a la mode News

a la mode announces single property websites

November 13, 2009

From the floor of the REALTORS® Conference and Expo, a la mode (www.alamode.com), one of the real estate industry’s largest and most mission-critical technology companies, announced today that it has extended its XSite product line with a website designed for agents who want to showcase a single listing in its own website and its own domain name.


PCLender.com selects a la mode’s Mercury Network as its HVCC-compliant appraisal platform

October 12, 2009

Integration with Mercury Network will provide PCLender.com clients with enhanced access to local market real estate appraisal expertise on a nationwide basis while ensuring HVCC-compliant appraiser independence.


Three real estate professionals win $23,000 each from a la mode

April 07, 2009

a la mode, a leading developer of desktop, mobile and web tools for real estate professionals, announced Rick Furmage, Cari Kresa and Rick Hoffman have won a total of $69,000 as part of its 23rd anniversary celebration. The giveaway was geared to showcase a la mode’s stability and leadership to each of their three core groups of customers – real estate agents, mortgage originators and real estate appraisers. As such, the company obtained thousands of entries.


a la mode promotes Brian Craven to Chief Financial Officer

January 09, 2009

a la mode, inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Craven, CPA, to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Craven is responsible for the company’s economic strategy and forecasting, financial accounting and planning, and management of the company’s financial performance.


a la mode announces new IDX product

November 17, 2008

a la mode, inc. one of the real estate industry’s largest and most mission critical technology companies, announced today that it will release a new IDX product for real estate agents. IDX, or “Internet Data Exchange”, is a way for real estate brokers and their agents to display all of the local MLS’s listings on their own websites, with the hosting broker’s contact information shown instead of the listing broker’s.


LSI Integrates with a la mode’s Mercury Network

October 20, 2008

a la mode announced today that LSI, a division of Lender Processing Services (NYSE: LPS), is in the final development and testing phase of “round trip” appraisal integration between LSI’s eLenderSolutions and a la mode’s Mercury Network Vendor Management Platform (VMP).


a la mode’s Mercury Network makes lenders HVCC compliant

October 20, 2008

Mercury Network, the system that powers the web based appraisal ordering features for over 30,000 appraisers will soon release version 3.0 of its high volume, lender facing, wholesale ordering interface in response to both the new requirements of HVCC and voluntary policy changes by institutions looking to ensure the integrity of their collateral valuation processes and shield themselves from associated liabilities.


New Seamless integration between MortgageDashboard™ and Office XSites by a la mode.

August 04, 2008

With an Office level XSite, users can expect a seamless integration with MortgageDashboard™. Additionally, users can take advantage of easy, customizable online 1003s for Web site visitors, effortless search engine optimization and blogging tools, and more than 300 design themes to choose from.


Proposed HVCC Will Harm Consumers and Limit Role of Indepependent Appraisers

June 27, 2008

A plan under consideration in Washington will drastically curtail the valuable role of independent appraisals in home sales and harm consumers. The plan, known as the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC), was designed to prevent lenders and mortgage brokers from coercing appraisers into providing inflated property valuations. Unfortunately, as written, it will actually harm independent appraisers, who have no financial incentive and act as the “auditors” of housing transactions. If approved by federal regulators, the HVCC is scheduled for national implementation in January 2009.


DaVinci is the first appraisal program in the US to receive the Certified for Windows Vista logo

April 09, 2008

a la mode, inc, one of the real estate industry’s largest and most mission critical technology companies, announced today that its DaVinci product is the first real estate appraisal program in the US to receive the Certified for Windows Vista logo.