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Pennsylvania Attorney Title Agent Indicted on Fraud Charges
The attorney-owner of an Avoca, Pennsylvania title business, GK Abstract Co., Inc., has been indicted on fraud charges on allegations that she falsely represented to buyers and lenders that she procured title insurance in dozens of transactions.  In fact, her agency agreement with her underwriter had been terminated and she simply pocketed the money, according to the indictment.
Stewart Hires New Regional Manager in Kansas City Area
Stewart Title has announced the appointment of Shari Ashner Boppart as regional manager for the Johnson County, Missouri area.
RealtyTrac: Fewest Properties in Foreclosure Since Mid-2006

Housing data provider RealtyTrac has released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for September and the third quarter of 2014, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — down 16 percent from a year ago.  The number of properties with foreclosure filings fell to its lowest level since mid-2006.

MBA Weekly Report: Applications Increase as Interest Rates Plummet
Mortgage applications increased 5.6 percent from one week earlier, as mortgage interest rates fell to their lowest point since June 2013, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 10, 2014.  
CoreLogic: Home Prices Up 6.4% Annually in August
Housing data provider CoreLogic has released its August CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) report, showing that home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 6.4 percent in August 2014 compared to August 2013.

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Ohio Supreme Court: Homeowners Can't Challenge Old Foreclosures on Standing

The Ohio Supreme Court has resolved a major question that has put into question the status of title of thousands of homes that have been subject to foreclosure judgments.

WFG Announces Integration with RamQuest Product
WFG National Title Insurance Company has integrated its policy jackets with RamQuest’s Closing Market platform, the company has announced.
Provider Announces Search Service Offerings
Service provider American Tax & Property Reporting, Inc. (ATPR) has announced the launch of SmartProp, a suite of property search services.
MBA Weekly Report: Purchase Application Volume Highest Since July
Mortgage applications increased 3.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 3, 2014. 
MBA: Mortgage Credit Availability Steady in September
Mortgage credit availability remained unchanged in September according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index, a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association.
Georgia Supreme Court Removes All Doubt: Witness-only Closings are Illegal

The state of Georgia has required real estate closings to be conducted by attorneys since the 1930s.  But this has not stopped the prevalent usage of "witness-only closings," where an attorney is present at the closing but does not conduct it.  This has changed recently, as the Georgia Supreme Court has issued an advisory opinion that states that a lawyer can't ethically participate in a witness-only closing.

Case-Shiller: Significant Slowdown in Price Increases

Data through July 2014, released by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, show a significant slowdown in price increases. Nineteen of the 20 cities saw lower annual returns in July. Las Vegas, Miami and San Francisco were the only cities to report double-digit annual gains. Cleveland’s rate remained unchanged at +0.9% for the 12 months ending July 2014.

Pavaso Announces Mortgage Closing Compliance Solutions

Senior executives of Pavaso, a Texas-based firm, recently discussed how their firm is preparing to help mortgage companies meet new regulatory reform requirements.  The discussion will be viewable as paid programming on Bloomberg TV on October 5th.

NAR: Pending Home Sales Decline in August
Pending home sales slowed modestly in August but contract signings remain at their second-highest level over the past year, according to the National Association of Realtors. All major regions experienced declines except for the West, which rose for the fourth consecutive month.
MBA Weekly Report: Application Volume Flat

Mortgage applications decreased 0.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 26, 2014.

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