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Stewart Title Named Best Title Insurance Provider in Central and Eastern Europe

CEE Awards, November 23, 2016

Stewart Title received the 2016 CEE Investment and Green Building Award for best title insurance provider in Central and Eastern Europe.

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.

New forms designed to update homebuying

Houston Chronicle, October 2, 2015

Katherin Feser with the Houston Chronicle interviewed Stewart's Marvin Stone on how the new TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) will effect homebuyers and sellers post October 3rd. 

Stewart Title’s Bob Westkamp speaks to local Sioux Falls radio station on their “It’s Your Business”.

Show on KELO AM

Westkamp spoke on the upcoming TRID, CFPB’s integrated mortgage disclosure, the changes that will happen on August 1st, and how this will effect the real estate industry.

Houston’s skyrocketing home values to slow dramatically in 2015

Houston Business Journal, January 23, 2015

Houston home values increased by double digits in 2014, but the growth will slow down dramatically in 2015, according to a new national report. 

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.

Dr. Ted C. Jones, chief economist, discusses the economic outlook for El Paso, Texas

ABC 7, KVIA, El Paso, TX

El Paso has as much impact from the California economy as it does from the Texas economy. To view the video clip please click below.

The 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2013

January 2014

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.

Sustained growth moves rating up

HousingWire, August 15, 2013

Fitch Ratings upgraded the Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings of Stewart’s insurance subsidiaries to 'A-' from 'BBB+' with a ‘Stable’ Rating Outlook. See details.

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.

“The List”

Houston Business Journal, April 19, 2013

Stewart Title Company Houston ranks #1 in the Houston market for the Largest Houston-Area Title Company ranked by closing. 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.

Downtown Dallas

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.

America’s Most Trustworthy Companies

Posted on March 26, 2012

Forbes announced Tuesday, March 21st their Top Most Trustworthy Companies in America, and Stewart has been selected as one of the Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies, out of 8,000 companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

Stewart Title Guaranty Company Joins Forces with and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition® to Provide Home for Wounded Veteran

Posted on March 14, 2012

Stewart Title Guaranty Company Joins Forces with and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition® to Provide Home for Wounded Veteran Stewart’s Community of Sharing™ Program Supporting exceeds donation goals with the help of Stewart’s title agency network.Stewart Title Guaranty Company announced the successful completion of a partnership with 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.

InformationWeek's CIO Profiles: Murshid Khan of Stewart Information Services

Posted on April 27, 2011

In InformationWeek's CIO Profile of Murshid Khan, Mr. Khan discusses his view of technology in the title industry, his vision, his greatest career accomplishment and his background.

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, 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.