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  • HomeServices of America acquires Hudson Valley Properties September 17, 2021
    HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, acquired New York-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties. HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties includes more than 400 agents in 13 offices. Read on for more about the acquisition.
  • Survey: Only 1 in 5 homebuyers understand closing documents September 17, 2021
    According to Qualia’s Homebuyer Sentiment Index, only one in five homebuyers surveyed said they understood all the documents they signed at a closing. The findings underscore the risks consumers take when they act too quickly without understanding the process or transaction costs involved, according to Qualia. Read on for more about the survey.
  • First Source Title opens Texas office September 17, 2021
    Cleveland, Ohio-based First Source Title Agency recently celebrated the grand opening of its new office in Plano, Texas. The Plano office includes six employees working under a branch manager. Read on for more about First Source Title Agency’s expansion.
  • SnapClose launches expanded integration with Stewart September 17, 2021
    SnapClose rolled out an expanded integration with Stewart Title Guaranty Co. The integration generates policy jackets and closing protection letters directly from the SnapClose Pro platforms. Read on for more.
  • WFG adds South Texas regional manager September 17, 2021
    WFG National Title Insurance Co. hired a 20-year title industry veteran as its South Texas regional manager/Houston division president. She will head WFG’s expansion into three new Texas markets. Read on for more.

RSS ALTA NEWS

  • New RULONA Amendment Gives More Flexibility September 21, 2021
    It’s not news to anyone in the title industry that there has been an explosion of interest in remote online notarization (RON) since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past year also saw growing interest in paper alternatives to the RON experience. Performing a RON requires using electronic documents...
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  • ALTA Welcomes New Members September 21, 2021
    ALTA is pleased to announce new and associate members, as well as real estate attorneys, who have recently joined ALTA. Over the past month, ALTA gained 36 new members, including seven attorney members and four associate members. So far in 2021, ALTA has 6,021 member companies. Click here for a...
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  • 2021 ALTA Commercial Network Webinar Series September 14, 2021
    Check out all four of the recordings from the 2021 ALTA Commercial Network webinar series. The presentations focused on the 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the McGirt v. Oklahoma, the new ALTA Policy Forms, the revised ALTA NSPS Land Title Survey Standards and potential changes to 1031 business. The...
    ALTA Blog
  • ALTA Member Profile: Doma’s Chief Data Scientist Strives to Take Title, Closing to New Galaxy September 2, 2021
    Andy Mahdavi Chief Data Scientist | Doma (formerly known as States Title) How does a person with a doctorate in astronomy and astrophysics land in the financial services sector? It’s not as uncommon as you’d think! Research labs around the country need many more graduate research assistants than there are...
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  • Cyber Coverage Premiums Increase 25%, Survey Shows September 2, 2021
    The average premium for cyber insurance coverage increased 25.5% during the second quarter of 2021, according to a survey from the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB). This is on top of an increase of 18% in the first quarter of the year. The increase for cyber insurance was...
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RSS Real Estate News

  • Housing permits hold the key for economic expansion September 21, 2021
    Housing permits, for me, is one of the most important housing and economic data lines we have in America. As long as housing permits are moving upward, not only is housing doing ok but the economic expansion is moving along nicely post-1996. HW+ Premium Content. The post Housing permits hold the key for economic expansion […]
    Sarah Wheeler
  • Lennar builds big profits, but still has complaints September 21, 2021
    National homebuilding titan Lennar is comfortably profitable, but company executives lament that a struggle to procure construction materials keeps them from doing more. HW+ Premium Content The post Lennar builds big profits, but still has complaints appeared first on HousingWire.
    Matthew Blake
  • Senate to advance Biden’s pick for CFPB September 21, 2021
    Eight months after President Biden tapped Rohit Chopra to lead the CFPB, Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he is ready to bring the nomination to the Senate floor for a vote The post Senate to advance Biden’s pick for CFPB appeared first on HousingWire.
    Georgia Kromrei
  • Renter market picks up in suburbs September 21, 2021
    Renters are making up a growing share of American suburbs. Today, an estimated 21 million people rent a suburban home in one of 50 largest metros. The post Renter market picks up in suburbs appeared first on HousingWire.
    Brooklee Han
  • Jeffrey Naimon to speak at HW Annual Sept. 27-28 September 21, 2021
    HousingWire invited attorney Jeffrey Naimon, partner at the Buckley LLP Washington, D.C. office, to HW Annual to explain new regulations in housing. The post Jeffrey Naimon to speak at HW Annual Sept. 27-28 appeared first on HousingWire.
    Lesley Collins

