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  • ResWare, DocuSign integrate September 16, 2020
    Adeptive Software has integrated DocuSign’s services into its ResWare platform. Read on for more details.
  • Blockchain marketplace for title companies called ‘gamechanger’ September 15, 2020
    An enterprise-ready Blockchain-secured platform for real estate and title recordkeeping has launched a Blockchain marketplace with a fully interactive Figma demo.
  • Stewart launches brand campaign September 15, 2020
    Stewart has launched a new brand campaign designed to reframe the company in the marketplace, the company announced. Read on to learn what CEO Fred Eppinger had to say about the changes.
  • NexTitle appoints chief strategy officer September 15, 2020
    NexTitle has hired a former eXp World Holdings executive to serve as its chief strategy officer, the company announced. Read on to learn who NexTitle selected.
  • Fidelity expands National Title brand into Georgia September 15, 2020
    Fidelity National Financial (FNF) has hired an industry veteran to introduce National Title Insurance of New York, Inc.’s Agency Operation in Georgia. Read on to learn more.

RSS ALTA NEWS

  • Insuring Native American Land Webinar Series September 17, 2020
    ALTA and its Native American Lands Committee is producing a four-part webinar series titled "Insuring Native American Land: Special Issues and Consideration." Below are the recordings from parts one and two of the series. Part I This presentation discusses special issues and considerations when searching and insuring property involving Native...
    ALTA Blog
  • Strategies for Title and Settlement Companies to Keep Staff and Customers Safe August 20, 2020
    As states continue to enter different phases of reopening, employers are confronted with a lack of uniformity and inconsistent guidance. The landscape can be confusing enough for an employer with a single location, but for those operating across multiple states, or even across county lines, monitoring what is required will...
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  • GAO Says FinCEN Should Enhance Procedures for Implementing and Evaluating GTOs August 18, 2020
    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended in a 41-page report that FinCEN develop additional guidelines to help with oversight, outreach and evaluation when issuing real estate geographic targeting orders (GTO). The main purpose of the study was to look at the cost burden of the GTO and examine potential...
    ALTA Blog
  • ALTA Promotes Industry in USA Today America Responds Special Edition July 23, 2020
    In the midst of all the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, one thing is certain. The land title insurance industry has truly stepped up. To promote the industry during this trying time, ALTA was included in the USA Today America Responds special edition that recognizes businesses and industries...
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  • Infographics: A Look at Two Digital Closing Scenarios July 22, 2020
    Remote online notarization (RON) uses two-way audiovisual technology to complete a notorial act when the signer is not in the same physical location as the notary. To date, 27 states have passed RON legislation, while another 20 states and Washington, D.C., have passed issued executive orders allowing for the remote...
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RSS Real Estate News

  • Shant Banosian becomes Guaranteed Rate’s first LO to originate $1 billion September 17, 2020
    Shant Banosian, the nation's No. 1 loan originator, has become Guaranteed Rate’s first loan officer to fund $1 billion in loan volume in one year. Over the course of his decade-long career, Banosian has generated more than $4 billion in funded loans. The post Shant Banosian becomes Guaranteed Rate’s first LO to originate $1 billion […]
    Julia Falcon
  • Freddie Mac’s Cindy Waldron to speak at HousingWire Annual September 17, 2020
    Cindy Waldron, vice president of research and analytics in the Single-Family Client and Community Engagement division at Freddie Mac, joins other housing experts on Oct. 8. The post Freddie Mac’s Cindy Waldron to speak at HousingWire Annual appeared first on HousingWire.
    Alex Roha
  • Judy Shelton, Trump’s Fed nominee, may lack Senate votes September 17, 2020
    Judy Shelton, the controversial nominee to an empty seat on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, may lack the votes to win support from the full Senate, according to Sen. John Thune (R-SD). The post Judy Shelton, Trump’s Fed nominee, may lack Senate votes appeared first on HousingWire.
    Kathleen Howley
  • So you want to eClose a mortgage in Texas? September 17, 2020
    One of the first states to accept remote online notarizations, signing a mortgage via eClose in Texas has come a long way since the first adoption in 2018. The post So you want to eClose a mortgage in Texas? appeared first on HousingWire.
    Kelsey Ramírez
  • Builder confidence reaches 35-year high in September September 17, 2020
    The National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose five points to 83 in September – the highest score the series has seen since its inception 35 years ago. The post Builder confidence reaches 35-year high in September appeared first on HousingWire.
    Alex Roha

