Data Tree Adds Involuntary Lien Search Service

Data Tree, the nation's largest provider of recorded land documents and a subsidiary of The First American Corporation, has released a new involuntary lien search feature on its DocEdge.com product that allows users to expand a transaction history search to include involuntary liens in addition to deeds, mortgages, assignments, transfers and foreclosures.

The involuntary lien search capability allows subscribers to view a list of lien data and recorded document images against the property and its owner. This includes documents related to federal and state tax liens, judgment liens, mechanic's liens, foreclosures and child support liens. DocEdge.com's advanced search capabilities also allow users to refine or expand results with adjustable search parameters and phonetic name searching.

"We are constantly seeking new ways to add value and support the businesses that choose our service. Ultimately, our goal is to provide our clients with a comprehensive solution to enhance their productivity. With the addition of involuntary liens, clients are able to use our convenient, searchable database to find every type of document they need, all in one place," said Robert Karraa, chief operating officer for Data Tree.

The involuntary lien search feature is being updated frequently to include counties nationwide. Combined with a database of more than 3.5 billion document images, Data Tree says that DocEdge.com is the nation's largest single-source solution for recorded property document retrieval.

Data Tree LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The First American Corporation, provides an online database containing more than 3.5 billion current and historical document images. Available in more than 500 leading markets, Data Tree delivers hundreds of thousands of quality images instantly online, everyday to companies in need of recorded property documents and property information. Data Tree's proprietary technology enables workflow automation by allowing users to process, share, annotate, print and store images in a networked or Internet-connected environment. Data Tree greatly reduces research times and makes title automation and paperless processing a reality.

The First American Corporation, a FORTUNE 500 company that traces its history to 1889, combines advanced analytics with its vast data resources to supply businesses and consumers with valuable information products to support the major economic events of people's lives, such as getting a job, renting an apartment, buying a car or house, securing a mortgage and opening or buying a business. The First American Family of Companies, many of which command leading market share positions in their respective industries, operate within five primary business segments, including: Title Insurance and Services, Specialty Insurance, Mortgage Information, Property Information and First Advantage. With revenues of $8.5 billion in 2006, First American has approximately 2,100 offices throughout the United States and abroad.

Snapshot: facts about data tree

* Online Database of 3.5 Billion Current and Historical Images

* More than 500 Markets Served

* Founded in 1987 as Image Provider Systems

* Acquired by First American in 1998

* Introduced DocEdge.com, a Web-based System, in 2005

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