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2005
December 31, 2005 SLRAC 2005 Report - Wyoming [PDF]
December 28, 2005 Mortgage Application Activity Slows Preceding Holiday Weekend
December 27, 2005 Consumer view of home-buying conditions at 15-year low
But overall consumer confidence up in December
December 27, 2005 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Acquires Sedgwick CMS Holdings, Inc.
December 27, 2005 Real estate loan portfolio shrinks to $715.5
Fannie Mae reports success with fiscal diet
December 22, 2005 Four indicted in alleged Chicago mortgage fraud scheme
Accused of $774,000 real estate loan fraud
December 22, 2005 Nation's Strong Housing Market Seen 'Simmering Down' In 2006
December 22, 2005 Survey: 85% oppose mortgage interest deduction elimination
U.S. homeowners oppose proposal to replace tax break
December 21, 2005 A.M. Best Assigns Rating to Attorneys Title Insurance Fund Inc.
December 21, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Fall to 11-Month Low
December 21, 2005 Wall St. vs. Main St.: Real estate forecast
Experts: Housing boom will end, not with a bang but a soft drop
December 20, 2005 Data publisher sees rising foreclosure activity
Foreclosures.com reports increasing foreclosures in California, Nevada, New Jersey
December 19, 2005 President Expected to Sign TRIA Legislation
December 19, 2005 Title insurers lash out at California competition report
Study says three title insurers control 75% of California market
December 16, 2005 House passes reverse mortgage bill
Bill would remove limits on number of HUD-insured loans
December 16, 2005 Recent Fed Actions Allow Mortgage Rates To Ease Slightly
December 15, 2005 Hurricane Katrina and U.S. Supreme Court Named Top Legal Issues of 2005
December 15, 2005 Rate cut sought for California title insurance
Insurance official says consumers are being overcharged
December 15, 2005 Residential Mortgage Delinquencies Rise Due to Hurricane, Loans in Foreclosure Fall, According to MBA National Delinquency Survey
December 14, 2005 FCC's Junk Fax Rules Coming
December 14, 2005 Mortgage Refinance Applications Continue To Decline
December 13, 2005 CRS Releases Analysis of: "Terrorism Risk Insurance" [PDF]
December 13, 2005 Standard & Poor’S Raises Ratings For First American
December 12, 2005 First American Title Insurance Company to Acquire Transcontinental Title Company
December 12, 2005 Freddie Mac, Roper Poll Survey Asks Why More Delinquent Borrowers Don’T Call Lenders For Help
Nearly Two-Thirds of Delinquent Borrowers Say They Are Unaware of Workout Options
December 12, 2005 Historically Strong Home Sales Expected in 2006
December 12, 2005 HUD Issues Final GSE 2004 Housing Goal Results
Freddie Mac penalized for failure to obtain HUD approval prior to counting certain mortgage purchases
December 12, 2005 Naples tops 'overvalued' real estate market list
Florida, California metro areas top quarterly rankings, report say
December 9, 2005 First American Launches New MLS Solutions Division
December 9, 2005 Mortgage Rates Move Up A Little As The Year End Nears
2006 Outlook Continues To Be For A Slower, But Still Busy, Housing Market
December 9, 2005 Technology in a cooling real estate market
How Internet and tech use may change in soft real estate climate
December 9, 2005 The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
December 8, 2005 LandAmerica Announces Full Execution of the December 2004 Common Stock Repurchase Program
December 8, 2005 Old Republic Declares Special Cash Dividend of $1.00 Per Share
Company Also Announces 25% Stock Dividend
December 8, 2005 Report: Housing market in for sustained decline
UCLA Anderson forecasts slower slide than previously anticipated
December 7, 2005 Fitch Ratings Releases U.S. Title Insurance Industry Outlook
December 7, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Rebounds After Thanksgiving Week
December 7, 2005 Pending Home Sales Index Show Market Easing
December 6, 2005 Consumer protection issues raised over new mortgages
Banking regulator concerned with payment option adjustable-rate loans
December 6, 2005 D.C. Circuit Rejects FTC Conclusion That Attorneys Are Subject to the GLBA Privacy Provisions
December 6, 2005 House Overwhelmingly Approves TRIA Legislation
December 6, 2005 Mortgage Company Settles Information Security Charges
FTC Alleges Customer Data Was Not Secure
December 5, 2005 Gradually Rising Mortgage Rates Begin To Slow The Pace Of House Price Appreciation
Third Quarter 2005 Appreciation Up 12.3 Percent On An Annualized Basis
December 2, 2005 Financial Crimes Enforcement Network To Present New Anti-Money Laundering Requirements
December 2, 2005 Freddie Mac Foreclosure Suspension In Gulf Coast Hurricane Disaster Areas Extended Until February 28, 2006
Borrowers Urged to Call Servicers Following Dec. 1 End to Mandatory Forbearance
December 2, 2005 Long-term Mortgage Rates Flat This Week
Adjustable Rates Continue To Rise, But Only Slightly
December 2, 2005 Stewart National Title Services Opens New Office in Michigan
December 1, 2005 House Price Appreciation Slows From Record-Setting Pace, But Remains Strong
OFHEO House Price Index Shows 12 Percent Annual Increase
December 1, 2005 Stewart Title Limited Names New Chief Executive Officer and Opens New Office in London, England
November 30, 2005 Perez-Baca joins Stewart Title mountain states region as emerging markets director
November 30, 2005 With Lawsuit Against Berks County Recorder, Pennsylvania Land Title Association Moves to End Illegal Recording Practices in Berks County
November 29, 2005 Landata Systems, Inc. Announces New Positions, Promotions
November 29, 2005 National Foreclosures Increase Almost 19% in October
November 29, 2005 OFHEO Announces Maximum 2006 Conforming Loan Limit
November 28, 2005 HUD Extends Foreclosure Moratorium For FHA-Insured Homeowners In Hurricane Affected Areas
Additional relief granted to victims of Katrina and Rita
November 28, 2005 October Exiting-Home Sales Show Markets Cooling
November 28, 2005 People on the Move at Ticor Title Insurance Co.
November 25, 2005 Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.25
November 23, 2005 Mortgage Rates Fall For The First Time In Thirteen Weeks
November 21, 2005 8th Annual Analysis of Bundling Real Estate Service Released By Swanepoel Group
November 21, 2005 RESPA Resources
November 20, 2005 Stewart Information Services Corporation increases annual cash dividend by 63 percent to $0.75 per share
November 18, 2005 Carloss Morris, Former President of Stewart Title Guaranty Co. and Former Chairman of Stewart Information Services Corp., Has Passed Away
November 18, 2005 Fixed-rate Mortgage Rates Flat This Week
November 18, 2005 New England mortgage co. settles kickback investigation
East-West Mortgage agrees to pay $150,000
November 18, 2005 Terrorism Risk Insurance Bill Advances
November 17, 2005 BenchMark Consulting International Finalizes Results for CBA’s 19th Annual Home Equity Lending Study
November 17, 2005 Housing Starts To Cool In October
November 16, 2005 Builder Confidence Declines In November
November 16, 2005 FEMA's timetable for housing hurricane evacuees criticized
Current plan transitions victims from hotels to apartments by Dec. 1
November 16, 2005 Floridians Underutilize Real Estate Attorneys
November 16, 2005 LandAmerica's Northeast Region Supports Employees Who Volunteer to Build Habitat for Humanity House in Pittsburgh
November 16, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Held Steady During Holiday-Shortened Week
November 15, 2005 Fidelity Information Services Named #3 on FinTech 100 List of Top Financial Services Vendors
November 15, 2005 State Existing-Home Sales Hit Another Record in Third Quarter
November 14, 2005 LandAmerica Names Christopher D. Palmer Vice President
November 11, 2005 Final EPA Rule Provides Liability Protection To Encourage Redevelopment Of Brownfields
November 11, 2005 HUD Finalizes Rule To Make More Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Mortgage Data Available To The Public
November 11, 2005 Mortgage Rates Continue Upward Drift, According To Freddie Mac Weekly Survey
Fixed-Rate Mortgage Rates Up For Ninth Consecutive Week
November 11, 2005 Real estate industry fights to preserve real estate tax deductions
Congressman, home builders take aim at tax reform
November 10, 2005 Fannie Mae hires new CFO, reveals more financial errors
Mortgage giant erred in accounting for tax credits, insurance
November 10, 2005 Fidelity Information Services Expands Relationship with WINGS Financial Federal Credit Union to Include Internet Banking Services
November 10, 2005 MBA Finds that Home Sales Appeared to Have Peaked
November 9, 2005 Home Purchase Applications Increase In Latest MBA Survey
November 9, 2005 House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Hearing on H.R. 3997, the "Financial Data Protection Act of 2005."
November 9, 2005 HUD Solicits Comments on (RESPA) Web Site Complaint Questionnaire
November 9, 2005 Nearly 30 Governors Request TRIA Extension in a Letter to Congress [PDF]
November 9, 2005 New Foreclosures in U.S. Rise, Total Inventory Remains Stable During October
November 8, 2005 First Advantage does two deals in two days
November 8, 2005 Freddie Mac reduces profit for first half of 2005
$220 million error blamed on 'legacy' computer system
November 7, 2005 Fannie Mae hits its marks
Mortgage giant boosts reserve cushion
November 7, 2005 Fidelity enters $2.5 million settlement with Washington state
Nearly 600 consumers to get refunds
November 7, 2005 First Advantage Acquires Mortgage Credit Business From Experian
November 7, 2005 Supreme Court to weigh in on Wetlands rules
Experts discuss what decision could mean for real estate developers
November 4, 2005 Data Trace Announces Further Expansion In Southwest
November 4, 2005 House Vote Counters Eminent Domain Measure
November 4, 2005 Pending Home Sales Index Close to Record
November 4, 2005 Stronger Than Expected Economic Growth
Spurred Mortgage Rates To Climb This Week One-Year ARM Is Highest In Over Three Years
November 3, 2005 Cash-out Refinance Activity Strong In Third Quarter 2005
Rising Costs of Home Equity Lending Helped Spur Demand for Cash-out Refinancing Option
November 3, 2005 Cendant Settlement Services Group to Acquire Prominent Title Companies Based in Texas
November 3, 2005 Home Sales Forecast to Hold Strong in 2006
November 3, 2005 Media Coverage of this Issue
November 3, 2005 Oxley to End 25 Years of Service in Congress at End of 2006
November 2, 2005 Home Purchase Applications Drop In Latest Survey
November 2, 2005 Investors Title Company Announces Third Quarter 2005 Results
November 2, 2005 OFHEO Finds Fannie Mae Achieves 30 Percent Capital Surplus
November 2, 2005 Rande Yeager Installed as ALTA® President
November 1, 2005 First American's Forms A Strategic Alliance With Microsoft Corp.
