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2006
December 28, 2006 First American Receives 2006 InfoWorld 100 Award for Innovative IT Solutions
December 21, 2006 TSS Software Complements Document Library With New ALTA® Forms
December 21, 2006 MERS Wins in New York
December 20, 2006 InWare Reinvents High-Touch With Universal Version of InTitle
December 19, 2006 First American Acquires Lucero Research Corporation
December 19, 2006 Title Searches Go Automated via Title Data Platform Enhancement
December 19, 2006 Florida Land Title Association installs new 2007 President
December 15, 2006 New site targets transparency in real estate fees
Lowerfees.com allows vendors to advertise fees
December 15, 2006 The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
December 13, 2006 Omega Bank Forms Joint Mortgage Venture
December 12, 2006 LandAmerica Announces Leadership Promotions in California
December 12, 2006 Harris County Set to Become the Largest e-Recording Site in the U.S.
December 12, 2006 Lender Support Systems, Inc. Opens Software Development Center in India
December 12, 2006 Real estate goes paperless
The Morning Call | Dec 11, 2006
December 11, 2006 Good deeds go online
The Okloahoman | Dec 11, 2006
December 8, 2006 Stewart Title Role as Co-Insurer Was Unsung Factor in Success of Record-Making 4.2 Million-Acre Timber Deal
December 7, 2006 Stewart Title Opens Three New Offices in the Eastern Caribbean
December 7, 2006 Harris County Set to Become the Largest e-Recording Site in the U.S.
December 7, 2006 Old Republic International Declares Cash Dividend on Common Stock
December 6, 2006 First American Title's Lenders Advantage Division Announces Completion of Its One-Millionth FACT Order
December 6, 2006 True E-Mortgage Inches Closer to Reality
BankTech | Dec 1 2006
December 5, 2006 Curt G. Johnson Promoted to President of First American Title Insurance Company
December 5, 2006 Former OK Gov. Frank Keating Named Advisory Director for Stewart Information Services Corp.
December 1, 2006 New Law Helps Local Governments Partner with Land Trusts
December 1, 2006 Child Support Collection Gets Boost from Title Insurance Industry
December 1, 2006 Stewart Title of Colorado acquires Telluride Mountain Title Co.
November 30, 2006 Hall Settlement Systems Released Latest Version of eTitleAxis 6.0
November 29, 2006 Mortgage Applications Fall in Latest MBA Survey
November 28, 2006 Efficient Forms Deploys eSign Systems’ eSignature and eVault Solutions
November 28, 2006 Tomorrow's Suburbs Will Be Grayer and Tomorrow's Home Buyers Will Increasingly Be Young Minorities
November 28, 2006 Existing Home Sales Rise in October, Market Stabilizing
November 27, 2006 The First American Corporation Names Kathleen M. Collins SVP, Director of Corporate Compliance
November 22, 2006 Massachusetts Registers Text Format for Indexing Standards
November 22, 2006 First American Joins Gulf Coast Rebuilding Challenge
November 16, 2006 Builder Confidence Improves In November
November 16, 2006 RamQuest Names Mark Holley Vice President, Sales and Marketing
November 16, 2006 Mick Goldstein Joins RamQuest Software as Senior Vice President, Business Development
November 15, 2006 States urged to adopt federal guidelines for non-traditional mortgages
November 15, 2006 Fannie Mae to pay ex-CEO Franklin Raines $2.6 million
OFHEO may seek to recover bonus money paid to top Fannie execs
November 15, 2006 First American RES New Study Investigates Residential Real Estate Foreclosures
November 14, 2006 Fidelity National Information Services is Named Top Banking Technology Provider by American Banker and Financial Insights
November 14, 2006 First American Provides Title Insurance Coverage and Settlement Services for a $6.6 Billion Commercial Real Estate Transaction
November 13, 2006 Business Wins Easing of a Sarbanes-Oxley Rule By Kara Scannell
November 13, 2006 Government-Sponsored Enterprises Important to Home Buyers and Sellers
November 13, 2006 HomeSale Settlement Services to Achieve First Completely Electronic Closing in Pennsylvania
November 13, 2006 Partnership aims to spread e-signaturesFidelity teams with VREO
November 10, 2006 Stewart Re-Source and Xceligent Team to Provide Integrated Map-Based Market Intelligence
November 10, 2006 Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. Changes Name to Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
November 9, 2006 Fannie Mae Spending Over $1B on Review
November 9, 2006 CLTA Looks Forward to Working With Insurance Commissioner Elect Steve Poizner
November 9, 2006 Stewart Senior Underwriting Counsel Gosdin Elected to American College of Real Estate Lawyers
November 8, 2006 Gary L. Kermott Transitions to Vice Chairman of First American Title Insurance Company
November 7, 2006 Stewart Title Guaranty de Mexico S.A. de C.V. Appoints a New General Manager
November 6, 2006 Online Documents, Inc. Integrates to Ellie Mae's Encompass Mortgage Automation System
November 3, 2006 PropertyInfo and Stewart Re-Source Team Up to Offer New Search and Map Property Information Tool
November 2, 2006 LandAmerica Promotes Theodore L. Chandler, Jr. to Chairman and CEO Names VCU President Eugene P. Trani Lead Director
November 2, 2006 Homeowners’ Worst Fear: Over a Third of Homeowners with Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Fear Inability to Pay If Rates Increase
November 2, 2006 First American Optimizes Key Information Technology Processes With Mercury BTO Enterprise
October 27, 2006 Three Title Companies Choose Hall Settlement Systems' eTitleAxis System
October 27, 2006 Median House Prices Slip As Mortgage Rates Edge Up, According To Freddie Mac's Survey
October 26, 2006 New-Home Sales Rise 5.3 Percent In September
October 26, 2006 Old Republic's Results for the Third Quarter and First Nine Months Benefit From Continued Strength of General Insurance Lines
October 25, 2006 First American Real Estate Solutions' Report Reveals San Francisco Homeowners Hold Over $38 Billion in Equity
October 25, 2006 More Than 4,500 Recorded Documents a Day Processed in Harris County, Texas, Through New e-STAR Plus(TM) Cashiering System
October 23, 2006 First American Introduces Powerful New Workflow Solutions for FAWS
October 23, 2006 Lenders First Choice Launches Fast
Designed to Meet the Needs of HELOC Lenders
October 23, 2006 Sebring capital to leverage First American International services group’s offshore capabilities
October 23, 2006 TSS Software Corporation Announces Interface With InTitle™ Software
October 23, 2006 United General Title Insurance Company Launches United Lender Services Division
