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December 31, 2004 SLRAC 2004 Report - New Jersey [PDF]
December 31, 2004 SLRAC 2004 Report - New Hampshire [PDF]
December 31, 2004 SLRAC 2004 Report - North Carolina Legislation [PDF]
December 31, 2004 SLRAC 2004 Report - Georgia [PDF]
December 31, 2004 SLRAC 2004 Report - North Carolina [PDF]
December 31, 2004 SLRAC 2004 Report - California [PDF]
December 31, 2004 SLRAC 2004 Report - Connecticut [PDF]
December 30, 2004 30-year Mortgage Rates At Second Lowest Annual Average In 32 Years Of Freddie Mac Survey
Housing Outlook Remains Rosy For 2005
December 29, 2004 Existing-Home Sales Hit Record in November
December 29, 2004 Purchase Application Volume Remains High As 2004 Nears End
December 29, 2004 The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index Rebounds In December
December 28, 2004 Fannie Mae Agrees to Pay Ousted CEO Franklin Raines $1.3 Million Annually
December 27, 2004 HUD Releases 2005 FHA Maximum Mortgage Limits [PDF]
December 23, 2004 ARM Share Of Mortgage Loan Applications Begins To Slip As Fed Raises Short-term Rates
Rest Of The Year Should Be Quiet For The Housing Industry
December 23, 2004 Fitch Lowers Fannie Mae Preferred Stock to 'A+'
Places Subordinated & Preferred Ratings on Watch Negative
December 23, 2004 HUD Publishes Interim Rule on Prohibition of Property Flipping in HUD's Single Family Mortgage Insurance Programs [PDF]
December 23, 2004 Mortgage Banking Systems Adds ComplianceAnalyzer to ProClose
December 23, 2004 Real estate industry reacts to Fannie Mae shakeup
Management changes in wake of accounting mishaps
December 22, 2004 Fannie Mae Forces Out Two Top Executives
December 22, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Flat As Increase in Refinance Applications Offset by Slight Decrease in Purchase Applications
December 22, 2004 OFHEO Classifies Fannie Mae As Significantly Undercapitalized For Third Quarter 2004 [PDF]
December 22, 2004 Stewart Announces Election of Laurie Moore-Moore to Its Board of Directors
December 22, 2004 Two Top Executives at Fannie Mae Forced Out in Shake-Up at Mortgage Giant
December 21, 2004 ALTA® Urges New Jersey to Continue Using Home Addresses in the Real Property Records [PDF]
December 21, 2004 Federal Agencies Announce Final Rules on Disposal of Consumer Information
December 21, 2004 Ginnie Mae Revises the Document Custodian Manual
December 20, 2004 Fannie Mae CFO likely to leave
CEO Franklin Raines' fate not yet decided
December 20, 2004 FTC tightens no-call rule for telemarketers
Businesses required to 'scrub' call lists every 31 days
December 17, 2004 ARM Rates Pick Up As Fixed-rate Mortgage Rates Continue To Slip
US Commerce Report Finds Housing Starts Plunged In November
December 17, 2004 Real estate ownership rates lower in emerging gateway cities
Study finds cheaper housing doesn't always translate to more homeowners
December 16, 2004 FDIC Releases Study on Identity Theft and Seeks Comments on Possible Guidance to Bankers
December 16, 2004 SEC: Fannie Mae Violated Accounting Rules
December 16, 2004 Wet Weather Contributes To Housing Starts Decline In November
December 15, 2004 First American CREDCO Eases FACT Act Compliance for Mortgage Lenders With Automated Credit Score Disclosure
December 15, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Holds Steady in Latest Survey
December 15, 2004 Office of the Chief Accountant Issues Statement on Fannie Mae Accounting
December 15, 2004 Survey reveals ignorance about homeowner's insurance
While home values rise, many homeowners do not increase insurance coverage
December 14, 2004 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces the Repurchase of 2.5 Million Shares of FNF Common Stock
December 14, 2004 New Freddie Mac Bulletin Addresses Several Title Insurance Issues
December 13, 2004 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces Acquisiton of ClearPar(SM), LLC
December 13, 2004 State agency cracks down on escrow fraud
Task Force to coordinate prevention, enforcement actions
December 10, 2004 Fannie Mae to pay $7.5 million in loan fraud case
Mortgage company admits no wrongdoing
December 10, 2004 Mortgage Rates Fall In Response To Weak Labor Report
November Jobs Report Disappoints Markets
December 10, 2004 Residential Mortgage Delinquencies and Foreclosures Down From Last Year, According to MBA National Delinquency Survey
December 9, 2004 Crackdown on mortgage-elimination scams
Federal investigators are watching closely
December 9, 2004 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces a Leveraged Recapitalization Plan for Fidelity National Information Services, Inc.
Offers Special $10 Per Share Cash Dividend to FNF Stockholders
December 9, 2004 Financial companies combat e-mail fraud
Phishing scams cost industry more than $200 million this year
December 9, 2004 Fitch Places Fidelity National Financial on Rating Watch Negative
December 9, 2004 FTC Issues Report to Congress on Results of Studies Required by FACTA
December 9, 2004 LandAmerica Credit Services Increases Midwest Presence with the Acquisition of Mortgage Credit Services, Inc.
December 9, 2004 S&P Announces: Fidelity National Financial Inc., Units Ratings Placed on Watch Negative
December 8, 2004 Capital Title Group Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
December 8, 2004 LandAmerica Announces Common Stock Repurchase Program
December 8, 2004 LandAmerica Default Services Acquires 3 Arch Financial Services Corporation
December 8, 2004 Mortgage Purchase Activity Up In Latest Survey
December 8, 2004 North America leads world in spam
Top computer viruses of 2004 reported
December 7, 2004 Federal Reserve Studies Confirm Electronic Payments Exceed Check Payments for the First Time
December 7, 2004 Home sales expected to reach record-high this year
Pace expected to drop slightly in 2005
December 6, 2004 New real estate title search product debuts
Users can execute self-service searches, view docs
December 6, 2004 Realtors test new real estate transaction system
Official launch planned in first half of 2005
December 3, 2004 Curt A. Caspersen Appointed Chief Operating Officer for First American Title Insurance Company
December 3, 2004 Signs Of Stronger Economic Growth Push Long-term Rates Higher
One-Year ARM Slips For The First Time In Five Weeks
December 2, 2004 Lawmakers question Fannie dealings with fraudulent real estate loans
Mortgage giant must forfeit $6.5 million
December 2, 2004 NoteWorld Announces Partnership With First American Title
Partnership Expands Availability of Seller Carryback Mortgage Services
December 2, 2004 Old Republic International Declares Cash Dividend on Common Stock
December 2, 2004 Reps. Baker, Kelly, Ney Question Fannie Mae on First Beneficial Loan Sale
December 2, 2004 Strong House Price Growth Reflects Vibrant Housing Market
Third Quarter Appreciation Tops Twelve Percent
December 1, 2004 Consumers gain access to free credit reports
Up to 3 requests may be staggered throughout 12-month period
December 1, 2004 Mortgage Activity Slows During Thanksgiving Week
November 30, 2004 Consumer Confidence Index Declines in November
November 30, 2004 Housing Wealth Has Greater Effect Than Stocks, New Study Shows
November 30, 2004 OFHEO Announces Maximum 2005 Conforming Loan Limit
November 24, 2004 Federal regulator turned tough after Freddie Mac scandal
Report details OFHEO's efforts to pursue Fannie Mae
November 24, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Down In Latest Survey
November 24, 2004 October Existing-Home Sales Sustain Strength
November 23, 2004 Ohio Attorney General sues Fannie Mae
Alleges securities fraud, seeks class-action status
November 22, 2004 FTC Issues Final Summaries And Notices Under FACTA
November 22, 2004 Stewart Title of California Acquires Celebrity Escrow of Northridge
November 21, 2004 Lead disclosure settlement to affect 10,000-plus apartments
Massachusetts landlord agrees to remove hazards, pay fine
November 19, 2004 FTC Issues Final Regulation on Consumer Information and Records Disposal
November 19, 2004 Long-Term Mortgage Rates Slightly Lower While One-Year Arm Is Flat This Week
Economic Indicators Seem To Point To Sustainable Growth In The Economy
November 19, 2004 Technology exposes real estate fraud
Focuses on borrower identity, property characteristics
November 18, 2004 Economic growth slows
Leading index falls for fifth consecutive month
November 18, 2004 Legislation brings real estate within reach for veterans
National Association of Realtors supported the raise in VA loan limit
November 17, 2004 Fidelity National Financial Business Unit and Impac Lending Group Offer Credit Reporting Solutions to Originators
November 17, 2004 FTC Enforces Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act's Safeguards Rule Against Mortgage Companies
Agency Alleges Companies Failed to Protect Customers' Personal Information
November 17, 2004 Home Refinance Application Volume Up During Holiday Shortened Week
November 17, 2004 Housing Starts Rebound Sharply In October
November 17, 2004 Mortgage cos. accused of consumer privacy violations
FTC alleges cos. failed to safeguard customer names, social security numbers
November 17, 2004 Real estate lending law causes refi jitters
Lenders threaten to pull out of Massachusetts
November 17, 2004 Stewart Information Services Corporation Declares Annual Dividend
November 15, 2004 Existing-home sales at second-highest level on record
Arizona, West Virginia and North Carolina post major increases
November 15, 2004 MISMO Study Shows Up To $249 per Loan Benefit from Standards Implementation
November 15, 2004 Stewart Announces Election of Robert L. Clarke to Its Board of Directors
November 12, 2004 Bush re-election haunts Fannie and Freddie
Tough reform of housing enterprises may be in store
November 12, 2004 Debate Over What Constitutes Identity Theft Delaying Policy And Technology Solutions
For Financial Industry to Move Forward on Issue, TowerGroup Finds It Must Recognize That Consumers / Regulators
November 12, 2004 Fixed Rate Mortgage Rates Inch Higher, Arms Climb More Steeply In Latest Freddie Mac Survey
Outlook For Housing Industry Remains Rosy
November 12, 2004 GAO Report Finds A New Regulatory Structure May Be Needed
November 12, 2004 GAO Report Finds A New Regulatory Structure May Be Needed
November 12, 2004 Investors Title Company Announces Stock Repurchase Program - Declares Dividend
November 11, 2004 Fidelity National Financial Division Opens New Production Center Serving Home Equity Market
November 11, 2004 Home Equity Lines Adjust on Prime Rate Change
November 11, 2004 MBA's 2004 Cost Study Released; Strong Production Margins Continued to Fuel Overall Profitability in 2003
November 11, 2004 PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. Releases Autumn Risk Index
November 11, 2004 Rep. Barney Frank Withdraws Support For Increased OFHEO Funding
November 10, 2004 Dennis J. Gilmore Appointed Chief Operating Officer for The First American Corporation
November 10, 2004 First Advantage Corporation Announces Departure of Chief Technology Officer
November 10, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Drops In Latest Survey
November 9, 2004 Ellie Mae revamps loan origination system
Encompass 2.0 aims to expedite processing, increase productivity
November 9, 2004 First-time home buyers fuel real estate market
Study finds they help existing owners trade up, down
November 9, 2004 Rep. Oxley Requests GAO Report on Real Estate Marketplace
November 8, 2004 Capital Title Group Broadens Geographical Service Area
Subsidiary CTG Real Estate Services Acquires Estate Appraisal Services, Inc
November 8, 2004 Home Sales Momentum to Carry Into 2005, NAR
November 5, 2004 Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions Delivers Web Tools to Brokers and Agents
November 5, 2004 Fidelity releases update to MLS platform
Better searching ability among new features
November 5, 2004 First Advantage Corporation Acquires CompuNet Credit Services, Inc.
