Industry & Technology news compliments of Marianne Mathieu
Title Insurance Industry & Technology News 11/28/18
Compliments of Marianne Mathieu
Industry Events
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Industry News
Lessons Learned in MBS (Mortgage-Backed Securities)
DS News - Natalya Vinokurova’s research focuses on understanding how decisions get made in the real world and how these decision-making processes evolve over time. It involves studying patterns of decision-making in contexts ranging from heart surgery and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) to nuclear power. 

Appetite for Deconstruction
CityLab - To battle blight, builders must imagine at the beginning of a structure’s life what will happen at the end of it.

Close in an Instant!
Fidelity National Agency Solutions offers its agents a new limited curative, quick close idX solution with idX.

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
'Legal ripoff'? Nebraska makes it easier for investors to take farms, homes for unpaid taxes
Omaha World-Herald - The 73-year-old disabled veteran still struggles to understand how he arrived on the verge of homelessness over $500.

Trade Groups Urge Reauthorization of Flood Insurance Program
JD Supra - With the November 30, 2018 expiration date for the National Flood Insurance Program (Program) looming, industry trade groups sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging Congress to extend the Program.

Tech / Social Media
Is Cryptocurrency the Way to Get Millennials Investing in Real Estate Again?
Nasdaq - Following the 2008 housing crisis, interest in real estate has been on a steady decline. Price inflation has led to the dissolution of affordable housing, and prospective homeowners are beginning to turn down real estate investment opportunities and permanent dwellings in favor of temporary rental options.

World News
An end to land title nightmare (Tobago)
The Guardian - To­bag­o­ni­ans suffering from land title issues say they are hopeful for some resolution as six pieces of revised legislation recently passed in Parliament and assented to by President Paula-Mae Weekes comes into force.

Title Agency & People in the News
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
Time Traveler by Merriam-Webster: Words from 2010
Merriam-Webster - When was a word first used in print? You may be surprised! 

World's Loneliest Tree
Atlas Obscura - The most remote tree in the world is more than 170 miles from its nearest neighbor. 

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