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a la mode Launches Mercury Mobile App

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a la mode announced that Mercury Mobile, a new iOS app enabling appraisers to respond to new Mercury Network orders instantly, is now available at no charge for iPhone and iPad in the Apple App Store. An Android version of the app will also be available soon.

Lenders and AMCs placing orders on the Mercury Network will see instantaneous turn time improvements, since it handles any type of Mercury order with no changes in workflow at the client or vendor ends.Click to continue

CoreLogic Partners With TREND on Multi-Year Deal

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CoreLogic has announced that TREND has signed a multiyear agreement to use Matrix by CoreLogic as the primary component of its next multiple listing platform. TREND serves approximately 25,000 real estate agents and brokers from more than 3,000 offices in the Philadelphia metropolitan region, with coverage in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.Click to continue

Timios Launches Mobile GFE Calculator App

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Timios National Corporation (TNC) has released a fully-compliant, guaranteed Good Faith Estimate (GFE) calculator application for various mobile devices, including iPhones, iPads and Android devices. The application, available by searching “Timios Closing Costs” within either the Apple iTunes store or within Google Play, allows the user to instantly receive a guaranteed GFE. The GFE includes non-lender closing costs, title insurance, escrow fees and any applicable government fees.Click to continue

Eight of 10 Prospective Homebuyers Opt to Shop Online

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Technology plays a vital role in today’s society and is transforming the way Realtors do business. That’s according to Curt Beardsley, vice president of product marketing for realtor.com, who shared his perspective on the growing mobile technology environment at the “Industry, Technology and Vision” forum during the Realtors Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.Click to continue

Radian Introduces New MI App for Android Devices

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Radian Guaranty Inc. has announced the availability of its mortgage insurance (MI) rate finder app, Radian Rates, for Android devices on Google Play. The first of its kind in the MI industry, Radian Rates is a mobile version of the company’s existing online rate finder and offers lenders on-the-go access for a quick and reliable Radian MI rate. Just like the iPhone and iPad version launched this past September, app users can simply input loan criteria and the app automatically calculates the MI rate for a variety of Radian products.Click to continue

Zillow to Acquire HotPads to Accelerate Growth of Rental Marketplace

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Zillow Inc. has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to buy San Francisco-based HotPads, a map-based rental and real estate search site for $16 million in cash. This is Zillow's first acquisition of a primarily consumer-facing company. The transaction is subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2012. HotPads is a significant player in rentals for both consumers and professionals, offering a robust Web site and five mobile apps across iPhone, iPad and Android.Click to continue

Calyx Brings Mobile Apps to iPhone and Android Users

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Calyx Software has announced the launch of Calyx Mobile for iPhones and Android smartphones. Calyx Mobile Apps offer loan officers the convenience of on-the-go productivity and business oversight anytime, anywhere. Mobile productivity is at the top of the list for professionals in every industry. It’s necessary to deliver the consistent high levels of service to customers needed for a competitive edge. Loan officers need the ability to take new borrower applications and check the status of their pipeline no matter where they happen to be.Click to continue

RxOffice Announces the Launch of Android-Based Management App

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RxOffice Inc., a provider of software design and development services and also a sister company of IndiSoft, a technology development firm that focuses on systems for the mortgage industry, has announced the availability of RxOffice Project portal for Android mobile devices to IndiSoft customers. The new mobile app enables secure tracking of projects at every stage from any location.Click to continue

Ellie Mae Upgrades Encompass360

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Ellie Mae has announced the release of the latest upgrades to its Encompass360 mortgage management solution. The release, the first of two scheduled for 2012, contains new functionality and enhancements designed to further increase compliance, efficiency and ease of use. The major enhancements include:Click to continue

ISGN Launches Appraisal Smartphone App for Gators

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ISGN Corporation has launched a new smartphone application for its Gators browser-based settlement services and vendor management system designed to assist appraisers, title abstractors and closing agents out in the field. The app soon will be available for the iPhone at the Apple Store where it can be downloaded. ISGN also plans to support apps for the Android phone, the Blackberry and other smartphone platforms. The app enables the vendor to accept, decline or update orders while out in the field providing more efficient use of their time.Click to continue