November 1, 2005 HUD Settles Case Against Four Detroit Real Estate Brokers Over Violations Of Anti-kickback Rules
Agreements follow earlier settlement against Metropolitan Title Company
November 1, 2005 Ronald R. Maudsley Appointed President and CEO of United General Title Insurance
October 31, 2005 FHA Commissioner Announces Changes to FHA Programs
October 31, 2005 Landata e-Recording System Integrates With Hart InterCivic's Anthem System to Enable Remote Electronic Recording
October 31, 2005 REIData's New Property Profiles Offers Nationwide Detailed Residential Real Estate Information
October 31, 2005 The First American Corporation Creates Committee to Oversee Governmental and Regulatory Affairs
October 29, 2005 Monroe Title Insurance Corporation Declares Dividend
Announces Third Quarter Operating Results And Adjourns Its Special Meeting Of Shareholders
October 28, 2005 Mortgage Rates Up Again As Originations Begin To Level Off
Refi Share Of The Market Will Start To Decline As Rates Continue To Rise
October 28, 2005 New Study Investigates Residential Real Estate Foreclosures
October 28, 2005 Old Republic Reports Higher Third Quarter and Year-to-Date Operating Earnings
October 28, 2005 RamQuest Software, Inc. Ranked Number 242 Fastest Growing Technology Company in North America
October 27, 2005 GSE Legislation Overwhelmingly Approved, 331-90
October 27, 2005 MBA Releases Protecting Personal Information White Paper
October 27, 2005 New-Home Sales Up Slightly In September
October 27, 2005 Stewart Reports Earnings for Third Quarter 2005
October 27, 2005 The First American Corporation Reports Record Results for the Third Quarter 2005
October 26, 2005 First Advantage Corporation Reports Operating Results for the Third Quarter of 2005
October 26, 2005 MBA Releases Long-Term Economic Forecast
October 26, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Down in Latest Survey
October 25, 2005 Capital Title Group Reports Strong Results in Third Quarter and for Nine-Month Period
October 25, 2005 Existing-Home Sales Hold Close to Record
October 25, 2005 Landata Systems Announces the Release of PRISM 2.1
October 25, 2005 MISMO Releases eMortgage Tool for Lenders
October 25, 2005 Real estate banking association forms new think tank
MBA group to guide industry planning for next decade
October 25, 2005 The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Declines Again in October
October 25, 2005 The First American Corporation Consolidates Offshore Services Through The Formation Of First American International Services Group
October 24, 2005 First American Combines Divisions To Enhance Service and Product Offerings To Lenders
October 24, 2005 Jacksonville, Florida –– Fidelity National Default Solutions, a division of Fidelity
October 24, 2005 Kroll Factual Data and Stewart Mortgage Information Announce Title Insurance Alliance
October 24, 2005 National Real Estate Information Services' E-signing Pilot Project May Be Next Step In E-mortgage Evolution
October 21, 2005 Housing Poised To Recede From Peak Levels
October 21, 2005 Long-term Rates Creep Up To Highest Level In 15 Months
One-Year ARM Highest Since April 2002
October 21, 2005 Progress on real estate technology standards
Part 3: Paperless real estate milestones
October 20, 2005 Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions' Unit Acquires LAMPS REALTOR Association Management System from BravePoint, Inc.
October 20, 2005 House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity Conducts Hearing
"Management and Oversight of the National Flood Insurance Program."
October 20, 2005 Tax reform proposal eliminates deduction of property taxes and limits size of interest on mortgage deducted
October 20, 2005 The new page-turner: Paperless real estate technology
Part 2: Paperless real estate milestones
October 19, 2005 Case studies of paperless success
Part 1: Paperless real estate milestones
October 19, 2005 First American Expands Technology Offerings to Help Lenders and Settlement Agents Streamline Closing Process
October 19, 2005 Mortgage Applications Rise on a Seasonally-Adjusted Basis
October 19, 2005 New-Home Construction Rebounds From Shock Of Hurricanes
Maintains Robust Pace In September
October 19, 2005 Stewart Title of California Names Hurley as Its New President
October 18, 2005 Electronic notary service gets the nod from California
Provides e-notarizations for electronic real estate closings
October 18, 2005 Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions Updates Integrate Broker BackOffice(TM) Pro with RE/MAX's FRAMES System
October 18, 2005 Fidelity National Title Group Inc. Assigned 'BBB-' Ratings
Ratings Put On Watch Positive
October 18, 2005 HUD streamlines FHA real estate loan process
New fast-track process aims to cut loan-processing time, costs
October 17, 2005 'Overvaluation' climbing in housing markets
32% of single-family market at risk for future price declines, report says
October 17, 2005 ALTA® Elects Board of Governors [PDF]
October 17, 2005 America's Settlement Company Adopts GATORS(R) Technology to Expand Business
October 17, 2005 Fannie Mae Addresses Hurricane-Related Mortgage Servicing and Underwriting Policies [PDF]
October 17, 2005 First American part of new Spanish real-estate network
October 14, 2005 Fidelity National Financial Announces Acquisition of Land Trust Business Assets of LaSalle Bank
October 14, 2005 First Resource Bank Announces Opening of Title Insurance Affiliate
October 14, 2005 Mortgage Rates Up Again In Freddie Mac Weekly Survey
Housing Sales Will Reach Record Levels This Year
October 14, 2005 Prado Mortage Implements Dorado/First American Technology to Increase Mortgage Approvals Among Hispanic Homebuyers
October 13, 2005 Fitch Rates Fidelity National Title Group Affirms Fidelity National Financial
October 13, 2005 MBA Releases Annual Cost Study
October 12, 2005 A.M. Best Special Report: Clouds on Horizon After Title Industry's Bright Year
October 12, 2005 HUD Releases Revised Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA) [PDF]
October 12, 2005 Mortgage Refinance Application Volume Down In Latest Survey
October 11, 2005 Fitch Comments on LandAmerica's Write-Down of Customer Intangible
October 11, 2005 Stewart Information Services Corp. Titlelogix® and Stewart Financial Services offer hand-up to title offices affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
October 10, 2005 Fidelity National Financial Completes Acquisition of the Remaining Minority Equity Stake in Kordoba
October 10, 2005 Stewart Title of Calif. breaks into home warranties
Partners with American Home Shield
October 7, 2005 Countrywide plans corporate expansion Mortgage lender grows workforce
Extends footprint into Florida
October 7, 2005 Financial Services Committee Members Introduce Comprehensive Bipartisan Consumer Data Protection Legislation
October 7, 2005 House Overwhelmingly Approves Three Hurricane Housing Relief Bills
October 7, 2005 Mortgage Rates Continue To Rise On Inflation Jitters
30-Year FRM At Highest Level In Six Months
October 7, 2005 Unemployment not as bad as expected in Katrina's wake
Economy may bounce back soon
October 6, 2005 California's Housing Affordability Index fell four points to 14 percent in August
lowest on record since 1989
October 6, 2005 George L. Argyros Appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors of The First American Corporation
October 6, 2005 Maitland title company has record month
October 5, 2005 Alleged new accounting problems won't shake Fannie's core business
Top Fed official says there's no solvency issue
October 5, 2005 Lawyers open Clipper Title Co. in Portsmouth
October 5, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Holds Steady In Latest Survey
October 5, 2005 New technology identifies mortgage fraud
BasePoint Analytics launches FraudMark
October 3, 2005 Stewart Default Solutions and MSTD - 'Back in the Black' on Default Servicing
October 3, 2005 The First American Corporation Acquires Interealty
September 30, 2005 Beach Joins REIData Inc. As Senior Vice President Of Title Plant Services
September 30, 2005 FEMA suspends some communities from NFIP for noncompliance with the floodplain requirements [PDF]
September 30, 2005 Inflation Fears Push Mortgage Rates Up For Third Week In A Row
Future Rates May Depend on September Jobs Report on Hurricane's Effects
September 29, 2005 Evan Jafa Promoted to Chief Technology Officer for The First American Corporation
September 29, 2005 First American Real Estate Solutions Acquires Minority Interest in ComplianceEase
September 28, 2005 Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28
September 28, 2005 Does Your Company Have an Emergency Evacuation Plan?
September 28, 2005 Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions Signs Enterprise Agreement with RE/MAX Greater Atlanta
September 28, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Down Last Week
September 28, 2005 Oxley, Frank Release GAO Report on Real Estate Competition
September 27, 2005 House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity Conducts a Hearing
"Licensing and Registration in the Mortgage Industry."
September 27, 2005 New-Home Sales Down In August Following Record July Surge
September 27, 2005 The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Falls To Lowest Level In Nearly Two Years
September 26, 2005 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces Final Terms, Record Date and Distribution Date for the Distribution of Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. Stock
September 26, 2005 First American Appoints George S. Livermore President Of Property Information Group
September 26, 2005 The First Three Companies Become MXCompliance Certified
September 23, 2005 FEMA Offers Assistance to NFIP Private Sector Property Insurers [PDF]
September 23, 2005 Gradual Rising Rates Will Help Cool Housing Market In The Future
2005 Still On Track To Be A Record Year For Housing Sales And Starts
September 23, 2005 Homestore debuts real estate valuation tool
'What's Your Home Worth?' available at Homestore.com
September 23, 2005 Rep. Manzullo Introduces Legislation to Reduce Taxes on Small Business, Create U.S. Jobs
September 23, 2005 Study names most 'renter-friendly' U.S. cities
Mid-sized communities dominate rankings
September 22, 2005 Economy loses strength
Consumers play key role in decline
September 21, 2005 LandAmerica Names Peter A. Kolbe Senior Vice President -- Government Affairs
September 21, 2005 Mortgage Applications Steady During Holiday Shortened Week
September 21, 2005 Online transaction system goes multilingual
Relay platform available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese
September 21, 2005 Prudential Locations settles kickback case for $48,000
HUD says Honolulu brokerage violated RESPA
September 20, 2005 First Advantage Announces New Reporting Segments
September 20, 2005 Freddie Mac exec: ARMs, interest-only loans safe
COO downplays mortgage giant's exposure
September 20, 2005 Housing Construction Falls for 2nd Month
September 20, 2005 Regina Campbell Named Vice President of Diversity Strategy for First American Real Estate Information Services, Inc.
September 19, 2005 eTitleAxis™ Allows Title Companies Greater Collaboration with Abstractors
Latest Release Packed with Customer Driven Enhancements
September 19, 2005 Fidelity National Information Services' Hansen Quality Group Adds Fraud Prevention Component to Collateral Risk Tool
September 19, 2005 First American Title Expands Hispanic Marketing Program in Phoenix
September 19, 2005 Home Builder Optimism Edges Down Further In September
September 19, 2005 Post-Katrina focus turns to home ownership
Bush's plans call for Urban Homesteading Act
September 19, 2005 Real estate foreclosure danger increases
Las Vegas area at risk
September 16, 2005 Fannie Mae Announces Additional Steps for Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts; Company to Provide 1,500 Properties for Evacuees
September 16, 2005 Fitch Affirms Ratings of Fidelity National Financial & Operating Subsidiaries
September 16, 2005 House Committee Conducts Hearing on "Emergency Housing Needs in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina."
