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Piloting the Amazon Effect: 75% Faster Closing

To serve and retain customers in today's economy lenders must be able to provide an efficient service. Read how we partnered with Sierra Pacific to help them reduce their mortgage refinance process from 28 to 7 days.

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Moshe Abudarham

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Moshe Abudarham

Partnering to Capture Value in the Closing Process

States Title’s primary focus is helping your loan operations team to become more efficient to ensure our customers can transact faster, see improved pull-through rates, and pay the lowest price for title and escrow services.

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Leveraging Insuretech in the Mortgage Industry

Catch up on our most recent Ask the Expert webinar with SCOR’s Adrian Jones, and learn how reinsurance affects the residential mortgage industry and how mortgage companies and insures can work together to simplify the lending process for a better customer experience.

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Ask the Expert: Leveraging Insuretech in the Mortgage Industry

Catch up on our most recent Ask the Expert webinar with SCOR’s Adrian Jones, and learn how reinsurance affects the residential mortgage industry and how mortgage companies and insures can work together to simplify the lending process for a better customer experience.

Amy Tankersley

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Amy Tankersley

Fintech, Proptech, and Insuretech: The Real Estate Triad of Change

The long-established real estate industry is comprised of decades-old practices ripe for innovation and disruption. Enter fintech, proptech and insuretech, three innovative sectors seeking to improve processes and experiences for both businesses and consumers.

Amy Tankersley

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Amy Tankersley

Goldilocks … and the Three Mortgage Lenders

In the business world, the Goldilocks Principle is used to contemplate and fulfill a wide range of customer needs and values. Rather than offer a “one-size-fits-all” title solution, States Title tailors our title and escrow service to each mortgage lender customer.

Moshe Abudarham

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Moshe Abudarham

Minority Homeownership Disparities Offer an Opportunity for Lenders

As the mortgage industry acknowledges systemic racism and takes steps to address historical discrimination that has led to undeniable wealth and homeownership disparities, there’s an opportunity for lenders.

Moshe Abudarham

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Moshe Abudarham

Anything Is Possible with a Partnership Built on a Shared Vision

How the relationship between Home Point Financial and States Title evolved, what it looks like in practice, and a brief look at what the future may hold for the mortgage experience.

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Customizing Lending to the Hispanic Community

The Hispanic community makes up one-fifth of the U.S. population and is a rapidly growing home-buying market, yet mortgage lenders still have many misconceptions about this community about employment, lending, and homeownership.

Amy Tankersley

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Amy Tankersley

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Real Estate Pros’ COVID-19 Lessons

2020 has had more than its fair share of bad and ugly, so what good changes can real estate agents and brokers pin their hopes on?

Moshe Abudarham

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Moshe Abudarham

To Be an Innovator by Name, You Have to Be an Innovator by Nature

Labels such as “disruptors” and “innovators” should not be thrown around, but bestowed upon those who actually move an industry forward, and whose customers acknowledge their role in doing so.

Moshe Abudarham

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Moshe Abudarham

Affordable Title and Escrow You Can Scale to Future Proof Your Lending

It seems much of the industry has got used to only getting two of three factors, but States Title has completed the venn diagram of cheaper, faster, and of equal or better quality.

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How to Underwrite Mortgages in the 21st Century

Adapting new technology into your mortgage loan process is just the first step in streamlining your in-house procedures. Catch up on our most recent Ask the Expert webinar where nationally recognized underwriter, Dani Hernandez, chats with States Title’s Senior Director of Business Ops, Jessica Shamoun, about the importance of residing your workflow, and the impact the CARES Act and newly announced Adverse Market Refi fee have on our industry.

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Ask the Expert: How to Underwrite Mortgages in the 21st Century

Adapting new technology into your mortgage loan process is just the first step in streamlining your in-house procedures. Catch up on our most recent Ask the Expert webinar where nationally recognized underwriter, Dani Hernandez, chats with States Title’s Senior Director of Business Ops, Jessica Shamoun, about the importance of residing your workflow, and the impact the Cares Act and newly announced Adverse Market Refi fee have on our industry.

Amy Tankersley

Amy Tankersley

RBG’s Mortgage and Homeownership Legacy Endures

Women are among the fastest-growing segments of homebuyers, and in large part, they have the work of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to thank for it. Here’s how Ginsburg’s tireless advocacy for equality created important mortgage and homeownership opportunities for women and other groups that have historically faced discrimination in our country.

Moshe Abudarham

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Moshe Abudarham

Better Mortgage Experiences: Give Each File the Attention it Deserves

As nice as better processes, time-saving automations, and easier closings are for lenders, brokers, underwriters, and title and escrow providers, arranging mortgages is a relationship business.

