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First American to buy Docutech for $350M

First American to buy Docutech for $350M

Title insurance giant First American has reached a deal to buy housing tech company Docutech for $350 million. The deal should close by the end of March, and Docutech’s current management team, including president...

First American to buy Docutech for $350M
From left: Stewart's Frederick Eppinger, FTC's Joseph Simons and Fidelity's Raymond Quirk (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

Title insurance’s Big Three are not to be: Fidelity, Stewart call off $1.2B merger

The massive merger between Fidelity National Financial and Stewart Information Services that would have turned the country’s “Big Four”...

Title insurance’s Big Three are not to be: Fidelity, Stewart call off $1.2B merger
New Russia sanctions bill targets LLCs in real estate, again

New Russia sanctions bill targets LLCs in real estate, again

The “sanctions bill from hell” is back from the dead. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) and Democratic Senator Bob...

New Russia sanctions bill targets LLCs in real estate, again
Why title insurance firms are paying close attention to the latest Russian sanctions bill

Why title insurance firms are paying close attention to the latest Russian sanctions bill

A U.S. Treasury Department program that spotlights anonymous real estate purchases in a number of gateway cities could become...

Why title insurance firms are paying close attention to the latest Russian sanctions bill
Realogy, PHH Corporation to pay $17M to settle kickback suit

Realogy, PHH Corporation to pay $17M to settle kickback suit

Brokerage conglomerate Realogy and mortgage provider PHH Corporation will pay $17 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging...

Realogy, PHH Corporation to pay $17M to settle kickback suit
Closing costs can bust a homebuyer’s budget

Closing costs can bust a homebuyer’s budget

In the emotional rush that precedes buying a home — negotiating contract details and price, beating away rival bidders,...

Closing costs can bust a homebuyer’s budget
Big Four no more? Fidelity is buying rival Stewart for $1.2B

Big Four no more? Fidelity is buying rival Stewart for $1.2B

The “Big Four” title insurance players are about to become the Big Three. Industry heavyweight Fidelity National Financial has...

Big Four no more? Fidelity is buying rival Stewart for $1.2B
Title insurers are used to being real estate’s schmoozers-in-chief. New rules will change that

Title insurers are used to being real estate’s schmoozers-in-chief. New rules will change that

From TRD New York: Guess who’s coming to dinner? No one. If you could tune out the clinking glasses and the mutual pats on...

Title insurers are used to being real estate’s schmoozers-in-chief. New rules will change that
FBI: Home buyers’ billion-dollar scam problem getting worse

FBI: Home buyers’ billion-dollar scam problem getting worse

In this year of horrendous cyberheists — Equifax the most prominent — you’ve probably taken at least a few...

FBI: Home buyers’ billion-dollar scam problem getting worse
Shop around for title insurance

Shop around for title insurance

A recent legal settlement between the federal government and a title insurance agency is drawing fresh attention to one of the murkiest, least understood and costly items you get charged for in a real...

Shop around for title insurance
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