October 18, 2006 Court Order Signals an End to Illegal Recording Practices in Berks County
October 18, 2006 NAIC Announces New State Based Systems Web Site
StateBasedSystems.com Helps Simplify Regulatory Process
October 18, 2006 Title insurance probe could prompt new regulations
Washington insurance commissioner finds companies illegally wining, dining clients
October 18, 2006 Wells Fargo Teams Up with DPS to Become Mortgage Document eCustodian
October 17, 2006 LandAmerica's eZNetClose(SM) Offers Mortgage Lenders and Borrowers Remote E-Signings for Online Closings
October 13, 2006 Inflation Jitters Push Mortgage Rates Up In Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey
October 11, 2006 Credit Plus Named One Of Beanstalk Networks’ Preferred Credit Vendors
October 11, 2006 EchoSign launches BlackBerry e-signature service
Computerworld | October 10, 2006
October 11, 2006 First Advantage expands California presence
October 11, 2006 Hall Settlement Systems Offers Insight on the Future of Total Transaction Management Systems at ALTA® Annual Convention
October 10, 2006 Fidelity National Says Spinoff Is Tax-Free
October 10, 2006 First Advantage Acquires EvidentData, Inc.
October 10, 2006 RamQuest Provides Direct Access to HUD–1 Online
Closing Market™ digital marketplace allows easy access from the desktop
October 6, 2006 TSS Software Corporation Launches Hosted Solutions Product
Affordable, cost-effective mobility, secure production platform
October 5, 2006 deCarta Partners With GlobeXplorer for Aerial & Satellite Imagery Capability
October 5, 2006 The Arkansas Land Title Association Presents Two With Industry Awards
October 3, 2006 eTitleAxis Enables Ancona Title & Escrow toGrow Even in a Slowing Market
October 3, 2006 RamQuest Makes the Right Connections With Closing MarketT
October 3, 2006 Stewart Lender Services is new Stewart operating division
October 2, 2006 Stewart Title Ltd. Opens Office in Budapest, Hungary
October 2, 2006 USDA Rural Development Introduces Guaranteed Underwriting System Pilot
September 27, 2006 DataVerify Releases Lender License Verification Program
September 26, 2006 First American Inks Pact with Nationstar Mortgage
The Street | Sept 26, 2006
September 25, 2006 LandAmerica Announces Capital Title Stockholder Election Results
September 25, 2006 Lenders First Choice Hires New Senior Vice President of National Operations
September 25, 2006 Stewart Faces Millions in Fines
California Regulators Want $46.7 Million in Damages From Stewart Information Services
September 25, 2006 Stewart Title Responds to Allegations by California Commissioner of Insurance
September 21, 2006 Technology Brings Better Government to Bexar County, Texas
Landata Technologies e-Recording procedure also offers protection against fraud
September 19, 2006 More Than 250 Homes Hit Auction Block in Michigan
September 19, 2006 SoftPro Releases New Imaging Technology
September 18, 2006 First American Title Announces Partnership with Florida Housing Groups
September 18, 2006 Unique challenges for condo buyers in a booming market
September 15, 2006 HomeFree-USA and First American Work Together to Increase Minority Homeownership In Dallas
September 15, 2006 REIData Inc. Reorganizes to Better Deploy Stewart's Real Estate and Title Information Services
September 14, 2006 First New Title Underwriter License Awarded in Texas in Over 15 Years
September 14, 2006 Interlink Electronics' New E-Signature Capture Device Delivers Superior Security, Compliance and Usability
September 14, 2006 Top Title Firms Call on National Notary Association for Help in Complying With Federal Privacy Mandate
September 13, 2006 Home Purchase Applications Rise during Holiday-shortened Week
September 13, 2006 Probe of Freddie Mac Ends, No Charges
September 12, 2006 Future's cloudy for terrorism insurance
September 8, 2006 HUD Settles Cases Against New England Attorney And Property Appraisal Firm For Paying Kickbacks For Referrals
Settlements follow last year’s RESPA action against New England lender
September 8, 2006 iFinix Expands Into the Insurance Industry
September 8, 2006 Old Republic National Title Holding Company Acquires Troon Management Corporation and Sentry Abstract Company
September 7, 2006 MISMO Workgroup Meetings September 11-15
September 5, 2006 Old Republic National Title Insurance Company Launches National Default Services Division
September 4, 2006 Desperate home sellers turning to auctions
ABC Action News, Sept 4, 2006
August 31, 2006 Stewart Geo Technologies Spins off Stewart re-source(R) with Ebrahim as President and CEO
August 30, 2006 CA Department of Insurance Proposes Anti-Competitive Regulations
California Land and Title Association Encourages Commissioner to Withdraw Proposal
August 30, 2006 FirstClose(TM) Announces The Launch Of Recordable, Instant Legal & Vesting Reports
August 29, 2006 First American partners with San Antonio alternative housing corporation
August 29, 2006 Law Firm Wins Connecticut Quality Improvement Award
August 29, 2006 Leica Geosystems Opens New E-Commerce Online Store
August 28, 2006 Lenders First Choice Adds Industry Veteran Jim Brady as SVP of National Title Operations
August 24, 2006 New Features in eTitleAxis Help Title Companies Adapt in a Changing Market
August 22, 2006 Indianapolis Retains Crown As Nation's Most Affordable Housing Market Printer Friendly
August 22, 2006 Investor-owned title agencies slash transaction costs, but compliance is critical. [PDF]
August 21, 2006 Freddie Mac Announces Agreement To Settle ERISA Class Action Litigation
August 21, 2006 Get Title Insurance™ Unleashes Industry-Best Online Resource for Competitive Title Insurance Quotes
August 18, 2006 National Title & Escrow Selects Hall Settlement Systems’ eTitleAxis
August 18, 2006 People on the move at First American units
August 17, 2006 First American RES Expands Internationally Through Strategic Investment In Australia-based RP Data
August 17, 2006 RamQuest Releases Newest Version of Flagship Solution
August 16, 2006 The First American Corporation Names Christopher Del Moral-Niles Treasurer
August 14, 2006 HUD Launches Review Of Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Investments
Comprehensive Evaluation to be completed by Fall 2007
August 10, 2006 Lenders First Choice Now Licensed in 42 States Title and Escrow Services Company Expands Services to Utah to Better Serve Lenders
August 9, 2006 eTitleSearch.com anticipates 4 million transactions in 2006
August 9, 2006 First American Acquires FAXXON Legal Information Services, Inc.