September 16, 2005 Mortgage Rates Up For The First Time In Five Weeks
Financial Markets Waiting On Results of Upcoming Fed Meeting
September 16, 2005 Ultima Publishes 75th County on eTitleSearch.com
Professional Version Now also Available
September 15, 2005 First Advantage Corporation Acquires The credit Information Group Of First American
September 15, 2005 Freddie Mac Extends Mortgage Relief To National Guard Engaged In Hurricane Katrina Operations
Reminds Servicers to Provide SCRA Protections to Active Duty Federal Service Personnel
September 15, 2005 Freddie Mac's Multifamily Division offers 90-days Forbearance to Borrowers with Apartment Buildings Affected by Hurricane Katrina
September 15, 2005 Hurricane Katrina Information and Resources for Mortgage Industry Professionals
September 15, 2005 Residential Mortgage Foreclosures Down and Delinquencies Up Slightly, According to MBA National Delinquency Survey
September 15, 2005 Title Source Inc. Adds Two New Offices To Better Serve Michigan Clients
September 14, 2005 Fidelity National MLS Systems and Solutions to Merge with Clareity Security
Announce Joint Marketing and SAFEMLS™ Preferred Provider Agreement
September 14, 2005 Mortgage Applications Steady During Holiday Shortened Week
September 13, 2005 Katrina Victims Will Have Until Jan. 3 2006 to File and Pay Taxes
IR-2005-96, Sept. 8, 2005
September 13, 2005 New Study Takes In-Depth Look at Real Estate Flipping
First American Real Estate Solutions' Data and Analytics Reveal How Well Flippers Fared From 1999-2005
September 13, 2005 OFHEO Enters Into Consent Order With Freddie Mac
September 12, 2005 Skalka Appointed Chairman of Stewart's International Group
September 9, 2005 Hearing Scheduled to Examine the Preventing Identity Theft and Protecting Financial Information
September 9, 2005 LandAmerica to Contribute $1mm to Arizona Red Cross Hurricane Relief to Resolve Discussions With Arizona Insurance Regulators
September 9, 2005 Mortgage Rates Flat This Week
Katrina’s Destruction Will Likely Slow Economic Growth In Fourth Quarter
September 9, 2005 New foreclosed real estate drops
Inventory remains high as purchases slow
September 8, 2005 American Title Uses Clustered Storage to Consolidate Its Document Management and Deliver Property Reports via the Internet
September 8, 2005 Electronic real estate signing reaches dial-up Web users
DocuSign steps up online signing service
September 8, 2005 Justice Dept. sues NAR for antitrust
Alleges new online listings policy undercuts competition
September 7, 2005 Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. Earns Financial Stability Rating of A, Exceptional
September 6, 2005 Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac make agreement with regulator
OFHEO announces commitments
September 6, 2005 Home Prices Up Sharply In Second Quarte
Second Quarter Appreciation Up 15.0 Percent On An Annualized Basis
September 5, 2005 OFHEO Reaches Agreements With Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac On Subordinated Debt, Disclosures
September 2, 2005 Coldwell Banker settles with HUD in alleged kickback case
Company accused of giving gifts to referring agents
September 2, 2005 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of DOCX LLC
September 2, 2005 Long-term Mortgage Rates Drop To Levels Last Seen In Mid-July 2005
Rising Energy Costs Continue To Make Financial Markets Cautious
September 1, 2005 Freddie Mac earnings down 60% in first half of year
Beleaguered mortgage giant's net income falls to $1.64 billion
September 1, 2005 Largest U.S. House Price Increases In More Than 25 Years
OFHEO House Price Index Shows Annual Rise of 13.4 Percent
September 1, 2005 MBA Releases Its First Commercial Technology Survey
September 1, 2005 Pending Home Sales Index Slips, Remains High
August 31, 2005 Denver title company gifts trees to paperless agents
Linked title commitments come with free sapling
August 31, 2005 Linda M. Tessman Appointed Chairperson of Title Standards And Practices Committee of The Rhode Island Bar Association
August 31, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Down In Latest Survey
August 30, 2005 Consumer confidence rebounds
More Americans paint rosy picture of job market
August 30, 2005 Fed chief says housing boom near the end
Greenspan: Real estate bubble losing air
August 30, 2005 First American Strengthens Investor Relations Program With Promotions of Two Executives
August 29, 2005 OFHEO Finalizes Regulation on Mortgage Fraud
August 29, 2005 OFHEO Issues “Mortgage Markets And The Enterprises In 2004”
August 29, 2005 Real estate boom pumps up title insurance
The real estate windfall
August 29, 2005 Thad N. Shows Promoted To President Of First American’s Marketlinx® Solutions
August 26, 2005 Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions Releases Add-on Tool for Office Management System
August 26, 2005 Freddie Mac Survey Records Another Small Dip In Mortgage Rates This Week
Economists Continue To Forecast A Rosy Outlook For The Housing Market
August 26, 2005 Old Republic International Corporation Declares Cash Dividend on Common Stock
August 26, 2005 Property rights revolt sweeps nation
Eminent domain decision prompts California legislation
August 26, 2005 The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
August 26, 2005 Title company slapped with $1 million fine
Investors Title Co. agrees to end rebating activities
August 25, 2005 ALTA® Participates in Another HUD RESPA Roundtable
August 25, 2005 Buffalo, N.Y. Rated Most Affordable Major U.S. Housing Market
Ohio Dominates Top-10 List of Most Affordable Metros
August 25, 2005 Real estate closings go wireless
Chicago Title launches pilot for wireless remote closings
August 24, 2005 Electronic real estate loan goes to secondary market
Paperless transaction opens doors for e-mortgages
August 24, 2005 Home Resales Down From Record, Price Gains Continue to Roll
August 24, 2005 Housing market risks unraveled
Data analysis puts real estate bubble debate into perspective
August 24, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Down Slightly In Latest Survey
August 23, 2005 Capital Title Named for Second Year in FORTUNE Magazine's 2005 List of America's 100 Fastest Growing Companies
August 23, 2005 Home Resales Down From Record, Price Gains Continue to Roll
August 22, 2005 Capital Title Group Adds Industry Veteran Burton J. Rain as President of New Subsidiary
August 22, 2005 First American Acquires Certified Closing Network
Acquisition Expands Menu of Residential Relocation Products and Services
August 19, 2005 Slight Drop In Mortgage Rates Seen As A Fluctuation, Not A Trend
Fixed-Rate Mortgage Rates Still Expected To Rise Gradually Over Time
August 19, 2005 U.S. real estate prices at high risk of correction
Faltering economy could slash home values in California, Florida
August 18, 2005 Google maps make impact on a la mode real estate sites
Agents incorporate maps to enhance listings, company reports
August 17, 2005 HUD seeks more feedback on RESPA reform
Agency schedules another meeting with consumers, industry pros
August 17, 2005 Mortgage Purchase Volume Steady While Refinance Activity Decreases In Latest Survey
August 16, 2005 Marketer of 'free credit reports' settles FTC charges
Company to provide refunds to consumers
August 16, 2005 Real estate construction in July tops last year's mark
Single-family housing starts up 3% since last year
August 15, 2005 Builder Confidence Remains Strong
August 15, 2005 FinCEN Offers Guidance on Currency Reporting
August 15, 2005 First Advantage Acquires Phoenix Research Corporation
Addition Enhances Scale and Services in Risk Mitigation Segment
August 15, 2005 MBA Board Endorses the Use of Residential and Commercial eMortgages
August 15, 2005 TitleSoft Announces Money-Back Guarantee On INTELLAclose™ Software Suite
No-Risk Offer Puts Real Estate Settlement Companies At Ease
August 12, 2005 Southern California beach colony rejoices over land deal
Agreement allows homeowners to purchase land beneath homes
August 12, 2005 United General Title Insurance Company Hires Drum to Expand National Agency
August 11, 2005 Fannie Mae won't file second-quarter earnings
Shares fall on fear of stock delisting
August 11, 2005 First American and Houston Association of REALTORS® Boost Quality of MLS Data for Real Estate Professionals
Implementation of Database Integrity System Offers Increased Listing Accuracy for MLSs and Their Members
August 11, 2005 Weaver Brings Additional Industry Experience to Express Financial Services Senior Management Staff
August 10, 2005 Equity Settlement Services Continues Growth using GATORS® Title and Appraisal system
August 8, 2005 United General Title Insurance Company Expanding its Operations into North Carolina Aug. 4, 2005
August 5, 2005 Mortgage Rates Creep Up Again According To Freddie Mac Weekly Survey
August 4, 2005 First American Title Launches Hispanic Marketing Program in Central Florida
August 4, 2005 Investors Title Company Announces Second Quarter 2005 Results
August 4, 2005 Online Documents, ComplianceEase Partner to Streamline Mortgage Compliance
August 4, 2005 United General Title Insurance Company Expanding Its Operations Into North Carolina
August 3, 2005 Housing Affordability Index Down in Second Quarter, Still Favorable
August 3, 2005 Mortgage Application Volumes Steady As Long-Term Rates Increase
August 2, 2005 Cash-out refinancing activity up, Freddie Mac says
74% of Freddie's loans in second quarter were cash-outs
August 2, 2005 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces Closing of Service Link Acquisition
August 2, 2005 Pending Home Sales Index Shows More Activity at Record Levels
July 29, 2005 First American And Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Form Strategic Partnership
Lone Wolf Realty Management System Now Integrated With First American’s Transaction Manager
July 28, 2005 Senate Committee Passes S.190 - "The Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005"
July 28, 2005 TitleSoft Announces Major Update to INTELLAservices ä Solution
July 27, 2005 Data security laws coming to a state near you
Real estate industry learns how to thwart potential public relations disasters
July 27, 2005 Fidelity National 2Q Profit Falls 14%
Fidelity National Second-Quarter Profit Falls, but Beats Analyst Projections
July 27, 2005 House passes small-business health plan bill
Bill would allow small business professional's to band together for lower costs
July 27, 2005 HUD Presents PowerPoint Description of the 2004 RESPA Rule
July 27, 2005 Mortgage Refinance Applications Down; Purchase Applications Remain Steady
July 27, 2005 Stewart Title Insurance Co. to Acquire Monroe Title Insurance Corp. of Rochester, N.Y.
July 27, 2005 The First American Corporation Reports Record Results for the Second Quarter 2005
July 26, 2005 Stewart Acquires Central Title Co. of Los Alamos, N.M.
