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  • DataTrace adds over 1,000 title plants January 20, 2022
    DataTrace added over 1,000 new geographic title plants across the country, almost tripling the company’s county coverage. The new title plants leverage the latest AI and automation technology, according to the company. Read on for more.
  • Notarize expands leadership team January 20, 2022
    Notarize appointed a new chief technology officer (CTO) and chief people officer. The CTO will drive Notarize’s product and technology strategy while elevating security across its online notarization platform, and the chief people officer will lead the HR and People department. Read on for more.
  • MooveGuru offers homeownership portal franchise January 20, 2022
    Proptech company MooveGuru said it is the first firm to offer franchises to real estate service providers in brokerage, title and mortgage that enable the companies to deliver a homeownership portal to homeowners to gain access to preferred local services at a discount. Read on for more.
  • AmeriTitle names vice president January 20, 2022
    AmeriTitle named a vice president of the company. She will continue to work with managers, escrow supervisors, and escrow staff throughout Idaho and eastern Oregon, and will work with Alliance Title in Twin Falls. Read on for more.
  • Flueid names senior vice president January 20, 2022
    Real estate technology company Flueid named a senior vice president of business development, default and capital markets. He will be responsible for driving and leading sales for the company’s default and capital markets solutions. Read on for more.

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  • CFPB Increases Civil Penalty for RESPA Violations January 21, 2022
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it increased the maximum of each civil penalty under its jurisdiction, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). The adjustments are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996...
    ALTA Blog
  • Federal Title & Escrow Donates $5,500 During Holiday Giving Campaign  January 6, 2022
    Washington, D.C.-based Federal Title & Escrow Co. announced the 10 beneficiaries of its inaugural Holiday Giving Campaign that invited some of the area's top real estate agents to nominate their favorite local non-profits to receive a $500 donation. Federal Title kicked off the Holiday Giving Campaign just after Thanksgiving, working...
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  • Top TitleNews Online Articles of 2021 December 28, 2021
    Nationally, the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis continued to dominate the headlines. For the title industry, articles focused on cybersecurity and wire fraud were the most popular. Today, we begin our countdown of the most-read TitleNews Online article of the past year. Below are articles six through 10. On Thursday, we...
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  • RamQuest Contributes to Christmas Cops Campaign December 16, 2021
    As part of its ongoing GiveBIG initiative to support local communities, RamQuest and sister company Pavaso came together to support the Plano Police Association’s (PPA) Christmas Cops program. Throughout the year, police officers in Plano, Texas, come across families in need. During the holiday season, when the needs are even...
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  • Addressing Illegal Covenants in Historic Land Records December 9, 2021
    Documents in the land records provide public notice of property ownership and indicate when real estate is subject to a mortgage, judgment, or other encumbrance. These public records are accessed, reviewed, and used in every real estate transaction, including refinancing of home loans. A property’s chain of title includes transfers...
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RSS Real Estate News

  • How rookie agents are faring during the pandemic January 21, 2022
    Lack of hands-on experience and unprecedented market conditions spurred by the pandemic pose the biggest challenges to new real estate agents. The post How rookie agents are faring during the pandemic appeared first on HousingWire.
    RealTrends
  • Flagstar to pay $3.6M over flood insurance violations January 21, 2022
    The regulator said Flagstar violated the Flood Disaster Protection Act to “make, increase, extend, or renew loans” secured by properties in special flood hazard areas only after obtaining proof of adequate insurance. The post Flagstar to pay $3.6M over flood insurance violations appeared first on HousingWire.
    Flávia Furlan Nunes
  • Court authorizes class action against Carrington over servicing fees January 21, 2022
    A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that borrowers can pursue a class action lawsuit against Carrington Mortgage Services regarding the fees it applied when collecting payments online or by phone. The post Court authorizes class action against Carrington over servicing fees appeared first on HousingWire.
    Flávia Furlan Nunes
  • The emerging ESG market is a diamond in the rough January 21, 2022
    Hidden among all the fears of ESG greenwashing may be a framework for green RMBS, according to some experts working to develop investment standards. The post The emerging ESG market is a diamond in the rough appeared first on HousingWire.
    Bill Conroy
  • Purchase mortgage volume projected to clear $2.1T in ’22, ’23 January 21, 2022
    Freddie Mac expects that home purchase mortgage originations will grow to $2.1 trillion in 2022 from $1.9 trillion in 2021. The GSE expects $2.2 trillion in purchase volume in 2023. The post Purchase mortgage volume projected to clear $2.1T in ’22, ’23 appeared first on HousingWire.
    Maria Volkova

