REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
PRweb | March 21, 2023
Qualia, the leading digital real estate closing platform, today announced the launch of Qualia Atlas, a revolutionary new addition to their cloud-based title, escrow, and closing solutions. Atlas, which combines title and escrow production and vendor management along with client and homebuyer connectivity, is built with newly developed advanced configurability and automations to manage the unique complexity of national enterprise operations.
“We originally launched Qualia almost 10 years ago with the belief that a modern technology infrastructure could fundamentally transform homebuying into a simple, secure, and enjoyable experience for everyone involved,” said Nate Baker, Qualia’s Co-founder and CEO. “Atlas is the culmination of several years of development to provide a unified closing platform for enterprise title companies.”
Atlas includes a suite of newly released enterprise-critical functionality and services:
Data access via an enhanced API for integration with internal systems such as CRM, analytics, and accounting tools
Order opening automations to assist teams with high transaction volumes
Privacy and permissioning controls for multi-branch or agency operations
Sophisticated tasking capabilities to support centralized operations functions
A suite of anti fraud tools
In addition, Atlas provides companies with a standardized integration layer that is easy to manage across all transaction parties, eliminating the need for rigid custom-built integrations. This integration layer enables title companies to efficiently partner with their lenders, real estate agents, vendors, consumers, and underwriters. These integrations automate title & escrow companies’ workflows and the dependent workflows for their transaction partners. By providing enterprise-critical functionality and a standardized integration layer, Atlas enables the "connected transaction." This groundbreaking technology streamlines real estate closings from end-to-end for all parties involved in the transaction.
Qualia is the leading comprehensive digital closing platform used by title, escrow, real estate and mortgage lending professionals to transform home buying and selling into simple, secure, enjoyable experiences for millions of homeowners each year. The Qualia platform provides a secure system of record for the real estate settlement ecosystem through a suite of workflow, accounting, reporting, and collaboration products as well as its expansive product and service integrations. Qualia is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has offices in Austin, TX, and Superior, CO. For more information on Qualia, visit http://www.qualia.com. Contact: Matt Kaufman, email@example.com
Avalara | February 24, 2023
On February 23, 2023, Avalara, a software development company dedicated to the real estate sector, announced the launch of its new digital business solution, Avalara Property Tax, for real and personal property tax management, enhancing tax compliance with cloud-based automation.
This solution would assist accounting and businesses professional in managing their complete property tax portfolio and compliance activities. In addition, it supports their activities like preparation of business personal property renditions, procession and handling of tax bills, assessments, and appeals.
There is a necessity for a more flexible and customizable solution for businesses, especially with in-house property tax compliance. Its solution helps the huge workloads with the SaaS facility of a secured central hub for property tax compliance operations over real and personal property. It facilitates the tax data like tax bills and assessments in the mail platform from various jurisdictions. It scans documents in a single secured platform with accuracy and automation to the selected account. In addition, it offers due date tracking, a feature created to avoid late payment penalties as it is difficult to assimilate due dates, discount opportunities, terms, and conditions separately.
EVP and GM of Indirect Tax, Avalara, Jayme Fishman, said, “Today, property tax is one of the most challenging business compliance activities. This challenge is due to the complexity of preparing personal property returns and the downstream implications of assessments and tax bills for real and personal property. Further complications arise from many jurisdictions having different due dates and terms, varying state depreciation schedules, and getting data out of client systems to feed into the process.” He added, “Our new property tax software solution follows our core mission of making taxes less taxing by offering businesses and accountants a more effective way to manage their property tax compliance and reduce errors while saving valuable time and money.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Avalara, a cloud-based tax compliance solutions provider for businesses, offers sales tax automation and compliance services, tax return filing services, e-commerce integrations and exemption certificate management. Founded in 2004, it gives robust cloud-based solutions for tax compliance automation with efficiency and accuracy in real-time scenarios across the United States and worldwide. It delivers services for over 30,000 customers, and about 1,400 signed partner integrations for EPR, accounts, e-commerce, POS, CRM systems, and recurring bills of business applications. In addition, it supports tax transactions like sales, usability, excise, communication, lodging, VAT, GST, and indirect taxes.
MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
FirstBank | February 23, 2023
FirstBank, a Nashville-based community banking provider to businesses, families, and individuals, recently announced an investment in Zippy, the fintech company that offers seamless manufactured home loans. By combining its knowledge with Zippy's groundbreaking technology, FirstBank is able to increase access to affordable homeownership and demonstrate its dedication to providing cutting-edge banking solutions for its local communities.
Zippy is at present available in nine states including Kansas, Virginia, Missouri, Georgia, Alabama, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, and Indiana, and intending to double its current footprint in 2023. Zippy supports customers access for community-sold homes in master-planned communities that provide homeowners with amenities through the home loans the company offers. The amenities it helps with include workout facilities, community pools, playground and more.
FirstBank has a vast experience in home lending manufacturing, and with investment in Zippy it will offer manufactured homes that are well-constructed and provide much-needed affordability amidst the current housing crisis in the United States. Zippy was created by former JP Morgan bankers, CEO Ben Halliday, and COO/President Jordan Bucy. They became community owners after acquiring a manufactured home community and completing a four-year renovation project. This experience gave them insight into the challenges facing the industry and a respect for the manufactured housing model. They then developed a unique online platform that can provide competitive loans in just five days.
Wade Peery, Chief Innovations Officer at FirstBank, said, "FirstBank has extensive experience in manufactured home lending and has invested in fintech partnerships that enable us to offer innovative solutions that meet the needs of our customers.“ He also said, "In today's housing market, finding new paths to affordable homeownership is critical. This partnership will make buying a home possible for many new individuals and families."
(Source: Cision PR Newswire)
FirstBank is based in Nashville, Tennessee, and has 82 full-service branches in Tennessee, South Central Kentucky, Alabama, and North Georgia, in addition to mortgage offices located throughout the Southeast. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of FB Financial Corporation with an approximate total assets valued at $12.8 billion. Established in 1906, FirstBank's approach to serving businesses, families, and individuals within the communities it calls home has prioritized local banking. FirstBank has grown through acquisitions and internal expansion to become a leading provider of core banking services.