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FNF title earnings decline in Q4, full year - Fidelity National Financial reported declines in title segment revenue for both the fourth quarter and full year 2023, with full year segment earnings totaling $7 billion.
Pippin launches national commercial title search division - New York-based @PippinTitle is launching a new commercial services division, with recent related transactions including solar and wind power farms across the Midwest and Texas.
FedNow user base continues to grow - FedNow, the real-time payment network launched this past summer by the U.S. Federal Reserve, has reported continued significant growth in use of the service.
Fathom Holdings, Constellation1 partner on nationwide data service expansion - A new partnership between @Constellation1_ and Fathom Holdings will aim to leverage decades of data service experience and the latest RESO standards for improved Multiple Listing Service data management.
Appellate court references Chevron in ECOA case - Plaintiffs alleged First United Bank violated these anti-discrimination laws when it denied their loan application to purchase an apartment complex.
Amended complaint shows Navy Federal’s own data indicated lending disparities - Attorney Ben Crump of Ben Crump Law PLLC and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton hosted a press conference about the case in New York.
New loss mitigation home retention solution offered - Mortgage Bankers Association President and CEO Bob Broeksmit said his organization supported this tool to help servicers better assist struggling borrowers.
Asian, Hispanic homeownership at all-time high, NAR reports - “While the gains should be celebrated, the pathway into homeownership remains arduous for minority buyers,” the org's deputy chief economist said.
A buyer filed a class action against the real estate services firm that assisted in closing on property in Pottstown, Pa., for overcharging him for notary services, alleging claims under the state’s Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts, the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, and unjust enrichment.
The Arizona Legislature is considering legislation that would amend the state’s notary public requirements.
The Indiana General Assembly is considering legislation regarding residential real estate agreements.
The Rhode Island General Assembly is considering legislation that would require the written acknowledgement from any buyer of oceanfront or shoreline property that they have been informed of the public’s rights and privileges of the shore.
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Sales of new homes rose nationally in 2023 for the 1st time in 2 years, up 4.2% from the previous year. However, fluctuating mortgage rates remain a wild card.
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While easing, for-sale inventory remains tight in Florida and across the U.S. Buyers have to stay persistent and manage frustration levels during their home search.
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The HUD survey in 2023 found that, among U.S. states, Florida had the fourth-most homeless people, at 31,000 people – a count that rose 18% from 2022.
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FAU experts: Higher interest rates and less demand for office space are concerns. Businesses and workers moving to Sunbelt states like Fla. make them less vulnerable.
Educational materials  retrieved from Old Republic Title https://www.oldrepublictitle.com/real-estate-professionals/educational-materials.

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