News: Real Estate

News: Real Estate
Real Estate Industry News, including SFR and Commercial Development

NEWS: (PROVO, Utah) Simplifile, the nation's largest e-recording service provider, has partnered with Landtech Data Corporation to improve recording efficiency and ease payment processing for Landtech's nationwide customer base. The integration will further advance the efficiency of the e-recording process by allowing settlement service providers to submit and pay for their e-recording documents using Simplifile without ever leaving the Landtech system.

NEWS: (PROVO, Utah) Simplifile, a leader in electronic document and data workflow technology for lenders, settlement agents and counties, today released quarterly figures summarizing the organization's activities and achievements from January through March 2016.

NEWS: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) This Sunday, April 24, is the deadline to participate in an extraordinary buying event for some of the finest San Francisco Bay Area real estate. Luxury home auction consultant Guy Masters, in cooperation with Olivia Hsu Decker, the legendary luxury home specialist and co-owner of Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty present this unparalleled opportunity.

NEWS: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) ReverseVision, Inc. announced today that NOVA(R) Home Loans (NOVA), a Tucson, Arizona-based mortgage lender serving the Southwestern United States, has selected RV Exchange (RVX) as its reverse mortgage loan origination software (LOS). NOVA has originated reverse mortgages as a correspondent lender since 2014.

NEWS: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) Luxury home auction consultant Guy Masters, in cooperation with Olivia Hsu Decker, the legendary luxury home specialist and co-owner of Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty present this unparalleled opportunity to bid on six of the finest homes in Northern California. Each non-distressed property represents the best of the California lifestyle. Ms. Decker will be donating five percent of her fees to the successful bidders' charity of choice.

NEWS: (ALISO VIEJO, Calif.) Platinum Data Solutions, a provider of valuation data and analytics solutions, has been included on HousingWire's 2016 HW TECH100 list for the third year of the three year old awards program. Since hiring eLynx co-founder Phil Huff as CEO in 2012, Platinum Data been focused on consistent innovation.

NEWS: (SARASOTA, Fla.) The Reader's Choice Awards 2016, an annual event presented by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, was held last Thursday evening. John Cannon Homes once again received the first place award for Best Residential Builder in both Sarasota and Manatee Counties for the 24th consecutive year.

NEWS: (HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.) When it came to selling real estate in Huntington Beach in 2015, nobody did it better than the Malakai Sparks Group. As the top team at Coldwell Banker in Huntington Beach, Calif., Malakai and his associates constantly set one record after another. Always setting new price records in the areas in which they sold, the Malakai Sparks Group knows what it takes to sell a property quickly and at the best possible price.

NEWS: (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced the company will celebrate 30 years in business in 2016. The company plans to celebrate with various promotions and events throughout the year.

NEWS: (PLANO, Texas) Nancy G. Pratt, VP of Partner Strategies and Government Affairs at real estate technology company Pavaso, was elected to serve as co-chair of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) eMortgage Workgroup at the organization's Winter Summit in January.

NEWS: (DENVER, Colo.) Mortgage services expert Titan Lenders Corp. announces it is now offering Trade Transaction Management Services to investors looking to acquire mortgage assets. Through these services, Titan facilitates the administrative tasks and logistical management of acquiring a loan pool. Using its comprehensive mortgage process and compliance foundation, Titan works in collaboration with investors to provide a deeper understanding of the risks the investor is potentially acquiring.

NEWS: Mid America Mortgage, Inc. Owner and CEO Jeff Bode announced it has re-hired former employee Kara Lamphere as director of correspondent lending to manage both its correspondent lending operations and compliance program, as well as to oversee the firm's purchases of investor-rejected TRID loans.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Carolwood Equities, a privately-held, fully-integrated real estate investment company, just closed a deal for an impressive return and the firm's founders, Andrew Shanfeld and Adam Rubin, partners, say it's just the beginning.

NEWS: Mid America Mortgage, Inc. Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode announced the firm's interest in purchasing Scratch and Dent loans with TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) infractions, even if a previous investor has rejected the loan for purchase.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: ReverseVision, Inc. today announced that mortgage lenders, bankers and REALTORS(R) interested in learning why offering reverse mortgages in their lending portfolio allows them to better serve consumers are invited to attend a 'Reverse Mortgage Facts' track at its inaugural User Conference 2016 in San Diego January 20 - 22 at the Sheraton San Diego Hoteland Marina.

NEWS: Mid America Mortgage, Inc. Owner and CEO Jeff Bode announced the firm has developed Mid America Concierge, an online marketing support portal for its strategic business partners, including real estate agents and brokers.

NEWS: The Mortgage Bankers Association of Arkansas (MBAA) kicked off its annual Fall Conference with a dinner at the Little Rocks Arts Center. Arkansas Governor, Asa Hutchinson welcomed the crowd of over 100 attendees.

NEWS: OPTIMA, an international developer headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, announces its expansion into the Orlando region and is launching its first project there today, the 'Regal Palms Elite Townhomes.'

NEWS: MLSListings Inc. this week became the first multiple listing service (MLS) in California to offer New Homes Navigator - a first of its kind service that connects real estate professionals with new construction inventory for their clients' home search.

