2012 State of the industry

October Research has published there 2012 “State of the Industry”.  It is available for free at http://www.thetitlereport.com/TTR/IndustryReport2012.aspx .  It contains sections about:

Real Estate
Gradual housing recovery expected, but sleeper issues creeping up

Title Insurance
Distressed market to define title insurance business in 2012

Homebuilders in 2011: Bubble states hold down housing starts

Consumer confidence improves, but mortgage markets remain constricted

Appraisal industry battles continue into 2012

Settlement Services Law
Business-changing issues loom in 2012

RESPA in 2012: The evolution of a titan

The Dodd-Frank Act
Dodd-Frank in 2012: big issues, little certainty


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