November 5, 2004 Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly In Reaction To Bond Market
Outlook For Housing Industry Remains Rosy
November 4, 2004 Cash-out Refinance Share Rises Dramatically In Third Quarter 2004
November 4, 2004 Choice Homes Forms First Subsidiary
Announces an Alliance With Alamo Title, Fidelity National Title, Parent FNF
November 4, 2004 FTC Seeks Comments on Proposed Fee for Credit Scores
November 4, 2004 Homestore reports net loss of $4.57 million
Potential legal costs for former exec hurt bottom line in third quarter
November 3, 2004 Emerging Trends in Real Estate(R) 2005: 'The Race is on Between Improving Fundamentals and Rising Interest Rates'
Growing Optimism Over Market Recovery is Tempered by Concerns Over Economy, Job Growth
November 3, 2004 Home Purchase Application Volume Jumps in Latest Survey
November 3, 2004 Lenders First Choice Opens Orlando Operations Center to Accommodate Volume and Continued Growth
November 2, 2004 Countrywide forms new real estate partnership
Mortgage company to offer zero-downpayment loans
November 2, 2004 HUD Eases Affordable-Housing Goals
In Surprise Move, Government Eases Affordable-Housing Goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
November 1, 2004 ALTA® Responds to IRS Questions Regarding Section 6041 – Information Reporting by Title Insurance Companies to General Agents [PDF]
November 1, 2004 Freddie Mac on track for quarterly reporting next year
Mortgage giant offers preliminary year-to-date stats
November 1, 2004 Housing Expected To Flatten Out From Record Levels In 2005 While Jobs And Economy Grow
November 1, 2004 Real estate construction spending up 9.4%
Projected rate of spending tops trillion mark for second straight month
October 29, 2004 ALTA® Update: Effective Date Looming for "Check 21" (The Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act) [PDF]
October 29, 2004 Fitch Ratings Affirms Stewart Title Group - Outlook Stable
October 29, 2004 Homestore forced to pay legal fees for former exec
Court rules in Tafeen case
October 29, 2004 Investors Title Reports Third Quarter Results
October 29, 2004 LandAmerica Enters the Mortgage Subservicing Business With Acquisition of LoanCare Servicing Center
October 29, 2004 With Long-term Mortgage Rates At Six Month Lows, New And Existing Home Sales Will Remain Brisk Throughout The Year
One-Year ARM Sees Lowest Rate Since End Of May 2004
October 28, 2004 Fitch Ratings Affirms First American Corp. Outlook To Positive
October 28, 2004 LandAmerica Names Theodore L. Chandler, Jr. CEO Separates Roles of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
October 28, 2004 Low rates poised to fuel year-end home sales
30-year fixed falls to an average 5.64% this week
October 27, 2004 Capital Title Group Reports Revenue of $79.1 Million in Third Quarter and $210.2 Million for Nine-Months
October 27, 2004 Consumer Guides Published Regarding Check 21 And Check-processing Technology
October 27, 2004 GATORS® Unit of Fiserv Lending Solutions Introduces On-line Title Abstracting Tool
October 27, 2004 MBA Sees Continued Strong Home Purchase Market
October 27, 2004 Montgomery County, Maryland Introduces Anti-Predatory Lending Legislation [PDF]
October 27, 2004 New-home Sales Continue To Rise In September
October 27, 2004 Refinance Application Volume Rises As Mortgage Rates Fall
October 27, 2004 Stewart Reports Earnings for Third Quarter
October 26, 2004 Fannie Mae CEO faces mortgage bankers
Franklin Raines hit with only one accounting-related question
October 26, 2004 FEMA Increases Coverage Amount for Group Flood Insurance Policies Issued by the Individual and Family Grant (IFG) Program
October 26, 2004 Fidelity National Default Solutions' and RealEC Technologies(TM) Strike Partnership
Will Provide Access to One-Stop Origination, Electronic Invoice Management and Default Solutions
October 26, 2004 First American Real Estate Solutions Announces Release of Vector(TM) Automated Valuation Model Risk Management Platform
October 26, 2004 Homeowners sue over real estate assessment practices
Allege property valuation is unbalanced
October 26, 2004 Lenders First Choice Launches Integrated Title Service
Lenders Easy Access Program - LEAP - Speeds up Loan Processing While Ensuring Data Integrity
October 26, 2004 U.S. Consumer Confidence Index Declines In October
October 25, 2004 Existing-Home Sales Turn Around in September, Says NAR
October 25, 2004 Stewart and Silanis Launch eClosingRoom(TM) First Electronic Closing Application Fully Integrated Into Online Transaction Management System
October 22, 2004 Capital Title Group and Charter One Announce the Sale of the Assets of Real Estate Appraisal Services, Inc.
CTG Real Estate Information Services Expands Settlement Resources
October 22, 2004 Hansen Quality Launches Offering That Combines Collateral Risk Analysis and Appraisal Value
October 22, 2004 Insurance industry commissions under microscope
California proposes new rules against steering
October 22, 2004 Long-term Mortgage Rates Reach Six Month Low Spurring A Rise In Applications For Mortgages
One-Year ARM Hovers Around Four Percent
October 21, 2004 FACT Act Alerts Coming Soon to Freddie Mac's Loan Prospector
October 21, 2004 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2004 EPS of $1.09
October 21, 2004 Standard & Poor's Updates Anti-Predatory Lending Law Activities (4MG) [PDF]
October 21, 2004 WaMu earnings drop by almost a third
Thrift's performance up compared with second quarter
October 20, 2004 LandAmerica Names David Gorenberg Vice President – LandAmerica Exchange Company
October 20, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Up During Holiday Shortened Week
October 20, 2004 Real estate could face government scrutiny for payoffs
Steering is at heart of government's investigation of insurance cos.
October 20, 2004 SEC investigates Fannie Mae
Federal probe of mortgage company now 'formal"
October 19, 2004 Consumer Prices Up Modestly; Housing Dips
October 19, 2004 Data Trace Strengthens Its Geographic Coverage in the Northeast
October 19, 2004 Rep. Barney Frank Introduces HR 5251, the Preservation of Federalism in Banking Act
October 19, 2004 Technology to zap mortgage application fraud
Aims to reduce origination costs for lenders
October 19, 2004 Wet Weather Slows Home Building In September
October 18, 2004 Fidelity National Financial's Hansen Quality Introduces Collateral Risk Screening Tool
October 15, 2004 Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Met 2003 Affordable Housing Goals
October 15, 2004 Fidelity National Financial's LSI Launches Point-of-Sale Title Insurance Platform for the Home Equity Market
October 15, 2004 Mortgage Rates Trend Down As Weak Unemployment Report Signals Softer Economy
October 15, 2004 Nationally Recognized Real Estate Expert Forecasts "Sharp Contraction" in Real Estate Market
October 14, 2004 Anti-spam plan goes global
FTC joins with international agencies to adopt action plan
October 14, 2004 Fitch Affirms Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund
October 14, 2004 GMAC Global Relocation Services to Offer Stewart's Title, Escrow and Closing Services to Relocating Employees
October 14, 2004 HUD Finalizes Review Of Fannie And Freddie’s Year-end Mortgage Transactions
October 14, 2004 Racial disparities persist in obtaining mortgages
Study finds minorities continue to be shut out of home-buying market
October 14, 2004 Rep. Manzullo Warns HUD Not to Act on RESPA Regs While Congress Is Out [PDF]
October 14, 2004 Top mortgage buyers ranked
Report finds loan activity highest in California
October 13, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Down In Latest MBA Survey
October 13, 2004 Stewart Mortgage Information Introduces the eQuick(SM) Policy for Junior Lien Mortgage Loans
October 12, 2004 Cendant to spin off mortgage unit
Latest strategy to deal with home loan unit
October 12, 2004 Fidelity's Empower Mortgage Origination System Launches Point-of-Sale Module
October 12, 2004 FTC Staff and Justice Department Urge Massachusetts Legislature to Allow Nonlawyers to Compete with Lawyers For Real Estate Closing Services
October 12, 2004 Top subprime mortgage originators ranked
Report shows number, dollar volume of home loans
October 10, 2004 The Search for a Privacy Test Case - [PDF]
Presentation by John H. Rees at ALTA®'s Convention, October 7, 2004
October 8, 2004 California, Florida, Texas lead in mortgage originations
Report tracks loans by state
October 8, 2004 Ney and Kanjorski Outline Plans for Subprime Lending Bill
Comprehensive Plan Will Protect Consumers with Strong Standards and Other Reforms
October 8, 2004 Stronger Economic Growth Translates Into Rising Rates
Even One-Year ARM Responds To News Of Growing Economy
October 7, 2004 A.M. Best Affirms Rating of Fidelity Investments Life and Its Subsidiary, Empire Fidelity Investments
October 7, 2004 Freddie Mac Allows Lenders to Use ALTA® Short Form Title Policy [PDF]
October 7, 2004 House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises Hearing entitled “The OFHEO Report: Allegations of Accounting and Management Failure at Fannie Mae”
October 7, 2004 House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity Hearing entitled “Mortgage Fraud and its Impact on Mortgage Lenders”
October 7, 2004 Lenders victimized in real estate fraud
Mortgage bankers urge stronger enforcement, communication
October 6, 2004 Craig I. DeRoy Named President of The First American Corporation
October 6, 2004 Refinance Application Volume Up Slightly In Latest Survey
October 6, 2004 Weichert Financial Services Selects Fidelity's Empower! Loan Origination Software Solution
October 5, 2004 FCC Issues Order to Extend Fax Ban [PDF]
October 5, 2004 Housing Market Expected to Coast From Record Highs
October 5, 2004 REI Data Unveils Unique Approach to Automating Preliminary Title Reports
