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The e-closing hype: Is it full of sound and fury...

By: Equity National Title   October 31, 2017   No Tags   Uncategorized

The e-closing hype: Is it full of sound and fury...

The ‘talk’ in the industry about e-closings often reminds me of a famous line from Shakespeare’s Macbeth: ‘full of sound and fury, signifying nothing!’ Progress toward the ‘holy grail’ goal of fully remote electronic closings seems to be measured in baby steps, and understandable given limitations at the state and recording office level. However, a giant leap forward is achievable when lenders embrace what they can achieve today and...
Equity National and Mid America Mortgage Execute...

By: Equity National   December 2, 2016   Array   Uncategorized

Equity National and Mid America Mortgage Execute...

Equity National Title recently collaborated with Mid America Mortgage to conduct three e-Closings, including one in Austin, Texas. The e-closing process, which did accommodate the “wet signing” of certain documents before a notary as required by state law, allowed the homebuyers to review all pertinent closing forms online well before the scheduled closing. The homebuyers were also able to “e-sign” all documents not bound b...
Equity Inspiration: Orlando Strong

By: Equity National   June 17, 2016   No Tags   Uncategorized

Equity Inspiration: Orlando Strong

The images and stories produced from the tragedy in Orlando are heart-wrenching. And while we are tempted to see America through the prism of the horror and terror, the real America quickly shows up: it is the America where its people run toward trouble to rescue, aid, give care and comfort. And it is the America where hundreds of its people line up to donate blood and gather to pray and show solidarity. It reminded one of our teammates of a...
Equity Inspiration: Differences?

By: Equity National   May 23, 2016   No Tags   Uncategorized

Equity Inspiration: Differences?

I was flying high at 30,000 feet and I couldn’t tell what state I was over. My perspective was I saw no dividing lines or borders, which I found ironic in that most of the news I was reading that morning is about border conflicts, and acute differences and hostility one people group to another. Differences.   So my view from 6 miles up from my window seat made me think about one of my all-time favorite pictures – the one above – take...
Equity Inspiration: If You Can Read This Thank A...

By: Equity National   May 6, 2016   No Tags   Uncategorized

Equity Inspiration: If You Can Read This Thank A...

 I recall an old bumper sticker that said ‘if you can read this, thank a teacher.’ My first and best teacher was my mother. She was a Kindergarten teacher, and once she started having babies, moved her classroom to the home and taught her six children through and including when she took her last breath. She gave us all an appreciation for the written word and I can remember reading with her for a half an hour a night during the sum...
Equity Inspiration:

By: Equity National   March 22, 2016   No Tags   Uncategorized

Equity Inspiration: "Get" vs. "Got"

This edition comes from our friend Anthony Lynch, of United Wholesale Mortgage. "I ‘get’ to do my job not ‘got’ to do my job! Changing one letter in one word can bring radical change: to your mindset; your thinking; your approach to things. A little change can bring powerful impact.   Such is the case for me with “GET” vs “GOT.”   Everything we GET to do is a privilege, and when you GET to do something you’...
Question of the Month

By: Equity National   March 16, 2016   No Tags   Uncategorized

Question of the Month

We’ve been asking about experiences lenders have been having with closings and developed an interesting way to capture it and share results. So for our Question of this Month, we’re asking that you take a minute or two to consider what your ‘thing’ is about closings -- your issue or concern or frustration or hope or current pain – and capture it on our virtual chalkboard (see link). You will see the most recent responses appearing on...
Equity Inspiration

By: Equity National   February 2, 2016   No Tags   Uncategorized

Equity Inspiration

Off the top, I confess to being a home-town fan, but this is not about the Patriots, or Tom Brady. It’s about the inspirational power of grit. In a championship game – with a trip back to the Super Bowl on the line – he was knocked down, banged around and sacked last weekend more times than any other quarterback in any game all year- more than twenty times! But each time, he got back up and called another play. And amazingly, kept his...
Equity Inspiration

By: Equity National   January 20, 2016   No Tags   Uncategorized

Equity Inspiration

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus" -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Question of the Day

By: Equity National   January 14, 2016   No Tags   Uncategorized

Question of the Day

Presidents customarily use a word or two to describe what he thinks is the state of the union in his annual State of the Union addresses. This Tuesday, President Obama described it as "strong".  And it got us thinking of what word or two would best  summarize what we think is the state of our industry.  We’ve listed a few and want to see what you think.   Which one best captures the state of our industry?  ...

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