Data Tree Unveils DocEdge.com: Instant, Online Access to the Nation's Largest Database of Land Records

January 24, 2005

SAN DIEGO,/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data Tree LLC, the nation's largest provider of recorded property document images and a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF - News) family of companies, today announced the launch of DocEdge.com, a new Web-based product offering instant, 24/7 access to the Data Tree imaged document database.

Requiring no software installation or training, DocEdge.com is ideal for mortgage servicers, real estate attorneys, land surveyors, abstractors and others seeking immediate, cost-effective access to local or nationwide land record documents. Utilizing multiple search capabilities, users can instantly view current and historical ownership details of residential, commercial and other types of real property. They can instantly receive copies of mortgages, deeds, assignments, transfers, assessor maps and a variety of reports including property detail, sales comparables, and legal and vesting information.

Built upon Data Tree's more than 2 billion imaged property documents, the continuously updated DocEdge.com system offers geographic coverage spanning 33 states and every major metropolitan area. Documents can be viewed, saved, printed or e-mailed directly from the user's Web browser.

"DocEdge.com delivers the Data Tree database to an entirely new type of customer," said Robert Karraa, chief operating officer at Data Tree. "We've created a Web-based solution with advanced, multiple search capabilities and combined it with nationwide database access. The result is an application that caters to the needs of a variety of industries in a timely and cost- effective manner."

"Increasing access to the Data Tree archive introduces new customer categories to First American's property data expertise," said Dennis J. Gilmore, group president and chief operating officer at First American. "DocEdge.com offers nontraditional land record searchers an unprecedented level of efficiency and simplicity, a combination that we expect will drive user adoption substantially in coming years."

Source: The First American Corporation