RSS Lending News

  • Housing permits hold the key for economic expansion September 21, 2021
    Housing permits, for me, is one of the most important housing and economic data lines we have in America. As long as housing permits are moving upward, not only is housing doing ok but the economic expansion is moving along nicely post-1996. HW+ Premium Content. The post Housing permits hold the key for economic expansion […]
    Sarah Wheeler
  • Lennar builds big profits, but still has complaints September 21, 2021
    National homebuilding titan Lennar is comfortably profitable, but company executives lament that a struggle to procure construction materials keeps them from doing more. HW+ Premium Content The post Lennar builds big profits, but still has complaints appeared first on HousingWire.
    Matthew Blake
  • Senate to advance Biden’s pick for CFPB September 21, 2021
    Eight months after President Biden tapped Rohit Chopra to lead the CFPB, Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he is ready to bring the nomination to the Senate floor for a vote The post Senate to advance Biden’s pick for CFPB appeared first on HousingWire.
    Georgia Kromrei
  • Renter market picks up in suburbs September 21, 2021
    Renters are making up a growing share of American suburbs. Today, an estimated 21 million people rent a suburban home in one of 50 largest metros. The post Renter market picks up in suburbs appeared first on HousingWire.
    Brooklee Han
  • Jeffrey Naimon to speak at HW Annual Sept. 27-28 September 21, 2021
    HousingWire invited attorney Jeffrey Naimon, partner at the Buckley LLP Washington, D.C. office, to HW Annual to explain new regulations in housing. The post Jeffrey Naimon to speak at HW Annual Sept. 27-28 appeared first on HousingWire.
    Lesley Collins

RSS Investments News

  • Housing permits hold the key for economic expansion September 21, 2021
    Housing permits, for me, is one of the most important housing and economic data lines we have in America. As long as housing permits are moving upward, not only is housing doing ok but the economic expansion is moving along nicely post-1996. HW+ Premium Content. The post Housing permits hold the key for economic expansion […]
    Sarah Wheeler
  • Lennar builds big profits, but still has complaints September 21, 2021
    National homebuilding titan Lennar is comfortably profitable, but company executives lament that a struggle to procure construction materials keeps them from doing more. HW+ Premium Content The post Lennar builds big profits, but still has complaints appeared first on HousingWire.
    Matthew Blake
  • Senate to advance Biden’s pick for CFPB September 21, 2021
    Eight months after President Biden tapped Rohit Chopra to lead the CFPB, Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he is ready to bring the nomination to the Senate floor for a vote The post Senate to advance Biden’s pick for CFPB appeared first on HousingWire.
    Georgia Kromrei
  • Renter market picks up in suburbs September 21, 2021
    Renters are making up a growing share of American suburbs. Today, an estimated 21 million people rent a suburban home in one of 50 largest metros. The post Renter market picks up in suburbs appeared first on HousingWire.
    Brooklee Han
  • Jeffrey Naimon to speak at HW Annual Sept. 27-28 September 21, 2021
    HousingWire invited attorney Jeffrey Naimon, partner at the Buckley LLP Washington, D.C. office, to HW Annual to explain new regulations in housing. The post Jeffrey Naimon to speak at HW Annual Sept. 27-28 appeared first on HousingWire.
    Lesley Collins
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