RSS Lending News

  • Shant Banosian becomes Guaranteed Rate’s first LO to originate $1 billion September 17, 2020
    Shant Banosian, the nation's No. 1 loan originator, has become Guaranteed Rate’s first loan officer to fund $1 billion in loan volume in one year. Over the course of his decade-long career, Banosian has generated more than $4 billion in funded loans. The post Shant Banosian becomes Guaranteed Rate’s first LO to originate $1 billion […]
    Julia Falcon
  • Freddie Mac’s Cindy Waldron to speak at HousingWire Annual September 17, 2020
    Cindy Waldron, vice president of research and analytics in the Single-Family Client and Community Engagement division at Freddie Mac, joins other housing experts on Oct. 8. The post Freddie Mac’s Cindy Waldron to speak at HousingWire Annual appeared first on HousingWire.
    Alex Roha
  • Judy Shelton, Trump’s Fed nominee, may lack Senate votes September 17, 2020
    Judy Shelton, the controversial nominee to an empty seat on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, may lack the votes to win support from the full Senate, according to Sen. John Thune (R-SD). The post Judy Shelton, Trump’s Fed nominee, may lack Senate votes appeared first on HousingWire.
    Kathleen Howley
  • So you want to eClose a mortgage in Texas? September 17, 2020
    One of the first states to accept remote online notarizations, signing a mortgage via eClose in Texas has come a long way since the first adoption in 2018. The post So you want to eClose a mortgage in Texas? appeared first on HousingWire.
    Kelsey Ramírez
  • Builder confidence reaches 35-year high in September September 17, 2020
    The National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose five points to 83 in September – the highest score the series has seen since its inception 35 years ago. The post Builder confidence reaches 35-year high in September appeared first on HousingWire.
    Alex Roha

RSS Investments News

  • Shant Banosian becomes Guaranteed Rate’s first LO to originate $1 billion September 17, 2020
    Shant Banosian, the nation's No. 1 loan originator, has become Guaranteed Rate’s first loan officer to fund $1 billion in loan volume in one year. Over the course of his decade-long career, Banosian has generated more than $4 billion in funded loans. The post Shant Banosian becomes Guaranteed Rate’s first LO to originate $1 billion […]
    Julia Falcon
  • Freddie Mac’s Cindy Waldron to speak at HousingWire Annual September 17, 2020
    Cindy Waldron, vice president of research and analytics in the Single-Family Client and Community Engagement division at Freddie Mac, joins other housing experts on Oct. 8. The post Freddie Mac’s Cindy Waldron to speak at HousingWire Annual appeared first on HousingWire.
    Alex Roha
  • Judy Shelton, Trump’s Fed nominee, may lack Senate votes September 17, 2020
    Judy Shelton, the controversial nominee to an empty seat on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, may lack the votes to win support from the full Senate, according to Sen. John Thune (R-SD). The post Judy Shelton, Trump’s Fed nominee, may lack Senate votes appeared first on HousingWire.
    Kathleen Howley
  • So you want to eClose a mortgage in Texas? September 17, 2020
    One of the first states to accept remote online notarizations, signing a mortgage via eClose in Texas has come a long way since the first adoption in 2018. The post So you want to eClose a mortgage in Texas? appeared first on HousingWire.
    Kelsey Ramírez
  • Builder confidence reaches 35-year high in September September 17, 2020
    The National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose five points to 83 in September – the highest score the series has seen since its inception 35 years ago. The post Builder confidence reaches 35-year high in September appeared first on HousingWire.
    Alex Roha
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