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Zillow, ShowingTime Sue 2 Multiple Listing Services

Zillow Group and ShowingTime are taking two multiple listing services (MLSs) to court, due to their allegedly anticompetitive behavior. On Friday, Zillow Group and ShowingTime filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Arizona against Arizona Regional MLS and Wisconsin-based Metro MLS. The lawsuit also names MLS Aligned, the parent

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First American Cybersecurity Attack Disrupts Closings Over Holidays

The nation’s second largest title insurer, First American, as well as some of its subsidiaries, remain offline as of Wednesday morning in the wake of the title firm’s Dec. 20 cybersecurity incident. The systems outage has derailed closings across the country over the holidays for homebuyers and sellers using the

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Can AI Launch The Title Industry Into The Future In 2024?

With its four largest firms all at least 100 years old, the title insurance industry has a bit of a reputation for being antiquated and technology averse. “I always joke that we work in an industry that literally researches the past, and because of that, sometimes, I feel like our

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The 2024 Mortgage M&A Playbook

Guild Mortgage has an ambitious plan under the leadership of its new CEO, Terry Schmidt. The California-based retail lender has set a target of becoming a top-10 lender in the markets in which it has a presence, which would give it about 2% in overall market share.  It won’t be

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