October 5, 2004 Title-loan industry needs new laws, state senator says
October 4, 2004 'Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act' Takes Effect: Bill Summary
October 4, 2004 ALTA®'s Letter to Senator Shelby on "Examination and Oversight of the Condition and Regulation of the Insurance Industry" [PDF]
October 4, 2004 ALTA®'s Letter to Senator Shelby on "Examination and Oversight of the Condition and Regulation of the Insurance Industry" [PDF]
October 4, 2004 Baker Announces Witnesses for October 6 Fannie Mae Hearing
October 4, 2004 Coldwell Banker, First American Title to partner
October 4, 2004 Congress backs mortgage insurance tax deduction
Legislation would help borrowers earning less than $100,000 annually
October 4, 2004 More Fannie Mae investigations open
Justice Department, Ohio Attorney General eye company's accounting practices
October 1, 2004 ALTA®'s Letter to Senator Shelby on "Examination and Oversight of the Condition and Regulation of the Insurance Industry" [PDF]
October 1, 2004 ASSETLINK LP Establishes Office in Denver
Headquarters will remain in Pittsburgh
October 1, 2004 Attorney sentenced to federal prison for real estate fraud
Georgia man laundered sham home loans through law firm
October 1, 2004 Financial Services Committee Moves Legislation to Extend Terrorism Insurance, Implement 9/11 Commission Recommendations and Protect Military Personnel,
October 1, 2004 LandAmerica Names Victoria L. DiPasquale Agency Account Manager – North and Central Florida
October 1, 2004 Mortgage Rates Flat As Housing Continues To Shine Rates Remain True to Forecast For The Year
October 1, 2004 Reps. Oxley and Frank Urge Higher OFHEO Funding Levels
October 1, 2004 TransUnion Expedites the Loan Closing Process with Alternative Title Assurance Offering
September 30, 2004 $1.5M gap between priciest, most affordable real estate markets
California houses among most expensive; North Dakota has cheapest
September 30, 2004 Fidelity to Use Cash in InterCept Deal
September 29, 2004 $661.7 Million Paid in Title Claims in 2003
September 29, 2004 ALTA® Update: Effective Date Looming for "Check 21" (The Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act) [PDF]
September 29, 2004 Purchase Application Volume Up 18 Percent From One Year Ago, Refinance Application Volume Highest in Five Months
September 29, 2004 Title First Agency Expands Michigan Operations
Title First Michigan to open offices in Grand Rapids and Lansing
September 29, 2004 Title Industry Remains Strong in First Half 2004
September 28, 2004 Consumer Confidence Index Declines in September
September 28, 2004 Fannie Mae capital boost could slow its home-loan purchases
But changes likely won't touch consumers in short-term, analysts say
September 27, 2004 48.8 Million Homeowners at Risk, ALTA® Warns; An Estimated 40 Percent of U.S. Homeowners Don't Have an Owner's Policy of Title Insurance
September 27, 2004 Fannie Mae Directors Agree To Correct Accounting Treatments, Raise Capital Surplus As Required By OFHEO
September 27, 2004 Fitch Ratings Revises Forecast for Title Industry Revenue
September 27, 2004 House Committee Calls Hearing on Accounting and Corporate Governance at Fannie Mae
September 27, 2004 LSI Credit Services Division and ABN AMRO Mortgage Group's InterFirstlink Give Financial Institutions a Marketing Edge
September 27, 2004 New-home sales, prices rise in August
Figures down slightly from last year
September 27, 2004 Real estate industry spends $1.3 billion on Web
Competition heats up for online ad dollars
September 24, 2004 Existing-Home Sales Ease But Remain High in August
September 24, 2004 Fannie, Freddie need revised affordable housing goals
Group outlines points for national housing policy
September 24, 2004 Fixed-rate Mortgage Rates Continue To Ease As Housing Starts Reach Record Levels In August
ARM Rates Dip Slightly As Well
September 24, 2004 SEC investigates Fannie Mae
Mortgage giant may have manipulated earnings
September 23, 2004 cfacts Celebrates 20th Anniversary
September 23, 2004 Economy loses steam
Conference Board's leading index falls for third consecutive month
September 23, 2004 First American Enhanced Credit Reporting Service Helps Increase Loan Eligibility for First-Time Home Buyers
September 23, 2004 OFHEO Releases Findings to Date of Special Examination of Fannie Mae (2.8MG) [PDF]
September 23, 2004 Piggyback loans threaten PMI industry
Insurers fight back with new products
September 23, 2004 Stewart celebrates 10 years on New York Stock Exchange
September 22, 2004 Compared with Last Year, Purchase Application Volume Up 13.6 Percent While Refinance Application Volume Down 15.5 Percent
September 22, 2004 First American Corporation to expand operations in India
September 22, 2004 Hall Settlement Systems Announces Availability of eTitleAxis
September 22, 2004 IBM and First American Business Unit Further Expand World's Largest Collection of Imaged Property Documents
Data Tree Surpasses Two Billion Image Milestone With IBM-Powered Storage Network
September 22, 2004 MarketLinx Solutions And Triad MLS Extend Term Of Agreement For Tempo™ MLS Services
September 22, 2004 Senator Feinstein Introduces Bill to Protect Social Security Numbers and Combat Identity Theft
September 21, 2004 Housing Construction Climbs in August
September 21, 2004 LandAmerica Acquires Horizon Certification Services, Ltd.
September 21, 2004 Stewart upgrades paperless office
Enhancements add document bar-coding technology
September 20, 2004 Freddie Mac Begins Payments To Former Chairman & CEO
As Result of Court Decision, Company Unfreezes Benefits Due Under Contractual Obligations
September 20, 2004 FTC Solicits Comments on Proposed Rules Governing the Disposal of Consumer Report Information [PDF]
September 20, 2004 Standard & Poor’s Provides an Anti-Predatory Lending State Law Update [PDF]
September 17, 2004 Federal Reserve Proposes New Rules Governing Electronic Funds Transfers
September 17, 2004 Long-term Mortgage Rates Slip This Week
Freddie Mac Foresees Only A Slight Increase In Rates Over The Year
September 17, 2004 Paperless Transactions a Growing Reality With Stewart's New SureClose Release
September 16, 2004 Data Trace Expands in Ohio
September 16, 2004 Fidelity National Financial Announces Closing of Investment in Covansys
September 16, 2004 Fidelity pulls real estate Web sites out of the dark
New service helps agents, brokerages rank higher in search engines
September 16, 2004 Senate Banking Committee To Review "Condition and Regulation of the Insurance Industry" Sept.22
September 15, 2004 First Advantage Acquires BackTrack Reports
Expanding Scope of Due Diligence Investigations in the Financial Industry
September 15, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Down Slightly During Holiday Shortened Week
September 14, 2004 MBA Study Shows Negative Effects of North Carolina Mortgage Lending Law Hit Minorities and Low-Income Borrowers the Hardest
September 14, 2004 Real Estate Documents Filed Electronically With Bexar County Clerk Via Landata Technologies e-Recording System
September 14, 2004 Realty Data Expands Services In New York, Iowa
Property Reports now available in over 60 counties and 6 states
September 14, 2004 U.S. Second Circuit Court Of Appeals Defers To HUD That Mark-Ups May Violate RESPA § 8(b)
September 13, 2004 First American Acquires Majority Interest in Matrix Asset Management
Addition Completes First American's Full Suite of Default Outsource Services
September 13, 2004 Loop Information Systems' ClosingSite Adopted By AmeriPoint Title of Houston
September 10, 2004 HUD Unveils $3 Million Education And Advertising Campaign To Sell Hud Homes, Curb Predatory Lending
September 10, 2004 LandAmerica LenderXtra(SM) Program Now Available to Mortgage Lenders Nationwide
September 10, 2004 Mortgage Rates Up On News Of Good Job Growth In August
Freddie Mac Foresees Only A Slight Increase In Rates Over The Year
September 10, 2004 Orange Coast Title Rebrands Northern California Offices Under California Title Company of Northern California
Company Plans to Rollout 5 New Northern California Offices
September 10, 2004 Real estate still out of reach for Californians
Income needed to buy home rises to $109,590 year-over-year
September 9, 2004 Fed report shows cooling real estate markets
Banks find price moderation, slowing of home sales
September 9, 2004 First American Completes Acquisition of Basis100 Inc.
Acquisition Makes First American Real Estate Solutions the Number-One Supplier of Automated Valuation Models
September 9, 2004 FNF Announces Acquisition of InterCept, Inc. and Postponement of FIS IPO
Quarterly Dividend Increased 39 Percent to $0.25
September 9, 2004 LandAmerica Acquires Buyers Home Warranty Company/Best Home Warranty Company
September 9, 2004 Leica Geosystems Introduces New DISTO Handheld Laser Distance Measuring Tool
September 9, 2004 LendingTree buys mortgage lender
Enters purchase agreement with Web-based
September 9, 2004 Pennsylvania Land Title Association Welcomes 2004-2005 Officers
September 9, 2004 Residential Mortgage Delinquencies and Foreclosure Inventory Down From Last Year, According to MBA National Delinquency Survey
September 9, 2004 Study Says Predatory Lending Plagues Rural America
September 9, 2004 TitleSoft Announces Release of INTELLAservices
September 8, 2004 ALTA® Writes to Rep. Baker on the Federalization of Insurance [PDF]
September 8, 2004 Fidelity National Financial Announces a 39 Percent Increase in its Quarterly Dividend to $0.25
September 8, 2004 LandAmerica Acquires Aaron & Wright Technical Services, LP
September 8, 2004 Michigan Revises Foreclosure Requirements and Notice Process [PDF]
September 8, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Rises During Pre-Labor Day Week
September 8, 2004 Real estate foreclosures on the upswing?
