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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 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 7, 2006 Harris County Set to Become the Largest e-Recording Site in the U.S.
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
November 30, 2006 Hall Settlement Systems Released Latest Version of eTitleAxis 6.0
November 28, 2006 Efficient Forms Deploys eSign Systems’ eSignature and eVault Solutions
November 22, 2006 Massachusetts Registers Text Format for Indexing Standards
November 14, 2006 Fidelity National Information Services is Named Top Banking Technology Provider by American Banker and Financial Insights
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 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 First American Optimizes Key Information Technology Processes With Mercury BTO Enterprise
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 TSS Software Corporation Announces Interface With InTitle™ Software
October 23, 2006 United General Title Insurance Company Launches United Lender Services Division
October 18, 2006 NAIC Announces New State Based Systems Web Site Helps Simplify Regulatory Process
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 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 Hall Settlement Systems Offers Insight on the Future of Total Transaction Management Systems at ALTA® Annual Convention
October 10, 2006 RamQuest Provides Direct Access to HUD–1 Online
Closing Market™ digital marketplace allows easy access from the desktop
October 5, 2006 deCarta Partners With GlobeXplorer for Aerial & Satellite Imagery Capability
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 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 21, 2006 Technology Brings Better Government to Bexar County, Texas
Landata Technologies e-Recording procedure also offers protection against fraud
September 19, 2006 SoftPro Releases New Imaging Technology
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 8, 2006 iFinix Expands Into the Insurance Industry
September 7, 2006 MISMO Workgroup Meetings September 11-15
August 31, 2006 Stewart Geo Technologies Spins off Stewart re-source(R) with Ebrahim as President and CEO
August 30, 2006 FirstClose(TM) Announces The Launch Of Recordable, Instant Legal & Vesting Reports
August 29, 2006 Leica Geosystems Opens New E-Commerce Online Store
August 24, 2006 New Features in eTitleAxis Help Title Companies Adapt in a Changing Market
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 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 9, 2006 anticipates 4 million transactions in 2006
August 4, 2006 E-mortgages' on the way
Money - Jul 24, 2006
July 31, 2006 Express Financial Services Launches Expert Platform
July 20, 2006 RamQuest to Provide Direct Access to Charles Jones Patriot Search Product
July 17, 2006 e-Closing Spans San Antonio Airport and Stewart Title Office in The Woodlands, Texas
July 17, 2006 RamQuest Announces New Interface with Calyx Point
July 13, 2006 Mortgage software developer leads industry with three MISMO certifications
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 6, 2006 Stewart Names Allen and Apel as Advisory Directors
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 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 23, 2006 Fremont Bank Implements the Encomia eMortgage Solution
Bay Area Community Bank Deploys End-to-End Electronic Mortgage Technology
June 22, 2006 Title Operating Gains Are Down as Rising Loss Ratios Take a Bite Out of Income
June 19, 2006 Lenders First Choice Promotes David Wilson to EVP/CMO
20-Year Industry Veteran Will Oversee Nationwide Sales and Marketing
June 13, 2006 Stewart Title, First Republic Mortgage and Trustcorp Mortgage Revolutionize the Real Estate Transaction Process with First e-closings in Indiana
June 6, 2006 First American acquires real estate tech company
Sonic Eagle offers business management and agent productivity tools
June 5, 2006 Housing industry lags in switch to paperless deals
The Boston Globe - June 4, 2006
May 30, 2006 What if you could close without so much paper?
Boston Globe - May 28, 2006
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 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 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 3, 2006 Homestore announces $2 million loss in Q1
Company launches property search site
April 27, 2006 LandAmerica and Indecomm Joint Venture to Form Intelligent Document Processing Company Lydian Solutions and Services
April 20, 2006 Placer Title Company Selects Antepo for Secure Enterprise IM
April 20, 2006 Real Estate Industry leaders Blog Together
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 11, 2006 Stewart Mortgage Information launches new valuation product, Collateral Profile
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 6, 2006 SoftPro Adds Over 250 Customers in First Quarter
April 5, 2006 GlobeXplorer(R)'s AirPhotoUSA(R) Releases 2006 Aerials of Major California Regions at High Resolution
April 4, 2006 1004 appraisal reports available to consumers through Electronic Appraiser-eAppraiseIT union
Real Estate Technology - Apr 5, 2006
March 31, 2006 MISMO Releases White Paper on Data Security
March 31, 2006 MISMO’s MXCompliance, Now Expanded and Enhanced
March 30, 2006 Chicago Title adopts tool for paperless mortgage
Signs contract with Document Processing Systems
March 30, 2006 New paperless mortgage technology hits the streets
A la mode launches SureDocs
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 Title insurance lead generation site launches
Consumers can comparison shop on
March 24, 2006 Mortgage Applications Finding A Home On The Web
March 23, 2006 ATIM Convenes 21st Annual Conference
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 21, 2006 Cendant Settlement Services expands in South
Acquires assets of Mid South Title Agency
March 16, 2006 Internet home purchases may not be far off
31% of survey respondents see online real estate purchases coming soon
March 9, 2006 Small Business Subcommittee to Examine: "The State of Small Business Security in a Cyber Economy"
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 Title Edge Saves Title Industry Over $4.5 Million To Date In Manual Labor & Surpasses 100k Orders Nationwide
February 23, 2006 Homestore, Inc. to Change Name to Move, Inc.
February 17, 2006 MISMO Releases First Data Standard for the Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Industry
February 14, 2006 Electronic Mortgages Take a Step Forward with Guidance on Electronic Recording Law and Data Standards
February 10, 2006 Way without the will: Automating the real estate loan process
Technology is there, but so is resistance to change
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 6, 2006 Company claims California's first e-mortgage closing
Real estate loan closing used digital signature
January 19, 2006 FBI Reports on Cyber Crime

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