Last year we saw a lot of headlines about the iBuyer segment of the real estate market, and so far 2019 has been no different. On tap for 2019 is even bigger news from some of the biggest players. Let’s take a look at who’s doing what in the area of all-cash, fast closings, from …Read more
Part 2 – Hacker and Capital Connect – Where Tech and Funding Meet For dealmakers, the two most important days at Inman Connect New York 2019 were Monday and Friday. Monday brought the real estate tech crowd together for a full day of sessions and networking. Fast forward to Friday when the analysts and venture …Read more
Part 1 – Brokers, Agents and Disruptors Inman conferences have a history of good discussions on timely topics, and this year was no exception due to recent changes in the market. While it’s impossible to cover five full days of wide-ranging discussions in a single blog post, here are the highlights that directly reflect trends …Read more
This is the latest installment of the Must Have quarterly report for those in commercial real estate. For me this is the most timely read quarterly information regarding Commercial Real Estate — Dr. Glenn Mueller’s Real Estate Cycles Q3 2018 report. The report contains valuable information for office, apartment, retail, industrial and hotel commercial real …Read more
As we economists say, “forecasting is difficult, especially the future.” Fortunately, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the MBA update their quarterly and annual forecasts monthly for residential lending volumes – both refinance and purchase transactions. Driving these lending forecasts is the expectation of future interest rates. As the following table shows, there is not perfect …Read more
Join us at MBA Annual 2017 on October 22 to 25 in Denver to discuss the latest trends and advances in the real estate services industry – including Stewart’s offerings for a fully-digital customer experience and our latest technology integrations.
Advertising and marketing your title, closing and settlement financial services over social media is a great way to take reach a larger audience. Remember to take a closer look at what RESPA and your state laws require to ensure your compliance on social media platforms.
I get tons of questions about whether the changes taking place in Washington D.C. mean that settlement agents can forget about compliance. Simply put- compliance still matters!
The marketplace reality is that consumers expect a digital solution to improve their home buying experience. We must meet our customer needs and problem-solve a solution that allows real estate transactions to close electronically. A hybrid approach to e-Closing would allow the title and settlement industry to begin some form of e-Closings today while working with technology providers, Secretaries of State, county recorders and state legislatures to move the industry toward a full e-Closing in the near future.
The D.C. Circuit Court has granted the petition from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for rehearing en banc (refers to a session heard before all the judges of the Court) in the PPH case and ordered a briefing that culminates in oral argument on May 24. As you may recall, back in October the District …Read more