RSS Lending News

  • How rookie agents are faring during the pandemic January 21, 2022
    Lack of hands-on experience and unprecedented market conditions spurred by the pandemic pose the biggest challenges to new real estate agents. The post How rookie agents are faring during the pandemic appeared first on HousingWire.
    RealTrends
  • Flagstar to pay $3.6M over flood insurance violations January 21, 2022
    The regulator said Flagstar violated the Flood Disaster Protection Act to “make, increase, extend, or renew loans” secured by properties in special flood hazard areas only after obtaining proof of adequate insurance. The post Flagstar to pay $3.6M over flood insurance violations appeared first on HousingWire.
    Flávia Furlan Nunes
  • Court authorizes class action against Carrington over servicing fees January 21, 2022
    A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that borrowers can pursue a class action lawsuit against Carrington Mortgage Services regarding the fees it applied when collecting payments online or by phone. The post Court authorizes class action against Carrington over servicing fees appeared first on HousingWire.
    Flávia Furlan Nunes
  • The emerging ESG market is a diamond in the rough January 21, 2022
    Hidden among all the fears of ESG greenwashing may be a framework for green RMBS, according to some experts working to develop investment standards. The post The emerging ESG market is a diamond in the rough appeared first on HousingWire.
    Bill Conroy
  • Purchase mortgage volume projected to clear $2.1T in ’22, ’23 January 21, 2022
    Freddie Mac expects that home purchase mortgage originations will grow to $2.1 trillion in 2022 from $1.9 trillion in 2021. The GSE expects $2.2 trillion in purchase volume in 2023. The post Purchase mortgage volume projected to clear $2.1T in ’22, ’23 appeared first on HousingWire.
    Maria Volkova

RSS Investments News

  • How rookie agents are faring during the pandemic January 21, 2022
    Lack of hands-on experience and unprecedented market conditions spurred by the pandemic pose the biggest challenges to new real estate agents. The post How rookie agents are faring during the pandemic appeared first on HousingWire.
    RealTrends
  • Flagstar to pay $3.6M over flood insurance violations January 21, 2022
    The regulator said Flagstar violated the Flood Disaster Protection Act to “make, increase, extend, or renew loans” secured by properties in special flood hazard areas only after obtaining proof of adequate insurance. The post Flagstar to pay $3.6M over flood insurance violations appeared first on HousingWire.
    Flávia Furlan Nunes
  • Court authorizes class action against Carrington over servicing fees January 21, 2022
    A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that borrowers can pursue a class action lawsuit against Carrington Mortgage Services regarding the fees it applied when collecting payments online or by phone. The post Court authorizes class action against Carrington over servicing fees appeared first on HousingWire.
    Flávia Furlan Nunes
  • The emerging ESG market is a diamond in the rough January 21, 2022
    Hidden among all the fears of ESG greenwashing may be a framework for green RMBS, according to some experts working to develop investment standards. The post The emerging ESG market is a diamond in the rough appeared first on HousingWire.
    Bill Conroy
  • Purchase mortgage volume projected to clear $2.1T in ’22, ’23 January 21, 2022
    Freddie Mac expects that home purchase mortgage originations will grow to $2.1 trillion in 2022 from $1.9 trillion in 2021. The GSE expects $2.2 trillion in purchase volume in 2023. The post Purchase mortgage volume projected to clear $2.1T in ’22, ’23 appeared first on HousingWire.
    Maria Volkova
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