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  • Beige Book: Low demand, inventories softening home sales September 21, 2018
    Home sales in many areas of the nation softened through August, spurred by both reduced demand and low inventories, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book. Read on for more details from the Fed’s latest look at economic conditions across the country.
  • Texas title company acquires three agencies September 19, 2018
    A Texas-based title company which covers more than 100 counties in three states has added three additional companies to its roster. The acquired companies have title plants in 81 counties in Texas and nine in New Mexico.
  • HomePartners Title acquires Florida agency September 19, 2018
    The in-house title company for South Florida-based The Keyes Co. has purchased another Florida title agency. Terms of HomePartners Title Services’ acquisition of Jupiter, Fla.-based Title Network Inc. were not disclosed.
  • Ernst offering fee calculator to title companies September 19, 2018
    Ernst’s Smart Query fee calculator now is available to title and settlement companies on a white-labeled basis. Read on for more details.
  • Refinances drop to four-year low September 19, 2018
    The number of second-quarter mortgage refinances was the lowest since the first quarter of 2014. Read on for more information from ATTOM Data Solutions’ Residential Property Loan Origination Report.

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  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Better Together September 20, 2018
    Have you ever felt the urge to sell your title agency, but you don’t know what it’s worth or where to start? Or are you on the flip side and curious about expanding by buying a title agency? From an agency seller’s perspective, let’s face it, it’s been one heck...
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  • Advocacy Gives You the Opportunity to Be a Difference Maker September 20, 2018
    There is no greater feeling than knowing you have made a difference! Imagine hearing about a recently passed piece of legislation in the news and knowing you had a voice in influencing how the bill was written. That is how many title industry professionals felt the evening of Dec. 15,...
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  • Remote in Location Only September 13, 2018
    More and more companies have employees that work remotely and technology has made it easier than ever to work from anywhere. Yet, teams still work better when they can easily collaborate and share ideas. The challenge is how to have both—employees that work remotely but still work closely with each...
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  • It’s Time to Overhaul Your Website September 13, 2018
    You meet someone at a networking event and they tell you that they work for XYZ Company. It’s a company you’ve never heard of. What’s the first thing you’re probably going to do when you walk away from the conversation? If you’re like most people, you’ll Google the company and...
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  • Don't Miss Out: Register for ALTA ONE September 11, 2018
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  • Capital Economics: Interest rates expected to climb much higher in 2019 September 21, 2018
    Rising interest rates are predicted to slow consumption and investment growth in 2019, according to the latest U.S. economics data from Capital Economics. This spike in market interest rates is already contributing to higher borrowing costs for households and businesses.
  • Crowdfunding lending platform GROUNDFLOOR raises $4.2 million for itself, through crowdfunding September 21, 2018
    GROUNDFLOOR, a real estate lending platform that raises its loan funds via crowdfunding from the public, recently announced it raised an additional $4.2 million for itself in 2018, ultimately bringing its total for the last two years to $6.2 million.
  • Consumers can now freeze their credit for free September 21, 2018
    It hopefully just got a little more difficult for scammers to abuse someone’s credit information, because, as of Sept. 21, 2018, consumers can now freeze their credit at all three of the major credit reporting agencies, for free. Consider this one the “Equifax rule.”
  • Airbnb petitions SEC for rule change to allow hosts to become shareholders September 21, 2018
    Airbnb is asking the Securities and Exchange Commission for a rule change so its hosts can become part owners in the company, according to a report from CNBC’s Sara Salinas. The rule in question is Rule 701, an SEC rule governing equity awards of private companies. The changes proposed would allow “gig economy” workers to […]
  • Here are 4 "buy" cities for multifamily investment September 21, 2018
    Scouring the nation for your next cash cow multifamily acquisition? Look no further than these four underrated cities RealPage says have great upside. Things are a little too competitive for to be profitable for many investors in the primary markets. RealPage’s picks are not the sexiest markets, but their fundamentals are solid and their growth […]

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  • Capital Economics: Interest rates expected to climb much higher in 2019 September 21, 2018
    Rising interest rates are predicted to slow consumption and investment growth in 2019, according to the latest U.S. economics data from Capital Economics. This spike in market interest rates is already contributing to higher borrowing costs for households and businesses.
  • Fiserv Lending Solutions rebranding as Sagent Lending Technologies September 21, 2018
    Earlier this year, Fiserv sold more than half of its mortgage servicing business to private equity firm Warburg Pincus for $395 million. The plan was for the companies to operate the servicing business, called Fiserv Lending Solutions, as a joint venture. And that’s still the case, although the joint venture won’t carry Fiserv’s name anymore.
  • Crowdfunding lending platform GROUNDFLOOR raises $4.2 million for itself, through crowdfunding September 21, 2018
    GROUNDFLOOR, a real estate lending platform that raises its loan funds via crowdfunding from the public, recently announced it raised an additional $4.2 million for itself in 2018, ultimately bringing its total for the last two years to $6.2 million.
  • Consumers can now freeze their credit for free September 21, 2018
    It hopefully just got a little more difficult for scammers to abuse someone’s credit information, because, as of Sept. 21, 2018, consumers can now freeze their credit at all three of the major credit reporting agencies, for free. Consider this one the “Equifax rule.”
  • BMO Harris getting rid of their face-to-face loan officers September 21, 2018
    BMO Harris Bank is getting rid of most of its customer-facing mortgage loan officers. According to a report from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Paul Gores, the Chicago-based bank is going to put its energy behind its centralized mortgage call center and minimize its face-to-face LO presence in response to changing customer behavior.

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