August 8, 2006 The First American Corporation Acquires Offutt Systems, Inc.
August 7, 2006 First Title Insurance Policies Protect Europe’s Largest-ever CMBS Transaction
August 7, 2006 Kentucky is latest destination on Kasparnet expansion map
August 4, 2006 E-mortgages' on the way
Money - Jul 24, 2006
August 3, 2006 California Orders Orange Coast Title to Pay $800,000 to Settle Charges that the Firm Used Illegal Methods
August 2, 2006 Capital Title Group Reports Second Quarter and Six-Months Results
August 2, 2006 First Advantage buys Birmingham's Single Source Services
July 31, 2006 Express Financial Services Launches Expert Platform
July 31, 2006 LoanPerformance Unveils TrueStandings(TM) Servicing
July 28, 2006 Moderating Economic Growth Helps Take Pressure Off Mortgage Rates According To Freddie Mac Weekly Survey
Short-Term Rates Less Affected
July 28, 2006 Old Republic Reports Second Quarter and First Half Results Supported by Continued Strength of General Insurance Lines
July 27, 2006 First American and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers Form Strategic Partnership
July 27, 2006 Stewart Reports Earnings for Second Quarter 2006
July 26, 2006 Application Volume Declines Slightly in Latest MBA Survey
July 26, 2006 The First American Corporation Reports Results for the Second Quarter 2006
July 25, 2006 Consumer Confidence Increased Moderately In July
July 25, 2006 Existing-Home Sales Flattening, Prices Cooling
July 25, 2006 Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2006 EPS of $0.67
July 25, 2006 Sales of New Homes Dip 3.0 Percent in June
July 25, 2006 Stewart Mortgage Information Names Ford as Vice President of National Sales
July 25, 2006 Title Insurer Secures $1.6b In Fairmont Closing
July 24, 2006 Fitch Affirms Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund
July 21, 2006 California Escrow Association Advocate Refutes Proposed Property Title Insurance Regulations
July 21, 2006 Long- And Short-term Mortgage Rates Take Back Last Week's Drop
Mortgage Rates This Week Reflect Market Apprehension Of More Rate Hikes By The Fed
July 20, 2006 Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.29
July 20, 2006 RamQuest to Provide Direct Access to Charles Jones Patriot Search Product
July 19, 2006 Housing Starts Drop 5.3 Percent In June
July 19, 2006 Mortgage Application Volume Declines in Latest MBA Survey
July 17, 2006 e-Closing Spans San Antonio Airport and Stewart Title Office in The Woodlands, Texas
July 17, 2006 Fitch Affirms Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Co. on Planned NJ Title Insurance Acquisition
July 17, 2006 RamQuest Announces New Interface with Calyx Point
July 14, 2006 LandAmerica Launches Consumer Education Website
KnowYourClosing.com Educates Homebuyers About the Real Estate Closing Process
July 14, 2006 Mortgage Rates Fall This Week For The First Time In Five Weeks
Upward Pressure Eases
July 13, 2006 LandAmerica Names Dennis J. Vendetti SVP
Commercial Services for the Southeast Region
July 13, 2006 Mortgage software developer leads industry with three MISMO certifications
July 12, 2006 Mortgage Application Volume Steady in Latest MBA Survey
July 11, 2006 Capital Title schedules shareholder vote on merger
July 11, 2006 Montgomery County Takes the Lead in eRecording of Land Documents
July 11, 2006 NTREIS Renews Multiyear Contract with First American MLS Solutions
July 7, 2006 ALTA® Responds To Misleading Consumer Reports Article
July 7, 2006 LandAmerica Announces the Opening of LandAmerica Lawyers Title of Central America
July 7, 2006 Mortgage Rates Fairly Flat This Week
July 6, 2006 Application Volumes Increase in Latest MBA Survey
July 6, 2006 Lenders First Choice Works with Three of Mortgage Industry's Top Five Lenders
July 6, 2006 Stewart Names Allen and Apel as Advisory Directors
July 5, 2006 ALTA® Board Adopts Forms Updates
July 3, 2006 California Land Title Association Urges Governor to Sign Bill (AB 2126) Streamlining Child Support Collection
June 30, 2006 FirstClose(TM), A Service Of FLDI Announces Fannie Mae Compatible Technology Integration
June 30, 2006 RecordFusion's Technology to Solve South Carolina's Land Records Crisis
June 30, 2006 Rising Mortgage Rates Seen Returning Housing Market To More Normal Levels
Long Term Mortgage Rates Remain At Four Year Highs
June 29, 2006 New Internet Site to Revolutionize Mortgage Industry and Fight Closing Fraud
June 28, 2006 Anderson Appointed to Lead Stewart eMortgage Initiatives
Industry Veteran Joins Stewart Transaction Solutions as VP of Business Development
June 28, 2006 Fidelity National Reorganizes Units
June 27, 2006 Existing-Home Sales Ease In May
June 27, 2006 PRIA Posts Request and Response Standards
June 27, 2006 The First American Corporation Announces Promotions and Strategic Hires at First Title, plc
June 26, 2006 A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Old Republic Title Insurance Group
June 26, 2006 New-home Sales Rise In May
June 23, 2006 Fremont Bank Implements the Encomia eMortgage Solution
Bay Area Community Bank Deploys End-to-End Electronic Mortgage Technology
June 23, 2006 Mortgage Rates Surge On Inflation Jitters
One-Year ARM At Highest Level In Almost Five Years
June 22, 2006 A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of First American Title Insurance Group and The First American Corporation
June 22, 2006 Land records hit the Web in Miss. county
June 22, 2006 Title Operating Gains Are Down as Rising Loss Ratios Take a Bite Out of Income
June 21, 2006 Mortgage Rates Increase, Application Volume Steady in Latest MBA Survey
June 21, 2006 SoftPro Customer Base Grows to 11,000
June 21, 2006 Stewart Title of Detroit Acquires Lapeer County Abstract and Title Co.