Economy, lending practices add to loss of homes
September 8, 2004 U.S. Department of Labor Launches Additional New Tool for the Overtime Security Rule
September 7, 2004 New SoftPro Release Packs a Punch with TransactionPoint™
September 7, 2004 Property Records Industry Association Elects Board Members
September 7, 2004 Real estate sales should eclipse last year's records
Forecast projects higher home prices
September 3, 2004 Annual Home Value Growth At Highest Rate Since 1980
All Regions Continue To Show Gains In Second Quarter
September 3, 2004 Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Says E & O Insurer Has Duty to Defend Title Company in Class Action Alleging RESPA Section 8 Violations [PDF]
September 2, 2004 House Price Index Shows Largest One Year Increase Since 1970's
U.S. House Prices Show Annual Rise of 9.36 Percent
September 2, 2004 Average 30-Year Mortgage Rates Below Six Percent For The Fifth Straight Week
September 1, 2004 Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae Face New Challenges
Seattle Bank Seeks Broader Loan Options For Home Buyers
September 1, 2004 Judge Orders That $60 Million Can't Be Withheld From Former Freddie Mac CEO
September 1, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Virtually Unchanged In Latest Survey
September 1, 2004 The Presidential Housing Platform
Bush, Kerry Weigh In On Housing Issues
August 31, 2004 Consumer Confidence Index Falls in August
August 31, 2004 FTC Seeks First Civil Penalties for Do Not Call Violations
August 31, 2004 The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
August 30, 2004 Continues to Expand
August 30, 2004 Document Processing Systems Astounds Industry, Closes Nation's First Fully Paperless, Registered eMortgage
August 27, 2004 Fidelity National Financial Announces Acquisition of Majority Stake in Kordoba GmbH & Co. KG
August 27, 2004 TitleSoft Announces Release of INTELLAservices™
August 26, 2004 Somerset Hills Bank and Property Title Group Form Joint Venture
August 25, 2004 IRS Issues Final Rules on Gain or Sale of Principal Residence
August 25, 2004 Stewart Title Issues First Commercial Title Guaranty in Slovak Republic
August 24, 2004 Fidelity National Financial Announces Acquisition of Majority Stake in Kordoba GmbH & Co. KG
August 24, 2004 July Existing-home Sales Off Slightly From Record
August 20, 2004 Freddie Mac Announces Receipt Of "Wells Notice" From SEC Staff
August 17, 2004 Colorado DOI Issues Cease & Desist Order Against Great American's Mortgage Impairment Product [PDF]
August 13, 2004 30-Year Mortgage Rates Slip Again As Markets Wait For Economy To Stop Sputtering
August 13, 2004 FTC Seeks Comments on Proposed Can-Spam Rules
Comments Will be Accepted Until September 13, 2004
August 13, 2004 LandAmerica Strengthens Florida Panhandle Presence With Acquisition of Lawyers Title Agency of North Florida Companies
August 13, 2004 Metro Area Continue to Show Strong Home Price Gains
August 13, 2004 Monroe Title Insurance Corporation Declares Dividend And Announces First Half, 2004 Operating Results
August 13, 2004 SoftPro Adds 9,000th Customer
August 13, 2004 Stewart and Lone Wolf Take Broker's Back Office Paperless
August 12, 2004 Homeowner's insurance horror stories
Water-damage claims cause a flood of canceled coverage
August 12, 2004 Homestore teams with American Express
Welcome Wagon joins business savings program
August 12, 2004 HUD Responds to 1999 ALTA® Letter on Reinsurance Arrangements
August 12, 2004 HUD's Letter to ALTA® Regarding Captive Reinsurance [PDF]
August 12, 2004 Old Republic International Corporation Appoints Charles F. Titterton and Dennis P. Van Mieghem to Expanded Board
August 11, 2004 Mortgage Rates Fall, Application Volume Down Slightly In Latest Survey
August 11, 2004 Paul W. Knutson Promoted to Vice President for The First American Corporation
August 11, 2004 Real estate affordability problems in Southern states
Working-class incomes lag behind home prices, study finds
August 11, 2004 The myth of rising rates
7% rate on a 30-year mortgage looks unlikely this year
August 9, 2004 Broker questions real estate rebate practices
All fees should be disclosed, says HUD
August 9, 2004 Consumer loan fraud invades real estate
Increase in home loans using stolen identities disturbing, researcher finds
August 9, 2004 Dusting off the 'Rust Belt'
Presidential candidates urged to solve Midwest metro woes
August 9, 2004 First American Corporation Signs $500 Million Credit Agreement With JPMorgan Chase
August 9, 2004 Housing Forecast Upgraded in an Improving Economy
August 6, 2004 Experts predict surge in foreclosures
Innovations in default management
August 6, 2004 Freddie Mac Appoints Eugene M. Mcquade President And Chief Operating Officer
August 6, 2004 New Act Will Allow Electronic Filing Of Mortgages
Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act Completed
August 6, 2004 New Act Will Allow Electronic Filing Of Mortgages
Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act Completed
August 6, 2004 New State Law On Real Property Title Clearance Now Available
Uniform Residential Mortgage Satisfaction Act Completed
August 5, 2004 Mortgage platform gets another transaction piece
Ellie Mae's ePASS links with LandAmerica's tax, flood services
August 5, 2004 Mortgage Rates Slip Back As Upward Pressures Ease Off According To Freddie Mac Weekly Survey
Inventories Of Homes For Sale Remain Tight
August 5, 2004 The dark side of real estate bundling
Packaged services bad for consumers, consultant argues
August 4, 2004 Homestore profits not on the horizon
Realtor group will decide model changes
August 4, 2004 LandAmerica Appoints Larry Tuliszewski Senior Vice President - Commercial Services/Northeast Region
August 4, 2004 LandAmerica Inspectech® Completes Acquisitions in California and Ohio
August 4, 2004 Mortgage Rates Hold Steady in Latest MBA Survey
August 4, 2004 Saskatchewan Insurance Brokers To Facilitate TitlePLUS Title Insurance For Residential Real Estate Transactions
August 4, 2004 Web site consolidates real estate listings
Online platform seeks local ties, national reach
August 3, 2004 First American Title Insurance Company Acquires Midland Title Agency of Northwest Ohio, Inc.
August 3, 2004 Old Republic International Corporation Announces Appointment of Karl W. Mueller to Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
August 3, 2004 Share Of Cash-out Home Refinancings Decreases In Second Quarter 2004
August 2, 2004 Automated real estate valuations gain acceptance
AVMs are very reliable in most cases, panel says
August 2, 2004 East Coast real estate markets continue strong
Sales, prices soar in Virginia, North Carolina
August 2, 2004 Housing Affordability Dips But Still Favorable in Second Quarter
August 2, 2004 LandAmerica AgentXtra(SM) Program Now Available to Agent Partners Nationwide
August 1, 2004 Total State Existing Home Sales Set Record in 2nd Quarter
July 30, 2004 David C. Imig Named President of LandAmerica Tax and Flood Services, Inc.
July 30, 2004 Home ownership reaches all-time high
Midwesterners ranked #1
July 30, 2004 Old Republic's Second Quarter Earnings Strength Anchored By Continued General Insurance Income Growth
Consolidated assets cross the $10 billion level
July 30, 2004 Online real estate merger mania
Consolidation to bring 'excitement' to the industry
July 30, 2004 Stewart Loan Services expands its loan processing services to California
July 29, 2004 AppIntell, Ellie Mae enter partnership
Cos. expand predatory lending compliance services
July 29, 2004 Capital Title Group Delivers Strong Operating Results for Second Quarter
July 29, 2004 LandAmerica Announces Increase in Quarterly Dividend
July 29, 2004 Mortgage Rates Rise For The First Time In Five Weeks According To Freddie Mac Weekly Survey
Homeownership Rate Hits New Record In Second Quarter
July 29, 2004 New Electronic Abstracting Program Will Improve Title Search Productivity
Realty Data Corp. now accepting abstractors and examiners into new title network
July 29, 2004 New search engine unearths real estate listings
Buyers get access to FSBOs, foreclosures, not just MLS properties
July 29, 2004 Rep. Oxley Releases GAO Report on Information Sharing To Enhance Consumer Protection
July 29, 2004 Warning signs of a down real estate market
Coastal home prices 'out of whack,' says foreclosure expert
July 28, 2004 Agencies Issue Bank Secrecy Act Examination Procedures Relating to Section 326 of the USA PATRIOT Act
July 28, 2004 Consumer confidence keeps rising
More Americans claim jobs are 'plentiful' in July
July 28, 2004 Investors Title Company Announces Earnings
July 28, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Up Slightly In Latest Survey
July 28, 2004 Real estate data products think outside the box
Inman Innovator Award Finalists
July 28, 2004 Stewart Reports Earnings for Second Quarter
July 27, 2004 Capital Title Group Delivers Strong Operating Results for Second Quarter
July 27, 2004 Stewart Realty Solutions Adds Groom as Vice President of Technology Development
July 27, 2004 The First American Corporation Reports Results for the Second Quarter 2004
July 23, 2004 Shareholders sue Washington Mutual
Complaint stems from reduction in earnings guidance
July 22, 2004 California Ranks Among Nation's Most Expensive Markets For Active Adult Home Buyers
July 22, 2004 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2004 EPS of $1.26
Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.18
July 22, 2004 Greenspan: Households well prepared for rising rates
Even 'dynamic adjustments' shouldn't harm economy
July 22, 2004 Lenders now accountable for real estate appraisals
Housing agency posts new rule to curb predatory lending
July 22, 2004 Long-term Mortgage Rates Inch Lower In Freddie Mac Weekly Survey
One-Year ARM Reverses Trend Of Last Few Weeks And Starts To Rise
July 22, 2004 WaMu earnings drop 55%
Second quarter was 'disappointing'
July 16, 2004 Senate Sends H.R. 4363 - "Helping Hands for Homeownership Act of 2004" to the President
July 15, 2004 MBA Releases Long-Term Forecast
Sees Interest rates rising
July 15, 2004 Mortgage lender shaky in downturn
Analysts eyeing WaMu's earnings report next week
July 14, 2004 Fed Study: House-Price Growth to Be Slow
Fed Researchers Say House Prices to Grow at Slowest Pace Since 1970s As Interest Rates Climb
July 14, 2004 First American/MarketLinx Renews MLS Contract With NORES
July 14, 2004 Former HUD Assistant General Counsel Ken Markison Joins MBA as Senior Director and Regulatory Counsel
July 14, 2004 Gayle Bennett named vice president and national account manager for REI Data Inc.
July 14, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Declined 6 Percent In Latest Survey
July 13, 2004 Suburbs in need of smart planning
Researchers seek more efficient land use at the urban edge
July 13, 2004 Title Alliance, Ltd. Partners with Keller Williams in Exton, PA
July 13, 2004 United General Title Insurance Company changes national structure
July 12, 2004 FTC Unveils Fair Credit Plan
Summaries of Rights and Notices of Duties under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
July 12, 2004 FTC Unveils Fair Credit Plan
July 12, 2004 House Subcommittees to Conduct Oversight on FHFB and GSEs Regulators
July 12, 2004 Media caught in real estate bubble fray
Part 4: Bubble babble: Who's got it right?
July 9, 2004 Some real estate markets are cooling
Part 3: Bubble babble: Who's got it right?
July 8, 2004 Countrywide launches home finance Web site to offer variety of loan products
July 8, 2004 Fixed-rate Mortgages Drop To 10 Week Low In Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey -- One Year ARM Also Falls
July 8, 2004 HUD Releases Analysis of GSE Performance by State
July 8, 2004 LandAmerica to Acquire Buyers Home Warranty Company/Best Home Warranty Company
July 8, 2004 No agreement on real estate market
Part 2: Bubble babble: Who's got it right?
July 7, 2004 Billie Lee Joins First Advantage Corporation as Vice President of Strategic Product Planning
July 7, 2004 Bubble Babble: Who's got it right?
Part 1: Making sense of a changing housing market
July 7, 2004 FTC Approves supplemental regulatory flexibility analysis of Proposed Rule on the Disposal of Consumer Report Information
July 7, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Jumps, Rates Fall In Latest Survey
July 7, 2004 Real estate title cos. get online closing system
Loop Information launches transaction management platform
July 6, 2004 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Buys Geotrac, Inc.
July 6, 2004 Higher Interest Rates Won't Hurt Housing, Says NAR Forecast
July 1, 2004 Capital Title Group Subsidiary Acquires DPSI, Inc. Expanding Bundled Services Capabilities
July 1, 2004 First American Title Insurance Company Acquires Safeco Land Title
July 1, 2004 FTC stops consumer information scam
Victims tricked into buying credit screening device
July 1, 2004 Long-term Mortgage Rates Inch Downward As Short-term Rates Head In The Opposite Direction
Housing Sector Expected To Remain Healthy
July 1, 2004 The housing gap
Residents in San Francisco pay $21K per year on housing; Cleveland pays $13K
June 30, 2004 First American Enters Into Definitivw to Acquire Basis100 Inc.
