Category Archives: Corporate

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

The Best You Can Be

The 2014 Winter Games came to a close on Sunday, February 23, after more than two weeks and welcoming thousands of athletes from all over the world. They competed for more than 200 medals, which were awarded to the best of the best in their sport. Now, it’s unlikely that any of us reading this …Read more

Merry Christmas

It’s that special, frantic time of year. Amidst the year-end rush of accomplishing goals and closing transactions, there is an opportunity to pause and ponder; amidst family gatherings, holiday parties and chaotic shopping, an opportunity to reflect. The songs on the radio change; the news becomes more festive, causing us to change how we listen. …Read more

Stewart Joins REALTORS® to “Rise to New Heights” at NAR Conference

Throughout the autumn trade show season, the National Association of REALTORS® Annual Conference (NAR) is one of the ‘main events’ for the real estate industry. San Francisco’s Moscone Center hosted an estimated 22,000 REALTORS® earlier this month, encouraging every attendee to “Rise to New Heights.” The conference offered a number of opportunities to do just …Read more