Here are 2020’s top companies in title so far

Housing Wire

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

Housing Wire

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 fraud rises more than 30% in Q3

Housing Wire

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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Fidelity Title, Stewart expand in new markets

Housing Wire

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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Title technology is critical for digital mortgage success

Housing Wire

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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ALTA ONE to address changing times for title professionals

Housing Wire

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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Stewart Title acquires valuation services company Pro Teck

Housing Wire

Pro Teck’s added scale and capabilities take us one step closer to becoming the premier title services company, allowing us to increase our services for our customers.”. The post Stewart Title acquires valuation services company Pro Teck appeared first on HousingWire.

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Doing title and close in Louisiana? State requires physical location starting Jan. 1

Housing Wire

Late last week, the Louisiana Department of Insurance issued an advisory letter on Louisiana Act No 310 , which mandates that title insurance companies have a physical location in the state in order to operate there, beginning on Jan. The post Doing title and close in Louisiana?

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Notarize and Realogy Title Group see 200% spike in RON closings

Housing Wire

A partnership between Realogy Title Group and Notarize that has sought to accelerate the adoption of remote online notarizations hit a milestone in the first half of 2020. ” The post Notarize and Realogy Title Group see 200% spike in RON closings appeared first on HousingWire.

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Embracing technology will be key for lenders and title companies in 2021

Housing Wire

As the country embraces technology now more than ever, lenders and title companies have an opportunity to embrace the possibilities of mortgage technology to connect with consumers in new ways and grow their businesses.

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People movers: Sagent, Homespire Mortgage, Title Partners

Housing Wire

Title Partners has appointed Daniel Lorimer and Michael Haas as senior vice presidents of business development. Most recently, he served as a senior vice president at a national title company based in Dallas-Fort Worth. Most recently, he served as a vice president of commercial services for a national title company. The post People movers: Sagent, Homespire Mortgage, Title Partners appeared first on HousingWire.

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Gathering around the table: How one title company pledges to support local community

Housing Wire

Tucked right into the end of the home-buying process is the unique opportunity for title companies to connect with borrowers on how they can give back to the community together. Title/Escrow HWplus Kudos local communities Security Title Insurance title companies

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Ubitquity inks deal to build out blockchain platform for Rainier Title

Housing Wire

Ubitquity , developer of a blockchain-secured platform for real estate and title recordkeeping, has announced a new partnership with Rainier Title. For his part, Ubitquity Founder & CEO Nathan Wosnack believes that blockchain technology will disrupt, not replace, the title industry.

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Stewart Title hits growth spurt with recent addition of 600 employees

Housing Wire

HousingWire spoke to Stewart Title CEO Fred Eppinger about the company’s new focus on growth, recent strategic moves and how it’s reframing the way it does business. HW: As a title partner, what do you offer that your competitors don’t?

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Here’s what lenders should look for in a title provider

Housing Wire

HousingWire recently spoke with Susan Falsetti, managing director of Origination Title and Close at ServiceLink, about the state of title in 2020 and how the EXOS technology platform allowed ServiceLink clients to take advantage of virtual closing solutions.

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Compass enters title and escrow with Modus acquisition

Housing Wire

Real estate technology company Compass announced on Monday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire title and escrow software startup, Modus. The post Compass enters title and escrow with Modus acquisition appeared first on HousingWire. Fintech Real Estate Tech Title/Escrow acquisition Compass end-to-end real estate Modus real estate tech

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People Movers: FundingShield, North American Title Company, Valligent Technologies, Garris Horn and Azimuth GRC

Housing Wire

North American Title Company has named Richard Yankowski as its managing director of Florida’s business. Yankowski has more than 30 years of experience in the industry and was most recently senior division president at Stewart Title.

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Stewart Title reframes for the future

Inman

When Fred Eppinger assumed the role of CEO at Stewart Title just over a year ago, he had a unique situation on his hands. “We Mortgage Sponsored closings digital DTM mortgage stewart title Stewart Title reframes for the future title transaction management

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Fathom Holdings Completes Acquisition of Verus Title

RIS Media

Fathom Holdings Inc, a holding company that primarily operates through its wholly owned subsidiary, Fathom Realty, LLC, recently announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Verus Title Inc., expanding its residential real estate offerings to include title insurance services. The post Fathom Holdings Completes Acquisition of Verus Title appeared first on RISMedia.

