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  • TRG’s third-quarter earnings up slightly November 14, 2019
    A huge increase in refinances helped Realogy’s Holding Corp.’s Title Resource Group generate slightly improved third-quarter earnings, according to the company’s latest earnings statement.
  • DC-area title agency offering digital transfers of EMDs November 14, 2019
    A D.C.-area title agency has partnered with Earnnest to offer digital transfers of earnest money deposits (EMDs) through the latter's technology platform. Read on for more details of the announcement.
  • Small-business owners remain optimistic November 14, 2019
    The level of optimism among small-business owners increased slightly during October, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. Read on for more details from the latest report.
  • Millennial refinances reach new high November 14, 2019
    During September, the share of refinances among millennials reached its highest level since Ellie Mae began tracking the data nearly three years ago. Read on for more details.
  • SLK Global hires vice president November 14, 2019
    SLK Global Solutions has hired a vice president of customer relationship management. Read on for more details.

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  • GenEveryone: Connect With All Generations November 15, 2019
    Marketing and branding innovator Scott Stratten took the stage sporting a man bun for the closing Omni Session at ALTA ONE in Austin. Why the interesting hair style? Stratten quickly explained. “My wife loves it. That’s the only reason,” he joked. From there, the best-selling author and president of UnMarketing...
    ALTA Blog
  • ALTA President: Be Authentic and Win November 14, 2019
    In the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Freddie Mercury’s father says, “good thoughts, good words and good deeds.” It’s a reference to one of the core Zoroaster religious maxims, which reinforces the idea of doing the right thing, and worldly rewards will follow. Mary O’Donnell, ALTA’s 2019-20 president, mentioned this quote during...
    ALTA Blog
  • Survey: Most Title Companies Interested in Offering Digital Closings November 6, 2019
    Eighty percent of title companies are interested in conducting digital closings or have already closed some type of hybrid, electronic or remote online closing, according to a recent ALTA survey. The survey of more than 800 title professionals showed that 44 percent are interested in digital closings, while 19 percent...
    ALTA Blog
  • Alert: Spoofed Email Appears to Come from ALTA November 5, 2019
    ALTA is alerting its members to delete a phishing email with the subject line “American Land Title Association.” The email appears to come from Cande Fudge, ALTA’s membership and licensing manager. The email says ALTA is interested in doing an interview with the recipient and to review the attached document...
    ALTA Blog
  • Winners of ALTA Our Values Awards October 31, 2019
    ALTA announced the winners of the ALTA Our Values Awards, which serve as the industry’s cultural compass and highlight the core ideals ALTA members embrace. The four Our Values Awards were presented during ALTA ONE, the largest annual event for the land title insurance industry, held Oct. 22-25 in Austin....
    ALTA Blog

RSS Real Estate News

  • Co-living startup Bungalow raises $47 million, including investment from Alex Rodriguez November 18, 2019
    Real estate startup Bungalow launched last year, offering a unique solution for finding affordable housing in some of the nation’s most expensive housing markets. Now, the company has raised $47 million from various investors, including A-Rod Corp., the investment firm founded and led by former MLB star Alex Rodriguez. The post Co-living startup Bungalow raises […]
    Ben Lane
  • BuildFax: New construction, remodeling see increased activity November 18, 2019
    Single-family housing authorizations increased by 0.24% from September to October 2019. This marked a 2.33% increase year over year – the first year-over-year bump since September of 2018. The post BuildFax: New construction, remodeling see increased activity appeared first on HousingWire.
    Maleesa Smith
  • California’s median home price jumps 6% to $605,280 November 18, 2019
    The median price for a single-family home in California, the nation’s most populous state, rose 6% in October from a year earlier. The price surge “is the consequence of an ongoing mismatch between supply and demand,” said Leslie Appleton-Young. The post California’s median home price jumps 6% to $605,280 appeared first on HousingWire.
    Kathleen Howley
  • Housing in these cities may become unaffordable by 2028 November 18, 2019
    House prices are still on the rise, and as we approach a new decade, there are a handful of housing markets where home prices could be unaffordable before that upcoming decade ends. The post Housing in these cities may become unaffordable by 2028 appeared first on HousingWire.
    Julia Falcon
  • LenderClose adds two more to sales team November 18, 2019
    Fintech startup company LenderClose announced Monday that it expanded within its sales team. This is another of the many additions the HW Tech100 winner has made to its team this year. The post LenderClose adds two more to sales team appeared first on HousingWire.
    Julia Falcon

