Category Archives: Residential

Macro Enabled Attachments – Are You Aware of the Danger That’s Lurking in Your Email? | Stewart Title Blog

Are you familiar with macro-enabled attachments? It’s a form of phishing and has some interesting attributes of which you should be aware of. If you ever receive an email with the introduction “Greeting, dearest customer,” you should delete the email immediately. The punctuation, poor grammar and lack of proper spacing instantly reveal it’s a crudely …Read more

Residential Lending Forecast 2019 & 2020 as of May 2019

Interest rates make up part of the throttle linkage for residential lending.  Shown in the table is the latest forecast for 30-year conventional mortgage rates as reported by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Mortgage Bankers Association.  None see residential mortgage rates exceeding 4.6 percent between now and 2021 on an annualized basis.  The 30-year …Read more

Big News from the Big Brokers | Stewart Title Blog

The big brokers are making big news on a number of fronts ranging from expansion plans to technology plays. Here’s what you need to know about the big plans being formulated by the big guys: Compass Real Estate will be coming to the upscale Park Place office tower in Houston’s posh River Oaks District in …Read more

Brokers, iBuyers, Hackers, and more | Stewart Title Blog

Interest rates are dropping while temperatures are rising and that likely means a strong homebuying season coming our way. Along with the recent increase in real estate sales activity, we’re also seeing more activity on the business and technology fronts. Here’s the latest: Keller Williams becomes an iBuyer starting in the Dallas/Fort Worth markets. The …Read more