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How does this title company help agents win more business?

Inman

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Fathom Holdings to launch title insurance services after acquisition

Inman

Fathom Holdings, the parent company of cloud-based brokerage Fathom Realty, has acquired North Carolina-based title company Verus Title. Industry News Select Fathom Fathom Holdings Joshua Harley merger and acquisition Verus Title

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FundingShield reports a sharp increase in title fraud risk in second quarter

Housing Wire

According to an analysis by FundingShield , increases in CPL and agent validation errors with title insurers rose by 530% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the first. The post FundingShield reports a sharp increase in title fraud risk in second quarter appeared first on HousingWire.

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Title fraud cases surge 31% in Q3

Inman

In addition to title fraud, a new report by FundingShield also noted a 90 percent increase in state licensing issues between the second and third quarters of 2020.

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Demystifying Property Title Search: Your Questions, Answered

HomeLight

Some of the elements of closing on a home can be difficult to grasp, like the property title search. Property title problems account for about 9% of closing delays , according to the National Association of Realtors. So what does a property title search entail?

Realogy Title Group Upgrades Title!Snap Mobile App to Provide Real-Time Transaction Status

RIS Media

Realogy Title Group LLC recently announced the release of a new version of its Title!Snap Snap mobile application, offering real-time title transaction information to real estate agents. Title!Snap – Buyer Title Premium & Fees.

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What Is Title Insurance? Peace of Mind When Buying a Home

Realtor.com

barisonal/iStock.com Buying a home often entails also buying various types of insurance to protect your property, and one type you might need to get is called title insurance. So what is title insurance? When you buy a home, you “take title” to it and establish legal ownership.

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Subdivision - What are 2 Lots on 1 Title?

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Read more about 2 lots on 1 title lots and also download an exclusive free suburb report identifying suburbs with the highest percentage of listings for sale with 2 lots on 1 title.

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Fathom Holdings Enters Title Insurance Sector, Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Verus Title

RIS Media

a holding company that primarily operates through its wholly owned subsidiary, Fathom Realty, LLC, recently announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Verus Title Inc., expanding its residential real estate offerings to include title insurance services. Based in North Carolina, Verus Title is a technology-based provider of title insurance services for the residential real estate market. Fathom Holdings Inc.,

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States Title debuts tech product to speed up closings

Inman

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WESTprotect’s cybersecurity service now available on-demand

Housing Wire

WEST , a Williston Financial Group company, announced this week that its cybersecurity service WESTprotect.com , created to aid title and real estate agents as well as lenders from potential online risks and email fraud, is now available on an on-demand and self-serve basis.

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Local Intel: Housing news across U.S. communities

Housing Wire

Even through the pandemic, home sales have been at record levels here,” said Andi Bolin, the Texas state manager for Knight Barry Title, which just opened its office over the summer. Houston, Texas (Katy).

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Compass acquires title and escrow software startup Modus

Inman

The 60-person team behind the closing services startup will join Compass to bolster the latter's goal to build an end-to-end platform for real estate.

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Finalize the closing disclosure earlier in the process using this collaborative platform

Housing Wire

The CoreLogic Title & Closing Solution offers an enhanced workflow designed to support lenders and vendors in the title and closing process. The Title & Closing Solution syncs order management, secures vendor communication and document transfer, encourages full compliance, and ultimately enhances consumer experience in home ownership. To learn more about the CoreLogic Title & Solution Solution, visit [link].

eOriginal launches hub for lenders to find RON partner

Housing Wire

This move comes after a year of change for the title industry. Other members in the title industry are also working to create an easier path forward for lenders to adapt RON. The ALTA Registry now designates title and settlement company locations that can perform RON closings.

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ALTA launches Good Deeds Foundation to strengthen communities

Housing Wire

The American Land Title Association announced at its ALTA ONE conference Tuesday that it is launching its Good Deeds Foundation to provide grants and sustain efforts to strengthen communities in crisis. It will award grants to title professionals as they look to strengthen their communities. There will be an application process where title professionals can tell their stories and what they do. Title/Escrow ALTA American Land Title Association charity Good Deeds Foundation

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