June 21, 2006 The First American Corporation expands Title Operations In Poland
June 20, 2006 Housing Starts Rise, But Permits Dip In May
June 19, 2006 Dan Berman Named Chief Operating Officer of LoanPerformance
June 19, 2006 Lenders First Choice Promotes David Wilson to EVP/CMO
20-Year Industry Veteran Will Oversee Nationwide Sales and Marketing
June 19, 2006 Notaries and Global Officials Come Together at National Notary Association’s Annual Conference in the Nation’s Capital
June 19, 2006 TitlePLUS insurance launches new campaign to educate home buyers
June 16, 2006 Mixed Economic Indicators Cause Some Fluctuations In Mortgage Rates Rise In Rates Is Small And Gradual
June 15, 2006 Fidelity National Information Services to Provide Flood Certification and Tracking Services to National City Corporation
June 15, 2006 OFHEO Releases Annual Report to Congress
June 14, 2006 A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Fidelity National Financial Group's Title Companies
Revises Outlook To Positive
June 14, 2006 Administration Starting Reviews of Fannie, Freddie
June 14, 2006 Joint Center for Housing Studies Releases "State of the Nation's Housing 2006" [PDF]
The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University has released the 2006 edition of The State of the Nation's Housing June 13, 2006
June 14, 2006 Michael A. Goyne Named Senior Vice President Of Specialized Sales For First American's Client Relations Division
June 14, 2006 Mortgage Applications Increase by 7 Percent in Latest MBA Survey
June 13, 2006 LandAmerica buys default mortgage servicing tech firm
Technology helps lenders manage delinquent loans
June 13, 2006 Stewart Title, First Republic Mortgage and Trustcorp Mortgage Revolutionize the Real Estate Transaction Process with First e-closings in Indiana
June 9, 2006 Americans Increasingly Concerned About Outsourcing Personal Data, Survey Reveals
News Release
June 9, 2006 Homeowners' insurance crisis unfolds in Gulf states
Realtors look to Congress for solutions
June 9, 2006 Mortgage Rates Down Slightly In Freddie Mac’s Weekly Survey
Low Job Growth In May Helped Reduce Upward Pressure On Rates
June 9, 2006 U.S. Seeks to Recover Fannie Mae Bonuses
June 7, 2006 Lawmakers criticize Fannie Mae in hearing
House panel airs allegations of accounting fraud
June 7, 2006 Mortgage Refinance Applications Decline in MBA Latest Survey
June 6, 2006 First American acquires real estate tech company
Sonic Eagle offers business management and agent productivity tools
June 6, 2006 Higher Mortgage Rates Are Slowing Home Price Growth
First Quarter 2006 Appreciation Slows To 8.7 Percent On An Annualized Basis
June 6, 2006 Home Sales Settling Down and Appreciation Slowing
June 6, 2006 The Title Company of Crested Butte, Colo., is Acquired by Stewart Title of Colorado
June 5, 2006 Housing industry lags in switch to paperless deals
The Boston Globe - June 4, 2006
June 2, 2006 Fear Of Inflation Causes Mortgage Rates To Bump Up This Week
One-Year ARM Highest In Almost Five Years
June 2, 2006 Stewart Title of Island County, Wash., Serves Whidbey and Camano Islands
June 1, 2006 Freddie Mac Reports 2005 Financial Results Company Reports Market Share Growth and Continued Solid Risk Management Performance
May 31, 2006 Stewart Escrow & Title of Lawton Now Branch of Stewart Abstract & Title of Oklahoma
May 30, 2006 What if you could close without so much paper?
