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  • Stewart taps industry veteran to oversee eight states January 23, 2020
    Stewart Information Services Corp. has named a group senior vice president for the Pacific Northwest and Mountain States. Read on to learn who Stewart promoted and why.
  • Covius acquires Clayton Services January 23, 2020
    Covius Holdings, Inc. has acquired Clayton Services, LLC from Radian Group Inc. Read on to learn what Covius Chairman and CEO Rob Clements said about the acquisition.
  • Report: Builder confidence hovering near 20-year high January 22, 2020
    Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes remained as high as it’s been in more than two decades, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau reported that housing starts in December reached a 13-year high.
  • National staffing firm expands into title and escrow January 22, 2020
    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.
  • Midwest Loan selects Black Knight January 22, 2020
    Midwest Loan Services has signed a seven-year contract to use Black Knight, Inc.’s MSP servicing system, as well as its servicing digital product, actionable intelligence platform (AIP), and several solutions to support its default operations. Read on for more details.

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  • What Is Multifactor Authentication? January 21, 2020
    An update to ALTA’s Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices that went into effect in January requires the use of multifactor authentication (MFA) for all remotely hosted or remotely accessible systems storing, transmitting or transferring non-public personal information. Multifactor authentication is different than the traditional method of logging into...
    ALTA Blog
  • HTTPS vs. HTTP December 17, 2019
    Many companies still use what's commonly known as HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) to communicate between different systems and allow for the transfer of data from a web server to a browser, allowing users to view web pages. Prior to 2014, only companies with e-commerce pages bothered using HTTPS, which stands...
    ALTA Blog
  • The Business Value of ‘Thank You’ December 12, 2019
    By Cindy McGovern Remember the last time a client, a boss or a co-worker gave you a handwritten thank-you note to let you know you’re doing a good job? Maybe someone at work has surprised you with flowers, an unexpected gift or a bonus. Has a vendor ever slipped you...
    ALTA Blog
  • Business Continuity: Have a Plan December 5, 2019
    Earlier this year, while Americans across the country were still celebrating July 4th, Jaime Kosofsky and his staff woke the following day to learn that a fire had gutted Brady & Kosofsky’s main office in Matthews, N.C. Kosofsky, a partner with the law firm, said that within minutes of arriving...
    ALTA Blog
  • Get Your Free ALTA Registry Listing November 21, 2019
    In 1878, New Haven, Conn., became home to what is considered the world’s first telephone directory, consisting of a single piece of cardboard that included listings for 50 individuals, businesses and other offices in the city of 150,000 people. While other businesses had used telephones before—even printing lists of subscribers—the...
    ALTA Blog

RSS Real Estate News

  • RealPage continues growing, set to acquire Modern Message January 24, 2020
    Real estate tech company RealPage announced recently that it will be acquiring multifamily real estate engagement solution Modern Message. The post RealPage continues growing, set to acquire Modern Message appeared first on HousingWire.
    Julia Falcon
  • Baby Boomers in Minnesota have the best credit scores January 24, 2020
    Baby Boomers in Minnesota had the highest credit scores among U.S. states and generations, according to a report from Experian on Thursday. The post Baby Boomers in Minnesota have the best credit scores appeared first on HousingWire.
    Kathleen Howley
  • Six reasons why agents should stop answering their phones – Seriously! January 24, 2020
    This column is for you if "even the mere thought of not answering your phone makes you start huffing into a brown paper bag," HousingWire Columnist Dustin Brohm writes. The post Six reasons why agents should stop answering their phones – Seriously! appeared first on HousingWire.
    Maleesa Smith
  • CFPB now taking friendlier approach to financial abuses January 24, 2020
    For years, the financial services industry has been asking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to address what the industry views as ambiguity surrounding the bureau’s regulation of “abusive” practices. And now they’re getting their way. The post CFPB now taking friendlier approach to financial abuses appeared first on HousingWire.
    Ben Lane
  • AIME creates new position, brings on Katie Sweeney January 24, 2020
    Mortgage industry trade group Association of Independent Mortgage Experts has announced the hire of Katie Sweeney as its EVP of strategy. The post AIME creates new position, brings on Katie Sweeney appeared first on HousingWire.
    Julia Falcon

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  • RealPage continues growing, set to acquire Modern Message January 24, 2020
    Real estate tech company RealPage announced recently that it will be acquiring multifamily real estate engagement solution Modern Message. The post RealPage continues growing, set to acquire Modern Message appeared first on HousingWire.
    Julia Falcon
  • Baby Boomers in Minnesota have the best credit scores January 24, 2020
    Baby Boomers in Minnesota had the highest credit scores among U.S. states and generations, according to a report from Experian on Thursday. The post Baby Boomers in Minnesota have the best credit scores appeared first on HousingWire.
    Kathleen Howley
  • Six reasons why agents should stop answering their phones – Seriously! January 24, 2020
    This column is for you if "even the mere thought of not answering your phone makes you start huffing into a brown paper bag," HousingWire Columnist Dustin Brohm writes. The post Six reasons why agents should stop answering their phones – Seriously! appeared first on HousingWire.
    Maleesa Smith
  • CFPB now taking friendlier approach to financial abuses January 24, 2020
    For years, the financial services industry has been asking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to address what the industry views as ambiguity surrounding the bureau’s regulation of “abusive” practices. And now they’re getting their way. The post CFPB now taking friendlier approach to financial abuses appeared first on HousingWire.
    Ben Lane
  • AIME creates new position, brings on Katie Sweeney January 24, 2020
    Mortgage industry trade group Association of Independent Mortgage Experts has announced the hire of Katie Sweeney as its EVP of strategy. The post AIME creates new position, brings on Katie Sweeney appeared first on HousingWire.
    Julia Falcon

RSS Investments News

  • RealPage continues growing, set to acquire Modern Message January 24, 2020
    Real estate tech company RealPage announced recently that it will be acquiring multifamily real estate engagement solution Modern Message. The post RealPage continues growing, set to acquire Modern Message appeared first on HousingWire.
    Julia Falcon
  • Baby Boomers in Minnesota have the best credit scores January 24, 2020
    Baby Boomers in Minnesota had the highest credit scores among U.S. states and generations, according to a report from Experian on Thursday. The post Baby Boomers in Minnesota have the best credit scores appeared first on HousingWire.
    Kathleen Howley
  • Six reasons why agents should stop answering their phones – Seriously! January 24, 2020
    This column is for you if "even the mere thought of not answering your phone makes you start huffing into a brown paper bag," HousingWire Columnist Dustin Brohm writes. The post Six reasons why agents should stop answering their phones – Seriously! appeared first on HousingWire.
    Maleesa Smith
  • CFPB now taking friendlier approach to financial abuses January 24, 2020
    For years, the financial services industry has been asking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to address what the industry views as ambiguity surrounding the bureau’s regulation of “abusive” practices. And now they’re getting their way. The post CFPB now taking friendlier approach to financial abuses appeared first on HousingWire.
    Ben Lane
  • AIME creates new position, brings on Katie Sweeney January 24, 2020
    Mortgage industry trade group Association of Independent Mortgage Experts has announced the hire of Katie Sweeney as its EVP of strategy. The post AIME creates new position, brings on Katie Sweeney appeared first on HousingWire.
    Julia Falcon
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