Technology innovation and integrations. Company updates to client services, as well as strategic vendor moves.


  • Sneak peek: Here are 10 Tech100 winners

    Full list revealed on April 1
    It’s almost here – the moment we’ve all been waiting for – the announcement of Tech100 winners! But some lucky winners won’t have to wait until April 1, 2019 to find out if they won. We decided to give you a sneak peek right here of 10 winners!
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  • This new tool helps home sellers compare instant bids from iBuyers

    Zavvie launches the Offer Optimizer in 21 markets
    A number of companies – like Offerpad, Opendoor, Zillow and Redfin – have launched iBuyer initiatives that present home sellers with an instant cash offer for their properties. Now, publishing platform zavvie is launching the Offer Optimizer, a tool to help home sellers navigate these instant online bids.
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  • MBA Tech: Is it better to build your own technology or buy it?

    Panel explores pros and cons of developing tech solutions
    When it comes to utilizing technology in your business, is it better to build your own solution or to buy one that is already developed and ready to use? Well, that depends what you’re looking for, according to experts at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s 2019 Technology Solutions Conference.
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  • [Pulse] What the housing industry needs to know about Facebook's latest moves

    The social media giant has 3 new strategies in play, and they will affect everyone in housing
    Last week, Facebook changed its ad policies to comply with anti-discrimination laws, and the move has broad implications for all of us in consumer finance and housing. But that's just one of three important strategy shifts the social media giant has made lately, and all are likely to impact those in the housing world. Here's what you need to know, and how you can adjust your processes to benefit.
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  • Fidelity National Financial takes digital closing nationwide

    Title insurance giant rolls out hybrid and fully digital closing options
    The digital real estate closing revolution is about to take a giant step forward, as the nation's largest title insurance company is rolling out hybrid and fully digital closing options throughout its entire title insurance network.
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  • MBA investing $2 million in MISMO

    Investment to enable MISMO to expand resources
    The Mortgage Bankers Association is investing $2 million in MISMO, the trade group announced Monday morning during the opening session of its 2019 Technology Solutions Conference. The investment allows MISMO to expand resources in order to support key initiatives in the mortgage industry, including a uniform dataset for private label mortgage-backed securities, a standardized closing instructions template, standards for remote online notarization and more.
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  • Breaking through the Blockchain noise

    Factom Harmony suite enables blockchain capabilities for any desired application
    Last year was the year of the blockchain proof of concept. This year, we’re kicking it up a notch with real steps toward blockchain implementations. For many, blockchain is still a grand idea. For the forward thinking, it is already a reality in production level systems. Implementing blockchain is not risky or unconventional - it’s pragmatic.
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  • iBuyer Offerpad's latest funding round brings total capital raise to nearly $1 billion

    Arizona-based company lays major plans for growth
    Offerpad is on a mission to revolutionize the home-buying and selling process, and now the Arizona-based iBuyer has fistfuls of cash to realize that goal. The company recently announced that it closed a successful round of Series C financing, bringing the total amount of equity and debt capital it has raised since its launch 3.5 years ago to $975 million.
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  • Realogy to roll out AI tools for real estate professionals

    Real estate giant bets big on tech to woo agents
    Residential real estate giant Realogy has debuted as suite of AI tools for agents and brokers that it hopes will reshape the future of real estate. At its RGX conference in Las Vegas this week, Realogy introduced a number of innovative tools that it’s planning to roll out this year, including some that leverage artificial intelligence to make the job easier.
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  • Zillow pilots app for self-guided house tours

    Makes headway in iBuying space with app that puts consumers in control
    Zillow is testing a mobile app that enables users to tour a house for sale without the need for agent or an appointment. The app puts the control in the hands of the consumer, and it's part of Zillow's continued effort to make headway in the iBuying space. Tour it Now provides users directions to the property, unlocks the doors when they arrive, and allows them the opportunity to tour the house on their own time.
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