Stewart targets institutional investors with BCHH acquisition
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania-based BCHH provides national title and settlement services to mortgage servicers, real estate investors, asset management companies and government entities
by Matt Carter Dec 20
Qualia's new API could help companies scale digital title ops
Qualia API users can automatically place and track title orders and access order, accounting and contact data to build custom notifications and performance dashboards
by Matt Carter Aug 24
Woman gets 87 properties thanks to a copy-and-paste mistake
A Nevada woman set out to buy a single-family home worth just under $600,000, but due to an error at the title company ended up with an entire subdivision, according to reports
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 11
The best and worst ways to handle layoffs as real estate cuts accelerate
The housing industry has shed thousands of jobs recently, and more cuts may be in store. But some companies are handling the situation better than others
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 17
Propy launches new blockchain-based title and escrow product
The technology should bring transactions closer to the 'click-to-close' experience many real estate players have been chasing for years. It is available in 3 states with plans of expansion
by Jim Dalrymple II May 19
@Properties CEO on franchise biz: We're coming for the big markets
In an interview ahead of Inman Connect Las Vegas, Thad Wong said blockchain will become part of the real estate transaction and franchising will help smaller players survive
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 22
Compass acquiring third title company in less than a month
The fast-growing brokerage will pick up CommonGround Abstract, which serves Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The deal highlights Compass' aggressive acquisition strategy
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 28
Compass scoops up yet another title company
The deal will see Compass acquire Denver-based First Alliance Title. It's the second such acquisition for Compass in roughly a week
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 22
Compass dives further into title insurance with latest acquisition
The deal to acquire LegacyTexas Title Co. follows acquisitions of 2 other title companies and will ultimately make Compass's title services available in 6 states and Washington, DC
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 14
Inman is being acquired by Beringer Capital
Brad Inman retains an ownership stake, and the current team will continue running the company, with plans for significant growth
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 26
CoreLogic to acquire automated closing costs firm ClosingCorp
The deal is expected to close in the third quarter if it receives regulatory approvals and meets 'customary closing conditions,' the California-based company said in a statement
Why agents and title agencies don’t always see eye to eye
While the title agency tends to bear its fair share of a transaction's detail-oriented work, it’s when communication and cooperation collapse that closings tend to be delayed
by Aaron Davis Jun 10
Spruce raises $60M in new Series C funding round
The company provides title insurance and escrow services, among other things. Since its founding in 2016, Spruce has raised $110 million
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 2
Compass moves deeper into closing services with KVS Title acquisition
Even as it prepares to go public, Compass hasn't shied away from building through acquisition
by Patrick Kearns Feb 25
What's the status of remote closings across the US?
Since the pandemic began, 31 states have passed remote online notary laws allowing digital closings to take place, with 29 of those states now permanently allowing digital closings
by Patrick Kearns Feb 8