July 25, 2005 Existing-home sales break record
Activity flattens in Midwest but rises in other regions
July 25, 2005 New fiscal diet for Fannie Mae proposed
Legislator proposes portfolio-reducing rules for Fannie, Freddie
July 25, 2005 Old Republic Announces Receipt of 1988-1990 Tax Refund
July 22, 2005 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces Settlement with California Department of Insurance on Captive Reinsurance Inquiry
July 22, 2005 Fitch Concludes Settlement of Alleged Kickbacks Has No Impact on Ratings of Affected U.S. Title Insurers
July 22, 2005 Most Mortgage Rates Continue To Climb Slowly Modest Inflation Should Keep Mortgage Rates Affordable
July 22, 2005 Small businesses 'loud and clear' on RESPA reform
Second HUD meeting on improving home-buying process
July 22, 2005 Stewart's eClosingRoom(TM) Technology Transforms Home Buying Experience for Fresno, Calif., Buyers
July 20, 2005 First American And The California Department Of Insurance Reach $5 Million Settlement Concerning Captive Reinsurance Agreements
July 20, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Up Slightly In Latest Survey
July 20, 2005 RESPA Discussion Forum
Resources for you on the issue of RESPA Reform.
July 19, 2005 Adobe and TitleVest Team to Create Industry-Best Solution For Generating Real Estate Forms
Launch Set for Fall 2005
July 19, 2005 Fitch Issues Report On Title Insurance Industry's Risk Adjusted Capital Position
July 19, 2005 Title insurers slapped with regulator questions
Colorado investigation of 50 companies continues
July 18, 2005 Builder confidence wanes in real estate market
Index sags in Midwest but remains strong in other regions
July 18, 2005 Fitch Issues Report On Title Insurance Industry's Risk Adjusted Capital Position
July 18, 2005 Nationwide Appraisal and Title to use GATORS® Title and Appraisal System
July 18, 2005 Title insurance executive pleads guilty in $70 million scam
Looting operation caused company's collapse
July 15, 2005 Most Mortgage Rates Continue To Climb Slowly Modest Inflation Should Keep Mortgage Rates Affordable
July 14, 2005 ALTA® Participates in HUD RESPA Roundtable [PDF]
July 14, 2005 ALTA® Provides Input to HUD on RESPA Reform
July 14, 2005 CapTech Financial Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Your Title Choice
July 14, 2005 Fidelity National Title Insurance Company and FNF Acquires the Assets of A New York Title Insurance Agency
July 14, 2005 First American settles kickback probe for $680,000
Title insurer accused of sham business partnerships
July 14, 2005 Introductory Comments of Mark A. Bilbrey, Warranty Title and Abstract Co. Of El Reno, Oklahoma, On Behalf of the American Land Title Association® At the Hud Roundtable on Respa
July 14, 2005 IRS Finalize Rule for Return of Property to Taxpayers in Certain Cases [PDF]
July 14, 2005 Senate Committee Conducts Hearing on Treasury Department’s Report to Congress Regarding The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002
July 13, 2005 ARM Application Volume Declines During Holiday-Shortened Week
July 13, 2005 Capital Title names Walker COO
July 13, 2005 HUD Settles Case Against Tennessee Title Company Over Violations Of Mortgage Rules
First American accused of paying kickbacks to sham businesses
July 13, 2005 Riskiest real estate markets in U.S. pinpointed
Boston, L.A., San Francisco top list
July 13, 2005 Second Circuit affirms OCC’s regulations preempt application of certain state laws to national bank operating subsidiaries [PDF]
July 12, 2005 House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity Hearing entitled "Flood Map Modernization and the Future of the National Flood Insurance Program."
July 12, 2005 HUD hosts first RESPA reform talk
Roundtable discussion planned for Thursday
July 12, 2005 MBA Releases Long-Term Economic Forecast
July 12, 2005 New Ellie Mae tool speeds up real estate loans
Users of Calyx Point can now use Ellie's ePASS
July 11, 2005 Fidelity National Financial Division Completes Pilot for Web-Based Closing Solution and Launches Nationwide
July 8, 2005 Long- And Short-term Mortgage Rates Rise This Week
Housing Outlook Continues To Look Rosy
July 8, 2005 Michigan title co. to pay $150,000 in HUD settlement
Co. allegedly involved in kickbacks with real estate brokers
July 8, 2005 Stewart Acquires North Bay Title Co. of Santa Rosa, Calif.
July 7, 2005 Jury dings Fidelity National Title $5.8 million
Officer allegedly told builders to 'walk away'
July 6, 2005 Anatomy of a real estate title search
Industry under scrutiny in wake of nationwide investigations
July 6, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Up 9.6 Percent In Latest Survey
July 6, 2005 Pending Home Sales Index Eases but Historically High
July 5, 2005 Fidelity application to increase cross-sell capabilities
Provides real-time customer relationship management
July 3, 2005 ALTA® Action on SMART Legislation (State Based Insurance Regulation)
July 1, 2005 Low Inflation Threat Allows Long-term Mortgage Rates To Drift Even Lower This Week
Short-Term Expected To Rise As Fed Acts To Keep Inflation At Bay
July 1, 2005 Probe of real estate partnerships charges ahead
50 title insurers under investigation in Colorado
July 1, 2005 Probe of real estate partnerships charges ahead
50 title insurers under investigation in Colorado
June 30, 2005 A.M. Best Downgrades Financial Strength and Debt Ratings of First American Assigns Issuer Credit and Debt Ratings
June 30, 2005 Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity Hearing entitled "H.R. 3043, The Zero Downpayment Pilot Program Act of 2005."
June 30, 2005 US Department of Treasury Issues Report on The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act - June 30, 2005 [PDF]
June 29, 2005 ARM Share of Applications Continues Recent Decline
June 29, 2005 Colorado title company to pay $10,000 in probe
Insurer accused of paying for business referrals
June 29, 2005 Fidelity launches Spanish-language real estate guide
Company pursues several Hispanic initiatives
June 29, 2005 The Appraisal Institute And MISMO Form An Alliance
June 28, 2005 CapTech Financial Completes Acquisition of National Security Title
June 28, 2005 Congress Clears Do not Fax Bill [PDF]
June 28, 2005 HUD charges ahead on simplifying home-buying process
Forums for feedback on RESPA reform begin in July
June 28, 2005 MBA Releases its 2005 Technology Study Highlights
June 28, 2005 Stewart Realty Solutions Announces New Pricing Plan for Its SureClose(R) Online Transaction Management System
June 27, 2005 First American Real Estate Solutions and BasePoint Analytics Announce Strategic Partnership
Alliance Provides Mortgage Lenders With Customizable Portfolio of Fraud Solutions and Services
June 27, 2005 HUD to take a fresh look at improving the mortgage settlement process
Unveils new RESPA Website
June 27, 2005 New Jersey passes tough anti-identity-theft bill
Governor expected to sign legislation
June 25, 2005 ALTA® Submits Comments to Sen. Shelby on Interest on Business Checking [PDF]
June 25, 2005 HUD to leak RESPA reform plans
Secretary will unveil details next week
June 24, 2005 A.M. Best Affirms Financial Strength Rating of Old Republic Title Insurance Group; Assigns Issuer Credit Ratings
June 24, 2005 Housing bubble: Word on the street
Real estate market will slow, but not right away, most say
June 24, 2005 Long- And Short-term Mortgage Rates Take Back Advances Of Last Week
June 24, 2005 Supreme Court Decision: KELO ET AL. v. CITY OF NEW LONDON ET AL. [PDF]
June 23, 2005 Cities can seize homes, Supreme Court rules
Eminent domain case ends in loss for property owners
June 23, 2005 Existing-home sales hit record in May
Home prices up 12.5 percent in past year
June 23, 2005 Supreme Court Rules Cities May Seize Homes
Washington Post
June 22, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Down 11.3 Percent In Latest Survey
June 22, 2005 Stewart Title Guaranty Promotes Houghton to National Independent Title Agency Director
June 22, 2005 Title company to Wisconsin regulators: Do your job
Lawsuit alleges inaction on so-called title insurance kickbacks
June 21, 2005 Residential Mortgage Delinquencies and Foreclosures Down, According to MBA National Delinquency Survey
June 20, 2005 Disposing of Consumer Report Information? New FTC Rule Tells How
June 20, 2005 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Service Link, L.P.
June 20, 2005 Land Title Industry Remains Strong in First Quarter 2005
June 20, 2005 National banking regulator sues N.Y. Attorney General
Seeks to block state from interfering with fair lending exam
June 20, 2005 Stewart Acquires Minority Interest in Stewart Title of the Black Hills Inc. of Deadwood, Spearfish and Belle Fourche, S.D.
June 17, 2005 Crackdown on real estate loan servicing fraud
Illegal home loan fees part of larger scam
June 17, 2005 Greenspan's comments trigger jump in real estate rates
30-year fixed hits 5.63% in Freddie Mac survey
June 17, 2005 Mortgage Rates Rise This Week, But Remain Lower Than Last Year's Annual Average
June 16, 2005 FTC Testifies on Data Security and Identity Theft
June 16, 2005 FTC urges Congress to step up identity theft protections
Touts cross-border fraud legislation
June 16, 2005 House Subcommittee Conducts Hearing on "SMART Insurance Reform." for June 16
June 16, 2005 Housing starts rise slightly in May
Building permits down from last year
June 16, 2005 Patrick E. McLaughlin Named President of First American's National Default Title Services Group
June 15, 2005 Freddie Mac Mandates 90-day Forbearance To Help Returning Service Personnel Avoid Foreclosures
June 15, 2005 OFHEO Releases 2005 Annual Report to Congress
June 15, 2005 Purchase Activity at Record High Refinance Volume Jumps In Latest Application Survey
June 15, 2005 U.S. cities push for real estate rebirth
National groups join together to assist transformation
June 14, 2005 Dozen indicted in Illinois real estate loan fraud
HUD fraud alleged
June 14, 2005 Freddie Mac Mandates 90-day Forbearance To Help Returning Service Personnel Avoid Foreclosures
June 14, 2005 Housing report fires warning on creative financing
Interest-only and adjustable loans add risk to markets
June 14, 2005 LandAmerica Names Daniel B. Maidlow Vice President and Counsel
June 14, 2005 Real estate data meets online mapping
OnBoard LLC selects MapInfo to power Neighborhood Navigator
June 14, 2005 Roger S. Hull Promoted to Executive Vice President for The First American Corporation
June 13, 2005 Fed 'experimenting' with mortgage data conclusions
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act: The real deal
June 13, 2005 Real estate loan closing processes get fuller automation
RealEC upgrades its suite of software tools
June 10, 2005 30-year Mortgage Rate Reaches A 14-month Low According To Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey
June 10, 2005 Greenspan warns of ARMs danger
Liberal mortgages fuel chance of price decline, Fed chief says
June 9, 2005 Electronic real estate settlement technology debuts
Ocwen's Web-based system automates selection of products Wednesday, June 08, 2005
June 9, 2005 Fidelity National Financial Division Launches Pre-foreclosed Property Listings
June 9, 2005 Greenspan: Economy on solid ground
Comments suggest interest rates may continue to rise
June 8, 2005 ALTA® Submits Comments to House Committee on Predatory Lending [PDF]
June 8, 2005 Colorado title company agrees to stop alleged kickbacks
Owner to meet with Insurance Division today
June 8, 2005 Colorado title company agrees to stop alleged kickbacks
Owner to meet with Insurance Division today
June 8, 2005 Hawaii probes real estate title insurers
Official says insurance companies cooperating
June 8, 2005 New foreclosed real estate dips
Foreclosure properties on market down 17% in May
June 8, 2005 Refinance Share Up In Latest Mortgage Applications Survey
June 7, 2005 MBA Releases Mold White Paper
June 6, 2005 Data Tree Adds Abstractor Services And Batch Retrieval To Docedge.com
June 6, 2005 Fidelity debuts real estate title search tool
Product rolls out in California first
June 6, 2005 Mudd pledges to change Fannie Mae's culture
Former interim CEO, now permanent, will hire ethics officer
June 3, 2005 Long-term Mortgage Rates Drop For The Ninth Week Out Of The Last Ten
Housing Remains Strong Part Of The National Economy
June 3, 2005 Mapping service taps Phoenix real estate market
Products used by Realtors, builders, title cos.