Boston Globe - May 28, 2006
May 26, 2006 Capital Title Will Not Pay Dividend As It Goes Through Acquisition
May 26, 2006 Fannie Mae Board Reverses Stance - CEO Won't Head Probe
May 25, 2006 Existing-Home Sales Slip in April
May 24, 2006 Mortgage Application Volume Declines in Latest MBA Survey
May 24, 2006 Sales Of New Homes Increase In April Printer Friendly
May 22, 2006 Lenders First Choice Partners With United General Title Insurance Company
May 22, 2006 Old Republic Announces Senior Management Appointments
May 19, 2006 First American Real Estate Solutions Study Offers Insight Into Real Estate Market Cycles
May 19, 2006 Longer Term Mortgage Rates Drift Slightly Higher This Week
One-Year ARM Remains Unchanged
May 19, 2006 Mary Lee Widener Elected to Board Of Directors of The First American Corporation
May 18, 2006 Baby Boomer Survey Shows Big Appetite For Real Estate
May 18, 2006 New Tech Standard Offers Broader Access To MLS By Brokers, Vendors
May 18, 2006 Old Republic Declares Higher Cash Dividend on Common Stock
May 18, 2006 The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
May 17, 2006 Investors Title Company Declares Quarterly Dividend
May 17, 2006 Mortgage Application Volume Up In Latest MBA Survey - ARM Applications Rise 9.8 Percent
May 17, 2006 Stewart Title of Colorado Acquires Longmont Title Holdings
May 15, 2006 First Quarter State Existing-Home Sales Ease
May 12, 2006 Freddie Mac Survey Finds Mortgage Rates Mixed This Week
Rates Relatively Unaffected By Recent Fed Moves
May 12, 2006 Hyland Software Enables eMortgage Delivery for Chase Correspondent Lenders
May 12, 2006 Real estate Web traffic is booming
ComScore reports 23% rise in unique visitors
May 11, 2006 RealBird rolls out real estate search tools to Silicon Valley
Service allows brokers to offer customized interactive property maps
May 10, 2006 Fidelity National Title Group Announces Strategic Partnership With NextAce to Produce Title Reports in As Little as One Hour
May 10, 2006 Matthew Morris Named to Stewart Title Guaranty Board of Directors
May 10, 2006 Mortgage Application Volume Down In Latest MBA Survey
May 10, 2006 Technology streamlines foreclosure process
Part 3: Technology innovation in shrinking mortgage market
May 9, 2006 Loan industry turns to online lead generation
Part 2: Technology innovation in shrinking mortgage market
May 8, 2006 Tech a 'key weapon' in slow real estate market
Part 1: Technology innovation in shrinking mortgage market
May 8, 2006 The First American Corporation Expands Title Operations In Turkey
May 5, 2006 Gradual Rise In Fixed Rate Mortgage Rates Continued This Week, According To Freddie Mac's Weekly Survey
May 5, 2006 New Mexico title insurers accused of shady dealings
State official denies allegations
May 4, 2006 a la mode Blazes Trail Toward 'Last Mile' in eMortgages With Public Beta Release of SureDocs
May 4, 2006 Company integrates property search with Microsoft Virtual Earth
New Sonic Eagle tool allows angled aerial views in some areas
May 4, 2006 eTitleAxis First Title and Settlement System to Enable Web-to-Phone Notifications and E-mail Open Orders
May 4, 2006 Investors Title Company Announces First Quarter 2006 Results
AP - May 4, 2006
May 3, 2006 Homestore announces $2 million loss in Q1
Company launches Move.com property search site
May 3, 2006 Mortgage Application Volume Rebounds in Latest MBA Survey
May 1, 2006 Freddie Mac Extends Hurricane Relief
April 28, 2006 Long-term Mortgage Rates Rise For Fifth Straight Week According To Freddie Mac's Weekly Survey
Long-Term Mortgage Rates Highest In Nearly Four Years
April 27, 2006 Fidelity National Financial to Split Into 2 Separate Publicly Traded Companies
April 27, 2006 LandAmerica and Indecomm Joint Venture to Form Intelligent Document Processing Company Lydian Solutions and Services
April 27, 2006 New-Home Sales Rebound In March But Are Down For Quarter
April 27, 2006 Old Republic Reports First Quarter 2006 Results Led By a 4.3 Percent Increase in Net Operating Income Per Share
April 27, 2006 Stewart Reports Earnings for First Quarter 2006
April 26, 2006 Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. Announces the Formation of a Special Committee of its Board of Directors to Evaluate and Negotiate with Fidelity National Financial
April 26, 2006 Lawmakers Probe Title Insurance Business
House Panel Examines Title Insurance Business Over Allegations of Kickbacks, Other Abuses
April 26, 2006 Mortgage Application Volume Down in Latest MBA Survey
April 26, 2006 New-Home Sales Rebound In March But Are Down For Quarter
April 26, 2006 The First American Corporation Reports Results for the First Quarter 2006
April 22, 2006 Mortgage Rates Continue Upward Trend According To Freddie Mac’s Weekly Survey
Long-Term Mortgage Rates Highest In Nearly Four Years
April 21, 2006 Bankruptcy law's impact on landlords, tenants and HOAs
Part 3: New bankruptcy law: What's in it for real estate?
April 21, 2006 Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.29
April 20, 2006 New law's most damaging parts on homeowners
Part 2: New bankruptcy law: What's in it for real estate?
April 20, 2006 Pennsylvania Land Title Association Urges Action Against Proposed Law
Citing Risks and Costs to Public in House Bill 2249
April 20, 2006 Placer Title Company Selects Antepo for Secure Enterprise IM
April 20, 2006 Real Estate Industry leaders Blog Together
April 19, 2006 Bankruptcy and foreclosure: How new law impacts homeowners
Part 1: New bankruptcy law: What's in it for real estate?
April 19, 2006 Mortgage Application Volume Drops Slightly in Latest Survey
April 18, 2006 New-Home Construction Cools To More Sustainable Pace
April 17, 2006 Builder Confidence Declines In April
April 17, 2006 Fannie Mae Highlights State Requirements for Titling Manufactured Housing as Real Property
April 14, 2006 Closing the luxury real estate deal
Part 4: High-end property sales tips
April 14, 2006 Mortgage Rates Continue Upward Trend According To Freddie Mac’s Weekly Survey
Long-Term Mortgage Rates Highest In Nearly Four Years
April 14, 2006 Title problems found in 35% of residential real estate deals
Booming market means more title issues, survey finds
April 14, 2006 U.S. Home Buyers Rate Potential Home Appreciation, Transaction Service Providers High In Stewart Title Annual Survey
April 13, 2006 Digital Matrix Systems, Inc. Adopts Mortgage Industry Electronic Commerce Standards
April 13, 2006 Fidelity offers automated property valuation in Japan
Claims to be 'first' in country with service
April 13, 2006 It's naptime in Florida real estate
Part 3: Southeast sales ease as speculators grow wary of future price gains
April 13, 2006 Lenders tighten real estate loan underwriting
Fewer 'slam-dunk' home loans nationwide, report says
April 12, 2006 A housing chill in the Northeast
Part 2: Buyers reclaim negotiating power as region's sales and price gains cool
April 12, 2006 Housing Market to Stay on High Plateau
April 12, 2006 Mortgage Application Volume Drops in Latest MBA Survey
April 11, 2006 Bubble? What Bubble?
