First American Chief Economist Launches New Resource for Analysis on Trends Shaping Homeownership

—Resource page includes new whitepaper titled "The State of Homeownership"—

March 2, 2016, Santa Ana, Calif.

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, today launched a new resource for expert insight and perspective on the economic and cultural trends shaping the State of Homeownership from First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming.

 “While homeownership and housing have not been center stage in the presidential campaign to date, there are few issues as broadly relevant to both ‘Main Street’ and ‘Wall Street’ as the state of homeownership in the U.S.,” said Fleming. “Understanding the trends that influence homeownership decisions today and in the future can help inform the discussions necessary to preserve homeownership opportunities for the next generation.”

Included in the State of Homeownership resource page is a new whitepaper authored by Fleming, also titled “The State of Homeownership,” which explores declining homeownership, one of the most important economic issues facing our country today. The resource page also includes a video highlighting the discussion among industry experts, housing advocates and policy makers at a leadership forum hosted by First American last year.

The State of Homeownership resource page will be regularly updated with new related research, providing an in-depth view of homeownership from the perspective of one of the most respected voices in the mortgage and real estate industry.

About First American

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions that traces its heritage back to 1889. First American also provides title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; property and casualty insurance; and banking, trust and investment advisory services. With revenues of $5.2 billion in 2015, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. More information about the company can be found at


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