June 3, 2005 Missouri insurance department tries to forestall title insurer closings
State forum identifies red flags
June 2, 2005 Another Texas county adopts paperless real estate closing system
Landata technology aims to streamline recording process
June 2, 2005 Daniel Mudd becomes Fannie Mae CEO Interim CEO selected by board
June 2, 2005 Federal bank official hints at possible end to interest-rate hikes
But Dallas Fed head still concerned about inflation
June 2, 2005 Housing Market Still Going Strong
First Quarter Appreciation Up 9.6 Percent On An Annualized Basis
June 1, 2005 Consumer confidence bounces back
More jobs, higher incomes on the horizon
June 1, 2005 Fidelity National Information Services' Property Insight Division Launches Web Application for Title Research
June 1, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Down Slightly Led By Decrease In Purchase Applications
June 1, 2005 Real estate kickback probe launches in Colorado
Insurance Division investigates Horizons Title, RE/MAX brokerage
May 31, 2005 Fidelity National Financial's LSI Flood Services Launches Online Flood Map Tool
May 31, 2005 First American alliance promotes African-American home ownership
Team provides technology, training for brokers
May 27, 2005 Continuing Low Rates Push April Home Sales To All Time Record High Levels
Housing Remains Strong Part Of The National Economy
May 27, 2005 Real estate foreclosure rates soar in Sunbelt
Texas, Florida account for one-third of nation's activity
May 26, 2005 ALTA® Comments on SMART Act Discussion Draft Title XVI: Creating Competitive Insurance Markets [PDF]
May 26, 2005 Financial Services Committee Votes to Create Strong Regulator for the Secondary Mortgage Markets
May 26, 2005 New-Home Sales Set Another Record Pace In April
May 25, 2005 A.M. Best Downgrades Rating of Fidelity National Financial and Its Title Companies
May 25, 2005 Capital Title Group Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
May 25, 2005 First Advantage Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement to Purchase First American's Credit Information Group
May 25, 2005 House Overwhelmingly Approves Kelly’s Business Checking Bill
May 25, 2005 Mortgage Refinance Application Volume Up In Latest Survey
May 25, 2005 Stewart Acquires Moritz Title Co. Grand County of Fraser, Colo.
May 24, 2005 Fidelity Information Services and eOriginal to Offer Electronic Contracting Products and Services
May 24, 2005 First American Real Estate Solutions Study Identifies Consumer-Friendly Mortgage Lending Opportunities
May 24, 2005 House Subcommittees Conduct Joint Hearing on "Legislative Solutions to Abusive Mortgage Lending Practices"
May 23, 2005 Congress to probe subprime real estate loan fraud
House Subcommittees focus on predatory lending
May 23, 2005 Ronald R. Maudsley Joins United General as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
May 20, 2005 ALTA® Comments on SMART Act Discussion Draft Title II: Market Conduct, and Title XII: Miscellaneous Insurance [PDF]
May 20, 2005 First American Corp. Doubles Share Repurchase Plan to $200 Million
May 20, 2005 Freddie Mac Weekly Survey Reports Long-term Mortgage Rates Lowest Since February
April Housing Sales Figures Expected To Be Brisk
May 20, 2005 Greenspan Builds Case Vs. Fannie, Freddie
Greenspan Builds Case for Limiting Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Holdings, Says It Won't Hurt Housing
May 20, 2005 Investors Title Company Declares Quarterly Dividend
May 20, 2005 Senator to hold hearing on title insurance
Stewart Title to testify at Wisconsin meeting
May 20, 2005 Young Buyers Are Setting Trends In The New-Home Marketplace, Say Census And NAHB Data
May 19, 2005 ALTA® Comments on SMART Act Discussion Draft Title IV: Producer Licensing [PDF]
May 19, 2005 Fannie Mae names new officers in finance division
Mortgage financier moves forward with reorganization plan
May 19, 2005 First American Announces Increase in Stock Repurchase Program and Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
Board Authorizes Increase From $100 Million to $200 Million in FAF Stock
May 19, 2005 OFHEO Classifies Fannie Mae As Significantly Undercapitalized For Fourth Quarter 2004 And Adequately Capitalized For First Quarter 2005
May 19, 2005 Real estate alliance debuts appraisal service
First Lenders Data teams with Realink Corp.
May 19, 2005 RESPA reformer leaves HUD
Attorney moves to Federal Housing Finance Board
May 18, 2005 Court upholds ruling against real estate flippers
Sellers, lenders, appraisers liable to pay restitution, penalties
May 18, 2005 Fitch Places Fidelity National Financial on Rating Watch Negative
May 18, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Down 10.5 Percent in Latest MBA Survey
May 18, 2005 Real estate data service enters Florida
PropertyInfo.com includes tax records, liens
May 17, 2005 Builder Confidence Stays Strong And Steady In May
May 17, 2005 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces a Strategic Restructuring
Plan to Distribute 17.5% of its Title Insurance Operations to its Existing Stockholders
May 17, 2005 MISMO XML Compliance Launched
May 16, 2005 Fitch Affirms Old Republic Title Group's 'AA-' IFS Ratings
May 16, 2005 Stewart transforms the home-buying experience with successful electronic closing
May 13, 2005 Freddie Mac Announces Resolution of REIT Dividend Tax Issue
May 13, 2005 FTC Seeks Comment on Definitions and Substantive Provisions Under the CAN-SPAM Act
May 13, 2005 Mortgage Rates Stay Below Six Percent For Sixth Consecutive Week
May 13, 2005 Old Republic Boosts Quarterly Dividend by 31 Percent to 17 Cents
May 12, 2005 Download the full Bankruptcy Bill [PDF]
May 12, 2005 First Quarter State Existing-home Sales In Record Territory
May 12, 2005 Fitch Affirms Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Company At 'A-'
May 12, 2005 House Report 109-31 (S.256)
May 12, 2005 Old Republic Announces Management Additions and Promotions
Forms Corporate Office of the Chief Executive Officer
May 11, 2005 ALTA® Comments on SMART Act Discussion Draft Title VI: Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance, and Title VII: Personal Lines of Property and Casualty Insurance [PDF]
May 11, 2005 Antitrust victims: consumers, innovators, traditional industry suffer
Behind the charges of real estate antitrust
May 11, 2005 How your Title Insurance Dollar is Divided Up [PDF]
May 11, 2005 State withdraws bill to curb real estate partnerships
Insurance commissioner says further examination needed
May 11, 2005 Stewart Realty Solutions Adds Espy as Vice President of Enterprise Business Development
May 10, 2005 Real estate industry poised for change
Perspective: Behind the charges of real estate antitrust
May 10, 2005 REIData Inc. adds Rush as its new president and CEO
May 10, 2005 Trustbusters surround industry
News analysis: Behind the charges of real estate antitrust
May 9, 2005 DOJ to sue NAR for antitrust
Federal agency eyes group's policy for online listings display
May 9, 2005 Investors Title Company Announces First Quarter 2005 Results
May 6, 2005 Fair Isaac launches fraud detection system
Falcon One targets all types of fraud and identity theft
May 6, 2005 Fannie Mae to employees: Stay off Wall Street
Employees reportedly barred from buying, selling stock
May 6, 2005 Georgia anti-real-estate-fraud bill becomes law
Residential loan fraud defined as 'racketeering'
May 6, 2005 Long-term Mortgage Rates Slip Lower Again For The Fifth Consecutive Week
Share Of Applications For Refinance Remains Strong
May 5, 2005 Adjustable real estate loan activity soars
Borrowers combat affordability issues
May 5, 2005 Arizona launches real estate title insurance investigation
Follows in footsteps of Colorado, other states
May 5, 2005 Real estate sticker shock hits corporate transferees
Employers offer new relocation incentives
May 4, 2005 Fidelity updates MLS system
Better document storage, photo management among the features
May 4, 2005 Mortgage Application Activity Holds Steady In Latest Survey
May 4, 2005 Real estate loan fraud 'pervasive and growing'
MBA panelists highlight ways to fight it
May 4, 2005 U.S. Real Estate Booms Grow Two-Thirds
May 3, 2005 Electronic real estate loan automation improved
Developer's guide aims to streamline loan processing
May 3, 2005 LandAmerica Names Richard P. Gonzalez Senior Vice President – Chief Information Officer
May 3, 2005 Number Of America’s Working Families Spending More Than Half Their Income On Housing Grows 76 Percent, New Study Finds
May 2, 2005 Pending Home Sales Index Holds at High Level
May 1, 2005 California title insurance anti-kickback bill passes committee
Bill targeting illegal referral fees clears first hurdle
April 29, 2005 Congresswoman Tubbs Jones Reintroduces Predatory Lending Legislation
April 29, 2005 Ex-Homestore execs Wolff and Tafeen charged by SEC
Criminal and civil charges filed
April 29, 2005 First American Helps Bridge The Homeownership Gap With New, Nontraditional Credit Score For Under-served Communities
April 29, 2005 Full story on ex-Homestore execs' criminal indictment