NEWS: With the opening of 'The Mindera,' a $2,299,990 luxury estate, custom-design homebuilder John Cannon marks his return to Newland Communities in Apollo Beach, Fla., as the exclusive builder in the Bay Estates Preserve at MiraBay, a neighborhood of estate-size waterfront and preserve home sites.

NEWS: Veros Real Estate Solutions, an award-winning industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, today reports that residential market values will continue in a positive trajectory over the next 12 months, with overall annual appreciation rising to +3.6 percent from its Q2 forecast of 3.1 percent. The number of markets expected to increase in value is up to 94 percent from last quarter's 90 percent.

NEWS: Pavaso, a provider of digital collaborative technology for the real estate lifecycle, announced it is co-hosting an event with leading mortgage document preparation provider International Document Services (IDS) during the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA's) 102nd Annual Convention and Expo in San Diego later this month. The event, 'eClosing All-Stars,' will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18 at Petco Park.

NEWS: Real estate technology company Pavaso today announced the completion of its pioneering end-to-end digital process for the industry with the addition of its sales contract negotiation tool for real estate agents. The tool allows the deal to start digitally and flow through their established process with lenders and settlement agents, creating a unified modern experience for consumers.

NEWS: It's the luxury real estate opportunity of a lifetime. The Semair Farm Estate located in Montecito, Calif. is available for the first time in nearly 40 years and sealed bids are due by Nov. 18 via Sage Auctions LLC.

NEWS: Pavaso, Inc., a provider of electronic collaborative technology for the real estate lifecycle, announced the availability of IDMAXX(SM), an identity validation/character reference tool that further enhances their end-to-end digital real estate process. The tool is currently in beta and being offered to users free of charge until the end of 2015.
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NEWS: VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Tamara L. Osborne has joined the firm's Affordable Housing and Community Development Practice as a partner based in Los Angeles. Prior to joining VLP, Ms. Osborne was Senior Vice President in the equity production group of a large national syndication company.

NEWS: ReverseVision, Inc. is spotlighting a HECM reverse mortgage origination by Oregon-based Directors Mortgage, a Pacific-Northwest focused full service mortgage banking firm, as it illustrates an ideal application of the product that allows qualified homeowners age 62 or older to access a portion of their home equity as a financial resource, and eliminates the need to make house payments.

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: California's Sprinkler Repair Guy keeps customers green by being green. How? They set customers up with automated sprinkler systems that are 100 percent water efficient and ensure that residential and commercial customers are not in violation of California drought violations. No more drought shaming!

SEATTLE, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Kennedy and Mohn, P.S. announced today that they represented Legacy Hospitality, an Albuquerque based hotel development and operating company, in the sale of the 170-room Homewood Suites by Hilton, Seattle/Lynnwood. The hotel was acquired by RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) for $37.9 million or approximately $223,000 per key.

SARASOTA, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Avianna, a luxury model home built by John Cannon Homes at The Concession Golf Club and Residences in Florida, has sold for $2.3 million. The 4,954-square-foot estate opened as a model in November 2014.

TROY, Mich. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing wholesale lenders, has announced an interest-only financing program available to qualified borrowers who utilize UWM's extensive broker network for their mortgage needs.

CHICAGO, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Chicago REALTOR(R) Mike Kravitz, with RE/MAX Premier Properties, is among 2,090 RE/MAX agents and teams featured in the 2015 REAL Trends 'America's Best Real Estate Agents' report. The agents included in the survey represent less than 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: OpenClose(R), an enterprise-class, multi-channel, end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that it is now delivering weekly data for the U.S. Mortgage Market Index, an indicator of upcoming mortgage originations that is published by Mortgage Daily, a leading online news and data source for the mortgage industry.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Mountain America Credit Union (MACU) and Pavaso, a provider of innovative real estate technology, are co-hosting a 'boot camp' for Salt Lake City area REALTORS(R) about how the CFPB's TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule will affect both their business and the home buying experience of their customers.

SANTA ANA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Veros Real Estate Solutions, an award-winning industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, reports that the residential market continues in a positive trajectory, with a greater percentage of markets expected to increase in value over the next 12 months, moving upwards to 90% from last quarter's 86%.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: ReverseVision, Inc. has announced the launch of its new RV Support Portal designed to improve the support experience for users of RV Exchange (RVX), ReverseVision's flagship reverse loan origination system (RLOS) platform.

MONUMENT, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Colorado's ShortSave, Inc., the provider of an award-winning borrower-facing mortgage default servicing system, announced it has made several upgrades to its platform to improve analytics and compliance tracking for servicers, as well as enhancements to the borrower experience.

ADDISON, Texas /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Mid America Mortgage, Inc. owner and CEO Jeff Bode has announced the lender has hired former Fannie Mae underwriting consultant David Tracy as National Underwriting Manager. A 20+-year residential and commercial mortgage veteran, Tracy will be responsible for revitalizing Mid America's underwriting operations nationwide.

SANTA ANA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Veros Real Estate Solutions, an industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, announced today that lenders and technology vendors interested in the option of implementing a direct connection to FHA's recently announced Electronic Appraisal Delivery portal for electronic appraisal submission can connect through Veros' proprietary product, PATHWAY.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS) and Pavaso, a provider of innovative real estate technology, announced the two firms have entered into a partnership. Through this alliance, the two firms will develop an integration between Pavaso's Digital Close(TM) electronic closing platform and IDS's flagship doc prep system idsDoc.