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AmTrust Title Insurance Co. has entered a multi-year partnership with the deal management platform ProDeal, the company announced. Read on for more details.
Agents National Title Insurance Co. has named a Florida agency service manager. Read on for more details.
International Document Services, Inc. has updated and expanded several features within its eClose platform Solitude Solution. Read on for more details.
CATIC has hired a vice president, sales manager Florida. Read on for more details.
By a 5-4 margin, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was unconstitutional. But because the court determined it was able to fix the constitutional defect in the agency’s structure, the work of the bureau will continue without interruption.
CoreLogic is reviewing an unsolicited $7 billion acquisition bid from Cannae Holdings and Senator Investment Group, LP, which own 15 percent of the outstanding shares of CoreLogic. Read on to learn more.
Driven by an increase in refinances spurred by low interest rates, the title industry’s first-quarter premiums jumped by nearly one third, according to an analysis by the American Land Title Association.
Knight Barry Title Group has gained its license in Texas and will open its first office in the Lone Star State in the Houston area. Read on for more details.
A technology-powered real estate brokerage with operations in 20 states and the District of Columbia has named a chief strategy officer and a chief culture officer.
Westcor Land Title Insurance Co. has tapped a company executive to oversee its western states area. Read on for more details.
Zillow recently launched a data-powered resource to inform people whether for-sale and rental listings are in communities where state and local regulations explicitly protect LGBT individuals from discrimination.
DataTrace Information Services LLC recently launched TaxSource, which it said provides the most current tax status through the latest technology and data resources. Read on to learn more.
Two independent escrow companies headquartered in Irvine, Calif., have merged to form an agency with 11 locations in 12 cities with more than 60 team members. Read on to learn more.
A new survey reports a nearly 40 percent surge in remote online notarization usage from April to May as well as a shift in perception on the permanence of remote work.
Texas-based Patten Title Co. has implemented CertifID’s technology solution to enhance its cybersecurity practices. Read on for more details.
Westcor Land Title Insurance Co. has named a manager for its Texas Region. Read on for more details.
All 53 markets analyzed by RE/MAX had double-digit, year-over-year declines in May sales. Read on for more details.
Radian Guaranty Inc. has integrated OpenClose’s omni-channel loan origination system into its LenderAssist platform. Read on for more details.
A study of more than 5,500 international companies across eight countries found cyber losses increased nearly six fold last year. Read on to learn which sectors were the most heavily targeted by cybercriminals.
Both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae recently issued forecasts that weighed the coronavirus’ impact on the housing market for the remainder of this year and beyond. Read on to learn what both companies are anticipating.
The Security Title Guarantee Corp. of Baltimore recently hired an industry veteran for its newly created position of chief technology officer (CTO), the company announced. Read on learn more.
Kensington Vanguard National Land Services has hired two executives to aid its commercial title insurance efforts in Arizona. Read on to learn more.
The Closing Exchange’s nationwide notary/attorney signing services, eSign/hybrid and remote online notarization have been integrated into Qualia’s Marketplace. Read on to learn more.
Phoenix-based Clear Title Agency of Arizona has hired a branch manager. Read on for more details.
As they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. title insurers will likely face a decrease in revenues from residential and commercial real estate markets in 2020, according to a new report. Read on for more from Fitch’s analysis.
Terra Holdings’ Halstead has combined with Brown Harris Stevens, creating what they call one of the most powerful privately held real estate companies in the country. Read on for more details.
The American Land Title Association is supporting a California congressman’s proposed legislation that would require the Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission and FBI to study business email compromise scams and provide suggestions for potential solutions.
Ohio-based Heartland BancCorp has hired a senior vice president, director of the Northern Kentucky Region. Read on for more details.
CoreLogic’s verification of employment and income solutions have been integrated into Encompass by Ellie Mae. Read on for more details.
Homebuying demand for the week of June 1-7 was 25 percent higher than it was pre-pandemic in January and February. Read on for more details.
The California-based family of companies that includes several settlement businesses has opened a new escrow company, the company announced. Read on for more details.
Federal regulators have approved the all-stock merger of IberiaBank and First Horizon, creating one of the top 25 banks by deposits in the U.S. Read on to learn more.