RSS Lending News

  • Co-living startup Bungalow raises $47 million, including investment from Alex Rodriguez November 18, 2019
    Real estate startup Bungalow launched last year, offering a unique solution for finding affordable housing in some of the nation’s most expensive housing markets. Now, the company has raised $47 million from various investors, including A-Rod Corp., the investment firm founded and led by former MLB star Alex Rodriguez. The post Co-living startup Bungalow raises […]
    Ben Lane
  • BuildFax: New construction, remodeling see increased activity November 18, 2019
    Single-family housing authorizations increased by 0.24% from September to October 2019. This marked a 2.33% increase year over year – the first year-over-year bump since September of 2018. The post BuildFax: New construction, remodeling see increased activity appeared first on HousingWire.
    Maleesa Smith
  • California’s median home price jumps 6% to $605,280 November 18, 2019
    The median price for a single-family home in California, the nation’s most populous state, rose 6% in October from a year earlier. The price surge “is the consequence of an ongoing mismatch between supply and demand,” said Leslie Appleton-Young. The post California’s median home price jumps 6% to $605,280 appeared first on HousingWire.
    Kathleen Howley
  • Housing in these cities may become unaffordable by 2028 November 18, 2019
    House prices are still on the rise, and as we approach a new decade, there are a handful of housing markets where home prices could be unaffordable before that upcoming decade ends. The post Housing in these cities may become unaffordable by 2028 appeared first on HousingWire.
    Julia Falcon
  • LenderClose adds two more to sales team November 18, 2019
    Fintech startup company LenderClose announced Monday that it expanded within its sales team. This is another of the many additions the HW Tech100 winner has made to its team this year. The post LenderClose adds two more to sales team appeared first on HousingWire.
    Julia Falcon

RSS Investments News

  • Co-living startup Bungalow raises $47 million, including investment from Alex Rodriguez November 18, 2019
    Real estate startup Bungalow launched last year, offering a unique solution for finding affordable housing in some of the nation’s most expensive housing markets. Now, the company has raised $47 million from various investors, including A-Rod Corp., the investment firm founded and led by former MLB star Alex Rodriguez. The post Co-living startup Bungalow raises […]
    Ben Lane
  • BuildFax: New construction, remodeling see increased activity November 18, 2019
    Single-family housing authorizations increased by 0.24% from September to October 2019. This marked a 2.33% increase year over year – the first year-over-year bump since September of 2018. The post BuildFax: New construction, remodeling see increased activity appeared first on HousingWire.
    Maleesa Smith
  • California’s median home price jumps 6% to $605,280 November 18, 2019
    The median price for a single-family home in California, the nation’s most populous state, rose 6% in October from a year earlier. The price surge “is the consequence of an ongoing mismatch between supply and demand,” said Leslie Appleton-Young. The post California’s median home price jumps 6% to $605,280 appeared first on HousingWire.
    Kathleen Howley
  • Housing in these cities may become unaffordable by 2028 November 18, 2019
    House prices are still on the rise, and as we approach a new decade, there are a handful of housing markets where home prices could be unaffordable before that upcoming decade ends. The post Housing in these cities may become unaffordable by 2028 appeared first on HousingWire.
    Julia Falcon
  • LenderClose adds two more to sales team November 18, 2019
    Fintech startup company LenderClose announced Monday that it expanded within its sales team. This is another of the many additions the HW Tech100 winner has made to its team this year. The post LenderClose adds two more to sales team appeared first on HousingWire.
    Julia Falcon
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