Part 1: Midwest remains wallflower in nation's housing dance
April 11, 2006 Stewart Mortgage Information launches new valuation product, Collateral Profile
April 10, 2006 First American Completes Acquisition Of Transcontinental Title Company
April 10, 2006 Hondros College Announces New Title Insurance Program
April 7, 2006 Colorado official seeks to increase ABA licensing
ABAs take the spotlight at RESPRO conference
April 7, 2006 First American, Dorado give lenders POS access to pricing, origination tools
Real Estate Technolgy - Apr 5, 2006
April 7, 2006 Google moves further into real estate
Search giant adds new features
April 7, 2006 Strong Economic Growth Keeps Upward Pressure On Mortgage Rates
April 7, 2006 Wells Fargo, Dominion team up
New venture to provide real estate loan origination
April 6, 2006 HUD Proposes Modernization Of Federal Housing Administration
Legislative Proposal would increase access to FHA for potential homebuyers
April 6, 2006 Second Home Sales Hit Another Record in 2005; Market Share Rises
April 6, 2006 SoftPro Adds Over 250 Customers in First Quarter
April 5, 2006 FHA official: agency has fallen down on the job
Secretary also says it's time to update RESPA
April 5, 2006 Fitch Ratings Places LandAmerica on Rating Watch Negative
April 5, 2006 GlobeXplorer(R)'s AirPhotoUSA(R) Releases 2006 Aerials of Major California Regions at High Resolution
April 5, 2006 Mortgage Application Volume Up While Refinance Share Drops In MBA Latest Survey
April 4, 2006 1004 appraisal reports available to consumers through Electronic Appraiser-eAppraiseIT union
Real Estate Technology - Apr 5, 2006
April 3, 2006 Pending Home Sales Leveling Out, Market Balancing
March 31, 2006 First American Loan Processing Division and Dorado Deliver Form Joint Venture
March 31, 2006 LandAmerica to buy Capital Title in $251M deal
March 31, 2006 MISMO Releases White Paper on Data Security
March 31, 2006 MISMO’s MXCompliance, Now Expanded and Enhanced
March 31, 2006 Mortgage Rates Edge Up This Week In Response To Fed Actions
March 30, 2006 Chicago Title adopts tool for paperless mortgage
Signs contract with Document Processing Systems
March 30, 2006 Feds to tighten 'exotic' real estate loan rules
Mortgage bankers' group says proposed guidance 'too prescriptive'
March 30, 2006 New paperless mortgage technology hits the streets
A la mode launches SureDocs
March 29, 2006 Agreement Signed: LandAmerica to Acquire Capital Title Group, Inc.
Strengthens Presence in Key Western States
March 29, 2006 ALTA® Reviews MBA Proposal on Uniform Closing Instructions
March 29, 2006 House Lawmakers Probe IRS Privacy Plans
March 29, 2006 Mortgage Application Volume Ticks Up In Latest Survey
March 29, 2006 Mortgage tech companies partner for loan origination
Agreement connects lenders with on-demand, point-of-sale tools
March 29, 2006 Stewart Standardizes on Silanis e-signatures for both its e-mortgage and Internal Applications
March 28, 2006 First American's Loan Processing Division Introduces Mortgage Lead Servicing Solution
March 28, 2006 Title insurance lead generation site launches
Consumers can comparison shop on TitleInsurance.com
March 27, 2006 Freddie Mac CFO resigns
March 27, 2006 Stege Appointed to Lead National Builder Sales for Stewart
March 24, 2006 Long-term Mortgage Rates Dip For Second Consecutive Week
Shorter-Term Rates Rise In Anticipation Of Further Fed Rate Hikes
March 24, 2006 Mortgage Applications Finding A Home On The Web
March 24, 2006 Nevada title insurer must 'cease and desist' in California
Co. allegedly conducted more than $860,000 business without license
March 23, 2006 ATIM Convenes 21st Annual Conference
March 23, 2006 Existing-Home Sales Rebound in February, Market Stabilizing
March 23, 2006 First American Acquires Harvard Design and Mapping Company, Inc.
March 22, 2006 EchoSign Launches First Web 2.0 Document Tracking and Management Service
March 22, 2006 Mortgage Application Volume Down Slightly In Latest MBA Survey
March 21, 2006 Cendant Settlement Services expands in South
Acquires assets of Mid South Title Agency
March 21, 2006 Deciphering Smoke Signals
Freddie Mac Economic and Housing Outlook
March 21, 2006 LandAmerica Names Two Senior Vice Presidents in Marketing Resources
March 17, 2006 Alleged real estate fraudster arrested at closing table
Georgia borrower caught in FBI sting
March 17, 2006 House Panel Clears Flood Bill
March 17, 2006 Mortgage Rates Dip In Freddie Mac Weekly Survey
March 16, 2006 GlobeXplorer(R) Teams with Zillow.com to Enhance the Real Estate Consumer Experience
March 16, 2006 Housing Starts Show Signs Of Cooling In February
March 16, 2006 Internet home purchases may not be far off
31% of survey respondents see online real estate purchases coming soon
March 16, 2006 LandAmerica settles Virginia real estate investigation
State probed alleged payments to developers, lenders
March 16, 2006 Residential Mortgage Delinquencies Increase, According to MBA National Delinquency Survey
March 15, 2006 30-year Fixed Rate Increases to Highest Level Since July 2002
March 15, 2006 Mortgage delinquencies still high in hurricane areas
But loans entering foreclosure fell in Gulf Coast
March 14, 2006 Capital Title Group Posts Record Level Full Year 2005 Revenue of $380.2 Million
4th Quarter Revenue of $89.7 Million Hits Record Level
March 14, 2006 Few Homeowners Buy Flood Insurance When It Is Not Required
March 13, 2006 Housing Market Readjusting To Normal Balance
March 10, 2006 Accused prosecutor fired in real estate fraud case
Assistant D.A. alleged to have forged closing documents
March 10, 2006 Fidelity National Financial Inc. Ratings Removed From Watch, Raised; Outlook Stable
March 10, 2006 Long Term Mortgage Rates Highest Since Fall 2003
