Lanco Title joins Northwest Title family of companies

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Ohio-based Lanco Title Agency has joined forces with the Northwest Title group, bringing the two Buckeye State firms together. Lanco Title, owned by Jon Clark, was founded in 1979, servicing the southeastern and central Ohio markets.

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Community Title Network acquires Colony Title Group

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Mid-Atlantic title company Community Title Network LLC has acquired Colony Title Group LTD, an agency in Columbia, Maryland. Edwin Tillman, who founded Colony Title Group in 1995, will remain with the company and serve as leader of branch operations.

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Foundation Title & Escrow merges with Paulus Title

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Foundation Title & Escrow announced it is expanding its footprint in Alabama through its merger with Paula Title. This is the latest in a series of growth expenditures for Tennessee-based Foundation Title & Escrow.

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Shaddock National acquires Continental Title

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Dallas-based Shaddock National Holdings announced its majority equity acquisition of Continental Title Company , which has more than 20 locations in Kansas and Missouri. Services , a title and search support servicer, in March.

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Knight Barry Title acquires Florida’s MLS Title

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Wisconsin-based Knight Barry Title has announced its acquisition of MLS Title , located in Fort Myers, Florida. MLS Title, owned by Susan Malach, opened in 2004. Bringing Susan’s great team on board serves two purposes for us — more convenience for our already loyal local customers and the opportunity to keep building the KBT brand,” said Craig Haskins, Knight Barry Title chief operating officer. In 2018, it acquired four title agencies south of the Twin Cities.

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Title insurers wrote nearly $20 billion in premiums in 2020

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Title insurers wrote $19.2 billion in premiums last year, but a recent report from the American Land Title Association predicts a slowdown in 2021 due to – you guessed it! – Just how fruitful was 2020 for title insurers? segment pretax margin of title insurance and services.

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Stewart adds Arizona’s Thomas Title & Escrow

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Stewart Information Services Corporation , a subsidiary of title giant Stewart Title , has acquired Arizona-based Thomas Title & Escrow. Thomas Title & Escrow, a full-service commercial title company, was founded in 2006.

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Knight Barry Title continues Florida expansion

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Wisconsin-based Knight Barry Title acquired two additional businesses in Florida, running up its number of Sunshine State locations to 15. Knight Barry acquired Closing Boutique’ s two Orlando offices in Clermont and Mount Dora, Florida, as well as Home Title America in West Palm Beach.

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The title insurance arms race heats up

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The first time Lawyers Title of Arizona Sales Executive Sarah Perkins walked through an acquisition was 2006. In fact, the feeding frenzy for title companies is just getting started. The post The title insurance arms race heats up appeared first on HousingWire.

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HG Holdings acquires National Consumer Title

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North Carolina-based HG Holdings Inc agreed last week to acquire 100% of the equity of Florida-based National Consumer Title Insurance Company — owned by Southern Fidelity — and 100% of the interest in National Consumer Title Group LLC.

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Verus Title plants roots in Dallas-Fort Worth

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North Carolina-based Verus Title , a subsidiary of Fathom Holdings , has added offices in the Lone Star State. Verus Title will be focusing on expanding its presence primarily in North Texas, according to Paul Yurashevich, Verus Title founder and president.

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Title Companies and Solutions Special Reports

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The title process is complex, time-consuming and subject to errors and security concerns, which can potentially delay a borrower’s closing date. CoreLogic DataTrace Overland (Boston National Title) Qualia Radian ServiceLink Sourcepoint WFG Lender Services.

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Here are 2020’s top companies in title so far

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The title industry experienced quite a rush in the second quarter of 2020 with $4.18 billion in title insurance premiums generated. Below are the top 4 companies in title by market share for the second quarter. Here are the top 5: Westcor Land Title Insurance : 5.9%

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Title insurance premiums surging during COVID-19 pandemic

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The title insurance industry saw a surge in premium volume in the second quarter of 2020, according to the American Land Title Association’s latest Market Share Analysis. But title insurance premiums are also surging as a result. The title insurance industry generated $4.18

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Title insurance premium volume surges 17.6% in Q3

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Mortgage title insurance premiums surged by 17.6% billion, according to the latest market share analysis from the American Land Title Association. billion in title insurance premiums seen in the second quarter this year. The title industry has paid $347.8

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Stewart Title acquires New Mexico-based company

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Add another company to the Stewart Title family tree. The title and closing giant announced last week the acquisition of Prima Title, LLC , a Santa Fe, New Mexico-based company, to its Southwest portfolio. Services , a title and search support servicer, in March.

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Foundation Title & Escrow expands into Georgia

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Tennessee-based Foundation Title & Escrow LLC announced another move in the Southeast, this time opening a branch in Georgia. Foundation Title & Escrow is excited to serve a new state with our first office in Georgia,” said Chris Cantrell, CEO.

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Passport Title integrates Qualia products

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Passport Title Services LLC will use Qualia as its new title production software, after officials announced the company invested in Qualia Core and Qualia Connect to aid clients. The post Passport Title integrates Qualia products appeared first on HousingWire.

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With new CEO in tow, Proper Title plans national expansion

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Judd Hoffman has been hired as chief executive officer for Proper Title LLC , an Illinois-based title insurance agency that’s backed by top independent real estate brokerage @properties. How hybrid title and valuations help increase lending efficiency.

