Monthly Archives: March 2023

Real Estate Market Outlook

The May 2023 Real Estate Market Outlook is Bleak

March 28th, 2023 Uncategorized

The real estate market outlook in May 2023 seems to be heading towards a complete disaster. The spring homebuying season is yet to bloom, and it's likely to turn out to be a total dud. Mortgage rates have increased by a whopping 15 basis points .... Read More

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How Title Agencies Should Manage Real Estate Market Downturns

March 21st, 2023 System 2 Thinking

Real estate market downturns are expected and normal. All markets are cyclical, with waves of ups and downs due to various factors. In the industry, mild-to-severe downturns have specific characteristics in common, such as high mortgage rates, l.... Read More

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Introduction to Title Agency Valuation

March 13th, 2023 M&A

Determining the right sales price for your title agency is a challenging feat. There are a dozen or more valuation methods, so which one is best? This article looks at many title agency valuation methods and the popular profit-multiplier method .... Read More

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System 2 Thinking Housing Market Prediction: March 2023

March 6th, 2023 Title Insurance News

The first quarter of 2023 has already seen a 28-year-low in the volume of mortgage applications, with a 6% drop occurring last week, per the Mortgage Bankers Association adjusted index this week. While sales have declined nationwide, the housing.... Read More