Wolff and Tafeen each face 185 years in federal prison
April 29, 2005 Industry reacts to DOJ charges against ex-Homestore execs
Federal indictment seen as a positive for the company
April 29, 2005 LandAmerica Announces Quarterly Dividend
April 29, 2005 NAIC’s Release the Team Findings Review of the SMART Act [PDF]
April 29, 2005 Once Again Mortgage Rates Ease Further In Freddie Mac Weekly Survey
Inflation Thought To Be Less Of A Threat At Present
April 29, 2005 Spiraling Housing Costs Hurting Americans
April 29, 2005 The Homestore white-collar scandal
Final shoe drops with Tafeen and Wolff indictments
April 28, 2005 Fidelity Information Services Announces Several Key Wins, Enhancements
April 28, 2005 First American Profit Leaps 44 Percent
First American First-Quarter Earnings Jump 44 Percent, Outpacing Wall Street Forecasts
April 28, 2005 LandAmerica Announces First Quarter Results
April 28, 2005 Old Republic Reports Double-Digit Earnings Growth for First Quarter
April 28, 2005 Stewart Announces First Quarter Earnings
April 27, 2005 Arizona First State to Enact Important New Law That Allows the Electronic Filing of Real Estate Records
April 27, 2005 First American CREDCO Announces Free Fraud Protection for Mortgage Customers
April 27, 2005 First American Profit Leaps 44 Percent
First American First-Quarter Earnings Jump 44 Percent, Outpacing Wall Street Forecasts
April 27, 2005 Home Sales Market Stays Hot
National Housing Market Stays Hot Despite Predictions That Sales Would Slow in 2005
April 27, 2005 House Committee Approves Interest on Business Checking
H.R. 1224, the Business Checking Freedom Act of 2005
April 27, 2005 HUD Raises Fines For Lenders Who Fail To Assist Troubled Borrowers
April 27, 2005 Mortgage Refinance Activity Up 9.8 Percent In Latest Weekly Survey
April 26, 2005 Capital Title Group Reports a Sharp Increase in Operating Results for the 1st Quarter 2005
Earnings Rose 620% and Revenue Advances 59% in 2005 Compared to 2004
April 26, 2005 Consumer confidence tumbles
Fewer Americans expect growth in economy, incomes
April 26, 2005 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2005 EPS of $2.51
April 26, 2005 New-Home Sales Break All Previous Records in March
April 25, 2005 Arizona First State to Enact Important New Law That Allows the Electronic Filing of Real Estate Records
April 25, 2005 Existing-Home Sales Rise in March to Third Highest Pace on Record
April 25, 2005 HUD chief promises to seek industry input on RESPA reform
Tells MBA it 'makes sense' to delineate mortgage markets
April 25, 2005 Missouri title insurance agency closes, $1 million gone
Investigation launches after owner's disappearance
April 22, 2005 ALTA® Comments on Discussion Draft of the State Modernization and Regulatory Transparency Act (SMART Act) [PDF]
April 22, 2005 ALTA® Comments On Smart Act Discussion Draft Title IX: Reinsurance [PDF]
April 22, 2005 Mortgage Rates Fall Again This Week But Its Too Soon To See A Trend
Lower Mortgage Rates Should Continue To Keep Housing Industry Vibrant
April 22, 2005 SMART Act Discussion Draft
April 21, 2005 AmeriDream partners with First American
Companies extend home buyer education program nationwide
April 21, 2005 Mortgage Companies Say They're on Track CEOs of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Tell Congress That Mortgage Companies Are on Right Course
April 21, 2005 President Bush Signs Bankruptcy Bill
April 21, 2005 Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Concludes Three Days of Hearing on Regulatory Reform of the Housing Government-Sponsored Enterprises
April 21, 2005 Senator calls for curbs on real estate affiliated business arrangements
Bill would limit title insurers' affiliated referrals to 60%
April 20, 2005 Builders Slow Pace Of Housing Starts In March Following Previous Month's Record High
April 20, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Down Slightly In Latest Survey
April 20, 2005 NCCUSL Uniform Residential Mortgage Satisfaction Act (UMSA)
(PowerPoint Presentation)
April 20, 2005 Overview of Key Provisions of the NCCUSL Uniform Residential Mortgage Satisfaction Act [PDF]
April 20, 2005 Stewart Title of California fined $750,000 for alleged kickbacks
Insurance commissioner says company gave illegal inducements
April 20, 2005 Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Hearing entitled "Implementation of the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act."
April 19, 2005 Colorado insurance commissioner confirms new title probe
Denver-based company closed last week, now under investigation
April 19, 2005 Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions Announces New Leadership
April 19, 2005 Mortgage bankers tap Congress for real estate finance reform
Trade group wants higher FHA loan limits, extended terrorism reinsurance
April 18, 2005 Another Fannie Mae executive leaves
Real estate loan giant's VP of law and policy departs
April 18, 2005 Builders Remain Largely Upbeat In April
April 18, 2005 First American Completes Acquisition Of Mortgage Analytics Provider Loanperformance
April 16, 2005 Hall Settlement Systems Announces Availability of eTitleAxis™ 5.0
April 15, 2005 ALTA® Convenes First-Ever Small Agents & Abstracters Forum
April 15, 2005 First American Acquires Experian Real Estate Services
April 15, 2005 First American Title Promotes Pablo Wong to Vice President-Emerging Markets
April 15, 2005 Long-term Mortgage Rates Take A Dip In Freddie Mac Weekly Survey
One-Year Arm Rises, While Five-Year ARM Eases Slightly
April 15, 2005 President to nominate Mr. Montgomery as FHA Commissioner
April 15, 2005 Real Estate Title Company Investigated
April 15, 2005 REIData Unveils PropertyInfo.com Web Portal With Access to Inclusive Property Information and Integrated Tools
April 14, 2005 Bankruptcy Bill Awaits President Signature
April 14, 2005 Congress to probe oversight of flood insurance program
House Subcommittee to address 'administrative problems'
April 14, 2005 Mortgage giants are distrusted by GOP
April 14, 2005 Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to Conduct Three Days of Hearings on "Regulatory Reform of the Housing Government-Sponsored Enterprises"
April 13, 2005 CapTech Financial Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire National Security Title
April 13, 2005 Housing groups back home-ownership tax credit bill
Legislation aims to boost housing funds
April 13, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Up 6.1 Percent
April 13, 2005 Stewart Priority Resources Is New Name for SMI Statewide Title Division
April 12, 2005 Home Sales to Soften With Firm Price Appreciation
April 12, 2005 Stewart Acquires Advance Homestead Title of Ocala, Florida
April 12, 2005 The First American Corporation Promotes Martin Wool To President Of Specialty Insurance Segment
April 11, 2005 Fidelity National Financial's LSI Division Introduces New Appraisal Network Management Solution for Lenders
April 11, 2005 Fitch Assigns 'AA' IFS Rating to Old Republic's Primary P&C Companies; Affirms Debt Rating
April 8, 2005 Attorney General gets tough on real estate fraud
Asks court to reinstate charges in Poconos fraud ring
April 8, 2005 Centex Names Tim Bartosh CEO of Mortgage, Title & Insurance Group
April 8, 2005 Fidelity Information Services Forms Partnership for Electronic Document Solution
April 8, 2005 Mortgage Rates Drop For The First Time In Seven Weeks
Both Long- And Short-Term Rates Slip
April 7, 2005 Committee to Hear Administration’s Views on GSE Reform
April 7, 2005 Fannie Mae employees falsified signatures, regulator says
Falcon tells Congress of 'significant new accounting problems'
April 7, 2005 House Advances Three Bipartisan Bills
April 7, 2005 Midland Title Companies Re-Branded as First American Title
April 7, 2005 Paperless real estate transactions land in Massachusetts
State trade group partners with software provider
April 6, 2005 ALTA® Comments on Discussion Draft of SMART Act Title III [PDF]
April 6, 2005 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces Repurchase of 2.25 Million Shares Of Common Stock
April 6, 2005 LandAmerica Strengthens Indiana Presence With Acquisition of Century Title Services Companies
April 6, 2005 Lawmakers Push for More Lending Oversight
Lawmakers Push for More Oversight Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac in Wake of Accounting Scandals
April 6, 2005 Optional Federal Charter Synthesis Bill -- Draft 1 [PDF]
April 6, 2005 Optional Federal Charter Synthesis Bill -- Draft 2 [PDF]
April 6, 2005 Optional Federal Charter Synthesis Bill -- Draft 2 [PDF]
April 6, 2005 Search is on for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac regulator
OFHEO head resigns
April 6, 2005 SMART Act Review Schedule [PDF]
April 6, 2005 State Modernization and Regulatory Transparency Act
(Text of Discussion Draft Legislation)
April 6, 2005 State Modernization and Regulatory Transparency Act (Summary by Section)
April 6, 2005 Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises Conduct Hearing
"Additional Accounting and Management Failures at Fannie Mae-OFHEO’s Efforts to Ensure Safe and Sound Operations."
