Stewart Title's Chief Economist, Dr. Ted C. Jones, featured at Cypress Lake Country Club Women's Council of Realtors General Membership Luncheon

Dr. Jones to address the member Realtors and Affiliates of Women’s Council of Realtors on the 2012 real estate and economic outlook

Dr. Ted C. Jones, senior vice president and chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company and director of investor relations for Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) will address key questions about the economy and real estate at the WCR Luncheon at Cypress Lake Country Club. In his session “Déjà Vu All Over Again,” Dr. Jones will address key issues such as economic recession and recovery, unemployment, job growth, deficit, commercial property values and opportunities, housing prices, loan issues, commercial real estate funding, interest rates, long-term economic growth for the U.S. and whether or not the current economy and real estate market represents the new ‘normal.’

When: February 24, 2012
Time:11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Women’s Council of Realtors- Monthly Business Meeting
Cypress Lake Country Club
6767 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, FL 33919-7299

Dr. Jones, one of the foremost experts on the relationship between the economy and the real estate industry, will address the following pressing questions in his keynote address. When do the national and local economies recover? When does substantial job growth return? What is the ongoing impact of the European debt crisis on the global and U.S. economies? Since there is no such thing as a national real estate market or economy, where are the hot spots and where are the not spots? What are the opportunities in the housing and commercial sector? Are loan issues and qualifying requirements making the new generation one of renters rather than homeowners? What is the best decision – rent or buy? What does it take to get a loan today? Where are interest rates and inflation heading? What should we do to position the U.S. for long term economic growth? How long until we get back to normal, or are the current economy and real estate market the new normal?

About Ted C. Jones, Ph.D.

Ted C. Jones, Ph.D., is the senior vice president – chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company and director of investor relations for Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC). He addresses the information needs of stockholders, conducts on-going research and supports economic and financial analysis for the company and its customers. An accomplished speaker, he typically gives more than 150 presentations on real estate and the economic outlook each year. You can follow Ted through his blog at

About Stewart Title

Stewart Title Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-driven, technology-enabled, strategically competitive, real estate information, title insurance and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries throughout the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides lender services, automated county clerk land records, property information reports, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at, or by visiting the Stewart blog at, following Stewart on Twitter @stewarttitleco, becoming a member of the Stewart Title group on LinkedIn, or liking Stewart on Facebook at

For more information contact:
Stewart Title Company – (Florida)
Doug C. Stevens, Jr., C.L.C.
Business Development Officer
13379 McGregor Blvd., Suite 1
Fort Myers, Florida 33919
(239) 489-2324 main
(239) 872-2570 cell