One-Year ARM Reaches Highest Level Since 2001
March 9, 2006 Brokerage terminates agent who founded rebate network
Long & Foster cites concerns about rebate business model
March 9, 2006 Fidelity National Information Services Announces Quarterly Dividend
March 9, 2006 Small Business Subcommittee to Examine: "The State of Small Business Security in a Cyber Economy"
March 8, 2006 Mortgage Application Volume Holds Steady in Latest MBA Survey
March 8, 2006 Stewart Title Guaranty Co. Ratings Withdrawn
March 8, 2006 TitlePLUS(R) title insurance launched in Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories
March 7, 2006 Real estate sales, prices climb in Northwest
Falling inventory remains high on Realtors' radar
March 6, 2006 Decline in Pending Home Sales Slowing
March 6, 2006 Patrick Hartford Re-Elected Vice Chairperson of MISMO's eMortgage Workgroup
March 3, 2006 Alliance to make electronic public records access more efficient
Property records group teams up with mortgage standards organization
March 3, 2006 Higher Mortgage Rates Tap Brakes On Home Price Growth
Fourth Quarter 2005 Appreciation Up 12.5 Percent On An Annualized Basis
March 3, 2006 Thirty-year Mortgage Rate Drops Slightly This Week
Fifteen-Year Remains The Same
March 3, 2006 Title Edge Saves Title Industry Over $4.5 Million To Date In Manual Labor & Surpasses 100k Orders Nationwide
March 2, 2006 House Price Appreciation Continues At Robust Pace
OFHEO House Price Index Shows Annual Rise of Nearly 13 Percent
March 1, 2006 First American Property Information and Services Group Announces Expanded Roles of Key Executives
March 1, 2006 Mortgage Purchase Applications Steady in Latest Survey
March 1, 2006 Stewart Title Guaranty Co. has named Renella Hill as SVP, diversity officer.
February 28, 2006 Industry figures question board's role in Fannie Mae problems
Last week's report may have been too soft on board
February 28, 2006 January Existing-Home Sales Ease
February 28, 2006 New-Home Sales Down 5 Percent In January
February 27, 2006 Ohio homeowners sue national title company
Suit alleges Fidelity National Title failed to give insurance discount
February 24, 2006 Most Mortgage Rates Ease For The First Time In Five Weeks
Five-Year ARM Ticks Up One Basis Point
February 24, 2006 Sewart Information Services Corp. Listed on FORTUNE 'America's Most Admired Companies 2006'
February 24, 2006 Study Praises State Lending Laws
February 24, 2006 The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
February 23, 2006 Homestore, Inc. to Change Name to Move, Inc.
February 23, 2006 Old Republic's Board of Directors Approves Regular First Quarter 2006 Cash Dividend Payment of 14 Cents Per Share
February 22, 2006 Frank V. McMahon To Join The First American Corporation As Vice Chairman And Chief Financial Officer
February 22, 2006 Mortgage Purchase Applications Up While Refinances Down In Latest MBA Survey
February 21, 2006 Capital Title Group Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
February 21, 2006 U.S. real estate foreclosures soar 45% in January
Georgia activity doubles in a month's time, RealtyTrac reports
February 17, 2006 ATIM's Announces its 21st Annual Conference, March 19-21, 2006 near San Diego, California [PDF]
February 17, 2006 Long-term Mortgages Rates Rise To Highest Level This Year
Rates Continue On Slight And Gradual Upward Trend
February 17, 2006 MISMO Releases First Data Standard for the Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Industry
February 17, 2006 Stewart Information Misses 4Q Forecast
Earnings Shortfall From Stewart Information Services Sends Shares Lower
February 17, 2006 The First American Corporation Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2005
February 16, 2006 California title company accused of kickbacks
Insurance commissioner seeks $14 million in penalties
February 16, 2006 Cost of Repairing Katrina-Flooded Single Family Properties in New Orleans Between $8 and $10 Billion, According To MBA Study
February 16, 2006 Fannie Mae Announces Hurricane-Related Special Relief Measures
February 16, 2006 Freddie Mac Extends Hurricane Foreclosure Moratorium Through May 31, 2006 In 21 Gulf Coast Counties
"One-Size Fits All" Policy Adjusted to Reflect Local Levels of Damage
February 16, 2006 Stewart Reports Earnings for 2005
February 16, 2006 Washington Mutual lays off 2,500 workers
Mortgage lender to close 10 loan centers
February 15, 2006 eTitleSearch.com™ exceeds 1 million online transactions in 2005
February 15, 2006 Fourth Quarter State Existing-Home Sales Third-Highest on Record
February 15, 2006 Mortgage Application Volume Down In Latest Mortgage Bankers Survey
February 14, 2006 Electronic Mortgages Take a Step Forward with Guidance on Electronic Recording Law and Data Standards
February 14, 2006 Investors Title Company Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2005 Results
February 10, 2006 Real estate bundling comes of age
Settlement service providers discover value and necessity
February 10, 2006 Way without the will: Automating the real estate loan process
Technology is there, but so is resistance to change
February 10, 2006 Webster Acquired by Software Solutions Holding Company, Inc.
February 9, 2006 Builder Optimism Rises For Rental Apartments, Declines For Condos At Year-End 2005
February 9, 2006 Colorado real estate probe turns up sham title cos.
Officials uncover fake affiliated business arrangements
February 9, 2006 GlobeXplorer(R)'s ImageAtlas Lets Users Step Back Through Time From Above
February 8, 2006 PA Association of Notaries President Names State's 1st E-Notary
February 8, 2006 Stewart Title Insurance Co. Completes Acquisition of Monroe Title Insurance Corp. of Rochester, N.Y.
