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Stewart partnership aims to boost minority home ownership

Title company to school agents, consumers on settlement services

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Hoping to help more minority families purchase homes, Stewart Title and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, a long-established minority real estate trade association, have formed a strategic alliance, the companies said. The two will promote minority home ownership with education, counseling and programs designed to simplify the home-buying process. Stewart's local title offices will hold classes for real estate professionals and home buyers on settlement and closing services. Stewart will also work to increase membership of existing NAREB chapters and establish new ones. "Our mission is to expand home-ownership opportunities and help families build better lives. Our partnership with Stewart Title will allows us to work together in developing creative solutions," said Ronald Branch, the president, NAREB. "Our organization has also designated Stewart its preferred title company." NAREB was founded in 1947 on the principle that all citizens have the right to equal housi...