April 5, 2005 Fidelity adds map searching to BuyBankHomes.com
Users can start search broad then zoom into local areas
April 5, 2005 First American to Acquire LoanPerformance The Nation's Premier Provider of Mortgage Analytics
April 5, 2005 GSE Reform Bill Introduced by Representative Oxley
April 5, 2005 MEDIA STATEMENT: Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi’s Statement Concerning Monday’s Hearing Into Illegal Kickbacks In The Title Insurance Industry [PDF]
April 5, 2005 OFHEO Announces Final Enhanced Corporate Governance Regulation
April 5, 2005 Pending Home Sales Index Rises
April 5, 2005 Regulators probing Fannie Mae's trusts
Real estate lending giant's trusts under scrutiny
April 5, 2005 Title insurance execs testify at California hearing
LandAmerica, Fidelity appear before insurance commissioner
April 4, 2005 MEDIA STATEMENT: Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi’s Opening Statement During His Investigatory Hearing Into Illegal Kickbacks In The Title Insurance Industry [PDF]
April 1, 2005 Feds investigate possible RESPA violations in Wisconsin
Title insurance program under scrutiny
April 1, 2005 Freddie Mac Industry Letter Revises Appraisal Report Forms
April 1, 2005 Guide for e-mortgage virtual warehouses debuts
MISMO releases eVaulting guide
April 1, 2005 HUD Flooded with Comment About Proposed RESPA Regulations
April 1, 2005 Mortgage Rates Continue Their Trek Upward In Latest Freddie Mac Survey
March 31, 2005 Capital Title Group's Stock Listing Moves to The NASDAQ National Market
March 31, 2005 Ellie Mae makes way in paperless real estate
Brokers can compile paper files in electronic form
March 31, 2005 Fannie Mae streamlines real estate lending guidelines for condos
Changes are intended to facilitate affordable financing for first-time buyers
March 31, 2005 Freddie Mac Reports 2004 Financial Results
Fair Value of Net Assets Grows; Company Maintains Strong Capital Surplus
March 31, 2005 Making a case for outsourcing to India
Mortgage offshoring reduces costs, not U.S. jobs, panelists say
March 31, 2005 Monroe Title picks Maureen Lamb
March 31, 2005 OFHEO Finds Freddie Mac Adequately Capitalized [PDF]
March 30, 2005 ARM Share of Mortgage Applications Reaches Record High
March 30, 2005 California Decision Enjoining Radian [PDF]
March 30, 2005 HUD supercharges RESPA enforcement
Department triples enforcement staff, doubles budget
March 29, 2005 Consumer Confidence Index Dips In March
March 29, 2005 Low Mortgage Rates Keep Title Industry Rolling
March 29, 2005 Low Mortgage Rates Keep Title Industry Rolling [PDF]
March 28, 2005 Court rules on FTC charges in refinance scam
Colorado mortgage broker ordered to pay back consumers
March 28, 2005 Fannie Mae Downgraded to B+ from A- for bank financial strength as new accounting issues identified;
Aaa affirmed for senior unsecured debt
March 28, 2005 South Carolina amends real estate rebate law
Proposed change will allow some in-state rebates
March 28, 2005 Technology helps sniff out real estate fraud
First American Real Estate launches Web-based LoanIQ
March 24, 2005 County recording made easier
Landata e-Recording System partners with online pay service
March 24, 2005 New technology wards off predatory real estate loans
March 23, 2005 Drop In Refinance Activity Leads Decline In Mortgage Application Volume
March 23, 2005 Existing-Home Sales Slip in February
March 23, 2005 First Advantage Signs Letter Of Intent To Acquire First American Credit Information Group
March 23, 2005 First American Launches World's Largest Hispanic Real Estate and Financial Services Center on MSN
March 23, 2005 Industry defends affiliated business arrangements
Trade group says partnerships save consumers time, money
March 23, 2005 Reps. Oxley and Frank Request GAO Prepare an Analysis of Real Estate Competition
March 22, 2005 Fannie Mae weighs candidates for chief executive
Former New York Fed president considered, sources say
March 22, 2005 Financial Title Company Partners With Valocity for Valuation Solutions Lenders Gain Instant, Nationwide Appraisal Coverage
March 22, 2005 HUD Announces Settlements In Kickback Scheme Involving Oklahoma Real Estate Agents, Home Builders, And Title Companies
Real estate agents, home builders received payments for steering customers to affiliated title companies
March 22, 2005 Pennsylvania Releases Report On Statewide Mortgage Foreclosures [PDF]
March 22, 2005 RamQuest Software, Inc. forms a strategic partnership with LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
March 18, 2005 Alleged Florida real estate scam uses dead people
Property thought to be stolen through forged signatures
March 18, 2005 Committee Approves Bill to Give Uninsured Working Families Access to Affordable Health Care
March 18, 2005 Expansion brings Michigan into Kasparnet’s title-search fold
March 18, 2005 Long Term Mortgage Rates At Seven-month High According To Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey
Five Year ARM Rises As One Year ARM Slips
March 18, 2005 Residential Mortgage Delinquencies and Foreclosures Down From Last Year, According to MBA National Delinquency Survey
March 18, 2005 Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Schedules Two Days of Hearings on “Regulatory Reform of GSEs"
March 17, 2005 First American Title Insurance Company Introduces New Rate Plan For Refinance Transactions
Single-Rate Title and Escrow Product Simplifies and Reduces Cost of Refinance Transactions
March 17, 2005 Housing Starts Peak Again In February
March 17, 2005 Reforms to federal real estate rules underway
RESPA reforms in progress, official says
March 16, 2005 Foreclosure trouble brewing in some markets
High level of personal bankruptcies often precedes home loss
March 16, 2005 LandAmerica Names Lloyd Osgood Senior Vice President – Corporate Communications
March 16, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Increases; ARM Application Volume Up 9.6 Percent in Latest Survey
March 15, 2005 Congressmen Ney and Kanjorski Introduce the "Responsible Lending Act"
March 15, 2005 Major mortgage lender sues for millions in real estate fraud
ABN AMRO Mortgage group brings suit in Indiana
March 15, 2005 RamQuest Software, LandAmerica Financial Group and Old Republic National Title Insurance Form Strategic Partnership
March 14, 2005 Bankruptcy Bill Passed by Senate
March 14, 2005 Fannie Mae: No stock options for top execs
Mortgage giant reduces bennies for its officials
March 14, 2005 Home Sales to Stay in Record Territory
March 14, 2005 Kasparnet TSR Launch Focuses on Title Agents
March 11, 2005 Bill could curb bankruptcy abuses by renters, homeowners
Builders, lenders support U.S. Senate's passage of legislation
March 11, 2005 Freddie Mac Survey Finds Another Week Of Upward Drifting Mortgage Rates
Both Long- And Short-Term Rates Experience A Rise
March 11, 2005 Legislation would step up predatory lending protections
Democrats introduce federal bill
March 11, 2005 Real estate bubble adds more suds
Reports notes similarities between housing and Internet boom days
March 10, 2005 California issues 9 more subpoenas in title insurance probe
RE/MAX, KB Home, Wells Fargo among list of companies
March 10, 2005 Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. Closes its Recapitalization Plan and the Minority Equity Interest Sale to Thomas H. Lee Partners and Texas Pacific Group
March 10, 2005 House Subcommittee Hearing entitled "Due Diligence in Mortgage Repurchases and Fannie Mae: The First Beneficial Case." March 10, 2005
March 10, 2005 Landata Systems, Inc. Announces New Positions, Promotions
March 9, 2005 Fannie Mae Agrees to Put in New Controls
Fannie Mae Agrees in Second Deal With Regulators to Put in New Accounting Controls
March 9, 2005 House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises Hearing entitled "GSE Reform and the Federal Home Loan Bank System." March 09, 2005
March 9, 2005 Investors Title Company Declares Quarterly Dividend www
March 9, 2005 Old Republic International Corporation Raises Cash Dividend on Common Stock
March 9, 2005 Rise in Purchase Application Volume Offsets Decline in Refinance Application Volume
March 9, 2005 Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises Conducts Hearing
"GSE Reform and the Federal Home Loan Bank System."
March 8, 2005 Statement from Stephen B. Ashley, Chairman of the Board, Fannie Mae
March 7, 2005 Mortgage company settles privacy violation charges
FTC alleged Nationwide didn't safeguard customer names, SSNs
March 7, 2005 NAR Launches New Leading Indicator For The Housing Market
March 7, 2005 State orders cease-and-desist against three title insurers
Colorado names LandAmerica subsidiaries
March 7, 2005 Wells Fargo, Citibank under investigation in alleged kickback schemes
Banks deny involvement in fee-splitting arrangements
March 4, 2005 Bankruptcy Bill Considered by the Senate this week.
March 4, 2005 Fannie Mae faces more huge losses
Mortgage giant's losses could climb to $12 billion
March 4, 2005 Long-term Mortgage Rates May Finally Be Drifting Upward
Rising Rates Should Temper House Price Appreciation
March 4, 2005 Multiple homebuilders involved in scheme
March 3, 2005 Alliance Quickens the Pace for the Wireless Tower Industry; US Title Search, Inc.
Forms Strategic Alliance of Services with Ticor Title Insurance, National Commercial Division New York
March 3, 2005 First American Study Identifies Forces Influencing Residential Real Estate
New Study Investigates Historical Trends in Housing Market
March 3, 2005 Fitch Ratings Affirms First American Corp.; Outlook Positive
March 3, 2005 Strong House Price Growth Reflects Vibrant Housing Market Fourth Quarter Appreciation at Nine Percent Annualized Rate
March 2, 2005 Fidelity Information Services to Co-Market Electronic Bill Pay Product
March 2, 2005 Home price growth slows
U.S. house prices increase 11% annually
March 2, 2005 Mortgage Purchase Application Volume Up In Latest Survey
March 2, 2005 Rising rates, declining investment could slow real estate
'Forward buying' may dampen housing
March 1, 2005 Alleged kickback schemes center on captive insurance
Controversy surrounds companies set up to serve home builders
March 1, 2005 Capital Title Group Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
March 1, 2005 OTS Issues Cease And Desist Order And Civil Money Penalty Against Chicago Title Insurance Company
March 1, 2005 Realty Data Corp. Unveils Technology to Automatically Convert Image Content to Text
OCR software eliminates re-keying of data from title report process
March 1, 2005 Ticor Title’s National Commercial Division Forms a Strategic Alliance with US Title Search, Inc.
February 28, 2005 Weather Contributes To Lower Home Sales In January
February 27, 2005 Title Transaction Solution Enhancements Promise Increased Efficiencies
IDIA Group Announces New Features Added To Webster
February 25, 2005 Colorado probes real estate title insurance rates
Investigation sparked by national kickback scandal
February 25, 2005 Mortgage Rates Tick Up For The Second Week, According To Freddie Mac Weekly Survey
Housing Market Should Remain Brisk In 2005
February 25, 2005 Tax Panel Seeks Public Comment On Possible Changes to the Tax System
February 25, 2005 The First American Corporation Announces 20 Percent Increase In Quarterly Cash Dividend
February 24, 2005 Alleged title insurance kickback scheme explained
So-called scheme said to involve title insurers, reinsurers, builders
February 24, 2005 Fannie Mae regulator: We've got trouble
New accounting problems ID'd at mortgage giant
February 24, 2005 First American Title Insurance Company Acquires United General Title Insurance Company
February 24, 2005 Hand over your real estate fraud suspects
New rule would force Fannie, Freddie to report possible fraud to regulator
February 23, 2005 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Responds to Press Release from California Department of Insurance
February 23, 2005 LandAmerica's Inspectech Subsidiary Completes North Carolina Acquisition
February 23, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Down Slightly In Latest Survey
February 23, 2005 Title Insurance Companies Probed in Scheme
Title Insurance Companies Are Being Investigated in California Kickback Scheme
February 22, 2005 Capital Title Group Full Year 2004 Revenue Reaches Record Level of $290.9 Million
4th Quarter Record Revenue of $80.7 Million
February 22, 2005 Fidelity Sets Record for Year-End Mortgage Loan Processing
February 22, 2005 LandAmerica names new Executive VP
February 22, 2005 OFHEO Proposes Regulation To Require Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac To Report Mortgage Fraud
February 22, 2005 Orion Financial Group Launches Unique Title Policy Retrieval System
February 21, 2005 EagleBank Announces Formation of Title Company
February 21, 2005 Fiserv Lending Solutions Launches GATORS 4.0 Upgrade
Workflow Management Solution Will Allow Users Greater Flexibility
February 18, 2005 Bankruptcy Bill Moves To the Full Senate
February 18, 2005 Digital Map Products Partners with DataQuick to Deliver Aerial Mapping Tool for Title Companies
February 18, 2005 FTC Studies Credit Scoring Seeks Public Comment by April 25
February 18, 2005 Greenspan wants leaner, meaner GSEs
Fannie, Freddie portfolios bloated, Fed chairman says
February 18, 2005 Landamerica Reports Fourth Quarter & Year 2004 Results
Announces Quarterly Dividend
February 18, 2005 Long- And Short-term Mortgage Rates Rise This Week
Five-Year ARM Rises For The First Time In Four Weeks
February 18, 2005 Stewart Title Co. Acquires Effingham Title Co.
