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Denver Area Family Avoids $513,910 Mortgage Fraud Scam
April 13, 2021 – Denver, Colorado – Canyon Title Inc., a Boston National Company, announced today they will be co-hosting a webinar with fraud prevention expert Tom Cronkright, CEO of CertifID. The webinar, "To Catch a Fraudster," is scheduled for April 14th at 11 a.m. Eastern/9 a.m. Mountain. On February 21st, 2021, a local Greenwood Village family was refinancing their home. The fraudster sent instructions to wire the payoff of $513,910.57 to a Wells Fargo account by posing as a lender who sent fraudulent wiring instructions from the loan servicing company. The good news is by collaborating with the Secret Service and the FBI, the accounts were frozen, and the monies were recovered. Register for this webinar to gain insight into how criminals use phishing scams to compromise email accounts and steal wire transfers. This session will also review ways to avoid these types of scams. The webinar will be hosted by Tom Cronkright, CEO of CertifID, and co-hosted by special guests Robert Lindley, CEO of Canyon Title, and Jeanine Wells, Vice President of Operations for Canyon Title. About Canyon Title Canyon Title was founded in 2001, and became a Boston National Title Agency in 2015. Canyon has offices in downtown Cherry Creek, Downtown Denver, the Denver Tech Center in Greenwood Village, Fort Collins, Golden, Greeley, and Westminster. The company currently claims 3% of the Colorado market share. Boston National is among the nation's leading independent title services providers with more than 150 clients — including master services agreements with four of the top 10 lenders — 200 employees and nine full-service offices. About CertifID CertifID is a digital identity and device verification solution used by title companies, law firms, lenders, realtors, and home buyers and sellers to prevent wire fraud. In the United States, wire fraud is the most significant risk impacting the real estate industry. By validating the credentials of parties in a transaction and securely sharing bank details, CertifID provides peace of mind and up to $1 million in direct insurance coverage on every wire it protects. CertifID is integrated with the leading title production software systems and allows busy title and escrow operators to eliminate time-consuming, manual processes from their workflow. With tens of thousands of transfers and zero insurance claims, CertifID helps safeguard billions of dollars every month from fraud. Built by title company owners and wire fraud victims, CertifID is a purpose-built solution ready to take on the industry's biggest risk.
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First American Title and Lone Wolf Technologies integrate to offer title insurance orders directly to 1.4 million real estate agents in the U.S.
With the integration, real estate agents with access to Lone Wolf's national transaction management member benefit can order First American title insurance policies CAMBRIDGE, ON, Dec. 3, 2020 -- First American Title Insurance Company, a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services and the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation, and Lone Wolf Technologies, the North American leader in real estate technology, today announced an integration to offer digital title insurance orders within Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition), the national transaction management member benefit in the U.S., and Lone Wolf Transactions (TransactionDesk Edition), a local/state member benefit in over 300 MLSs and associations in the U.S. This integration represents a significant step toward digitizing the entire title insurance and transaction experience. With this integration, real estate agents using Lone Wolf Transactions will be able to complete digital title orders with their local First American Title office. The integration includes file order/initiation, secure contract/document transmission, real-time file updates, a chat feature, and a status update dashboard for the real estate agent side. This will result in easier and faster order creation for agents on both sides of the transaction, simpler communication, and a secure channel for both agents and title representatives to share notes and files at the transaction level in their respective systems. The launch will commence in Oregon, and roll out nationally over the next several months. "It's more important than ever for real estate professionals to conduct business digitally," said Jimmy Kelly, president and CEO of Lone Wolf. "This integration connects a leading title insurance provider to the leading transaction solution in the U.S. to bring a one-of-a-kind digital workflow to every single agent in the country, making their deals and their client experience that much simpler at a time when they need it most. We believe this is a huge step toward a new, faster, better real estate transaction experience for agents, brokerages, and buyers and sellers." "We're thrilled to announce this integration with Lone Wolf," said Jim Dulle, senior vice president and managing director at First American Title. "Integrations like this represent First American Title's commitment to creating efficiencies for our customers." First American Title joins nearly 20 other major real estate services and technology providers in Lone Wolf's