The American Land Title Association joined groups such as the National Association of Realtors in supporting the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to shield gay, lesbian and transgender people from job discrimination.
Homeowner equity continued to rise throughout the first quarter despite the coronavirus pandemic. Read on for more details.
LenderClose has named a chief technology officer. Read on for more details.
Single women are one of the major reasons homeownership has been on the rise since 2018. Read on for more details.
Agents National Title Insurance Co. (ANTIC) has launched an automated title data search and decision engine. Read on for more details about ANTIC’s new search tool.
A Florida company dedicated to providing property reports to title companies, underwriters, law firms, and investors has acquired a secure messaging platform that protects mobile devices from fraudulent attacks.
Wisconsin-headquartered Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. has launched an eClose solution designed to provide borrowers with a variety of closing options, the company announced.
Flueid Software Corp. has appointed an industry expert to its board of directors. Read on for more details.
During May, the percentage of Americans who said it is a good time to buy a home increased, while the percentage who said it is a bad time to buy decreased. Read on for more details.
DocMagic, Inc. has made an agnostic version of its eSign technology available for free. Read on for more information.
Chicago-based Near North Title Group has acquired a Florida title agency with offices in Miami and Orlando, the company announced. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Small-business owners surveyed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in May were optimistic about future business conditions and said they expect the recession to be short-lived.
The parent company of American Home Title and Escrow Co. is using technology to transform the homebuying process during the coronavirus pandemic. Read on to learn just what is offered during a virtual walk through of a home.
Slightly more than 1.5 million residential properties in the U.S. are vacant. Read on for more details.
ClosingLock has launched an instant payoff verification system designed to thwart wire fraud. Read on for more details.
More than 40 percent of Redfin purchase offers faced competitive bids in the four weeks ending May 10. Read on for more details.
A Richmond, Va.-based real estate company has launched a title and escrow company offering title, escrow, property management, land development and consulting. Read on to learn about the two executives tapped to oversee the agency.
The parent company of Peak Title has completed its merger with the Edon State Bank Co. of Ohio, the company announced. Read on for more details.
String Real Estate Information Services recently reported a 176 percent increase in refinance volumes and said its operational capacities have exceeded pre-pandemic volumes by 15 percent.
Westcor Land Title Insurance Co. has hired a Midwest agency representative. Read on for details.
Two-thirds of Americans surveyed by Zillow say they are working from home in a room that’s not a dedicated office. Read on for more details.
Consumer house-buying power decreased slightly between February and March 2020. Read on for more details.
Shaddock National Holdings has acquired a major equity interest in a Phoenix-based title insurance agency, the company announced. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Stewart’s insurer financial strength ratings of ‘A-’ (Strong) and long-term issuer default rating of ‘BBB,’ the agency announced.
Read on to learn the details of Fitch’s assessment.
JetClosing has launched a digital mortgage refinancing solution designed for lenders, agents and homeowners, the company announced. Read on to learn more.
There were 1.07 million refinance mortgages secured by residential property originated in the first quarter of 2020. Read on for more details.
Lone Wolf has integrated RamQuest’s title, closing, and escrow accounting solutions into its platform. Read on for more details.
ServiceLink has appointed a senior vice president of servicing product strategy. Read on for more details.
Stewart Information Services Corp. has acquired a nationwide appraisal management company that provides comprehensive suite of residential valuation products to lenders and other mortgage origination firms. Read on for more details.
As expected, the small-business labor market weakened in May with firms reducing employment by an average of 0.17 workers per firm, according to the latest National Federation of Independent Business jobs report.
Freddie Mac has tapped a former executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) from Navient Corp. as its next CFO, the company announced. Read on to learn more about the new CFO.
Atlanta-based Cook & James recently added another attorney to its team and announced several promotions. Read on for more details.
Qualia has launched a video chat platform it said is designed to make contactless home closings possible for millions of potential homebuyers around the country.
The number of newly built homes on the market decreased 10.5 percent year-over-year in April. Read on for more details.
What will lender-title relationships resemble following the pandemic? That was one of the topics of discussion during the webinar “Evolving Lender Relationships.”
