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eClosing: Is it Safe and Secure?

One of the myths related to eClosing is that it is not safe and secure. There are things the title and mortgage industry can do to mitigate legal and compliance risks on the path to eClosing and eClosing integrations. Even though escrow matters are outside the scope of our underwriter/agency agreement, this blog is intended to provide information for you to consider becoming an eClosings enabled company.

Residential Purchase and Refinance Lending Volume Forecast Update — October 2017

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.  The forecasts typically span a three-year period, currently from 2016 to 2018.  The lagging year (2016 at this time) often …Read more

The Closing Room: The Reality of New Technology Integrations

Following my article last month on the future of real estate and technology, I received several questions about how we completed the industry’s first-ever full online eClosing and how we selected the most appropriate tech solution. This is a very important question, and there are four key insights to take away from our rollout. First, …Read more

California Leadership Updates

We recently welcomed a strong new leader to the team and promoted two of our top performers into sales leadership positions. I am excited to share the announcement with our extended Stewart community.

New Monthly Series: Future of Real Estate and Technology

Imagine a virtual closing room. The adoption of eClosing technology – including eSignature, eNotarization, online “remote” eNotarization (which takes eNotarization a step further) and eRecording technology – offers the potential for both a paperless and, in some cases, fully online closing experience.