Marketplace, including Earnnest, Updater, Adwerx, EyeSpy360, and many more. Marketplace provides a curated library of digital tools, services, and solutions for every aspect of a transaction, from listing to close and beyond. Access is provided for free to every real estate agent in the U.S. with a login to their national member benefit, Lone Wolf Transactions. "Marketplace's purpose is to revolutionize the real estate transaction experience," said Jason Cheverton, vice president of strategic channels at Lone Wolf. "By putting everything agents need for the entire transaction in one place, from lead generation and digital advertising to digital earnest money deposits, title insurance, and moving concierge services, we're doing just that. First American Title is an amazing addition to Marketplace and one that will have a massive impact for real estate agents across the country." About First American Title Insurance Company First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through its direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. First American Title provides comprehensive title insurance coverage and professional services for real estate purchases, construction, refinances and equity loans. For more information, visit www.firstam.com/title. About Lone Wolf Technologies Lone Wolf Technologies, a Stone Point Capital company, is the North American leader in residential real estate software, serving over 1.4 million real estate professionals across Canada and the U.S. With cloud solutions for agents, brokers, franchises, MLSs and associations alike, the company provides the entire real estate industry with the tools they need to amaze clients, build their business, and improve profits—from transactions to back office, insights, and more, all in one place. Lone Wolf's head offices are located in Cambridge, ON, and Dallas, TX. For more information on Lone Wolf Marketplace, visit marketplace.lwolf.com.
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eXp Realty Expands Silverline Title and Escrow to 15 Additional States
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eXp Realty Preferred Partners to Provide Marketplace for Home-buying Services
Mortgage and Warranty Services Among First Offerings BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Aug. 12, 2019 -- eXp Realty, The Real Estate Cloud Brokerage and a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc., today announced eXp Realty Preferred Partners, a new program that provides eXp Realty agents and their clients with a marketplace for home-buying services. All eXp Realty Preferred Partners are vetted by eXp Realty to ensure that they will offer agents and their clients their best industry-leading services. The first, national partners accepted into the eXp Realty Preferred Partner program are: IntroLend First Cloud is eXp Realty’s national mortgage platform. It will provide U.S. agents and home buyers with all their lending needs as well as seamlessly integrate with eXp Realty’s existing technology to improve the consumer experience and better manage transactions. America’s Preferred Home Warranty is eXp Realty’s preferred home warranty partner. It will allow eXp Realty’s U.S. home buyers and sellers to choose their own licensed contractors when repairing or replacing home systems and appliances. Silverline Title & Escrow will offer title, escrow and settlement services to eXp Realty residential clients in the United States. Movinghub allows eXp Realty buyers and sellers to manage, move, switch and compare utility and home service providers at no cost. “We are excited to begin providing additional services that our agents can offer to their clients. With consumer value and satisfaction as guiding principles, eXp Realty is engaging the best product providers in real estate as partners,” said Ted Laatz, eXp Realty Vice President of Affiliated Services and Partnerships. “We are bringing the cream of the crop to work with our agents and I couldn’t be more thrilled with our choice of partnering with these respected companies.” About eXp Realty eXp Realty is an eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) company. eXp World Holdings also owns eXp World Technologies, LLC, which operates VirBELA. eXp Realty, The Real Estate Cloud Brokerage is the largest residential real estate brokerage by geography in North America. It is one of the fastest growing real estate brokerage firms in North America with more than 21,000 agents across 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and five Canadian provinces. The company recently announced expansion into the United Kingdom and Australia. As a subsidiary of a publicly traded company, eXp Realty uniquely offers real estate professionals within its ranks opportunities to earn eXp World Holdings stock for production and contributions to overall company growth. VirBELA offers a modern, cloud-based environment focused on education and team development with clients in various industries from government to retail. VirBELA developed eXp Realty’s current cloud campus, which provides 24/7 access to collaborative tools, training and socialization for the company’s agents and staff. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.exprealty.com.
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Stewart Announces Agreement to be Acquired by Fidelity National Financial
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