Category Archives: Jones on Real Estate

March 2015 Existing Home Sales Rocket Off the Pad — Up 10.4 Percent Versus March 2014 and Up 6.1 Percent Sequentially from February 2015

Existing home sales rocketed off the pad in March 2015, increasing 10.4 percent from March 2014 and up sequentially 6.1 percent from February 2015 as reported by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). March sales reached a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of 5.19 million dwellings – the best posted number since September 2013. The …Read more

Stewart’s Dawn Lewallen speaks on a panel discussion at the Oklahoma Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Conference

Stewart’s Compliance Counsel Dawn Lewallen spoke on a panel discussion entitled “Bringing the new Closing Disclosure to the closing table” at the Oklahoma Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The panel of experts discussed the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) regulations that will impact quoting title insurance and …Read more

Ted’s Tweets April 3 2015 – April 16 2015

For those of you that do not Tweet – you should consider doing so. If you want to talk about effective bang for the buck, the 140 total characters, letters, numbers and spaces of a Tweet on Twitter certainly qualifies. Who knew you could say so much in so little? It reminds me of Mark …Read more

Ted’s Tweets March 13 2015 – April 1 2015

For those of you that do not Tweet – you should consider doing so. If you want to talk about effective bang for the buck, the 140 total characters, letters, numbers and spaces of a Tweet on Twitter certainly qualifies. Who knew you could say so much in so little? It reminds me of Mark …Read more

March 2015 Employment Growth Falter — A Blip or a Trend?

Until now, U.S. job growth had been accelerating nicely. But along came the March 2015 jobs report indicating that a miniscule 126,000 net new jobs(preliminary) were added and uncertainty as to direction of the economy is now front and center. This has economists scratching their heads as to why the drop. Given a consensus forecast …Read more