Category Archives: Mortgage Services

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

RESPRO Recap and Real Estate Ranking

RESPRO Recap New Orleans was a perfect setting for the 26th annual RESPRO conference where top professionals from real estate, mortgage, title, settlement, insurance, home warranty, technology, and even compliance gathered to talk about opportunities (and concerns) in the rapidly changing industry landscape. As always, there were numerous breakout sessions covering the latest developments in …Read more

Tech Time – Start-ups, Stalwarts and Shutdowns

Innovative entrepreneurs and their venture capital backers continue to see real estate and technology as the winning combination. Whether bootstrapped, venture-backed or publicly owned, the big players in real estate tech keep making news:   OJO Labs raised another $20 million to further the development of their AI-driven personal assistant for real estate pros and …Read more

Eye on iBuyers

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

Big Ideas from the Big Apple – Inman Connect New York 2019

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

Big Ideas from the Big Apple – Inman Connect New York 2019

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

Dr Glenn Mueller’s Q3 2018 Commercial Real Estate Cycles Report

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

Purchase & Refinance Lending Forecast April 2018

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

We Want to See You at #MBAAnnual17

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.