A national staffing firm based in Pittsburgh is expanding its services into the title, escrow and mortgage industries. Read on to learn more details about the principals involved with the company.
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PropLogix in February will move into a new facility in Sarasota, Fla., for which the company spent $10.5 million. Read on for more details.
LenderClose has expanded its team with the addition of two operations specialists and a software engineer. Read on for more details.
Texas-based Caliber Home Loans, Inc. has hired an executive vice president, third party originations. Read on for more details.
A New York-based financial services platform which provides title services through Wimba Title has rebranded. Read on for learn what the company’s co-founder and CEO said about the change.
Maryland-based Passport Title Services has expanded into Kentucky, escalating its footprint to seven states and the District of Columbia. Read on for more details.
AmTrust Title Insurance has hired the former CEO of Team Bebon and its staff to join its Commercial Real Estate division. Read on for more details.
Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. has appointed its chief operations officer to its board of directors. Read on for more details.
MortgageFlex Systems has integrated Docutech’s print fulfillment technology into its loan origination system. Read on for more details.
Utah-based SimpleNexus recently filled several senior-level positions, including chief sales officer and a vice president of people operations. Read on for more details.
Chicago-based Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. has joined the American Title Reinsurance Alliance (ATRA), becoming the 10th member to insure transactions up to $500 million with the backing of the top title reinsurance syndicates in London. Read on for more details.
Dallas-based MBL Title has partnered with CPEC1031 to offer exchange services to real estate clients. Read on for more details of the new services MBL Title can offer thanks to the partnership.
Small businesses produced record-high sales during December, but employment levels were flat, according to the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index. Read on to learn which regions of the country performed the best during December.
The number of cities where typical home values are at least $1 million has grown 51 percent over the last five years, but the pace of growth has slowed in the past year, according to an analysis by Zillow.
For the first time, loanDepot is taking its talents to Utah, announcing the opening of its first Utah location.
The latest Loan Performance Insights Report from CoreLogic shows the overall delinquency rate at their lowest mark in at least 20 years.
The last executive of the Morris and Stewart families that founded
and ran Stewart Title since its inception in 1893 has announced his
departure. Matthew Morris, the president of Stewart Title and former CEO, announced his departure from the company, effective immediately.
Notarize and Stewart Title announced a new partnerships which will give Stewart’s direct offices and independent agents the ability to offer fully online and hybrid closings powered by Notarize.
Qualia has launched a cloud-based real estate platform designed for large and growing title and escrow operations, the company announced. Read on for more details.
Clear Title Agency of Arizona has launched into 2020 by making a significant investment in the Central City South Neighborhood Revitalization initiative with Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona.
Owning a median-priced, three-bedroom home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in more than half of all U.S. counties. Read on for more details.
Since its launch in 2017, lenders have used Docutech’s Solex eClosing platform to digitally close more than 38,000 loans. Read on for more details.
Nations Lending has hired a division sales manager. Read on for more details.
A recent report from Fitch Ratings cast doubt on the widespread adoption of eMortgages and eClosings in the short term. But one company is hoping its new product offering can help speed that transition, with a focus on helping settlement agents along the way.
Mr. Cooper Group Inc. has appointed a CEO for its real estate services subsidiary Xome Holdings LLC, the company announced. Read on for more details.
Wyndham Capital Mortgage has promoted Ben Cowen to president and Josh Hankins to chief operating officer. Read on for more details.
Landtrust National Title Services Corp. has added three industry veterans to its commercial title insurance team. Read on for more details.
CATIC recently launched a new website designed to enable better navigation and provide agents with a more consistent workflow. Read on for more details.
A technology-driven real estate brokerage In New York has named a director of sales, promoted another team member, and added new agents. Read on for more details.
States Title Holding, Inc. has received yet another patent which it says will help the company disrupt the title insurance industry. Read on to learn how the company’s chief data scientist developed this latest invention.
Just hours after a state law regulating remote online notarization (RON) took effect, The Closing Agent, LLC performed what it called Florida’s first RON closing. Read on for more details about the RON closing.
Adeptive Software has partnered with Alanna.ai to add an artificial intelligence-based (AI) customer assistant to its ResWare platform. Read on to learn more.
Knight Barry Title Group has named a regional manager. Read on for more details.