February 17, 2005 ABA Approves Two Uniform Acts Dealing With Real Estate
February 17, 2005 First American and Mountain Pacific Mortgage to Increase Homeownership Opportunities in Under-served Phoenix Communities
February 17, 2005 Fourth Quarter Existing-Home Sales 2nd-Highest on Record
February 17, 2005 Why Don't Lenders Pay for Title Insurance? 2-10-05 Wall Street Journal Online [PDF]
February 16, 2005 Refinance Application Volume Up Third Week in a Row
February 16, 2005 Stewart Reports Earnings for the Year 2004
February 16, 2005 U.S. Housing Activity Up 4.7 Pct. in Jan.
February 15, 2005 Fidelity 4Q Profit Down 11 Percent
Fidelity National Fourth-Quarter Profit Sinks 11 Percent As Expenses Grow
February 15, 2005 Record Number of Metros Show Double-Digit Home-Price Gains
February 14, 2005 ALTA® Responds to WSJ Article on Title Insurance [PDF]
February 14, 2005 FBI raids mortgage-elimination promoter's office
Investigators seize documents, bank accounts
February 14, 2005 Stewart Title Expands in Southwest Florida
February 11, 2005 As Bond Yields Fall, So Do Mortgage Rates, According To Freddie Mac Weekly Survey
1-Year ARM Drops For The First Time In Five Weeks
February 11, 2005 Bill would criminalize real estate fraud
Georgia law seeks up to 20 years in prison for multiple offenders
February 11, 2005 Investors Title Company Announces Annual Earnings
February 11, 2005 Survey reveals real estate's tiny housing bubbles
Chico, Calif., is most overvalued market, report states
February 10, 2005 First American Flood Data Services Receives Certification from the National Flood Determination Association
February 10, 2005 House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and GSEs Conduits Hearing entitled "Accounting Irregularities at Fannie Mae and the Impact on Investors"
February 10, 2005 New Bankruptcy Bill / McConville Background: February 2005
February 10, 2005 Stewart Title Acquires Pine Island Title Insurance of Bokeelia, Fla., and Burnt Store Title Services of Punta Gorda, Fla.
February 10, 2005 Two sides to appraisal technology debate
Part 3: Appraisal inflation: Real estate's dirty little secret
February 9, 2005 Fidelity National Financial Inc. And Subsidiaries Ratings Removed From CreditWatch And Lowered
February 9, 2005 Housing Market to Post Near-Record Levels in 2005
February 9, 2005 Real estate appraisal laws lack teeth, funds
Part 2: Appraisal inflation: Real estate's dirty little secret
February 9, 2005 Refinance Application Volume Up Second Week in a Row
February 8, 2005 Foreclosure Data By State
February 8, 2005 LandAmerica AgentXtra(SM) Program Expands Services to Agent Partners Nationwide
February 8, 2005 Real estate's dirty little secret
Part 1: 'Appraisal inflation' a major real estate problem
February 8, 2005 Texas, Ohio top nation in real estate foreclosures
U.S. foreclosed property inventory drops 41 percent in January
February 8, 2005 White House calls for tougher Fannie, Freddie overseer
Regulator with expanded authority proposed
February 7, 2005 Crackdown on identity theft
Consumer Protection Week focuses on minimizing risk for consumers
February 4, 2005 Long Term Mortgages Rates Drop For The Fourth Week While One-year ARM Rises
5-Year ARM Down Slightly For Second Week
February 4, 2005 New standards for predatory lending protection
Federal agency issues guidelines against abusive real estate lending
February 4, 2005 Senate Banking Committee Announces Hearing on the Government Sponsored Enterprises
February 4, 2005 Stewart Title Acquires McKinley Title & Trust of Wasilla, Alaska
February 3, 2005 Connecticut May Be First to Use Digital Deed System
February 3, 2005 E-commerce co. expands mortgage-related portfolio
CarsDirect buys BestRate.com, LoanApp.com
February 3, 2005 Housing affordability improves in fourth quarter
Typical household had 132% of income needed for median-priced home
February 3, 2005 Robert Douglass Transitions Presidency of First American Flood Data Services to Vicki Chenault
February 3, 2005 Sen. Chuck Grassley Introduces Bankruptcy Reform Bill
February 3, 2005 Stewart Title Acquires Midwest Title of Naples, Fla.
February 3, 2005 Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (SB 335) introduced in the Texas Legislature on 02/02/05 [PDF]
February 2, 2005 Congress to probe SEC accountant on Fannie Mae
Baker Subcommittee hearing set for next week
February 2, 2005 Mortgage Refinance Application Volume Up In Latest Survey
February 2, 2005 Real estate foreclosures hit home in Ohio
Job losses, lending practices share the blame
February 2, 2005 Rep. Baker Subcommittee to Probe Fannie Mae Earnings Restatement
February 1, 2005 Fidelity National Financial MLS Solutions Transfers Canadian Print Operations to U.S. Facility
February 1, 2005 NextAce Brings New Title Search Technology to Arizona's Real Estate Market
January 31, 2005 Identity theft tops consumer fraud complaints
39% of all complaints related to the crime in 2004, FTC says
January 31, 2005 New Single-Family Home Sales Top One Million Again In 2004
Sales Hit New Record High For Fourth Year In A Row
January 28, 2005 Markets Are Calm While Awaiting GDP Figures And Fed Policy Statement
5-Year ARM Down Slightly As 1-Year ARM Rises
January 28, 2005 Senators seek to tighten control of Fannie, Freddie
Bill would create independent regulator for housing GSEs
January 27, 2005 Bad news: Mortgage industry heads for layoffs
Up to 80,000 jobs could be slashed over next 3 years
January 27, 2005 Fitch Affirms & Removes Fidelity National Financial from Rating Watch Negative
January 27, 2005 Old Republic Reports Earnings for Fourth Quarter and Year 2004
Special Fourth Quarter Charges Hinder Earnings Progress
January 27, 2005 Senate Banking Committee Announces Subcommittee Assignments For 109th Congress
January 27, 2005 Texas county leads paperless real estate parade
Electronic system streamlines recording process
January 26, 2005 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Names Thomas M. Hagerty to its Board of Directors
January 26, 2005 Fitch: Alleged Kickbacks May Have Significant Implications for U.S. Title Insurers
January 26, 2005 LandAmerica Names Elizabeth D. Sharp Vice President – Product and Services Development
January 26, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Down Slightly Last Week
January 26, 2005 Senators Hagel, Sununu and Dole Re-Introduce Legislation to Reform Oversight of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac
January 26, 2005 Trouble brewing in wake of home refinance boom
Report warns of disaster facing millions who cashed out home's equity
January 25, 2005 Existing-Home Sales Set Annual Record While December Pace Eases
January 25, 2005 Stewart Title Expands in Wisconsin and Oregon
January 25, 2005 Title company bites dust, leaves home buyers in limbo
Real estate transactions on hold
January 25, 2005 Top Housing Industry Economists Expect Housing and Homeownership to Remain Strong in 2005
January 24, 2005 California real estate creates home-buying paradox
Proportion of first-time buyers falls to record low in 2004
January 24, 2005 Data Tree Unveils DocEdge.com: Instant, Online Access to the Nation's Largest Database of Land Records
January 24, 2005 Fannie Mae withholds 2004 bonuses
Company's top accounting officer resigns
January 24, 2005 Kansas: Real Estate Licensees Can Now Own Title Companies
January 24, 2005 Old Republic to Incur Special Charges of $25.5 Million Against 2004 Results
January 24, 2005 Real estate loan foreclosures flat
Investment advisor expects rising defaults as rates rise
January 23, 2005 Real Estate Attorneys Celebrate 10th Office Opening and Launch of New Website
January 21, 2005 Fannie Mae dumps plans for new office complex
Financial situation influences decision
January 21, 2005 Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. Gets Commitments for $3.2 Billion in Senior Credit Facilities Related to Announced Recapitalization
January 21, 2005 Real estate title search product debuts
Allows searches based on address, instead of name
January 21, 2005 Sen. Shelby Announces Banking Committee Priorities
Planned Schedule for 109th Congress
January 20, 2005 Low Inflation Translates Into Low Long-term Mortgage Rates Says Freddie Mac's Weekly Survey
One-Year ARM Hardly Budges While Five-Year ARM Remains Unchanged
January 19, 2005 ALTA® Submits comments to HUD on two proposed rule changes: (1) mandatory escrowing of condominium and HOA dues, and (2) document delivery requirements for partial claims. [PDF]
January 19, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Jumps In Latest Survey
January 18, 2005 Chris Leavell Named Chief Operating Officer for First American's Mortgage Information Services Group
January 17, 2005 New platform aids in REO property recovery
Aims to control risk, minimize loss on bank-owned real estate
January 14, 2005 Americans fall short in debt reduction
Survey finds many consumers' financial situations will grow worse this year
January 14, 2005 Lipshutz Produces Paper Defending Monoline Statues [PDF]
January 14, 2005 Subprime borrowers at higher risk of prepayment penalties
Costs jeopardize home equity, refinance
January 14, 2005 Two Companies Schedule Conference Calls for Fourth-Quarter 2004 Results
January 13, 2005 FTC Postpones Effective Date of Can-Spam Rule Establishing Criteria for Determining “Primary Purpose” of E-Mail Messages
January 13, 2005 Historically Strong Housing Market Expected in 2005
January 13, 2005 Thomas J. Fischer Named to New Post in Commerce Title Company
January 13, 2005 Why do you need title insurance? [PDF]
January 12, 2005 Home equity study reveals lender risk
Increase seen in 90-day-plus delinquencies
January 12, 2005 LandAmerica's Inspectech® Subsidiary Completes Acquisition in Texas and Arizona
January 12, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Down 3 Percent at Start of New Year
January 10, 2005 Adjustable-rate loans comprise one-third of real estate purchases
Freddie Mac survey shows rising rates on ARMs
January 10, 2005 Americans grow discretionary income
Highest per capita reserves reported in Northeast
January 10, 2005 Digital Map Products Teams with United Title Company to Deliver Interactive Maps
January 10, 2005 HUD Eliminates Refunds of Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premiums [PDF]
January 7, 2005 30-year Mortgage Rates At Second Lowest Annual Average In 32 Years Of Freddie Mac Survey
Housing Outlook Remains Rosy For 2005
January 7, 2005 HUD Underscores FHA policy reporting sales concessions and verification of sales data.
January 7, 2005 Lima, Ohio Rated Most Affordable U.S. Housing Market In Third Quarter Of 2004
January 6, 2005 Fidelity National Financial Division Enhances Real Estate Transaction Management Solution
January 6, 2005 Ohio Is First State to Enact New Uniform State Law on Re-use of Brownfields
January 5, 2005 Mortgage Application Volume Down 10.6 Percent In Holiday Shortened Week
January 4, 2005 Bundled real estate packages save less than predicted
Research shows RESPA reform could cut $225 from average loan closing
January 4, 2005 Captive Reinsurance Debate
January 4, 2005 HUD raises real estate loan limits
FHA will now insure mortgages up to $312,895 in high-cost areas
January 4, 2005 Software reduces research time for real estate loan compliance
QuestSoft releases Instant Geocoder


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