Mortgage empowers consumers to comparison shop for title insurance

Website markets title premium rates to consumers, ruffles industry feathers

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Colorado has long been a battleground for title industry regulation, and despite bringing pervasive illegal market conduct to the national forefront, problems persist. One company owner aims to bring more transparency to the homebuying process with a website that puts the consumer at the center of the transaction and makes title insurance premium rates public and easy to compare. Garry Wolff As a 36-year veteran of the title insurance industry, Garry Wolff knows the Colorado real estate market very well. After holding managerial positions at several title companies, including the now-defunct LandAmerica Financial Group Inc., and serving as president of the Land Title Association of Colorado (LTAC), Wolff dove headfirst into the regulatory and legislative melee that became the Colorado title insurance market in the mid-2000s. He had a front-row seat to Colorado sparking a national probe into illegal kickback schemes and affiliated business arrangements between title companies, re...