American Title Insurance Company, a leading provider of title
insurance and settlement services and the largest subsidiary of First
American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), and Taylor
Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE: TMHC), a leading national
homebuilder and developer, through Taylor Morrison Home Funding, today
announced they have completed 500 hybrid eClosings using First
American’s eClosing solution. The hybrid eClosings took place in
Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida and Texas.
First American’s eClosing solution is part of the company’s efforts to
help transform real estate settlement, enhancing the digital home buying
and mortgage experience for consumers. In a hybrid eClosing, home buyers
can review and eSign many real estate transaction closing documents from
a computer at home or on a mobile device in advance of the closing
appointment, while some documents must be wet signed in person at the
“After more than 500 completed hybrid eClosings, we’re consistently
seeing closing appointments reduced to an average of 20 minutes and home
buyers are grateful for the ability to preview documents in advance and
to have a shorter, more convenient signing event,” said Joe Tavarez,
president at First American Title’s Homebuilder Services Division.
“Equally important, lenders appreciate the ability to offer home buyers
the convenience of a hybrid eClosing with minimal process changes and no
additional fees. We expect to aggressively ramp up hybrid eClosing
transaction volume in the months ahead.”
First American offers hybrid eClosing through its eClosing solution for
no additional settlement fee to homebuilders, their lender partners or
home buyers. With First American’s eClosing solution, First American
facilitates the digital settlement process and provides title insurance.
The company also maintains the flexibility to support homebuilders and
lenders that prefer to use their own third-party eClosing solution.
“We can offer our customers a new level of service, transparency and
peace of mind by allowing them to preview their closing documents in
advance of the close date. The speed and simplicity of e-signing exceeds
customer expectations as they complete the final steps in their home
buying journey,” said Tawn Kelley, President of Financial Services and
Executive Vice President at Taylor Morrison.
First American’s eClosing solution includes a mobile-friendly interface,
consumer document preview, digital scheduling for mobile notary
meetings, consumer appointment confirmation, and eSignatures for hybrid
eClosings. The solution will also manage “eVault-ready” loan documents,
including fully executed eNotes, and is ready to support a lender’s MERS
eRegistry and eVaulting workflows.
First American’s Guide
to eClosing and eSigning Real Estate Transactions provides helpful
information, infographics and background on the shift toward digital
settlement, including the benefits and different types of eClosings, as
well as a state-by-state guide to remote online eClosing.
About First American Title Insurance Company
First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of First
American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF),
traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the
nation, the company offers title services through its direct operations
and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and
abroad. First American Title provides comprehensive title insurance
coverage and professional services for real estate purchases,
construction, refinances and equity loans. For more information, visit www.firstam.com/title.
About Taylor Morrison Home Corporation
Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE: TMHC)
is a leading national homebuilder and developer that has been recognized
as America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder by Lifestory Research
from 2016 to 2019. Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., the company operates
under two well-established brands, Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes.
Taylor Morrison serves a wide array of consumer groups from coast to
coast, including first-time, move-up, luxury, and 55-plus buyers.
In Texas, Darling Homes builds communities with a focus on individuality
and distinctive detail while delivering on the Taylor Morrison standard
of excellence. For more information about Taylor Morrison and Darling
Homes, please visit www.taylormorrison.com.