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19 Sep

Underwriting Q&A: The Grantor in the proposed insured transaction is a Trust. How does the Deed have to be prepared so that a title insurance policy can be issued?

Question: The Grantor in the proposed insured transaction is a Trust. How does the Deed have to be prepared so that a title insurance policy can be issued?   Answer:     Trusts establish a relationship between a person holding in interest in a property for the benefit of another person. The person who holds the interest

14 Sep

AGENT SPOTLIGHT: Greystone Title Agency

Choosing the right title company is key to a successful stress-free closing. Choosing the right escrow officer to guide you through this process to provide answers, assistance, and results is just as important. Greystone Title Agency, this month’s “Agent Spotlight,” is committed to providing excellent customer service. Its escrow officers are experienced in all facets

10 Sep

DJ’s Motivational Mondays | Vitamin C – Commitment

In the last couple of months, I have encouraged readers of “Motivational Monday” on resilient sales and persistent sales with both involve one important “Vitamin C”—Commitment.  No, this is not a blog about title commitments.  It is about the state or quality of being 100% dedicated to the sale, cause, activity, or person.  Unfortunately, due

07 Sep

Message from the CEO | First National Title’s Recent Recognitions

First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) qualified for the third year in a row as one of the Dallas Business Journal’s “Middle Market 50—Fastest Growing DFW Companies.”  Middle market is defined as having revenues between $25 million and $750 million.  Over the past five years, our company has had revenues of $26 million, $36 million,

16 Aug

Underwriting Q&A: What date should be inserted into the blank on paragraph 4 of the T-47 Residential Real Property Affidavit?

Q: In Texas, where we are encountering multi-generational re-use of existing surveys, the T-47 Residential Real Property Affidavit allows a seller to verify that a prior survey is still an accurate depiction of the property to be insured for purposes of giving an area and boundaries exception amendment and/or T-19 or T-19.1 coverage. What date

15 Aug

AGENT SPOTLIGHT: Title 101 – Joan Tassy

Joan Tassy is one of the hardest working people in the title industry.  Not only is Joan the Owner/Operator of Title101, she also serves as the licensed title agent of Waterford Title. Joan entered the industry over fifteen years ago as a processor and learned the business from the ground up. After several years, Joan

14 Aug

Out & About | Alamogordo Golf Tournament with Pioneer Title

Matt Deer, Tiffany Thompson, Jimmy Deer of Pioneer Abstract & Title Company and DJ Horn team up in the Alamogordo Builders Association Golf Tournament At Desert Lakes Golf Club. Didn’t win but we were respected and admired by our play and our awesome Pioneer golf shirts Tiffany ordered for us.

13 Aug

LATEST NEWS: FNTI Announces April Roberts to the team as VP, Agency Services & Director of Education & Training

LATEST NEWS: FNTI Announces April Roberts to the team as Vice President, Agency Services & Director of Education & Training   “Now, more than ever, the complexities and regulatory environment of our industry requires an enormous amount of training and education to remain compliant and current on the latest issues. When combined with the fact