Sleek, collaborative portal takes the pain out of closing

WFG National Title Group’s MyHome gives consumers and real estate transaction stakeholders a better way to be involved in the title and escrow process. …

TRID delaying transactions as industry works out the kinks

The complicated federal law that went into effect in October with the ominous name TRID is extending the closing time of real estate transactions, according to a sample of transaction cycles in two Western states, Arizona and Oregon collected by a lead…

Patrick Stone on what’s next in the market for 2016

“The U.S. economy will continue to expand in 2016, principally because of growing consumer confidence resulting in increased consumption. Overall GDP (gross domestic product) numbers will remain subdued, probably in the 2.5 percent range, but that reflects a negative from imports exceeding exports…which has been the case for a while, but something that is exacerbated by the strong dollar,” said the WFG president and …

Williston Financial Group taps realty veteran Steve Ozonian as president and COO

Williston Financial Group today announced it has named Steve Ozonian as its president and chief operating officer.
The Williston Financial Group is a 5-year-old real estate service provider and title insurance company — the nation’s sixth-largest underwriting firm by market share in 2015, according to American Land Title Association …

Why assembly lines don’t work for mortgages

The mortgage industry is like an assembly line. Labor is divided among individuals with specialized skill sets who complete their specific tasks on the product and send it down the line to the next person …