Items Tagged with 'Realogy Holdings'

ARTICLES

  • Realogy suing Compass for unfair business practices, illegal schemes

    Accuses real estate brokerage of scheming to damage, eliminate competition
    Realogy Holdings, the nation’s largest real estate brokerage, filed a bombshell lawsuit Wednesday against its SoftBank-backed rival, Compass, accusing it of unfair business practices and illegal schemes. The complaint alleges that Compass' business model is founded on "misappropriating, by whatever means necessary, the assets, confidential business information, trade secrets, contracts, talent, and strategies of its competitors."
    Read More
  • Coldwell Banker getting into the direct home buying business

    Direct buying program could expand to other Realogy brands
    Have we reached a tipping point in the trend of massive real estate players beginning to buy homes directly from homeowners? It looks like that may be the case, as one of the nation’s biggest real estate brands is planning to launch its own direct buying business, and its siblings may not be far behind.
    Read More
  • PHH, Realogy agree to pay $17 million to settle lawsuit over alleged kickbacks

    Class action suit accused companies of title kickbacks involving joint venture
    PHH Corp. and Realogy Holdings will pay $17 million as part of a class action settlement over alleged kickbacks involving a former joint mortgage venture between the two companies. The lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2015, accused the companies of violating the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act by “improperly paying and receiving kickbacks, referral fees, or other things of value in connection with the referral of title insurance and other settlement services.”
    Read More
  • Century 21 Real Estate names former Zillow exec Nick Bailey as CEO, president

    Previously served as vice president of broker relations at Zillow
    Century 21 Real Estate has a new leader. The company announced Wednesday that it named Nick Bailey, a former executive at the Zillow Group, as the company’s new president and chief executive officer. Bailey joins Century 21 from Zillow, where he most recently served as vice president of broker relations.
    Read More
  • Title Resource Group acquires TitleOne Corporation

    Expands reach in Idaho
    Title Resource Group’s grasp on the Idaho market is now whole lot stronger. The full-service title and settlement services provider announced it acquired TitleOne Corporation, gaining 215 employees and 13 offices that provide title and settlement services to homebuyers across the state of Idaho.
    Read More
  • Realogy Holdings forms tech hub ZapLabs

    Focuses on accelerating change within real estate
    The latest business venture from Realogy Holdings falls in line with a growing focus of technology in the mortgage market. The real estate company announced that ZapLabs is its new innovation and technology hub. Moving forward, Richard Smith, Realogy's chairman, CEO and president, foresees ZapLabs more broadly focusing its creative energy on the application of emerging technologies.
    Read More
  • PHH Home Loans promotes Kevin McGarrity to Northeastern regional executive

    Previously served as regional vice president
    PHH Home Loans, a joint venture between PHH Mortgage and Realogy Holdings Corp, announced that the company promoted Kevin McGarrity into the role of regional executive for the Northeastern region. McGarrity most recently served as regional vice president of PHH Home Loans for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York.
    Read More
  • PHH Home Loans adds Steve Majerus as western regional executive

    Brings 20 years of experience to new role
    In this role, Majerus will be responsible for the production, profitability and overall performance for the western region, which covers more than 250 employees in California and Utah across five brands: Princeton Capital, First Capital, Mortgage California, Axiom Financial and Rocky Mountain Mortgage.
    Read More
  • Title Resource Group acquires Independence Title

    Increases presence in Texas
    Title Resource Group, a title and settlement services provider, announced Tuesday that its wholly owned subsidiary, Texas American Title Company, entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Texas-based ITCOA. ITCOA, which is headquartered in Austin, does business throughout Texas as Independence Title.
    Read More