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Author Archives: Mike Albanese

Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville.

New Division President Announced for Title Company

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WFG National Title Insurance Company (WFG), an Oregon-based provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services for commercial and residential transactions nationwide, announced that Brandon Baker has been named the new President of the company's Dallas-Fort Worth division. In this ...

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Digital Age Coming to Automated Compliance

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ComplianceEase, a provider of automated compliance solutions to the financial services industry, announced that its ComplianceAnalyzer is now integrated with LendingPad, the cloud-based loan origination system (LOS) from WEI Technology LLC. With this integration, LendingPad users can perform real-time audits ...

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Homeowners Underinsured for Certain Natural Disaster

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A new report by ValuePenguin.com states that just 7% of homeowners have a flood insurance policy, despite floods being the most common natural disaster. The Atlantic hurricane season is less than a month away, and while 91% of homeowners have ...

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Sunny Days for Housing Market, But Challenges Remain

Realtor.com’s April Housing Report gave favorable reviews of the current housing market, as the average listing price, days on the market, and available inventory all saw year-over-year improvements. The average U.S. listing price grew 7% from last year to $310,000, ...

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New Regional Office Announced for National Mortgage Lender

  Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national mortgage lender and servicer, opened a regional office in Irving, Texas. As the company's first Regional Operating Center (ROC), the 25,000-square-foot facility accommodates about 130 employees, and offers space to expand to house ...

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New Leader Announced for ALTA

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The American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, has named Diane Tomb as its new CEO, effective July 1. Tomb, who has over 20 years experience in the housing field, will use ...

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