Industry News and Press

  • Can I Cut My Title Insurance Fees?

    Insurance News Net - Sat, 12/12/2009

    Q: I'm refinancing my mortgage, and my lender tells me that I need to get a new title insurance policy, which will cost more than a thousand dollars.

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  • David Verklin Joins the Entitle Direct Group Board of Directors

    BUSINESS WIRE - Thu, 11/05/2009

    Entitle Direct Group, Inc., the country's first direct-to-consumer title insurance company providing 35% savings, announced today that David Verklin, a veteran advertising executive, has been named to its Board of Directors. Verklin is the CEO of Canoe Ventures, LLC, a joint venture founded in 2008 by the country's leading cable operators. The company focuses on enabling advanced advertising technologies and making them easier to buy, use and measure. Prior to Canoe Ventures, Verklin was the CEO of Aegis Media Americas. He was recently named to Mediaweek's Watch List 2009 and has been recognized as one of the industry's most influential people on the CableFAX 100.+

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  • Refi Ripoffs: How to Cut Bank Fees

    Kathy Kristof, Money Watch - Tue, 11/03/2009

    Every few months an interest rate dip will set off a new refinancing fever, as consumers wisely rush to lock in historically low rates while they have the chance. Refinancing can be a brilliant way to save thousands of dollars on your home mortgage, but you need to watch one thing (in addition to the mortgage interest rate) if you do: fees.

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  • Save at the Settlement Table

    Patricia Mertz Esswein, Kiplinger's Personal Finance - Tue, 09/01/2009

    If you're buying a house or refinancing a mortgage, don't pay more than you need to.

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  • Save Members Money on Title Insurance

    Tim Dwyer, Credit Union Business - Tue, 09/01/2009

    Title insurance is generally one of the largest expenses bundled into what consumers view as a dreaded hodgepodge of closing costs.

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  • Great news for economy: New-home sales surge 9.6% in July

    Stephanie Armour, USA Today - Wed, 08/26/2009

    Great news for economy: New-home sales surge 9.6% in July

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  • Title-Insurer Fees Draw Scrutiny

    James R. Hagerty, The Wall Street Journal - Tue, 07/21/2009

    The U.S. title-insurance industry faces increasing pressure from regulators to justify the fees charged to consumers for ensuring they have clear ownership of their homes.

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  • Things Your Buyers Might Not Know About Title Insurance

    Realtor - Thu, 07/16/2009

    Your mortgage lender is going to require it. Title insurance protects the lender and the secondary markets to which they sell the loans from defects in the title to your home and property.

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  • Title Insurance a Scam?

    Motley Fool - Thu, 07/09/2009

    This GAO report sure makes it look that way. Another good indication that it's a scam? The Realtors are trying to get it reestablished in Iowa, the only state with the guts to shut it down.

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  • Title Insurance: What to Tell Your Clients

    Tim Dwyer, Scotsman Guide - Wed, 07/01/2009

    Avoid closing-table surprises by detailing what the policy is upfront

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