Solutionstar Holdings LLC, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc.NSM, +3.30% (“Nationstar”), announced today that it has closed the acquisition of Experience 1, Inc., the holding company for Title365, Trusted Signing and technology subsidiaries X1 Labs and X1 Xpress (collectively, “Title365”).
In the wake of the news earlier this month that ListHub will be sunsetting its listing agreement with Zillow in April, ListHub released a letter to its customers and key constituents Monday that went into far more detail regarding its position than the company has previously shared.
Desktops are a problem area when it comes to suspicious traffic. According to recent research, the majority of desktop traffic in the US is now suspicious, and bots are also expanding their reach. However, mobile is less susceptible to such activity. In fact, suspicious activity for mobile ads served in the US, as well as bot traffic, is down.
Government regulators and the taxi industry can’t stop Uber — but maybe a patent can. At least that’s the hope of Sidecar, a small rival of Uber whose founder obtained a patent related to mobile ride hailing way in 2002, and who claims he thought up today’s version of the industry way back in the 1990s. Meanwhile, Uber…
Shortly after the end of World War II, photographer Fred Lyon took what he thought would be a quick visit to his hometown of San Francisco. He'd been working in New York City as a fashion photographer following his Navy Press service shooting news in Washington, D.C. Lyon's trip west soon stretched into months:
"Our brokers retain complete control over their listings and the opportunity to market them as they see fit," said David Charron, president and CEO of MRIS. "Zillow offers reporting data and other services we believe will help our members be more successful, including highlighting the listing agent on every listing and a dedicated customer service team."
Despite what some may think, agents are not a tech-phobic bunch, and more than half of agents who completed an Inman survey ticked off nearly a dozen tech tools they use in their business, with the multiple listing service topping the list, followed closely by an agent website, smartphone or tablet, electronic forms and signatures, and a comparative market analysis (CMA) tool.
Clareity Security LLC, the leading provider of MLS subscriber authentication, Single-Sign-ON (SSO) security, direct data connections and e-commerce solutions for the Real Estate industry, today announced a strategic alliance with Housefax, a leader in residential property history information and reports. As part of the agreement, Clareity is making a capital investment in Housefax and Clareity CEO and founder, Gregg Larson, will be appointed to the Housefax Board of Directors.
Having spent three years as the CEO of a state REALTOR® association, I know first-hand how important and influential state and local associations are in helping members navigate their businesses. For that reason, I am pleased to announce the appointments of veteran industry executives Mark Allen and Don Flynn to key leadership roles within the Move, Inc. industry relations organization.
Some of the country’s biggest mortgage bond investors, reportedly including BlackRock, MetLife, and Pimco, are preparing to sue Ocwen, saying that the beleaguered nonbank failed to properly collect payments on $82 billion of home loans.
Preprinting the names of third-party service providers onto your real estate contracts when your brokerage has a professional affiliation with that provider is a surefire way to attract the attention of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). And when it shines a spotlight, the revelations can be costly.
Today, the Data and Analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services announced that industry veteran Chip McAvoy has joined its organization as vice president of Emerging Products and Technology. In his new role, McAvoy will support Black Knight’s current MLS offerings, including Paragon MLS, as well as develop and deliver additional products and services to expand Black Knight’s offerings to the real estate industry.
As one of the reported top wholesale lenders in the industry, United Wholesale Mortgage took on the challenge of releasing its own loan origination system. The result takes into account standard elements, along with new unique features.
The new site is polarizing the industry through its contentious approach of forcing agents to only advertise on only one other portal. The question is will this approach cement OTM as a leading portal in the UK market or will normal service eventually resume with Rightmove and Zoopla dominating.
Now you don't even have to live in Estonia to open a business there. A new program lets people purchase e-signatures that enable them to open bank accounts and run a domestic business without being physically present. But according to new research, people may not have the same trust in such businesses as they would others. The work finds that people are much more likely to discount the validity of an e-signature than a hand-signed document.
The Internet will fade into the background, says Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google. Yes, it will just vanish, like Amelia Earhart or state anti-gay marriage bans or NBC's "Bad Judge." Poof. Up in smoke. Now there will be things I'll miss, but there are other things that the Internet has perpetrated that we can simply do without.
The New York Times will integrate editorial content including neighborhood videos and written pieces into its real estate search platform to help homebuyers get a better sense of what it might be like to live in different areas of the city.
Box priced its stock at $14 a share on Thursday night, raising $175 million from the public offering and valuing the cloud storage company at about $1.6 billion. The stock, trading under the ticker $BOX, opened at $20.20 a share on Friday, up more than 40% over its IPO price, giving the company a market cap of about $2.5 billion
Amazon.com will start collecting sales tax from Illinois shoppers Feb. 1, the e-commerce giant said Friday, in compliance with a new state law that aims to treat online and brick-and-mortar retailers equally.
A group of multiple listing services, franchisors and brokers is on the hunt for seed money to build the first national MLS consumer-facing listing portal, an initiative that is being called the "National Broker Portal Project."