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Spruce offers fully underwritten title commitment

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Real estate tech company Spruce announced a joint project Tuesday with insurtech platform Digital Partners and American Digital Title Insurance Company to offer a fully underwritten title commitment that it says can be completed in minutes.

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Fidelity Title, Stewart expand in new markets

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And Stewart Title picked up its acquisition activity to grow its presence in Alaska. Fidelity hired Rachel Hollinger Chapman to lead its National Title Insurance of New York’s agency operation in Georgia. “We It acquired Yukon Title’s officers and employed the Yukon Title team.

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Stewart Title acquires notarization provider NotaryCam

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Stewart Title has seen significant growth this year, including the acquisition of a significant number of Western U.S. Historically, the title offices associated with this transaction have generated in excess of $20 million in pre-tax income. Presented by: Stewart Title.

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TitleOne acquires Land Title, expanding NW footprint

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TitleOne , a subsidiary of Realogy Title Group, announced today the acquisition of Land Title of Nez Perce County in Lewiston, Idaho. That’s not even addressing the “big four” title companies of Fidelity National Financial , First American Finance Corp.,

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Title fraud rises more than 30% in Q3

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Title fraud continues to grow, seeing sharp increases in the third quarter of 2020, according to the latest report from FundingShield. FundingShield’s Q3 2020 Wire and Title Fraud Analytics report shows a 31.5%

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Knight Barry Title completes multi-office acquisition

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Knight Barry Title is joining the ranks of title companies upping their merger and acquisition games. The company announced its purchase of Title One , a six-office operation that will strengthen its presence in Minnesota, especially the Minniapolis-St.

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Title tech company Cloudstar names new president

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Cloudstar , a technology and compliance partner for the title and mortgage origination industry, has shaken up its current executive team with the recent promotion of Christopher Cury to president. For title professionals, Cloudstar offers ResWare , RamQuest , Qualia , and SoftPro Consulting.

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DataTrace integrates with title software SoftPro

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Title automation company DataTrace has announced an integration with SoftPro , a real estate closing and title software company, which will allow SoftPro users to access over 560 title plants, nationwide tax and recorded property data, and more than 7 billion document images.

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Doma, formerly States Title, will go public via SPAC

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Title insurance startup Doma – formerly known as States Title – announced today that it will go public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company Capitol Investment Corp. V Doma Mark Ein max simkoff NYSE spac states title Title insurance

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Stewart Title acquires digital mortgage tech firm Cloudvirga

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Title-services giant Stewart Title announced today the acquisition of Cloudvirga , a leading fintech company that powers digital mortgages through its retail and wholesale point-of-sale systems. Services , a title and search support servicer, in March.

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Notarize offers free notarizations to fight racist title language

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Digital notary startup Notarize is now offering free notarizations in an effort to eliminate racial covenants in title insurance documents. “Changes to a title require a document to be notarized, and Notarize wanted to help,” said Cristin Culver, a spokesperson for Notarize.

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DataTrace launches market insight platform for title companies

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DataTrace Information Services announced on Thursday its launch of MarketView – a platform that will provide title companies with accurate market insights including existing market share. The post DataTrace launches market insight platform for title companies appeared first on HousingWire.

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ALTA ONE to address changing times for title professionals

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The American Land Title Association , which represents more than 6,400 title insurance companies, title and settlement agents, independent abstractors, title searchers and real estate attorneys, announced it will hold its ALTA ONE event virtually for the first time.

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Lone Wolf launches digital title solution

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Real estate technology company Lone Wolf Technologies announced its launch of Digital Title Orders, a digital title solution allowing agents to select their preferred title provider and submit orders directly within a transaction.

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Charter Title forms Hispanic division for Nebraska markets

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Nebraska-based Charter Title and Escrow has formed a Hispanic division to further assist Spanish-speaking customers, Realtors and loan officers in the region, the company announced on Wednesday. The post Charter Title forms Hispanic division for Nebraska markets appeared first on HousingWire.

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The purchase market is an opportunity for the title industry

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How hybrid title and valuations help increase lending efficiency. Why use several vendors for title searches, appraisals and underwriting when you can use one? That general principle holds true for the title and settlement services space as well.

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White label title insurer Proliant adds another franchise

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White label title insurance franchise Proliant Settlement Systems announced Friday the acquisition of Great Northern Title Insurance Agency (GNTIA) in Michigan as a franchisee. The move expands Proliant further into Michigan, where it has close to a dozen franchise title firms.

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CoreLogic adds digital title processing platform

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CoreLogic announced last week the launch of a title and closing product, a digital platform designed to help lenders by automating dozens of manual steps. Here’s what lenders should look for in a title provider.

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Missouri National Title expands footprint with acquisition

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National Title and Escrow , which is based in Dexter, Missouri, announced its acquisition of Mississippi County Abstract and Loan , based in Charleston, Missouri. This acquisition will create National Title’s fourth office, in addition to its locales in New Madrid and Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Title technology is critical for digital mortgage success

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At the Notarize Rewired event Wednesday on the panel, Home Buying After COVID, four experts talked about some of the largest pain points in the title industry. So I think we need better integration from real estate, mortgage to title; remote online notarization is a huge part of that. “I

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The shifting role of the notary in mortgage title

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Earlier this year, Notarize and Realogy Title Group announced they saw a 200% spike in RON closings in the first half of 2020, as compared to the full year in 2019. Title 2021 forecast HWplus mortgage notary remote online notarization RON

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