Acquisition Will Make First American Real Estate Solutions the Number One Supplier of Automated Valuation Models
June 30, 2004 Freddie Mac Earnings Are Down 52 Percent Amid Volatile Interest Rates
June 30, 2004 Freddie Mac Permits Lenders To Document Intent To Apply Jointly For Credit On The Uniform Residential Loan Application, Form 65
June 30, 2004 Internet home shoppers on the rise
More consumers spend more time online, less time with agent
June 30, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Down In Latest Survey
June 30, 2004 President Signs Flood Insurance Bill
June 30, 2004 Sloppy real estate deals surge in hot market
New agents, lenders, appraisers all blamed
June 29, 2004 House Democrats Urge the President to Focus on Affordable Housing in GSE Legislation
June 28, 2004 HUD Extends Comment Period on New Housing Goals For Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac
June 28, 2004 Real estate industry refutes housing bubble mania
Forecasts still call for banner year
June 28, 2004 Realty Data Offers Charter Membership Program
June 28, 2004 Realty Data Offers Charter Membership Program
June 28, 2004 Stewart Title Opens New Office in Spokane, Wash.
June 25, 2004 Existing-home sales set record
'Fence-jumping' may be a factor in continuing real estate boom
June 25, 2004 First American Corp. Buys First American Title Insurance Co. of Marin
June 25, 2004 May Home Sales Surge To Record Levels
June 25, 2004 MISMO Announces Inaugural Board of Directors
June 25, 2004 Pros and cons of title insurance
Some owners qualify for discounts
June 24, 2004 Interagency Working Group Formed on Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering
June 24, 2004 LandAmerica’s Corporate Controller to Retire
June 24, 2004 Mortgage Rates Trend Back Down On Eve Of Federal Reserve Board Meeting
Long- and Short-Term Mortgage Rates Fuel Jump in New Home Sales
June 23, 2004 First American Title Insurance Completes Acquisition of Pacific Northwest Title Holding Company
June 23, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Remains Steady in Latest Survey
June 23, 2004 Real estate boom to bust
Housing market could drag economy down
June 23, 2004 Real estate disclosure reports get new distributor
Property ID to gain control of California markets
June 23, 2004 Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Conducts a Hearing Regulatory Reform Proposals, Including "Interest on Business Checking"
June 23, 2004 Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Conducts a Hearing Regulatory Reform Proposals, Including "Interest on Business Checking"
June 22, 2004 Banks merge to create Southeast giant
Wachovia, SouthTrust announce deal today
June 22, 2004 First American Acquires Burrow Closing Management Corporation's REO Segment
Acquisition of 'Real Estate Owned' Business Augments First American's Default Title Operations
June 22, 2004 GMAC-RFC Offers New Appraisal Alternative
Reduces Costs and Streamlines the Underwriting Process for Lenders and Homeowners
June 22, 2004 House Passes Housing Bills
June 21, 2004
Fed Finalizes New Rule Requiring Lenders to Disclose to Consumers the Reporting of Negative Credit Information
June 21, 2004 First American and NAHREP Form Alliance to Increase Latino Homeownership
June 21, 2004 Home Builders Endorse Strengthening Housing Goals Of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
June 21, 2004 Land Title Industry Strong in First Quarter 2004
June 21, 2004 Leasehold Depreciation and Brownfields Expansion Survive House Vote
June 20, 2004 Fed Finalizes New Rule Requiring Lenders to Disclose to Consumers the Reporting of Negative Credit Information
June 18, 2004 Californians lose real estate buying power
Minimum income needed to buy home tops $100,000
June 18, 2004 Capital Title Group Subsidiary Places Title Insurance for $274.5 Million Commercial Building Transaction Believed to be the Largest in San Diego History
June 18, 2004 Executive shuffle at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Wells mortgage chief to oversee insurance business
June 18, 2004 LandAmerica Appoints Brian Collins Vice President - Mergers and Acquisitions
June 18, 2004 Real estate appraisal licensing faulty
Industry groups urge lawmakers to step up enforcement
June 18, 2004 The Big (real estate) Chill
Largest housing market may be slumping
June 17, 2004 GE buys real estate lender
Giant can now expand American operations
June 17, 2004 May Housing Starts Virtually Unchanged From Upwardly Revised April Number
June 17, 2004 Mortgage lending volume headed for decline
Internet technology spending to remain strong among large lenders
June 17, 2004 combats identity theft
E-mail updates alert consumers of personal data changes
June 17, 2004 Recent Gradual Rise In Mortgage Rates Stalls Refinancing, Slowing The Demand For Lending
Long- And Short-Term Mortgage Rates Flat This Week
June 17, 2004 Senate Passes Flood Insurance Legislation
June 16, 2004 ALTA® Alert: FTC Proposes Affiliate Information Sharing
June 15, 2004 FTC Finds Provisions of New Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act Will Help Reduce Identity Theft and Help Victims Recover
June 15, 2004 FTC Proposes Affiliate Marketing Rules Under Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (Middleman regulations) (Comments due July 14, 2004) [PDF]
June 9, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Down During Holiday Shortened Week
June 8, 2004 Agencies Propose Rules on Disposal of Consumer Information
June 8, 2004 Record Expected for Existing-Home Sales in 2004, Says NAR
June 8, 2004 Stewart Mortgage Information Forms Stewart Default Solutions Inc.
June 7, 2004 Housing Has a New Face
Harvard Releases the 2004 State of the Nation's Housing Report
June 7, 2004 Innovations in real estate property valuations
Digital images enhance automated appraisals
June 7, 2004 Lenders First Choice Coverage Now Includes Nevada and North Dakota
June 7, 2004 Mortgage Jobs Expand
Mortgage employment now at 448,900
June 7, 2004 Payoff Statement Fee at Issue in Class Action Lawsuit Against Countrywide
New Jersey case could cost firm up to $1.8 million
June 4, 2004 House Committee Advances Several Housing Bills
June 4, 2004 Real estate services bundling grows
Old Republic creates new division
June 4, 2004 Share of Refinance Apps Expected to Fall 25%
Rates, apps mostly unchanged
June 4, 2004 Stewart Mortgage Information Adds Alan Paylor to Form Default Solution Entity
June 4, 2004 TransUnion buys RentPort
Customers aim to benefit from enhanced risk management offerings
June 3, 2004 MBA Survey Shows Impact on All Property Types Across U.S.
More Than $400 Billion of Commercial/Multifamily Debt at Risk for Loss of Terrorism Risk Insurance Without Extension of TRIA 'Make-Available' Provision
June 3, 2004 Mortgage Rates Flat This Week As Markets Wait For More Economic News
ARMs Becoming More Attractive For Those Looking To Refinance Now
June 2, 2004 Fitch Lowers Fidelity& Guaranty Life Insurance's IFS to 'A-'
June 2, 2004 Purchase Applications Up While Refinance Applications Drop In Latest Survey
June 2, 2004 Ticor Title Insurance Company Expands with Opening of National Commercial Division in New York
June 1, 2004 Stewart Acquires Whitman County Title in Pullman, Wash.
May 28, 2004 AIM for Windows Receives High Customer Satisfaction Ratings in ALTA® Survey
May 28, 2004 CitiFinancial agrees to $70 million fine
Penalty stems partly from mortgage lending
May 28, 2004 Fair Isaac deal completed
Credit scorer buys London Bridge Software
May 28, 2004 How lenders describe 'subprime' borrowers
'Non-prime,' 'credit-impaired' or just plain 'lousy risk'
May 28, 2004 Mortgage Activity Worsens
Rates edge up, apps down
May 27, 2004 Are real estate fees bloated?
Report points out hidden costs to borrowers
May 27, 2004 Fitch Comments on Fidelity National Financial's Partial Spin-off
May 27, 2004 Fitch Comments on Fidelity National Financial's Partial Spin-off
May 27, 2004 Housing Continues To Shine Even As Mortgage Rates Hover Above Six Percent
Interest Rates Still Remain At Historically Low Levels Across The Board
May 27, 2004 Les Covington Named President of Ultima Corp.