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Introducing States Title’s Instant Closing Disclosure Solution

The conventional mortgage closing is time-consuming, costly, and confusing, and the arcane process known as fee collaboration is a function ideal for innovation. By applying machine learning, States Title’s new Instant Closing Disclosure generates a complete, accurate settlement statement in just one minute – bringing us one step closer to our vision of creating the instant closing experience.

Amy Tankersley

Amy Tankersley

AMRF Becomes Another Chapter in the GSEs’ Conservatorship Saga

Missing your water cooler chats during the pandemic? Mortgage industry speculates about the timing of the new Adverse Market Refi Fee.

Moshe Abudarham

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Moshe Abudarham

How Efficiency Helps States Title’s Customers to Unlock Margin Uplift

“Failure to implement technology hurts lenders, too.” writes Max Simkoff in a recent article in Forbes on the current disconnect between demand and supply – notably of notaries – impacting mortgage refinances and resales across America.

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The Age of the Tech-Assisted Mortgage

It has never been more important to adapt technology into a mortgage loan process. Catch up on our most recent Ask the Expert webinar where Thuan Nguyen, CEO, Loan Factory, chats with States Title's CTO, Hasan Rizvi, about leveraging technology to increase customer satisfaction and the importance of adapting quickly in the wake of a crisis.

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Ask the Expert: The Age of the Tech-Assisted Mortgage

It has never been more important to adapt technology into a mortgage loan process. Catch up on our most recent Ask the Expert webinar where Thuan Nguyen, CEO, Loan Factory, chats with States Title's CTO, Hasan Rizvi, about leveraging technology to increase customer satisfaction and the importance of adapting quickly in the wake of a crisis.

Amy Tankersley

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Amy Tankersley

Three Changes Lenders Can Expect from AMRF – Plus One Sigh of Relief

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have delayed implementation of their adverse market refinance fee until December 1, giving mortgage lenders three months to prepare to go live. Here are three changes lenders can expect in the coming months – along with one less worry that may surprise you.

Amy Tankersley

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Amy Tankersley

Tackling the Fee Collaboration Conundrum

Lenders: When was the last time you received a complete, error-free Closing Disclosure from your title and escrow processor in under an hour? Probably never. States Title is addressing this common pain point with the same innovative approach we have taken to develop our suite of patented instant title underwriting solutions.

Amy Tankersley

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Amy Tankersley

The Adverse Market Refi Fee, explained

Answers to your burning questions about the government-sponsored enterprises’ plan to assess a 0.5-percent fee to all refi transactions, effective Dec. 1.

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How Will COVID-19 Affect a Mortgage Lenders’ Loan Processes

There is a lot to understand about the new FHFA’s pricing announcement. Catch up on our most recent Ask the Expert webinar where Chris George chats with States Title, CEO Max Simkoff about this new refinance fee, the impact of COVID-19 on a mortgage lenders process and the move to a fully digital close.

Max Simkoff

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Max Simkoff

Ask the Expert (in a crisis): How Will COVID-19 Affect a Mortgage Lenders’ Loan Processes

There is a lot to understand about the new FHFA’s pricing announcement. Catch up on our most recent Ask the Expert webinar where Chris George chats with States Title, CEO Max Simkoff about this new refinance fee, the impact of COVID-19 on a mortgage lenders process and the move to a fully digital close.

Amy Tankersley

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Amy Tankersley

Supporting High-Net-Worth Clients: Title and Escrow, Hollywood-Style

Like any set of mortgage consumers, high-net-worth clients – celebrities and successful businesspeople – have their own unique needs and expectations for their mortgage closing. Lenders must partner with title and escrow providers that can support their clients’ demands for high-touch, responsive service.

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Using States Title Was the ‘Obvious Choice’

When the opportunity to refi her mortgage presented itself, a national bank’s mortgage supervisor turned to States Title, her company’s trusted title partner, to handle her transaction. Find out why States Title was the “obvious choice” for her refi experience.

Amy Tankersley

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Amy Tankersley

Human-Technology Collaboration in Customer Satisfaction

To date, borrower satisfaction may have been considered a “nice-to-have” component of mortgage lenders’ sales strategy as opposed to a “must-have,” but in today’s challenging market conditions, measuring CSAT is more important than ever.

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How to Drive Real Estate Transactions in Today’s Market

How has COVID-19 changed the way real estate transactions are conducted? Compass Founding Member Monica Pauli and real estate agent Kate Tomassi share how they have had to adapt to the ‘new normal’.

Max Simkoff

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Max Simkoff

Ask the Expert (in a crisis): How to Drive Real Estate Transactions in Today’s Market

How has COVID-19 changed the way real estate transactions are conducted? Compass Founding Member Monica Pauli and real estate agent Kate Tomassi share how they have had to adapt to the ‘new normal’.