Fidelity National launches online platform for real estate transactions

Jacksonville’s Fidelity National Launches Online Platform For Buying And Selling All-In-One Homes

With its startSafe digital workspace having already been used by more than one million buyers and sellers since February to initiate their real estate transactions, Fidelity National Financial Inc. of Jacksonville now offers an end-to-end transaction process with the launch of its experience inHere Platform to complete the closing of a house.

The free platform can be used by consumers and real estate agents to work with Fidelity’s extensive network of securities firms, including Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title Insurance Co., and Commonwealth. With just one connection, they will be able to securely and simply track and complete a transaction until notarization, signing of documents and transfer of ownership, according to a press release.

“Real estate professionals and consumers alike are ready to embrace change in the closing process, but there has not been a large enough coordinated effort to meet the client’s desire for change or to capitalize on the change. himself, ”said Randy Quirk, CEO of FNF. “The inHere experience platform overcomes these obstacles and provides the scale necessary for real change to occur. “

The mobile application and the inHere portal allow all parties to be involved transparently in a process of buying, selling or refinancing a home, the statement said. StartSafe technology enables multi-factor authentication to bring together sensitive personal and financial information to start the transaction process. Additional data may be collected along the way, and communication then occurs seamlessly with escrow and settlement professionals throughout the finalization of the transaction.

“Our digital vision involves leveraging our large national footprint, an expert network of local escrow and settlement professionals, and the latest cloud-based technology to reinvent the experience for escrow professionals. ‘real estate and consumers involved in the millions of real estate transactions we process each year, ”FNF President Michael Nolan said in the statement.

The Ashland is one of 19 customizable floor plans available from Collins Builders.

In other news:

● Also on the digital front, Jacksonville luxury home builder Collins Builders has a new interactive website at to help those looking to build a new home in Northeast Florida.

A revamped floor plan gallery lets users search 19 customizable designs by name, style, size and number of rooms, according to a press release. Meanwhile, virtual reality offers 3D renderings and tours of interiors and exteriors.

“A lot of shopping starts online, and we wanted to create a digital experience that serves as a resource in such an important investment decision,” Ashley Collins, owner of Collins Builders, said in the statement. “Our new site gives people the information and ideas to help them build the home of their dreams. It takes inspiration from floor plans right down to the final touches available. “

A page focusing on the custom-built process sheds light on how to turn an idea into a dream home reality, the release said.

“There’s also a feature on the site that lets you see floor plans similar to the ones you like,” Collins added in the release. “You can ‘favor’ your most popular floor plans and access them whenever you want or share them on social media.”

Navy to Navy Homes, founded by Mario Gonzales, has donated over $ 1 million to the Homes for Heroes program.

● Jacksonville’s Navy to Navy Homes real estate agency has donated over $ 1 million to the Homes for Heroes program, which aims to make housing more affordable by connecting affiliated real estate agencies with veterans of the military and others. .

The Navy to Navy team, led by founder Mario Gonzalez, donated the money directly to local veterans, military families, first responders, teachers, frontline healthcare workers and workers essentials serving during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release.

Gonzalez’s agency helps Heroes buy, sell or refinance homes for savings through the Homes for Heroes Circle of Giving program, in which affiliate income and commissions are returned to clients, which benefits their lives and their business.

“We want to help those who have served our country and local communities with a place where they can feel at home,” Gonzalez said in the statement. “Often times with family separations in these helping professions there are issues of distance, time, logistics and budget to facilitate the housing process, as well as a myriad of additional circumstances that most people have to deal with. do not have to live. “

Members of the new Marsh Creek Home Sales team at Watson Realty are Alise Sheppard, Sales Associate (left to right);  Peggy Gachet, broker partner, and Janice Long, business partner.

● Real estate broker and agent Peggy Gachet’s partner has put together a home sales team in Marsh Creek with the office of Watson Realty Corp. at St. Augustine Beach.

The team of real estate professionals, which also includes sales associates Janice Long and Alise Sheppard, focus their work on residential property buyers and sellers at the Marsh Creek Country Club in St. Augustine.

For more information, visit Gachet’s page at or call (904) 377-0832.

● Hmm… those moving to River City during COVID-19 and in the mood for company may not want to read any further: Jacksonville comes in 40th out of 40 in ApartmentList’s Best and Worst New Subways. com for pandemic dating.

When asked about local dating options and outdoor choices (to stay COVID-friendly), Jacksonville singles reported just 15% and 36% satisfaction, respectively. Meanwhile, Austin was ranked No.1 for pandemic dating, followed by Boston.

The rental website has found that for singles who can’t safely go to a cafe or concert, hike and “park and wine” dates are now a priority. While the Jacksonville area is competitive in terms of the percentage of singles (53%), the killer was the outdoor choices: at 36.4% satisfaction, it was well below the worst city of Riverside, in California at 49.2%. percentage of satisfaction.

Interestingly, the Jacksonville area actually progressed in’s annual dating survey, from 123rd best metro in 2015 to 59th best in the website’s 2020 study of the best and worst cities for. singles, posted earlier this month. In fact, it ranked very honorably 33rd out of 182 metros in the “Pleasure and Leisure” category. Go figure it out.

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