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  • Charter Title & Escrow creates Hispanic Division May 6, 2021
    Charter Title & Escrow recently launched a Hispanic Division to better serve the fastest-growing demographic in the Omaha, Neb., area. The new division will focus on education and outreach opportunities. Read on for more about the new division.
  • Realogy reports strongest first quarter in company history May 6, 2021
    Realogy Holdings Corp. delivered its strongest first quarter top and bottom-line results in the company’s history. Its title and mortgage segment earned $61 million of operating EBITDA in the first quarter, up $49 million year-over-year. Read on for more from Realogy’s first-quarter earnings report.
  • HG Holdings to acquire National Consumer Title May 6, 2021
    HG Holdings, Inc., announced it has agreed to acquire 100 percent of the equity of National Consumer Title Insurance Co. and 100 percent of the interest in National Consumer Title Group, LLC, from Southern Fidelity Insurance Co. and affiliates. Read on for more details.
  • FNF Florida Agency hires digital marking manager May 6, 2021
    Fidelity National Financial Family of Companies - Florida Agency Operations has hired a digital marketing manager for its south Florida agency. Read on for more about the new manager.
  • Report: Best time to sell a home is in May, June May 6, 2021
    According to a recent ATTOM Data Solutions report, the months of May and June offer the greatest homeseller premiums, 8.8 percent above market value on average. Read on for more from the report.

RSS ALTA NEWS

  • Outpouring of Gratitude from Those Helped by ALTA Good Deeds Foundation May 6, 2021
    As president of TitleSouth LLC in Alabama, Amye von Seebach knows 2020 proved to be a very successful year from a business standpoint for the title industry. However, the COVID-19 pandemic affected the homeless much differently. “We were fortunate to be in an industry that did not suffer economically during...
    ALTA Blog
  • U.S. Interior Department Takes Steps to Restore Native American Land April 29, 2021
    The U.S. Department of Interior on April 27 issued an order that eases the ability of Native American tribes to take land back into trust. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland issued Order 3400 re-delegating the authority to review and approve applications to place land into trust to the Bureau...
    ALTA Blog
  • Join ALTA's New Online Community April 22, 2021
    Communities are more important than ever in all aspects of our lives. That's one of the reasons why ALTA launched a new online community called ALTA Connection to provide a venue for ALTA members to share information, and build and expand their networks. ALTA hopes participants will share what's happening...
    ALTA Blog
  • Survey: Title Professionals Targeted for Wire Fraud in a Third of all Transactions April 20, 2021
    Title insurance professionals reported cyber criminals attempted to trick employees to wire funds to a fraudulent account in a third of all real estate and mortgage transactions, according to ALTA’s 2021 Wire Fraud and Cyber Crime Survey. However, training and education seem to be working as funds were only wired...
    ALTA Blog
  • April Is National Fair Housing Month April 8, 2021
    This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, landmark legislation signed into law April 11, 1968, by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability and family status. The act furthers the beliefs advocated by...
    ALTA Blog

RSS Real Estate News

  • HG Holdings acquires National Consumer Title May 10, 2021
    HG Holdings Inc agreed last week to acquire 100% of the equity of Florida-based National Consumer Title Insurance Company for $5.5 million. The post HG Holdings acquires National Consumer Title appeared first on HousingWire.
    Tim Glaze
  • Top CFPB official “hates” QM rules, jeopardizing safe harbor May 10, 2021
    A top CFPB official in charge of the rule-making process has heavily criticized the agency's own qualifying mortgage rule, jeopardizing safe harbor. HW+ Premium Content The post Top CFPB official “hates” QM rules, jeopardizing safe harbor appeared first on HousingWire.
    Georgia Kromrei
  • What a dismal jobs report means for the housing market May 7, 2021
    April's U.S. jobs report on Friday was dismal at just 266,000 new jobs, but economists say they're not worried about the housing or mortgage market. HW+ Premium Content The post What a dismal jobs report means for the housing market appeared first on HousingWire.
    Alex Roha
  • DIY projects to increase your home value May 7, 2021
    Not only can DIY projects kill time, but they can also increase a home’s property value. The post DIY projects to increase your home value appeared first on HousingWire.
    Jordan White
  • 6 things you should do after moving into your new home May 7, 2021
    Did you just move into a new home? There are a few important things you should do before opening up a bottle of champagne to celebrate. The post 6 things you should do after moving into your new home appeared first on HousingWire.
    Jordan White

RSS Lending News

  • HG Holdings acquires National Consumer Title May 10, 2021
    HG Holdings Inc agreed last week to acquire 100% of the equity of Florida-based National Consumer Title Insurance Company for $5.5 million. The post HG Holdings acquires National Consumer Title appeared first on HousingWire.
    Tim Glaze
  • Top CFPB official “hates” QM rules, jeopardizing safe harbor May 10, 2021
    A top CFPB official in charge of the rule-making process has heavily criticized the agency's own qualifying mortgage rule, jeopardizing safe harbor. HW+ Premium Content The post Top CFPB official “hates” QM rules, jeopardizing safe harbor appeared first on HousingWire.
    Georgia Kromrei
  • What a dismal jobs report means for the housing market May 7, 2021
    April's U.S. jobs report on Friday was dismal at just 266,000 new jobs, but economists say they're not worried about the housing or mortgage market. HW+ Premium Content The post What a dismal jobs report means for the housing market appeared first on HousingWire.
    Alex Roha
  • DIY projects to increase your home value May 7, 2021
    Not only can DIY projects kill time, but they can also increase a home’s property value. The post DIY projects to increase your home value appeared first on HousingWire.
    Jordan White
  • 6 things you should do after moving into your new home May 7, 2021
    Did you just move into a new home? There are a few important things you should do before opening up a bottle of champagne to celebrate. The post 6 things you should do after moving into your new home appeared first on HousingWire.
    Jordan White

RSS Investments News

  • HG Holdings acquires National Consumer Title May 10, 2021
    HG Holdings Inc agreed last week to acquire 100% of the equity of Florida-based National Consumer Title Insurance Company for $5.5 million. The post HG Holdings acquires National Consumer Title appeared first on HousingWire.
    Tim Glaze
  • Top CFPB official “hates” QM rules, jeopardizing safe harbor May 10, 2021
    A top CFPB official in charge of the rule-making process has heavily criticized the agency's own qualifying mortgage rule, jeopardizing safe harbor. HW+ Premium Content The post Top CFPB official “hates” QM rules, jeopardizing safe harbor appeared first on HousingWire.
    Georgia Kromrei
  • What a dismal jobs report means for the housing market May 7, 2021
    April's U.S. jobs report on Friday was dismal at just 266,000 new jobs, but economists say they're not worried about the housing or mortgage market. HW+ Premium Content The post What a dismal jobs report means for the housing market appeared first on HousingWire.
    Alex Roha
  • DIY projects to increase your home value May 7, 2021
    Not only can DIY projects kill time, but they can also increase a home’s property value. The post DIY projects to increase your home value appeared first on HousingWire.
    Jordan White
  • 6 things you should do after moving into your new home May 7, 2021
    Did you just move into a new home? There are a few important things you should do before opening up a bottle of champagne to celebrate. The post 6 things you should do after moving into your new home appeared first on HousingWire.
    Jordan White
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