Category Archives: Corporate

To Tap Into the Millennial Wave, Think Creatively

Most of us in the real estate industry have watched millennials1 grow up. We’ve seen them go to college, get into debt, face a weak job market and move back home. But they’re adults now, getting ready to start households, and they’re about to change the homebuilding sector. By now, we’re all familiar with stories …Read more

A Community of Sharing

For more than 120 years, Stewart has been a trusted partner, helping consumers realize their dream of homeownership. Today, our commitment to excellence is pushing us beyond the limits of impossible, and our reputation as a community partner reveals the heart of Stewart, our people, our values in giving back. Serving others, whether donating volunteer …Read more

The more things change, the more they are the same

In the 1800s, Alphonse Karr penned the phrase: “The more things change, the more they are the same.” While it is difficult to imagine a time where the pace of change was not continuously accelerating, the basic tenets of success seem to remain eerily consistent. The economy has not performed as well as was predicted …Read more

Builders are Coming Back

Builder business has rebounded from what it was in the bottom of the market. It’s not what it was in the heyday of the mid-2000s, but the industry is rejuvenating and states that were hit hard by the housing crash – like Florida, Texas and California – are coming back. Job growth and the thriving …Read more

Underwriting Update

As the real estate market recovers and interest rates rise, we’re seeing fewer distressed real estate or refinance transactions.  The commercial market continues to be strong and, after a tough winter, the residential purchase market is expected to improve as well. A healing economy, prudent underwriting, hard work in our claims group, and a best-in-class …Read more

Just as the Miserable Weather in December, January and February Froze Housing Markets, the Warming Spring is Spilling into the Economy.

Just as the miserable weather in December, January and February froze housing markets, the warming spring is spilling into the economy. April job growth pegged 288,000 net new jobs – the largest since January 2012. It was the fifth best monthly gain since February 2006 and ranked the ninth best month in the past 10 …Read more

It’s the little things…

…that make a BIG difference. It’s a saying we have all most likely heard, and a principle that has significance in every aspect of our lives. Whether it is in our relationships, our career or our community, the ability to achieve success stems from a personal commitment and consistent effort to go above and beyond what is …Read more

Smile On Purpose

I learned a long time ago that a simple act that can make a significant difference, not only in my outlook and overall happiness but in the lives of others: smiling. If I asked you to take a look in the mirror right now, what would you see staring back at you? The Value of …Read more

Community of Sharing

There’s a natural connection between community service and real estate. When people in an area pull together, it creates a sense of community that makes local real estate in the area more attractive, and drives a stronger feeling of well-being. At Stewart, we wholeheartedly believe that charitable efforts create better neighbors. Throughout Stewart’s history, the …Read more

Spring it Forward

If you’re anything like me, you may have found yourself longing for that extra hour that we lost from the time we went to bed on Saturday and the time we got up on Sunday. So here was my challenge this morning – instead of focusing on what I ‘lost,’ how can I make a …Read more