October Research is the nation’s leading independent provider of market intelligence, industry news, expert analysis and regulatory information for professionals in the real estate, title, financial and settlement services industries. We are dedicated to educating and empowering professionals in the real estate transaction to strengthen their business and enhance their position in the marketplace, ensuring the integrity of home ownership through our publications: The Title ReportThe Legal DescriptionRESPA News, Dodd Frank Update and Valuation Review. October Research also hosts educational webinars throughout the year and produces the industry’s flagship event, the National Settlement Services Summit (NS3), each June.

The company was founded to be the unifying, independent voice of these industries and the professionals that support them, and has been headquartered in Richfield, Ohio since inception in 1999. October Research is still the only full-time, independent newsroom devoted to covering the top title insurance, mortgage, real estate, appraisal and settlement services issues.

Giveback Initiative and Community Outreach

At October Research we believe in the importance of altruism and giving back.

Part of our giveback mission has focused on the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. These funds support research efforts at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. By financially supporting OSUCCC-James, researchers are able to continue their mission to uncover the genetic makeups of cancer, allowing patients to have more options and treatments made available to them.

October Research has also been a part of raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer by donating to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.

In 2015 and 2016, our team volunteered at Christmas Lane hosted by the local Emergency Assistance Center, helping families select gifts for the children in their lives. In 2017, we got involved with Christmas for the Love of Children hosted by OPEN M, helping families select Christmas gifts for their families. This upcoming holiday season, we will be volunteering at The Family Promise of Summit County’s Christmas Event, distributing gifts to families and helping them with their gift wrapping needs.


HousingWire Magazine’s Women of Influence
Publisher and CEO, Erica Meyer, was named as a HousingWire Magazine’s Women of Influence, which profiles the most influential women in housing.

Weatherhead 100 Award
In recognition of our extraordinary growth, October Research was named a Weatherhead 100 Company three times. The Weatherhead 100 award program was developed in 1987 to identify and honor the fastest growing companies in northeast Ohio.