May 26, 2004 April Existing-Home Sales Just Shy of Record
May 26, 2004 Fitch Affirms Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Company At 'A-'
May 26, 2004 FNF Announces Plans to Spin-off Fidelity National Information Servicers with IPO
May 26, 2004 FTC Votes to Authorize Amicus Brief On the Question of Non-lawyers Performing Various Real Estate Settlement Functions
May 26, 2004 House VA Subcommittee Votes to Increase VA Home Loan Guaranty Limit Increased by 39%
May 26, 2004 Refinance Application Volume Continues Steady Decline
May 26, 2004 SearchTec Abstract Inc. Celebrates 15 year anniversary
May 26, 2004 Standard& Poor's Announces Old Republic International Corp. and Operating Companies Ratings Affirmed
May 25, 2004 Capital Title Group Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
May 25, 2004 Fair Isaac acquisition advances
Deal expected to close this week
May 24, 2004 Freddie Mac Taps LandAmerica’s Info1(TM) for Mortgage Credit Reporting Services
May 24, 2004 FTC Issues Final Protecting Consumer Financial Information Rules [PDF]
May 24, 2004 Investors Title Company Declares Quarterly Dividend
May 24, 2004 New Study Suggests Affordable Housing Will be Election Issue
May 21, 2004 Experts Forecast Fewer Fundings as Rates Expected to End 2004 at 6.4%
MBA, Fannie economists lower projections for 2004 production
May 21, 2004 Weakening Mortgage Market Seeing More ARMs
Fixed rates and apps down, ARM rates and share up
May 21, 2004 ZipRealty to go IPO
Company files registration statement with SEC
May 20, 2004 Committee on Financial Services Conducts oversight Hearing on HUD, including the Department's budget request for fiscal year 2005
May 20, 2004 First American to Acquire Pennsylvania-Based Title Alliance, Ltd. and Affiliated Companies
May 20, 2004 Housing Continues To Shine Even As Mortgage Rates Hover Above Six Percent
Interest Rates Still Remain At Historically Low Levels Across The Board
May 20, 2004 Internet drives down real estate commissions
Report says e-revolution threatens 'information monopoly'
May 20, 2004 MBA Reduces Mortgage Finance Forecast
Projects $2.4 trillion in Originations in 2004
May 20, 2004 Quicken to Boost Workforce
1,200 new Michigan jobs planned
May 20, 2004 Subcommittee of the House Small Business Committee Holds Hearing on The Department of Labor's Overtime Regulations Effect on Small Business
May 19, 2004 ALTA® Alert: " News Flash: Pile-Up on the I-Tin"
May 19, 2004 Federal Reserve Board Requests Information for a Study on Prescreened Solicitations or Firm Offers of Credit or Insurance
May 19, 2004 IRS Offers Help for Small Businesses to Manage Retirement Plans
May 19, 2004 Lawyer for Predatory D.C. Firm Fined by FTC
Capital City counsel Eric Sanne to exit collection business and pay $20,000
May 19, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Falls in Latest MBA Survey
May 19, 2004 New HUD Secretary to Testify Before Financial Services Committee
May 19, 2004 The First American Corporation Announces Stock Buy-Back Program
Board Authorizes Repurchase of Up to $100 Million in FAF Stock
May 19, 2004 Wall Street pummels real estate stocks
Rising interest rates contribute to lower valuations
May 18, 2004 Residential Housing Starts Dip in April
May 18, 2004 Stewart Insurance Solutions to Offer Insurance Options in Five States
May 18, 2004 Stewart Title Co. Has Acquired Security Title of Billings, Montana
May 18, 2004 Trial set for former Homestore execs
Stuart Wolff, Peter Tafeen, PricewaterhouseCoopers due in court June 14
May 17, 2004 Builder Confidence Holds Strong And Steady In May
May 17, 2004 Real estate officials issue preemption warning
Federal action could 'threaten integrity' of property transactions
May 17, 2004 The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
May 17, 2004 Walt Clark Joins Stewart Realty Solutions as Vice President of Technology Deployment
May 14, 2004 Feds hit debt collector with $1.5 million fine
Agreement settles allegations of credit reporting act violations
May 14, 2004 Freddie Forecast 6.3% Fixed Rate During 2nd Half of Year
Rates jump, apps off
May 14, 2004 Lawyer barred from debt collection business
Feds settle another credit reporting case
May 14, 2004 Principal, Citimortgage Deal Signals Industry Consolidation
Principal parent expects to net $710 million
May 14, 2004 Real estate boom not over yet
NAR economist says market still in flight
May 13, 2004 Citigroup builds real estate business
Bank to buy Principal Financial's mortgage operations
May 13, 2004 LandAmerica Expands Presence in Chicago Area and California
Acquires Chicago-Based Universal Title Services and CA-based Channel Islands Escrow
May 13, 2004 Long-term Mortgage Rate At Highest Level In Nine Months On News Of Substantial Job Growth Last Month
One-Year ARM Jumps To Eight Month High
May 13, 2004 Strong Home Price Pattern Continues in Most Metro Areas
May 13, 2004 Total State Existing-Home Sales Shy of Record, NAR Reports
May 12, 2004 ARM Share of Applications Reaches Highest Level in Nearly 10 years
Refinance Application Volume Down More Than 13 Percent
May 12, 2004 Housing set to become less affordable
Median-income buyers priced out of key cities
May 12, 2004 Interest rates chief real estate worry
Yet mortgage brokers remain upbeat about business, survey finds
May 11, 2004 First American CREDCO Launches Portfolio Services
New Suite of Solutions Improves Loan Retention and Reduces Risk
May 11, 2004 Home Sales Will Be Near Record Despite Higher Interest Rates
May 11, 2004 Legal eagle to enforce real estate settlement act
Gary Cunningham takes over HUD enforcement division
May 7, 2004 A.M. Best Upgrades Financial Strength Rating of Old Republic Title Insurance Group
May 7, 2004 Homestore narrows loss to $5 million
Revenue increases to $56 million
May 7, 2004 OFHEO Directs Fannie Mae To Recognize Asset Impairment
OFHEO Examination Finds Current Accounting Fails to Reflect Earnings Volatility 
May 7, 2004 Regulators order U.S. mortgage giant Fannie Mae to revamp accounting to reflect losses
May 7, 2004 S&P Ratings Affrims Fannie Mae and Other GSEs Ratings;
Finds Outlook Stable
May 7, 2004 The technology driving streamlined real estate deals
Transaction management system adoption speeds up
May 6, 2004 FAQ's on OFAC and the USA PATRIOT Act
May 6, 2004 Freddie, bankers partner
MoneyLine products aim to help banks serve more potential home buyers
May 6, 2004 House Subcommittee Advances H.R. 3755 Zero Downpayment Legislation
May 6, 2004 Interest rates above 7% may cool real estate market
Comfort zone in 6.5%-7.5% range, according to survey
May 6, 2004 Monroe Title Insurance Corporation Declares Dividend And Announces First Quarter, 2004 Operating Results
May 6, 2004 Mortgage Rates Climb On Signs That Fed Rates Will Rise Soon
30-Year Fixed Rate Reaches Highest Level Since September 2003
May 6, 2004 Online real estate brokerage launches new Web site
ZipRealty's look gets a facelift
May 6, 2004 S&P Announces: Stewart Title Guaranty Co. 'A-' Ratings Affirmed; Outlook Stable
May 5, 2004 Condo/Co-Op Sales Remain Close to Record in First Quarter
May 5, 2004 Identity theft in the spotlight
Banks, credit card cos. to discuss policy, best practices, technology
May 5, 2004 Purchase and Refinance Applications Up Despite Continued Rise In Interest Rates
May 5, 2004 RamQuest User Group 1 st Annual User Convention a great success
May 5, 2004 Texas, Georgia top the foreclosure charts
Nearly 30,000 new foreclosures reported nationwide in April
May 5, 2004 Treasury Department Requests for Comments On the "Make Available" Determination
May 4, 2004 Fed keeps key funds rate at 1%
Policy accommodation can be removed at pace 'likely to be measured'
May 4, 2004 FHA Connection
HUD now requires credit scores, when available
May 4, 2004 HUD plan would raise Fannie, Freddie affordable housing goals
Proposal now faces public comment
May 4, 2004 HUD Proposes A New Housing Goal Rule
May 4, 2004 Share Of Cash-out Home Refinancings Remains Steady In First Quarter 2004
May 3, 2004 Capital Title Group Completes $28 Million Acquisition of Nationwide Appraisal Services
May 3, 2004 Capital Title Group Reports First Quarter Results
May 3, 2004 Housing Affordability Rises in First Quarter
May 3, 2004 Real estate docs signed, sealed, delivered: virtually
Postal Service introduces Electronic Postmark
May 3, 2004 Who owns real estate giant Homestore?
Fund managers, corporate officers own chunks of online company
April 30, 2004 Big real estate implications in Google IPO
One of Web's greatest lead sources to get public shareholders
April 30, 2004 Demotech, Inc. Releases Report on Performance of Title Insurance Companies
April 30, 2004 LandAmerica Announces First Quarter Results
April 30, 2004 Rates, Purchase Apps Up
Average 30-year over six percent
April 29, 2004 Mortgage Rates Climb On Signs That Fed Rates Will Rise Soon
30-Year Fixed Rate Reaches Highest Level Since September 2003
April 28, 2004 House Subcommittees Conduct Hearing entitled "A Review of TRIA and its Effect on the Economy: Helping America Move Forward"
April 27, 2004 Congressman Oxley Sends Document Request To Housing GSEs
April 27, 2004 FTC Seeks Comment on Revising Fees Charged for Industry Access to National Do Not Call Registry
April 27, 2004 FTC Seeks Comment on Revising Fees Charged for Industry Access to National Do Not Call Registry
April 26, 2004 Agencies Issue Proposed Rule on Use of Medical Information for Credit Eligibility
April 20, 2004 Labor Department Releases New Overtime Rules
April 19, 2004 ALTA® Thanks Congress for Opposing HUD issuance of the RESPA Rule
April 19, 2004 ALTA® Thanks Congress for Opposing HUD issuance of the RESPA Rule
2004 Federal Conference Background Material
April 19, 2004 Interest on Business Checking
April 16, 2004 Refi Boom Continues Increased Revenue For Title Industry
April 7, 2004 FTC Extends Comment Period on Spam Regulation
Comments Will be Accepted until April 20, 2004
April 7, 2004 HUD Proposes To Raise GSE Affordable Housing Goals
April 7, 2004 OFHEO Proposes Corporate Governance Rule for GSEs
April 6, 2004 Federal Reserve Board Proposes Fair Credit Reporting Rules
Offers Model Form for Correcting Negative Information Furnished To Consumer Reporting Agencies
April 6, 2004 Senate Committee Approves Flood Insurance Bill
April 5, 2004 The Treasury Department is requesting comments regarding the requirement of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) of 2002
April 2, 2004 Senate Banking Committee Approves GSE Reform Bill
April 1, 2004 Draft Letter to Alphononso Jackson
April 1, 2004 House Committee on Financial Services Hearing entitled "Oversight of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency"
March 31, 2004 ACTION ALERT: Find out if your Federal Representative signed the RESPA Dear Colleague Letter
March 31, 2004 ACTION ALERT: Find out if your Federal Representative signed the RESPA Dear Colleague Letter
March 31, 2004 Citizens Financial Group Renews Five-Year Agreement with Fidelity Information Services
March 31, 2004 Consumer confidence remains weak
Labor market 'dampens present-day spirits'
March 31, 2004 FCC Seeks Comment On Rules To Eliminate Spam From Mobile Phones
Commission Also Asks for Comments on Possible " Safe Harbor" for Telemarketing Calls to Mobile Phones
March 31, 2004 Mortgage Applications Down Slightly In Latest Survey
March 31, 2004 Stewart Acquires Majority Interest in Stewart Title of Pueblo, Colo.
March 30, 2004 House Subcommittees on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit And Housing and Community Opportunity Conduct Joint Hearing entitled "Subprime Lending: Defining the Market and its Customers"
March 29, 2004 Builders urge Congress to extend flood insurance program
Fed not required to issue policies after June 30, 2004
March 29, 2004 FNF Acquires Remaining 45 Percent of Hansen Quality Loan Services, Inc.