February 7, 2006 RESPA reform coming again
Housing agency's plight to simplify home-buying process continues
February 7, 2006 Titanic land-use battle heads for Supreme Court
Effort to build shopping center on private land has major implications
February 6, 2006 Company claims California's first e-mortgage closing
Real estate loan closing used digital signature
February 3, 2006 Inflation Jitters Push Up Mortgage Rates In Freddie Mac Weekly Survey
Trend Now Is For Higher Rates
February 2, 2006 Fannie Mae releases an update to 2006 Selling Guide. [PDF]
February 2, 2006 How long does title insurance policy last?
Longtime homeowners worry about 1972 purchase
February 2, 2006 Utah Title and Escrow Company Changes Name to Charity Title
February 1, 2006 Mortgage Application Volume Declines In Latest Morgage Bankers Survey
February 1, 2006 Pending Home Sales Index Down, But Expectations Up
February 1, 2006 RE/MAX Renews Exclusive Title Services Relationship With First American
Contract Renewal Includes Transaction Management Platform
February 1, 2006 The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Rises Again
January 31, 2006 Capital Title Group Subsidiary Acquires Flood Zone Determination Business
January 30, 2006 Fannie Mae says stock will still be listed
SEC granted real estate loan giant's request
January 30, 2006 First American Partners With Bohan Group
Aims To Bring Faster, More Advanced Due Diligence Services to Mortgage Investors
January 30, 2006 Former title insurance exec sentenced to prison
Nailed in connection with $5.7 million mortgage fraud
January 26, 2006 MBA Releases Long-Term Economic Forecast
January 26, 2006 Oklahoma considers bill regulating real estate partnerships
State law would prohibit kickbacks
January 25, 2006 Camelot Title Agency Becomes One of First to be Open 7-Days-a-Week
January 25, 2006 Existing-Home Sales Down in December But 2005 Sets a Record
January 25, 2006 Mortgage Application Volume Up In Latest MBA Survey
January 23, 2006 Ameriquest finalizes $325 million settlement, reports say
Subprime lender accused of deceiving borrowers
January 23, 2006 Proposed law would protect against real estate foreclosure scams
Several states already regulate procedure
January 22, 2006 Title insurance fraud costs man $2 million, prison time
Businessman defrauded title co. to buy football team
January 20, 2006 Baytowne International Group, Inc. to Acquire Tampa Bay, Florida Area Title Services Company
January 20, 2006 Long-term Mortgage Rates Fall For The Sixth Straight Week
Adjustable Rates Mixed
January 19, 2006 A.M. Best Assigns Rating to Attorneys Title Insurance Fund Inc
January 19, 2006 FBI Reports on Cyber Crime
January 19, 2006 FBI Reports on Cyber Crime
January 19, 2006 Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. Announces Expiration and Settlement of Exchange Offers
January 19, 2006 LandAmerica to Relocate Corporate Headquarters in Richmond, Va.
January 19, 2006 Pace of Housing Production Slowed in December
January 19, 2006 Proposed state law protects against foreclosure scams
Colorado joins others seeking to regulate procedure
January 19, 2006 Wells Fargo sells e-mortgage to Freddie Mac
January 18, 2006 Builder Sentiment Stabilizes In January
January 18, 2006 E. Ashley Smith Named General Counsel for Stewart
January 18, 2006 Home Buyer & Seller Survey Shows Rising Use of Internet, Reliance on Agents
January 18, 2006 Mortgage Refinance Applications Up In Latest MBA Survey
January 17, 2006 E-LOAN, RE/MAX mortgage affiliate announce alliance
Agreement intended to drive consumers to E-LOAN for pre-approval
January 17, 2006 First American Acquires Maryland Management Systems, Inc.
New Management Tool Offered to Real Estate Associations and MLSs
January 17, 2006 Report: Housing price decline risk grows
Though appreciation slowing, affordability has worsened
January 16, 2006 Old Republic Title’s Kasparnet, Inc. Celebrates 25 Years of Title Search Services
January 16, 2006 Paperless mortgage product improved
Direct-Docs adds communications tools, more security
January 13, 2006 CEO confidence improves
Execs plan to lift prices moderately in '06
January 13, 2006 Mortgage Rates Slip Slightly This Week
January 13, 2006 Stewart Title Combines Landata Systems Inc. and Stewart Realty Solutions
New Company to Be Known as Stewart Transaction Solutions
January 12, 2006 Freddie Mac Releases Results Of Its 22nd Annual ARM Survey
Larger Initial Rate Discounts And Increased Popularity Of Hybrids
January 12, 2006 New law puts Colorado agents under regulators' thumbs
Thousands neglected to submit mandatory fingerprints
January 12, 2006 Real estate foreclosures jump 13.5 percent in December
Texas tops list with 12,753 properties in foreclosure process
January 11, 2006 Housing Market to "Normalize" in 2006
January 11, 2006 Rates Fall for 5th Straight Week in MBA Weekly Survey
January 10, 2006 Diversified Adopts TransUnion's Name, Strong Industry Reputation
January 10, 2006 NAIC Releases Annual Homeowners Insurance Report
January 10, 2006 New Yorkers arrested in alleged real estate fraud
Pair accused of forgery in home purchase
January 10, 2006 ZipRealty announces new neighborhood search tool
Site users can view broader array of real estate data
January 6, 2006 Fannie Mae shares soar on accounting news
Investigator says team found no new financial problems
January 6, 2006 New Year Brings Little Change In Mortgage Rates
A Slight Dip In Most Rates Surveyed
January 5, 2006 HUD Reaches Landmark $41 Million Settlement With ABN AMRO
Settlement represents largest enforcement action in FHA’s history
January 5, 2006 Pending real estate sales drop for third month
'High plateau' expected for housing in 2006
January 4, 2006 ARM Applications Down in Latest Survey
January 4, 2006 ZipForm opens door to electronic home warranties
Arizona real estate agents benefit from partnership
January 3, 2006 Thomas A. Klemens, Chief Financial Officer Of The First American Corporation, Has Passed Away


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