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Data Tree ADDS TAX STATUS REPORTS TO DOCEDGE.COM

SANTA ANA, November 1, 2006 - Data Tree LLC, the nation’s largest provider of recorded land documents and a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies, today released the new Tax Status Reports feature to DocEdge.com.

Tax Status Reports
DocEdge.com, a nationwide resource for the retrieval of recorded land document images and property information, expanded its property report offering to include a Tax Status Report. Now in addition to Transaction History, Property Information, Comparable Sales, and Legal & Vesting data, DocEdge.com users now have the ability to look up real estate tax data in various counties using owner name, street address, or APN.

Updated frequently during the tax year, this report helps users verify tax liability and obtain payment status of current-year real estate tax obligations and prior-year delinquencies on a parcel. Combined with a database of over 3 billion document images, the introduction of the Tax Status Reports feature makes DocEdge.com the largest, most comprehensive single-source solution for public land record retrieval in the nation.

For more information, visit www.DocEdge.com or contact Data Tree at (800) 708-8463.

About Data Tree
Data Tree LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), provides an online database containing more than 3 billion current and historical document images. Available in more than 350 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. More information about the company can be found at www.datatree.com.

About First American
The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a FORTUNE 500® company that traces its history to 1889, is America’s largest provider of business information. First American 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 Risk Mitigation and Business Solutions. With revenues of $8.1 billion in 2005, First American has approximately 2,100 offices throughout the United States and abroad. More information about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found at www.firstam.com.


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