Featured Story Archive
To raise, or not to raise interest rates, that is the question
HousingWire, September 20, 2016
Ted Jones, Ph.D., is chief economist and senior vice president for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. An internationally recognized real estate expert, he has completed appraisals and property analysis in the United States and five other countries.
Inside Stewart Title's Specialty Insurance Services
RISMedia, December 7, 2014
All insurance companies are not created equal, and if you’re a real estate professional or a business that deals in the industry, sometimes you learn this the hard way. Many times, people and businesses think they have coverage when they really don’t.
The 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2013
Dr. Ted C. Jones, chief economist, was named in Swanepoel's 200 most powerful people in residential real estate in 2013 at #186. Stewart's Chief Executive Officer Matt Morris was named on Swanepoel's "Outsiders" list of influencers among others such as Warren Buffett, real estate mogul and David Stephens, president of MBA.
Stewart Lender Services Named to Housing Wire's "14 for 14"
Housing Wire December 2013
Stewart Lender Services (SLS) has been chosen as one of Housing Wire's "14 for '14," a list of companies doing "something interesting and noteworthy" in real estate services, and "preparing in unique ways to capitalize on a changing industry."
Stewart execs discuss Trusted Provider Program, escrow security bond, new homebuilder sales team
The Title Report Daily, November 2013
Stewart's Chief Executive Officer Matt Morris and George Houghton, group president, agency operations, weigh in on Stewart's Trusted Provider Program, escrow security bond and the new homebuilder sales team. See details.
The Importance of Title Insurance: Educating and Empowering Consumers in Our Age of Information
RISMedia, October 2013
Title insurance is one sector of the real estate transaction that should not be overlooked. With new industry regulations on the horizon and a movement to create more transparency in the real estate industry, consumers need to understand their right to buy title insurance.
The Business Journal Interview with Matt Morris, CEO of Stewart Information Services Corp.
Houston Business Journal, May 17, 2013
Matt Morris, CEO of 120-year-old Houston-based Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE: STC), sat down with HBJ to discuss the challenges facing the title and insurance industries in Houston and what’s next for the century-old company. See details.
Stewart Information Services marks 120 years
Galveston Daily News, April 18, 2013
Texas’ oldest paper, The Galveston Daily News, publishing since 1842, sat down in the original Stewart Title building Galveston, TX to talk to three generations of Morris’ about how the company started, what they have survived, and where they are going under the leadership of CEO Matt Morris. From the devastating hurricane of 1900 and the Great Depression to the Great Recession and recovery, you are sure to enjoy this read on the Stewart legacy.
DCEO Posted on March 2013
Hear first-hand from our resident Dallas commercial expert Melissa Eastman on downtown Dallas and the game changers to make it the true heartbeat of the city. Eastman, Stewart’s Senior Vice President, Business Development Officer, Manager, National Title Services, serves as a member on the board of Downtown Dallas Inc., an organization focused on the revitalization of Dallas.
Making the most when buying or selling a home
FOX 4, WFTX-TV, Fort Myers/Naples, FL
Tune in to see Stewart Title’s Chief Economist Dr. Ted C. Jones give tips on making the most on buying and selling a home. Jones has been speaking in six seminars across SW Florida this week – giving local real estate professionals a glimpse into the biggest real estate mega-trends for 2013.
‘Fundamentally changed’ title insurer primed for housing recovery
Posted on January 22, 2013
Stewart CEO Matt Morris is featured in the January 22nd, 2012 edition of SNL Financial. In the interview, Matt talks about the revamping of Stewart’s operating structure and service delivery, the improvement of Stewart’s bottom line, and how the company is poised to meet the needs of the upward trending residential resale and commercial markets.
Stewart Title and Chicago Title Insurance catch surge on ledge of fiscal cliff
Posted on December 28, 2012
Stewart CEO Matt Morris is featured in the December 28th, 2012 edition of the Houston Business Journal. In the article, Matt talks about the upsurge in end-of-year business for Stewart and other companies in the title industry.
Denver’s Multifamily market is robust, keeps pace with country Colorado Real Estate Journal
Posted on August 15 September 4, 2012
Transactions in the multifamily market segment generally have increased across the country, with activity in the Denver metropolitan area keeping pace with the notably active coastal markets. It is clear that the Denver apartment market is attractive to investors.
Posted on June 22, 2012
“Follow the Leader: Stewart Morris Jr.”
retechnology features Stewart Morris Jr. in an in-depth interview on his leadership skills, how Stewart had weathered the storm, new services that keep them fresh, and the future of title insurance. Read more to see Stewart's take.
