Data Trace Information Services LLC, a provider of data solutions to the title and settlement services industry, has introduced 12 new geographically indexed, P-12 compliant thick title plants in Texas.
According to Data Trace, 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.
Data Trace says that these title plants enable settlement service providers to streamline the search of property, title and tax-related information. In addition, its unified data trace system allows users to access both title data and Texas tax certificates through a single platform – a capability that the company says is unique in the Texas market.
These geographically indexed title plants, unlike title plants indexed only by owners’ names, post transactional data to a specific piece of land, which eliminates the time-consuming search through common names in densely populated counties.
Data Trace says its title plants may be searched with multiple property parameters, including legal descriptions, subdivision names and assessor parcel numbers, enabling faster research and identification of relevant transactions associated with the property. According to the company, access to the Texas title plants is also available via XML for efficient connections to existing title production environments.
“The rollout 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,” says Robert Karraa, president of Data Trace.