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CEO Sean Daly (iStock)

Miami-based title startup Expetitle completes seed fundraising

UPDATED, July 28, 9:40 p.m.: Expetitle, a Miami-based title company startup led by co-founder and CEO Sean Daly, completed...

Miami-based title startup Expetitle completes seed fundraising
States Title's Max Simkoff and The Real Deal's Hiten Samtani

Title insurance is broken. Here’s how this $623M startup hopes to rebuild it

As a child, Max Simkoff would venture out for fishing trips, mostly along Oregon’s Deschutes River. On a couple...

Title insurance is broken. Here’s how this $623M startup hopes to rebuild it
Spruce co-founder and CEO Patrick Burns (iStock; Spruce)

Title insurance startup Spruce raises $29M in Series B

As the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the inefficiencies of traditional pen-and-paper closings, another startup has secured funding in its...

Title insurance startup Spruce raises $29M in Series B
States Title CEO Max Simkoff (iStock, States Title)

States Title raises $123M to digitize title, mortgage and escrow

A San Francisco startup that’s digitizing mortgage, title and escrow said it raised $123 million — sinking another nail...

States Title raises $123M to digitize title, mortgage and escrow
Government office closures stop commercial deals in their tracks

Government office closures stop commercial deals in their tracks

Broad economic anxiety isn’t all that’s tamping down on commercial real estate deals these days. States and municipalities across...

Government office closures stop commercial deals in their tracks
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
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