March 29, 2004 Web site sells direct access to credit scores

Fair Isaac takes new direction with myFICO Web site
March 26, 2004 Low Inflation Translates Into Low Mortgage Rates
One-Year ARM Slips For The Seventh Week
March 26, 2004 Mortgage Activity Holds
Rates, activity mostly unchanged
March 26, 2004 Real estate groups say RESPA reform likely not dead
But groups doubt changes will come soon
March 26, 2004 Real estate threatened by computer attacks
Experts advise on privacy, security
March 25, 2004 Don't believe real estate bubble theory
Housing still good to grow, builder group's economists predict
March 25, 2004 Existing-Home Sales Rise in February
March 25, 2004 S&P rates Freddie Mac Certificates 'AAA'& 'AAA/A-1+'
March 24, 2004 Fewer Americans change homes
Moving rates fall to 50-year lows, Census Bureau reports
March 24, 2004 Landamerica Makes fortune 500 List
March 24, 2004 Mortgage Applications Remain at High Level in Latest Survey
March 24, 2004 Mortgage lending pessimism at 5-year high
Large lenders set to expand into wholesale
March 24, 2004 New-home sales approach record pace
Transactions hit 1.16 million-unit rate in February
March 24, 2004 USP&A Becomes Newest Vendor to Join FNC’s Vendor-Neutral Platform
March 23, 2004 FTC Amends Telemarketing Sales Rule Regarding Access to National Do Not Call Registry
March 22, 2004 American Land Title Association® Applauds HUD For Withdrawing RESPA Rule
March 22, 2004 Coldwell Banker pulls out of largest MLS
Listings data control at center of controversy in Chicagoland
March 22, 2004 FNF Acquires American Pioneer Title Insurance Company
March 22, 2004 RESPA changes pulled
More comments needed from industry, consumer groups, HUD chief says
March 22, 2004 RESPA decision relieves real estate groups
Industry thanks Congress for recent letter urging proposal rejection
March 19, 2004 Judge approves $93 million Homestore settlement
California teachers pension fund chief 'delighted' with outcome
March 19, 2004 Long Term Mortgage Rates Flat This Week, One-year Arm Continues To Slip
March 19, 2004 Preventing Mortgage Fraud
Companies help lenders identify fake files
March 18, 2004 FDIC report says subprime ARM borrowers pose risk to entire credit system
March 18, 2004 FHA Scorecard Goes Automated
Fannie announces its DU can use TOTAL to determine eligibility
March 18, 2004 FTC Plans Action In RESPA Lawsuit
Commission Authorizies Filing Amicus Brief
March 18, 2004 FTC Plans to File Amicus Brief in RESPA Class Action Case
March 18, 2004 Joint effort targets loan origination
Document Systems Inc. teams with tech. co. to provide document preparation services
March 17, 2004 Appraisers see the electronic light
New lender technology interfaces with appraisal ordering
March 17, 2004 Fed keeps key funds rate at 1%
Despite lowered risk of deflation, new hiring has 'lagged'
March 17, 2004 MISMO breaks free, launches software compliance service
Mortgage bankers group spins off data standards entity
March 17, 2004 RESPA rule delayed again
White House office review to take another 30 days
March 16, 2004 From $2 trillion to $2.5 trillion
Low interest rates to add $500 billion to mortgage originations
March 16, 2004 Housing Construction Dropped in February
March 16, 2004 Kenneth D. DeGiorgio Promoted to Senior Vice President and General Counsel for The First American Corporation
March 16, 2004 LandAmerica Aligns Commercial Operations Within Single Customer Channel
March 16, 2004 Property insurance market 'fraying around edges'
Oxley proposes federal-state partnership to achieve regulatory uniformity
March 16, 2004 RESPA Alert: President Bush Makes Homeownership Speech
March 15, 2004 Builders See New-Homes Market Holding Strong And Steady In March
March 15, 2004 Fannie Business Continues Decline
$53.1 billion February business volume; may pickup in second quarter
March 15, 2004 First American Introduces Web Services-Based Platform for Bundled Services
March 15, 2004 Freddie Mac Names Ralph Boyd, Jr. as General Counsel
Experienced Litigator and Leader to Head Legal and Government Relations Functions
March 15, 2004 RESPA Alert
March 15, 2004 RESPA Update
March 12, 2004 Atlanta Leads Nation In Single-Family Housing Activity For 13th Consecutive Year
March 12, 2004 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces the Closing of the Aurum Technology, Inc. Acquisition
March 12, 2004 HUD adds adjustable-rate loan options
FHA to insure 3-, 5-, 7-, 10-year fixed-payment loans
March 12, 2004 Long-term Mortgage Rates Plunge, Arm Rates Continue To Set Record Low
March 12, 2004 Long-term Mortgage Rates Plunge, Arm Rates Continue To Set Record Low
March 12, 2004 Residential Mortgage Delinquencies Continue to Fall While Foreclosures Increase Slightly According to MBA's National Delinquency Survey
March 12, 2004 RESPA deadline looms
OMB comment expected soon on HUD's secret plan
March 12, 2004 Steve McCartney Joins NextAce Corp. as CFO
March 12, 2004 Stewart Prior Files Database Reaches 3 Million Policies
March 11, 2004 Housing boom or bust?
Consumer survey points to interest rates, first-time buyers for answers
March 11, 2004 Offshoring may cripple U.S. office markets
New study from ULI, Columbia Business School analyzes impact of jobs moving abroad
March 11, 2004 Property flipper convicted
Virginia man faces up to 15 years in prison
March 10, 2004 ACTION ALERT: Find out if your Federal Representative signed the RESPA Dear Colleague Letter
March 10, 2004 ACTION ALERT: Find out if your Federal Representative signed the RESPA Dear Colleague Letter
Signatories to RESPA Dear Colleague Letter As of March 31, 2004, (Additional Names Will Be Included When Available
March 10, 2004 Mortgage Rates Drop In Latest MBA Survey
March 9, 2004 Low-income borrowers choke on mortgage debt
Harvard study finds unequal access to home loans
March 9, 2004 Massachusetts Realtors urge homeowner's insurance reform
Legislation would prohibit use of credit scores in setting premiums
March 9, 2004 Slow job growth sustains real estate market
Low rates expected to stir home sales to 5.92-million-unit pace
March 8, 2004 Fitch Affirms LandAmerica's 'A' Insurer Financial Strength Rating
Changes Outlook to Stable
March 8, 2004 Landata Technologies Inc. Names Cellura President and CEO
March 5, 2004 Housing demand still strong
Federal Reserve reports gains in home sales, building activity
March 5, 2004 Identity checker hopes to curb financial fraud
TransUnion, Acxiom launch fraud management platform
March 5, 2004 Veros expands AVM platform
New product unites AVM with digital photo, property condition report
March 4, 2004 Fannie Mae fined for soft money donations
Mortgage corp. violated Federal Election Campaign Act
March 4, 2004 LendingTree buys Domania
Acquisition of lender products, contracts now a done deal
March 4, 2004 Long-Term Mortgage Rates Hardly Budge From Last Week's Low Levels
One-Year ARM Slips Slightly
March 4, 2004 Mortgage fraud database spots loan scams
Alerts lenders in early stages, aims to cut losses
March 4, 2004 Senate Subcommittee on Economic Policy Schedules Hearing on National Flood Insurance Repetitive Losses for March 11th.
March 3, 2004 FDIC Study Examines Implications of Housing Market Boom
March 3, 2004 Investors Trust Company Receives Charter
March 3, 2004 Mortgage Refinance Index Reaches 7 Month High In Latest MBA Survey
March 2, 2004 First American Announces Successful Rollout of Exclusive RE/MAX Marketing Partnership
Comprehensive Title Services and New Revenue Opportunities Well Received By RE/MAX Broker/Owners
March 2, 2004 Home Prices Surged 8.4 Percent Nationally In 2003
Pacific States Maintain Lead In Home Price Growth For Fourth Quarter
March 2, 2004 HUD's mortgage reform will increase loan costs
FTC study finds adverse affects of mortgage broker disclosures
March 2, 2004 Identity checker hopes to curb financial fraud
TransUnion, Acxiom launch fraud management platform
March 2, 2004 OFHEO House Price Index Shows Dramatic Increases In Fourth Quarter 2003
U.S. Home Prices Average 3.67 Percent Higher in Fourth Quarter
March 1, 2004 FTC Report Opposes Mortgage Broker Compensation Disclosures
Press Release: FTC
March 1, 2004 Stewart Acquires Cuesta Title in Tulare and Kings Counties, Calif.
February 27, 2004 ACTION ALERT: Jackson Confirmation Opposed
RESPA: Call Your Federal Representative NOW
February 27, 2004 Economy Grows at Healthy 4.1 Percent Rate
February 27, 2004 Fannie Mae ordered to clean up flawed accounting systems
Regulator identifies 70 systems that pose risk for error
February 27, 2004 Freddie Mac Issues Proxy Statement And 2002 Information Statement And Annual Report
February 27, 2004 Stewart Mortgage Information Announces Warranty of Accuracy for Valuation Products
February 27, 2004 The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
February 26, 2004 First American Title Insurance Company Increases Ownership Interest In Island Title Corporation
February 26, 2004 Little Change Seen In Mortgage Rates From Last Week To This Week
Low Rates Keep Housing Activity Robust
February 26, 2004 New-Home Sales Cool Slightly In January
February 25, 2004 California Housing Market 2003 Finishes on High Note
February 25, 2004 Existing-Home Sales Down but Still Historically High in January 2004
February 25, 2004 Mortgage Applications Up Slightly in Latest MBA Survey
February 25, 2004 Senate Banking Committee Conducts two days of hearings on Proposals for Improving the Regulation of the Housing Government Sponsored Enterprises
February 24, 2004 Capital Title Group Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
February 24, 2004 Greenspan tells Congress to act on Fannie, Freddie
Fed chief supports stronger regulator, new financial controls
February 23, 2004 Same-sex marriages create title, property rights issues
Guest perspective: Don't put your equity on the line for your opinion
February 23, 2004 Stewart Realty Solutions Acquires RealtyAssist
Industry Veteran Is Provider of Stewart's SureClose Online Transaction Management System
February 20, 2004 Fannie Mae Exceeds HUD Housing Goals for 2003
More than 51 Percent of Financing Last Year Went to Low- and Moderate-Income Households
February 20, 2004 First American Expands National Default Outsourcing With Addition Of SNK Holdings/LOGS
February 20, 2004 Fitch Affirms Fidelity National Title Subs IFS Ratings at 'A'
Changes Outlook to Positive
February 20, 2004 Fitch Affirms Ratings of Old Republic Title Group at 'AA-'
February 20, 2004 Global investors covet U.S. real estate
Survey finds 60% regard U.S. as 'most stable, secure' country for investment
February 20, 2004 Mortgage Rates Reach Seven Month Lows This Week, According To Freddie Mac Survey
Lack Of Inflation Keeps Rates Affordable
February 19, 2004 Court stands pat on do not call
Federal registry survives telemarketers' legal challenge
February 19, 2004 Federal Reserve Board and FTC Issues Fair Credit Rule
February 19, 2004 Housing Starts Dip Following Record Fourth Quarter
February 19, 2004 LandAmerica Announces Fourth Quarter& Year 2003 Results
February 19, 2004 Stewart¹s REI Data Inc. Launches Listing Checker
New service checks MLS listings for errors
February 19, 2004 The First American Corporation Acquires Baker, Brinkley& Pierce
February 18, 2004 Cold Keeps Builder Sentiment Under Wraps In February
4-Point Decline in Housing Market Index Partly Tied to Weather-Related Concerns
February 18, 2004 Mortgage Application Activity Up On Continued Rate Drop
February 18, 2004 Senate Banking Committee Schedules two days of hearings on Proposals for Improving the Regulation of the Housing Government Sponsored Enterprises
February 18, 2004 Stewart Announces Record Year 2003
February 18, 2004 United Financial Mortgage Corp. Enters Title Insurance Market
Company Enters into Affiliated Business Arrangement with Troon Management Corp.