Calyx has released a new version of its cloud-based Path loan origination system. Read on for more details.
Colorado-based Cherry Creek Mortgage Co. has appointed an executive vice president, capital markets. Read on for more details.
An iBuyer that provides services in Colorado, Georgia and Texas and also operates its own title and escrow company in Texas has rebranded. Read on for more details.
Kensington Vanguard National Land Services has acquired a national commercial title insurance agency with offices in Virginia, Arizona, Texas and Missouri. Read on for more details about the acquisition.
Agents National Title Insurance Co. (ANTIC) has named a former First American executive as its chief operating officer, the company announced. Read on to learn more.
SoftPro has integrated ZOCCAM’s solution into its business exchange platform. Read on for more details.
CrossCountry Mortgage has hired a senior vice president of mortgage lending. Read on for more details.
Vitech has hired a vice president of strategic marketing and industry relations. Read on for more details.
ClosingCorp has acquired an order management system from WEST, which both companies said is the first loan-centric ordering technology available. Terms of ClosingCorp’s acquisition were not disclosed. Read on for more details about the acquisition.
Stewart Title’s Agency Services in Massachusetts has increased its team with the addition of two underwriting counsels and two senior agency service representatives, the company announced.
Knight Barry Title is continuing its expansion into Florida with the addition of a fifth office in the Sunshine State, the company announced. Read on to learn which title industry professionals will staff Knight Barry’s latest Florida office.
Boise, Idaho-based TitleOne recently announced several staff additions and a promotion. Read on for more details.
NotaryCam is applauding Florida’s newly enacted legislation authorizing remote online notarizations and specifying requirements and standards for such transactions. Read on for more details.
National Mortgage Insurance Corp. has named a chief sales officer. Read on for more details.
First American Financial Corp. has fully acquired an Arizona title agency with 17 offices throughout that state, the company announced. Read on for more details about the acquisition.
A real estate platform that offers mortgage, insurance and escrow servicing businesses has secured $40 million in a Series C1 funding, the company announced. Read on for more details.
The parent company of AmeriTitle, Inc. (Bend, Ore.) and Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. (Boise, Idaho) has added two Washington title agencies to its holdings, the company announced.
Starting this month, state-commissioned remote electronic notaries in Florida and Idaho can select the Pavaso platform to complete remote online eClosings. Read on for more details.
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has appointed a CEO. Read on for more details.
San Diego-based mortgage company Griffin Funding is expanding its services to Florida. Read on for more details.
Fannie Mae’s chief economist is forecasting growth in the country’s gross domestic product in 2020 fueled by labor market strength and consumer spending, with housing construction potentially becoming an engine of overall economic growth.
Mortgage servicing technology provider Sagent Lending Technologies has expanded its loan servicing solutions with the acquisition of ISGN Corp. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Minnesota title insurance company TitleSmart, Inc. recently moved its Apple Valley location to a new space, the company announced. Read on for more details about the new office.
Redfin said the increase in home-sale prices in November was the largest since July 2018. Read on for more details.
NotaryCam has been approved by Michigan to provide both eNotary and remote online notarization (RON) services to notaries public registered in the state. Read on for more details.
Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) increased 2.7 points in November. Read on for more details.
Title Alliance, Ltd. has appointed a new chairman who is a two-time recipient of the SmartCEO Future 50 Award. Read on to learn who will chair the company’s board.
Las Vegas-based ROC Title reported ‘exceptional’ third-quarter and overall 2019 revenue growth. Read on for more details about the company’s expansion and staff growth during the past year, along with its third-quarter results.
Aprio has acquired a leading accounting firm in North Carolina with nearly 70 employees across five offices, the company announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Annual home value growth in November reached its lowest point since January 2013. Read on for more details.
The Michigan Secretary of State has approved Pavaso to support eNotarization and remote online notarization in Michigan. Read on for more details.
Home affordability improved, but median home prices in the fourth quarter of 2019 still were unaffordable for average wage earners in 71 percent of the U.S. counties. Read on for more details.
Stewart Information Services recently announced two additions to its board of directors, including a Fannie Mae director and a former president of KRP Advisory Services.
Read on to learn more about the newest members of Stewart’s board.
Title Alliance has shared its strategic plan through 2022, including doubling its revenue to $100 million, growing its team to 400 members in 15 states, and being recognized as a top place to work in the markets it serves.