Fitch Ratings has affirmed First American Financial Group’s insurer financial strength ratings of 'A' (Strong). Fitch said First American’s rating outlook is stable.
The Radian Group Inc. has redesigned its corporate website to better reflect its full range of services, which include mortgage, risk, title, valuation, and asset management.
Title Alliance, Ltd. has partnered with Adeptive Software to allow its affiliates to implement ResWare. Read on for more details.
Bank Shot has announced a regional partnership with Charles Rutenberg Realty. Read on for more details.
LenderClose has appointed an industry veteran to its board of directors. Read on for more details.
Cedar Knolls, N.J.-based Investment Title LLC has merged with Freehold, N.J.-based Prestige New Jersey Title Agency. Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed.
AM Best has assigned a financial strength rating of B++ (Good) and a long-term issuer credit rating of “bbb+” to Title Resources Guaranty Co. Read on for more details.
WFG National Title Insurance Co.’s policy jackets, policy numbers, agent authorization letters in New York, and closing protection letters outside New York now are available directly through TrackerPro, both companies announced.
Westcor Land Title Insurance Co. has hired a Michigan state manager. Read on for more details.
A report by Redfin indicates page views of homes in small towns increased 105 percent year-over-year during the seven-day period ending May 1. Read on for more details.
Simplifile announced that more than 50 additional jurisdictions in the eastern and southern U.S. have joined its eRecording network. Read on for more details.
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. has received all regulatory approvals and clearances necessary to close its $2.7 billion acquisition of FGL Holdings, the company announced.
The Michigan-based turnkey title company ownership system that offers entrepreneurs an opportunity to own their own title company has adopted CertifID’s wire fraud prevention solution.
Tennessee-based 1810 Title & Escrow LLC. has launched a new website it said better showcases what it offers to customers in and around Coffee and Warren counties.
Fifth Third Bank is collaborating with ZOCCAM to offer title and escrow clients the ability to receive earnest money through electronic third-party delivery. Read on for more details.
A new survey from Zillow suggests the coronavirus pandemic could spur many workers to move to secondary cities as a result of corporate America’s embrace of remote work. Read on for more details.
As interest rates continued to decline in April, the percentage of refinances climbed, according to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insight Report. Read on for more details.
States Title recently closed a Series C financing round of $123 million, led by Greenspring Associates, a Baltimore-headquartered venture capital investor.
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A national title insurance and escrow company has raised $29 million in Series B funding led by Scale Venture Partners, with participation from Zigg Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Gramercy Ventures, the company announced. Read on for more details.
AM Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A+ (Superior) and the long-term issuer credit ratings of “aa-” of members of Old Republic Insurance Companies. Read on for more details.
Qualia has integrated Black Knight’s enterprise-grade tax, HOA, title and property services and products into its platform. Read on for more details.
The coronavirus hit the housing market with full force in April, with sales and listings both turning in historic declines from year-ago levels. Read on for more details.
Covius’ credit reporting platform has been integrated into Blend’s digital lending platform. Read on for more details.
The title division of homebuilder PulteGroup, Inc. generated a nearly 25 increase in revenues during the first quarter, according to the company’s latest earning statement. Read on for more details.
Agents National Title Insurance Co. recently launched a qualified intermediary to support successful tax deferred exchanges. Read on for more details.
Alliant National Title Insurance Co. recently completed its second-year surveillance audit and maintenance of its ISO 27001 certification for 2020, the company announced.
CoStar Group, Inc. has acquired digital transaction platform Ten-X. Read on for more details.
Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc. has hired a senior vice president, chief underwriter. Read on for more details.
CloseSimple recently launched a texting platform designed for title and escrow companies. Read on for more details.
Lower mortgage rates and the resulting increase in refinances spurred Investors Title Co. to a quarterly record in net premiums, according to the company’s latest earnings statement.
A new digital home loan lender that allows consumers to apply for loans directly from their phones and receive pre-approvals in as little as 15 minutes has launched.
Orlando, Fla.-based The Closing Agent has expanded its footprint in Florida with the opening of an office on Merritt Island. Read on for more details.