Stewart Title Guaranty Company Joins Forces with HelpingaHero.org and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition® to Provide Home for Wounded Veteran
Posted on March 14, 2012
Stewart Title Guaranty Company Joins Forces with HelpingaHero.org and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition® to Provide Home for Wounded Veteran Stewart’s Community of Sharing™ Program Supporting HelpingaHero.org exceeds donation goals with the help of Stewart’s title agency network.Stewart Title Guaranty Company announced the successful completion of a partnership with HelpingaHero.org and ABC television’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EM:HE) to build a custom home for a wounded US Army veteran, and assisted in helping the charity’s goal of raising more than $1.1 million for additional homebuilding projects to benefit injured military personnel and their families. Through Stewart’s philanthropic program, Community of Sharing, more than 1,900 associates of Stewart Title Guaranty Company’s independent agencies participated to raise more than $42,000, exceeding Stewart’s $35,000 donation goal, to help make home ownership possible for one wounded veteran, Staff Sergeant Shilo Harris, USA (Ret.).
Spotting Bargains in Tax Foreclosures
Posted on January 2012
Savvy investors are always on the lookout for bargains, and tax-lien properties that have been foreclosed for nonpayment of delinquent property taxes offer serious discounts. The unique issues related to the title of these foreclosed properties, however, mean that due diligence, planning and good communication with the title insurer and lender are of the utmost importance. Read first hand how you can help investor clients take advantage of discount properties by advising them on issues that can complicate the process.
Gracy Title to be featured on HGTV’s My First Place
Posted on June 24, 2011
Check out Gracy Title, a Stewart Company, on HGTV’s My First Place. The show is scheduled to air June 28, 2011 at 8pm EST. In this episode Paul is a single dad who wants to buy a cool first place in Austin so that he can give his teenage son a permanent home. But will his variable income limit their search to the cheap properties? Or can they find the perfect place and still come in under-budget? Tune in to see our title and escrow officers at work for the closing at the Gracy Title office located in Cedar Park, TX at 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd.
Title Insurance Activity Shows That The Market Is Bouncing Back
Posted on June 3, 2011
Featuring Melissa Eastman, RETAIL TRAFFIC CONTRIBUTING COLUMNIST and Senior Vice President, National Business Development Manager, Stewart Title Guaranty Company - National Title Services. As the national economy continues to show signs of recovery, so too does the commercial real estate industry. Modest job growth, rising business confidence and higher levels of consumer spending have resulted in a marked increased in commercial real estate activity.
Houston Business Journal
Posted on April 25, 2011
On Friday, April 22, 2011, Stewart Title was listed as the No. 1 company on the 2011 Houston Business Journal list of the area's largest title companies. The list, which appears exclusively in the April 22 print edition, is ranked by number of 2010 closings.
Not Our First Rodeo
Posted on April 14, 2011
As featured in Mobility Magazine April 2011 Ted C. Jones knows that nothing much has changed with the economy in more than 2,000 years. For evidence, he points to Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero (c. 55 BC), who said, “The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled… lest Rome become bankrupt.
Stewart Title Guaranty Company Ranks #1 in Top Ten List
Posted on April 8, 2011
Every Friday in the DenverBusinessJournal.com, the online magazine highlights one of its exclusive lists, “Top of the List,” which ranks Colorado businesses and other entities in a host of categories — from law firms to lenders — providing insight on those top-performing local businesses.
For the week of April 4-8, 2011, the Denver Business Journal listed Stewart Title Guaranty Company as the city’s top Colorado-licensed title insurance company, based on direct-written title premiums in Denver. Congratulations to the fine folks in Colorado for this terrific distinction.
A Booming Business
Posted on March 14, 2011
See how while other industries and businesses—even title insurance—were retracting over the past four years, Stewart Lender Services was expanding in a big hurry. Mortgage Banking Magazine covers in their February edition how Stewart Lender Services provides just about any service that’s in demand in the mortgage industry which these days frequently means loss mitigation, asset management and REO disposition work.
Gold Versus Real Estate
Posted on March 4, 2011
These last few years haven't been particularly golden ones for housing. But over the long haul — say, three decades — housing has been golden. Actually, even better than gold…” Find out what Dr. Ted Jones, senior vice president-chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company and director of Investor Relations for Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC), has to say about our real estate market in “Gold Versus Real Estate” as featured in the January 2, 2011 edition of the LA Times.