Data Trace Expands in Texas With 12 New Title Plants

—Industry leader offers only geographically indexed title plants in the Houston and San Antonio regions with access to both tax and title data in a single platform—


April 18, 2016, Santa Ana, Calif.

Data Trace Information Services LLC, the nation’s largest provider of data solutions to the title and settlement services industry, announced today the introduction of 12 new geographically indexed, P-12 compliant thick title plants in Texas. The new title plants, which are among the most robust in the Houston and San Antonio regions, are the only title plants in Texas that provide access to both tax and title data.  The new plants cover Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties in the Houston area, and Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall and Medina counties in the San Antonio area.

“We are proud to bring to the Houston and San Antonio markets our industry-leading technology and our unparalleled expertise at building the most thorough and advanced title plants in the United States,” said Robert Karraa, president of Data Trace. “These new, comprehensive title plants give title companies that serve these important markets not only the stability and choice they require, but also the confidence that can only come from the industry-leading provider of title plant data and technology.”

With these geographically indexed title plants, Data Trace enables settlement services companies to streamline the search of property, title and tax-related information. In addition, its unified Data Trace System empowers users to access both title data and Texas tax certificates through a single platform, a capability that is unique in the Texas market. The new Texas title plants, combined with integrated Texas tax certificate ordering, provide an efficient integration of high-quality data and workflow previously unavailable in the state.

Unlike title plants that are indexed only by owners’ names, Data Trace’s geographically indexed title plants post transactional data to a specific piece of land, which eliminates time-consuming searching of common names in densely populated counties. Data Trace’s title plants may be searched with multiple property parameters, including legal descriptions, subdivision names and assessor parcel numbers, which allows for faster research and identification of relevant transactions associated with the property. Access to the Texas title plants is also available via XML for simple and efficient connections to existing title production environments.

“These 12 new title plants expand our coverage in Texas beyond our existing title plants in Armstrong, Bastrop, Collin, Hood, Jefferson, Johnson, McLennan, Oldham, Parker, Potter, Randall, Smith and Somervell counties,” continued Karraa. “The roll-out of these plants adds to the extensive data, documents and advanced searching capabilities available throughout the 512 title plants Data Trace offers nationwide and represents the next step in our aggressive effort to expand our geographic coverage in Texas and beyond.”  

About Data Trace
Data Trace Information Services, LLC provides advanced real estate title search technology and support services that enable settlement services companies to quickly search regional title databases through a secure application. The Data Trace system delivers title history information, property tax assessment and payment data, document images and property profiles in 37 states across the United States. With its significant geographical coverage, Data Trace’s title plant and tax database is the broadest and most comprehensive title information system available and is used by the largest national title insurance underwriters. Data Trace Information Services, LLC is a subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF). For additional information, visit www.DataTraceTitle.com.

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