Small-business optimism in November posted its largest month-over-month gain since May 2018, according to a survey by the National Federal of Independent Business.
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ATTOM Data Solutions said the number of homes and condos flipped in the third quarter represented the largest quarterly and annual drops since the third quarter of 2014. Read on for more details.
Mortgage Network, Inc. has hired a senior vice president of residential lending. Read on for more details.
The bidding war rate hit its lowest point in at least five years in November in Chicago, Houston, Portland, Ore., and Los Angeles. Read on for more details.
Many companies in the title industry swear by SOC 2 certifications. However, title companies and underwriters should know that enhanced requirements by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) have made the audit examinations more challenging.
The real estate cloud brokerage eXp Realty now is offering title, escrow and settlement services to residential clients in 15 additional states, the company announced.
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Quicken Loans said it recently became the first mortgage lender to complete the mortgage process in Michigan using remote online notarization. Read on for more details about the transaction.
WFG National Title Insurance Co. (WFG) and Qualia have announced an integration that streamlines the operations between title agents and their WFG underwriting partners.
Indiana-based Meridian Title Corp. has hired a regional sales manager. Read on for more details.
Simplifile recently added 51 recording jurisdictions in 17 states, expanding its eRecording network to more than 2,000 jurisdictions. Read on for more details.
CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC has expanded its Chicago team with the addition of two industry veterans. Read on for more details.
Two months after releasing a group senior vice president, Stewart Information Services Corp.’s group president has left the company, the company announced. Read on for more details about Stewart’s latest C-Suite change.
A member of Old Republic International Corp.’s board since 2004 will be retiring at year’s end, the company announced. Read on for more details of the announcement.
A survey of small-business owners found they are split when it comes to the issue of raising the minimum wage. Read on for more details from the survey.
Phoenix-based Landmark Title Assurance Agency has expanded its team with the addition of a vice president of escrow operations and a commercial escrow officer. Read on for more details.
Compass has expanded its operations in California by absorbing the principal agents at CSR Real Estate Services in San Jose along with more than 40 of its agents. Read on for more details.
Guaranteed Rate has named a senior vice president of mortgage lending. Read on for more details.
During the third quarter, 47 states plus the District of Columbia produced increases in written title premiums, according to an analysis from the American Land Title Association.
Knight Barry Title has opened an additional office in Florida, the company announced. Knight Barry now has five offices in the Sunshine State.
Lancaster, Pa.-based Conestoga Title Insurance Co. will deploy Qualia’s Assure suite of products, the companies announced. Read on to learn what Qualia CEO Nate Baker said about the collaboration.
North American Title Insurance Co. has hired a state agency manager to oversee agency operations in Louisiana. Read on for more details.
The markets with the largest share of iBuyers in the third quarter were Raleigh, N.C.; Phoenix; Atlanta; and Charlotte, N.C. Read on for more details.
Howard Hanna has acquired an independent Realtor with two offices and more than 50 agents in northwest Ohio. Read on for more details.
A well-known banking and finance veteran who is a vice chairman of the Carlyle Group and former CEO of BankUnited has joined States Title as an advisor. Read on for more details about the hiring.
CATIC has released a new search-integration platform that replaces the desktop application previously used by its agents and title searchers, the company announced. Read on for more details.
The National Federation of Independent Business has joined with more than 40 other business groups in opposing legislation it said threatens small-business privacy and is unnecessarily burdensome.
Agents National Title Insurance Co. has appointed Candi Slobodnik as its Midwest underwriting counsel. Read on for more details.
A Freddie Mac survey of Generation Z reveals that demographic has a more positive perception of homeownership than millennials held at the same age. Read on for more details.
Black Knight, Inc. has expanded its real-property tax coverage in Colorado to include an additional three counties. Read on for more details.
Stewart Information Services has selected a company veteran who currently leads its international operations and commercial services to also lead its domestic direct operations. Read on to learn more.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Closed Title is partnering with EXIT Realty Southeast/Florida to provide the latter’s 3,500 agents with access to its online platform. Read on for more details.
Thirty percent of small-business owners reported raising compensation, and more than a quarter said they plan to do so in the coming months, which the National Federation of Independent Business said was the highest level since December 1989.
loanDepot has named a chief information and technology officer. Read on for more details.