LandStar Title Agency as vice president to further develop its growing portfolio of regional and national accounts. 

 

Title agent pleads guilty in New JerseyOpen in a New Window

A former real estate title agent admitted to carrying out a mortgage fraud scheme in which she obtained seven loans, totaling more than $3.7 million, on two properties located in Wood-Ridge, N.J., and Belvidere, N.J.

 

Fitch: Wells Fargo 2014 results consistently solidOpen in a New Window

Fitch Ratings views these results as consistent with WFC’s credit profile, with ratings that remain among the highest in the world, supported primarily by its superior earnings profile. WFC’s more commercial bank-focused business model continues to help set itself apart from its large bank peers, with less exposure to volatile capital markets revenues and, while not immune, much lower litigation-related expenses than other large bank peers.

 

States attorneys expresses concern over JPMorgan Chase breachOpen in a New Window

Several states attorneys general (Multistate) wrote a letter to Zoe Strickland, managing director and global chief privacy officer at JPMorgan Chase & Co. on Jan. 8 expressing their concern and requesting additional information regarding the data breach. 

 

Commercial real estate activity expanding, says Beige BookOpen in a New Window

Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts suggest that national economic activity continued to expand during the reporting period of mid-November through late December, with most Districts reporting a “modest” or “moderate” pace of growth according to the “Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District,” otherwise known as the Beige Book.

Sign In


Forgot your password?

Haven't registered yet?

Calendar

3/3/2015
PLTI - Taking the Confusion Out of Liens - KOP - March 3, 2015

3/10/2015
PLTI - Back to Basics - Bethlehem - March 10, 2015

3/12/2015
PLTI-Deep Dive into the New Closing Disclosure Form-3/12/15-SOLD OUT

3/12/2015
PLTI - Deep Dive into the New Closing Disclosure Form - 3/12/15 - PM Session - SOLD OUT

3/18/2015 » 3/20/2015
ALTA - Business Strategies Conference - Philadelphia, PA

PLTA: We are the best resource to protect your share of the American Dream

1010 West 8th Avenue, Suite H | King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: 610-265-5980 | Fax: 610-265-5998 | info@plta.org