Industry & Technology news compliments of Marianne Mathieu
Title Insurance Industry & Technology News 10/17/18
Compliments of Marianne Mathieu
Industry Events
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Industry News
The Two Most Important Aspects of Your Title Company’s Growth
PropLogix - Building a growth driven business means focusing on good business habits. This year at ALTA ONE, there is an unmistakable focus on disruption and defiance of the status quo. 

Five Takeaways from Day Three of the Urban Land Institute’s 
National Real Estate Investor - On the third day of sessions at ULI’s fall meeting, speakers discussed the impact of rising interest rates, secondary markets and technological innovations in commercial real estate.

Preparing for The Holidays: Six Things Companies Should Remember
Forbes - Each year, the holiday season seems to sneak up on us without warning. One minute it’s the start of fall and the next it’s already mid-December.

Notice and opportunities to comment
CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) - Check here for notices and opportunities to comment posted by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP). These requests can include: proposed rules, requests for information, and Paperwork Reduction Act notices that give the public an opportunity to comment on certain planned or existing reporting, record keeping, and disclosure requirements.

Legal News
Hardwick Convicted on All Counts
Daily Report - Federal jurors convicted the Atlanta lawyer on Friday of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, 21 counts of wire fraud and one count of making false statements to federally insured banks.

Title insurance industry, NYS argue wining-and-dining before appellate court
The Real Deal - Attorneys for both sides spoke briefly before a panel of judges on Tuesday

Gas Pipelines a Blight in Real Estate? Explosions and Easements May Cause Resale Concerns
RISMedia - Natural gas. In recent years, when hearing this single, seemingly minor detail for a property’s utility hook-up, buyers typically conveyed a tone of excitement.

Tech / Social Media
Builders Beware: Smart Homes Under Attack by “Hide ‘N Seek” Botnet
JD Supra - German manufacturer eQ-3 has found itself under siege by a botnet known as "Hide ‘N Seek." This pernicious malware has infected tens of thousands of eQ-3’s smart home devices by compromising the device’s central control unit. 

ALTA Announces Title Webby Winners
American Land Title Association (ALTA) - ALTA announced the winners of the Title Webbies, an awards program recognizing member companies that have created or redesigned the best title industry consumer-facing website or page within the past year.

How to Create a Content Marketing Plan Using LinkedIn
Social Media Examiner - Do you need to improve your LinkedIn marketing? Wondering which content types will perform best for you?

World News
Real estate titan taps location tracking startup XYO to build blockchain land registry in Mexico
The San Diego Union - A local tech startup is partnering with real estate giant Re/Max to figure out how to use blockchain technology for buying and selling property in Mexico.

Title Agency & People in the News
American Land Title Association Elects Cynthia Durham Blair NTP as President
GlobeNewswire - The American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, announced that Cynthia Durham Blair NTP has been installed as president for the 2018-2019 year.

Business of the week: Cannaday Abstract & Title Company
Van Buren County Democrat - Cannaday Abstract & Title Company is your locally owned title and abstract company and has been closing deals since 1951. 

Title Junction Celebrates Its 13th Anniversary
EIN Newsdesk - On October 10th, 2005, Florida’s Cape Coral and Fort Myers real estate title specialist and notary, Title Junction, opened its doors for the first time.

Title Agents Go Nationwide
For agents interested in growing their businesses by expanding into multiple states, we’re here to make the process simple and profitable. We offer you one point of contact to streamline your options and solutions.

In Other News
3 Mobile Apps to Improve the Quality of Your Photos
Social Media Examiner - In this article, you’ll discover three mobile apps that help you edit and deliver professional-looking photographs.

Where's Bob's House?
Neatorama - Tired of delivery drivers not finding his house, a resident of Rancho Santa Margarita in California named "Bob" decided to take matters into his own hands: he put up a traffic sign, telling them where to find "Bob's House."

Marianne Mathieu, NTP
Vice President/National Agency Accounts
Fidelity National Title Group