Join us the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo booth #3511 on November 3 to 6 in Chicago to learn how our exceptional customer experiences help move transactions forward.
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
Stewart’s own Mary Ann Reynolds-Wilkins recognized among 2017 Women Who Mean Business
A lot of things are prohibited under RESPA, but marketing with your real estate agent is not one of them.
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
Across Texas, the past 10 days have truly demonstrated the power of community, service to others and resilience. No one could have anticipated the impact of Hurricane Harvey over the Gulf Coast.
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.
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.
The U.S. added 222,000 net new additional jobs in June 2017 — preliminary, on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate. This materially outpaced the 180,000 job gain consensus by economists. In addition, job gains for April and May 2017 were revised upwards, with April increasing from 174,000 to 207,000 and May now 152,000 from 138,000. The …Read more
As my first month as division president at Stewart Title is coming to a close, I wanted to pause for a minute to reflect on my experience and explain my vision for our division.