Items Tagged with 'First American Financial Corp.'


  • These are the best places to work for in the housing space

    Find out which companies made Fortune's list
    Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work have announced the winners of its 2019 Best Companies to Work For list, ranking the nation’s best workplace environments for large companies, and several industry leaders in the mortgage and housing space made the list. See which companies made the cut here.
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  • Mortgage risk increases come to a halt after 7 months

    Default and fraud risk still up 20% from last year
    Mortgage risk for defects and fraud halted in its downward trend in July for the first time after seven months of increases. First American explained one month does not create a trend, so it will be important to see if the market reached a turning point in the long-run trend of increasing defect risk.
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  • From HW Magazine

    2017 Women of Influence: Karen Lanning

    Vice President of Human Resources at First American Financial Corp.
    After First American acquired Forsythe Appraisals, TD Service Financial and RedVision in 2016, Karen Lanning supported the transition of employees into the larger First American family, which required her to develop unique approaches that highlighted the values the companies shared and First American’s heritage as a family-run company. The impact that people from both companies have had since the acquisitions is a reflection of the skill and creativity Lanning brings to her role.
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  • Mortgage risk increases for 7th consecutive month

    Risking rates and tight inventory trigger rise in defect risk
    Mortgage lending became riskier for the seventh consecutive month in June as the market continued to shift toward purchase loans and away from refinances. First American analyzed the top five riskiest markets for mortgage lending.
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  • First American: Mounting home sales threaten affordability

    Existing home sales outperform market potential
    “Existing homeowners fear not being able to find something affordable to buy, and a lack of residential construction workers is increasing the cost of building and slowing the pace of new construction,” First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming said. “The result is a supply and demand imbalance that produces upward pressure on house prices and decreasing affordability.”
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  • First American launches new appraisal solutions technology

    Now offers hybrid appraisal tools
    First American Mortgage Solutions launched a new appraisal solutions technology which could change how many appraisals are done and the time it takes to do them. Currently, much of the time it takes to close a loan is held up by the appraisal process, but First American’s appraisal offering could make that a thing of the past, shortening wait times as it combines technology with the traditional appraisal process.
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