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  • Stewart acquires Signature Closers March 2, 2021
    Stewart Information Services Corp. has acquired Signature Closers, LLC, the company announced. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read on to learn more about the acquisition.
  • Compass acquires D.C. title agency March 2, 2021
    The real estate technology company Compass has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a leading title insurance and settlement services company serving the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the company announced. In 2020, Compass acquired title and escrow-software startup Modus.
  • Fidelity’s quarterly revenue up nearly a third March 2, 2021
    Fidelity National Financial, Inc.’s fourth-quarter title revenue increased by more than 30 percent, according to the company’s latest earnings statement. CEO Randy Quirk said the company is very pleased with its strong financial results and made significant headway in technology investments in its title business.
  • NexTitle hires former Fidelity executive March 2, 2021
    NexTitle has added a vice president of revenue operations and sales. Read on for more details.
  • Median prices up in most Opportunity Zones March 2, 2021
    Median home prices increased during the fourth quarter in 77 percent of Opportunity Zones established by Congress. Read on for more details.

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  • Share Tips, Best Practices About Wire Fraud During National Consumer Protection Week March 2, 2021
    Title and settlement professionals can join the Federal Trade Commission and more than 100 groups and organizations participating in the 23rd annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), which lasts through March 6. NCPW is a coordinated campaign designed to focus on the importance of keeping consumers informed while providing them...
    ALTA Blog
  • Multifamily Housing Down in 2021 but Will Rebound in 2022 February 11, 2021
    Regulatory and supply-side challenges coupled with slowing rent growth and rising vacancy rates will weaken the multifamily construction market in 2021. However, the development market should stabilize by 2022, according to economists from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). "Though the multifamily sector is performing much better than nonresidential...
    ALTA Blog
  • What Is Business Email Compromise? February 10, 2021
    Business email compromise (BEC) is one of the most financially damaging online crimes. It exploits the fact that so many on email to conduct business. The FBI reported losses due to BEC totaled $1.7 billion in 2019. Data for 2020 is expected to be released in March. In a BEC...
    ALTA Blog
  • Stay Vigilant Against Business Email Compromise, Phishing Emails February 9, 2021
    The combination of a global pandemic coupled with a world full of remote workers led to a 660 percent increase in phishing attempts since March 1, 2020, according to ID Agent. Like title and settlement companies, email from ALTA staff can be spoofed. As a reminder, ALTA will never ask...
    ALTA Blog
  • ALTA Member Profile: From Bartender to Innovative Title Company Owner February 2, 2021
    Mo Choumil | Founder/CEO | ATG Title How long have you been in the title industry and how did you get started in this profession? It’s been 27 years already! I actually started as an abstractor back in 1993, but kept my focus sharp and decided to take the proverbial...
    ALTA Blog

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  • What to do about the appraiser shortage March 5, 2021
    Overcoming the current appraiser shortage is the first hurdle in restocking the shallow field. But compounding the problem is a lack of appraisers entering the profession. The post What to do about the appraiser shortage appeared first on HousingWire.
    Tim Glaze
  • Mat Ishbia outlines UWM purchase strategy March 5, 2021
    One of UWM's long-term plays is holding onto mortgage servicing rights. Ishbia said UWM finished 2020 with about $185-190 billion in MSRs , and said he expects UWM will grow that to about $300 billion this year. The post Mat Ishbia outlines UWM purchase strategy appeared first on HousingWire.
    Sarah Wheeler
  • Employment gains small but mighty in February March 5, 2021
    For the fourth month in a row the U.S. unemployment situation was left virtually unchanged, dropping to 6.2% in February, the U.S. Labor Department said. The post Employment gains small but mighty in February appeared first on HousingWire.
    Alex Roha
  • CoStar drops bid for CoreLogic citing market volatility March 5, 2021
    CoStar announced it is withdrawing its bid for CoreLogic after the data giant rejected CoStar's amended offer from its original $6.9B to about $6.6B. The post CoStar drops bid for CoreLogic citing market volatility appeared first on HousingWire.
    Alex Roha
  • Mike Cagney eyes Walmart’s potential move into mortgage March 5, 2021
    Figure Technologies' Mike Cagney said when it comes to watching out for non-endemic players impacting the real estate market, he has his eye on Walmart. The post Mike Cagney eyes Walmart’s potential move into mortgage appeared first on HousingWire.
    FinLedger

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  • What to do about the appraiser shortage March 5, 2021
    Overcoming the current appraiser shortage is the first hurdle in restocking the shallow field. But compounding the problem is a lack of appraisers entering the profession. The post What to do about the appraiser shortage appeared first on HousingWire.
    Tim Glaze
  • Mat Ishbia outlines UWM purchase strategy March 5, 2021
    One of UWM's long-term plays is holding onto mortgage servicing rights. Ishbia said UWM finished 2020 with about $185-190 billion in MSRs , and said he expects UWM will grow that to about $300 billion this year. The post Mat Ishbia outlines UWM purchase strategy appeared first on HousingWire.
    Sarah Wheeler
  • Employment gains small but mighty in February March 5, 2021
    For the fourth month in a row the U.S. unemployment situation was left virtually unchanged, dropping to 6.2% in February, the U.S. Labor Department said. The post Employment gains small but mighty in February appeared first on HousingWire.
    Alex Roha
  • CoStar drops bid for CoreLogic citing market volatility March 5, 2021
    CoStar announced it is withdrawing its bid for CoreLogic after the data giant rejected CoStar's amended offer from its original $6.9B to about $6.6B. The post CoStar drops bid for CoreLogic citing market volatility appeared first on HousingWire.
    Alex Roha
  • Mike Cagney eyes Walmart’s potential move into mortgage March 5, 2021
    Figure Technologies' Mike Cagney said when it comes to watching out for non-endemic players impacting the real estate market, he has his eye on Walmart. The post Mike Cagney eyes Walmart’s potential move into mortgage appeared first on HousingWire.
    FinLedger

RSS Investments News

  • What to do about the appraiser shortage March 5, 2021
    Overcoming the current appraiser shortage is the first hurdle in restocking the shallow field. But compounding the problem is a lack of appraisers entering the profession. The post What to do about the appraiser shortage appeared first on HousingWire.
    Tim Glaze
  • Mat Ishbia outlines UWM purchase strategy March 5, 2021
    One of UWM's long-term plays is holding onto mortgage servicing rights. Ishbia said UWM finished 2020 with about $185-190 billion in MSRs , and said he expects UWM will grow that to about $300 billion this year. The post Mat Ishbia outlines UWM purchase strategy appeared first on HousingWire.
    Sarah Wheeler
  • Employment gains small but mighty in February March 5, 2021
    For the fourth month in a row the U.S. unemployment situation was left virtually unchanged, dropping to 6.2% in February, the U.S. Labor Department said. The post Employment gains small but mighty in February appeared first on HousingWire.
    Alex Roha
  • CoStar drops bid for CoreLogic citing market volatility March 5, 2021
    CoStar announced it is withdrawing its bid for CoreLogic after the data giant rejected CoStar's amended offer from its original $6.9B to about $6.6B. The post CoStar drops bid for CoreLogic citing market volatility appeared first on HousingWire.
    Alex Roha
  • Mike Cagney eyes Walmart’s potential move into mortgage March 5, 2021
    Figure Technologies' Mike Cagney said when it comes to watching out for non-endemic players impacting the real estate market, he has his eye on Walmart. The post Mike Cagney eyes Walmart’s potential move into mortgage appeared first on HousingWire.
    FinLedger
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