February 17, 2004 Capital Title Group Reports Record Revenue of $250.2 Million for Full Year 2003
February 17, 2004 Freddie Mac Helped A Record Number Of Families Obtain Low Cost Mortgages And Affordable Housing In 2003
February 17, 2004 Stewart Acquires Title Associates Inc. of New York City
February 17, 2004 Stewart Announces Record Year 2003
February 17, 2004 WaMu tightens mortgage ship
Sues IndyMac for breach of contract, cuts thousands of staff
February 13, 2004 Digital world a divider, not uniter
Computer usage creates material well-being, productivity gains for some
February 13, 2004 Fourth Quarter Total Existing-Home Sales Near Record
February 13, 2004 Investors Title Company Declares Quarterly Dividend
February 13, 2004 Lender latches on to voice technology
Countrywide adopts speech-activated software
February 12, 2004 BridgeSpan assets for sale
Mortgage technology, title insurance license on the block
February 12, 2004 Investors Title Company Announces All-Time Record Annual Earnings
February 12, 2004 MBA Market Index Down 6.8 Percent in Latest Survey
February 12, 2004 Mortgage Rates Slipped As Markets Awaited Fed Chairman Testimony This Week
Housing to Continue to Support the Economy in 2004
February 11, 2004 First Advantage CorporationIssues Operating Results For the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2003
February 11, 2004 OFHEO Selects Accounting Firm To Assist With Fannie Mae Special Examination
February 11, 2004 The First American Corporation Reports Record Results For the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2003
Net Income for the Quarter Increases 14 Percent
February 10, 2004 Introduces First Service to Help Consumers Find Best Loan Rates Based on FICO Credit Score
February 10, 2004 Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on "Proposals to Improve the Regulatory Regime for GSEs.
February 10, 2004 Stewart Mortgage Information Offers 'Build Your Own Bundle(TM)' of Lending Services
February 9, 2004 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Acquires Aurum Technology, Inc.
February 9, 2004 First Advantage Corporation Acquires Background Information Systems, Inc.
February 6, 2004 BridgeSpan CEO resigns
Walker to leave bankrupt mortgage technology company
February 6, 2004 Condo Sales Break Annual Record, Fourth Quarter Exceptional
February 6, 2004 Stewart¹s Titlelogix Launches New Web Site
February 6, 2004 Zenodata Introduces Fully Automated Chain-of-Title Search Technology
February 5, 2004 First Advantage Names Alex Sink to Board of Directors
February 5, 2004 Former Freddie CEO ordered to testify
Judge gives Brendsel 14 days to appear before federal regulators
February 5, 2004 LandAmerica Financial Group Inc.'s Operating Companies Outlook Revised to Stable
February 5, 2004 Mortgage Rates Relatively Steady After Recent Fed Statement
February 5, 2004 Share Of Home Refinancings Taking Cash Out Grows As Overall Refi Levels Begin To Wane In Fourth Quarter 2003
Homeowners No Longer Looking Primarily For Lower Mortgage Rates
February 5, 2004 Zero Downpayment FHA Mortgage Bill Introduced
Legislation Worul Creates Greater Opportunities for First-time Homebuyers
February 4, 2004 Freddie Mac's Loan Prospector Service Reviews 9.5 Million Mortgage Loans In 2003
February 4, 2004 LandAmerica Info1 Acquires Far West Credit and CommCo Credit Increases Western U.S. Presence
February 4, 2004 Mortgage Application Volume Slip in Latest MBA Survey
February 4, 2004 Ohio Department Of Commerce Seeks To Revoke Ameribanc's Registration
Company Could Also Be Fined
February 3, 2004 Housing agency to get $31 billion
HUD Budget funds home ownership, rental vouchers, homeless initiatives .
February 3, 2004 Real estate loan victims get $65 million
More First Alliance settlement checks in mail
January 30, 2004 BridgeSpan enters bankruptcy
Mortgage technology co. plans to reorganize business
January 30, 2004 Caller Id Rules For Telemarketers Take Effect
Telemarketers May Not Block Caller ID Information
January 30, 2004 Illinois, Ohio set home-sale records
Closed transactions jumped 5.3% in Illinois last year
January 30, 2004 McConville Background
January 30, 2004 OFHEO Directs Freddie Mac to Maintain Mandatory Target Capital Surplus
Pre-Approval Required for Certain Corporate Transactions
January 29, 2004 Consumer Direct of America Adds Title Insurance Operations
January 29, 2004 Consumer Direct of America Adds Title Insurance Operations
January 29, 2004 Fed holds key funds rate at 1%
Despite lowered risk of deflation, new hiring remains 'subdued'
January 29, 2004 Freddie Mac Survey Finds Little Change In Long-Term Mortgage Rates This Week
January 29, 2004 House Passes Bankruptcy Reform Bill (S.1920) [PDF]
January 29, 2004 Stewart Title Creates Stewart Realty Solutions
January 28, 2004 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Acquires Sanchez Computer Associates, Inc.
January 28, 2004 House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection Conducts a Hearing on Freddie Mac's Accounting Restatement: Are Accounting Standards Working?
January 28, 2004 OCC Tells House Panel New Regulations Grounded in Federal Law, Court Precedent and Constitution
January 28, 2004 Purchase Applications Dip from Record High; Refinance Applications Hold Steady
January 27, 2004 California real estate sets new records in December for sales and median price of a home, C.A.R. reports
January 27, 2004 Capital Title Announces Agreement to Acquire Nationwide Appraisal Services
January 27, 2004 Congress to probe federal banking rule
National bank regulator to justify new consumer lending laws at hearing
January 27, 2004 Lenders First Choice Names Raymond Davison Chief Financial Officer
January 26, 2004 Existing-Home Sales End 2003 on Strong Note, Set Annual Record
January 26, 2004 Jobs Cut at Fairbanks, WaMu
2,204 layoffs slated by second quarter
January 23, 2004 Identity Theft Complaints Continue to Top List; Internet Related Fraud Complaints Soar
January 23, 2004 Purchase Apps at All-Time High as Rates Fall
30-year at lowest point since July
January 23, 2004 Real estate poised for 'long-term' strength
Despite rising interest rates, bankers forecast steady purchase-mortgage growth through 2006
January 23, 2004 San Francisco Bay Area home sales surge at year end
January 22, 2004 December Volume Down at Fannie
$73.4 billion business volume caps off record year
January 22, 2004 Fixed-Rate Mortgage Rates Dip In Latest Freddie Mac Survey
January 22, 2004 Radian suffers 'difficult' fourth quarter
Net income plummets to $55.5 million on shutdown of
January 22, 2004 San Fransico Bay Area home sales surge at year end
January 22, 2004 Sen. Shelby Announces Banking Committee Priorities Aggressive Schedule Planned Again for 2004
January 21, 2004 2003 Housing Construction Best Since 1978
January 21, 2004 BridgeSpan shutters title operations
Mortgage technology company still open for business
January 21, 2004 Financial Title Company Names New President
Bruce Maita Dedicated to Company's Employees and Growth
January 21, 2004 Freddie Mac CEO to confront Congress
House subcommittee to investigate regulator's charge of 'inappropriate conduct'
January 21, 2004 Home Builders Off To Solid Start In 2004
Two-point Decline in Monthly Confidence Gauge Does Not Reflect Latest Mortgage-Rate Declines
January 21, 2004 House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises Holds Hearing on the Special Examination of Freddie Mac
January 21, 2004 Kelly Subcommittee to Address OCC Pre-emption
January 21, 2004 Purchase Applications Set Record High
Refinance Applications Soar
January 21, 2004 Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on "Proposals to Improve the Regulatory Regime for GSEs.
January 21, 2004 Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on Proposals to Improve the Regulatory Regime for GSEs.
January 21, 2004 Stewart Is First to Market Home Equity Loan Bundl Guaranteed, Ready-to-Fund Within 15 Business Days
January 20, 2004 FHA Scorecard Deadline May 1
AU loans to require new TOTAL system
January 19, 2004 Gen Xers to fuel new-home trends
New house designs cater to younger crowd in 2004
January 19, 2004 HUD Announces New "zero Down Payment" Mortgage
Initiative Aimed at Removing Major Barrier to Homeownership
January 19, 2004 Single-family real estate 'stable'
Washington, D.C., Orange County, Calif., maintain 'strong' 4th quarter markets
January 15, 2004 First Advantage Corporation Acquires Proudfoot Reports Incorporated
January 15, 2004 Fitch Ratings Addresses Preemption Statements From The OTS & OCC
January 15, 2004 Fixed-rate Mortgage Rates
Drop To Lowest Level in More Than Six MonthsSluggish Employment Figures Put A Damper On Financial Markets
January 15, 2004 RESPA Enforcement
Send complaints regarding RESPA to:
January 14, 2004 Action Needed on RESPA Reform: Have Your Voice Heard
January 14, 2004 Dennis J. Gilmore Named Executive Vice President of The First American Corporation
January 14, 2004 Becomes Exclusive Content Provider for MSN House& Home
January 14, 2004 The SMART Act – An Overview and Questions to Help Formulate Policy Legislation [PDF]
January 13, 2004 1st Metropolitan Mortgage Taps LandAmerica As Its Provider of Mortgage Processing Services
January 13, 2004 California sues mortgage company
Attorney general files second complaint over national Do-Not-Call violations
January 13, 2004 Chief executives' confidence dips
'Unsustainable' 3rd quarter growth to blame
January 13, 2004 Homestore, MSN partner for online listings to become exclusive content provider for MSN House& Home
January 13, 2004 House Committee to Hear Testimony on Freddie Mac Report
January 13, 2004 Old Republic National Title Holding Company Acquires Kaspar& Associates Title Search Firm
January 13, 2004 Seniors defy real estate perceptions
ERA survey finds senior home buyers more tech-savvy, independent than often portrayed
January 12, 2004 Technological Advancements, Challenges For Mortgage Industry Examined In New OFHEO Research Paper
January 9, 2004 California real estate less affordable
Household income needed to purchase median-priced home rises to $90,800 in November
January 9, 2004 Inspectech gains Missouri stronghold
Acquisition of ABA Inspections and Consulting includes professional staff, management
January 9, 2004 National banks can skirt state lending laws
Critics say federal preemption rules compromise consumer protection
January 8, 2004 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces Resignation of Patrick F. Stone From its Board of Directors
January 8, 2004 HUD raises single-family loan limits
FHA will insure mortgages up to $290,319 in high-cost areas
January 8, 2004 LendingTree firmly planted in real estate
News analysis:, Domania likely to thrive under new ownership
January 8, 2004 More consumers delinquent on home equity loans
Weak job market 'intensifying financial stress'
January 7, 2004 California housing starts decline
Permit fee increases cut single-family construction by nearly 28% in November
January 7, 2004 LandAmerica Expands Southern California Operations with Acquisition of Southland Title
January 7, 2004 OCC Issues Final Rules on Preemption Includes Strong Standard to Keep Predatory Lending out of National Banks
January 7, 2004 Title insurers may sue federal government
Association board authorized to act against original RESPA proposal
January 6, 2004 House Small Business Committee Conducts Hearing on RESPA
January 6, 2004 House Small Business Committee Conducts Hearing on RESPA
"Real Estate Settlement Procedure Act Regulations: Working Behind Closed Doors to Hurt Small Businesses and Consumers"
January 6, 2004 Using RESPA to rat on competitors
Industry whistleblowers biggest source of investigator leads
January 5, 2004 Countrywide appoints new presidents
Former executive managing director Stanford Kurland climbs ladder to head parent company
January 5, 2004 Privacy threats are everyone's problem
What every computer user should know about spyware
January 5, 2004 Univest Corporation Partners With Robert Chalphin Associates to Provide Title Insurance
January 4, 2004 ALTA® to Testify on HUD's RESPA Proposal

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