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19 Aug

George’s Update | A Love Letter

“Writer’s block—a  phrase that creates literary paralysis to all authors, and one I had until the last three days I spent in one of my two favorite towns—El Paso, Texas.  (My hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona is the other.) Following the shootings on August 3, 2019, the citizens of El Paso had a huge part of

16 Aug

LATEST NEWS: FNTI Recognized 3rd Year in a Row on the Inc. 5000!

From all of us at First National Title Insurance Company, we would like to thank our loyal customers and friends who have helped us make the the Inc. 5000 list for the third consecutive year! We are truly grateful to all of our loyal customers who helped us get here! #fnti #inc5000 #3years #growing #loveourcustomers

09 Aug

Out & About | Pioneer Title Raises $19,100 for Alamogordo Habitat for Humanity

From left to right:  Kuia Taiaroa – Executive Director Rehab Manager of the Alamogordo, NM Habitat for Humanity, DJ Horn – FNTI, Tiffany Thompson, Tina Deer, and Jimmy Deer – Pioneer Abstract & Title at the 45th home dedication for Alamogordo Habitat for Humanity. Pioneer Abstract has helped raise $19,100 for this home project by

25 Jul

Underwriting Q&A: If the subject property is the seller’s homestead, can I remove the abstract of judgment against the seller (debtor) from the Commitment?

Q: If the subject property is the seller’s homestead, can I remove the abstract of judgment against the seller (debtor) from the Commitment? A: Texas– No. The Texas Constitution exempts a homestead from forced sale by creditors, except those constitutionally permitted liens enumerated in the constitution. However, if a judgment lien is recorded, it can

19 Jul

AGENT SPOTLIGHT: CentraLand Title Company

Jerry Secrest and Thomas Baird founded CentraLand Title Company in the 1980s and have worked hard to turn a process often perceived as impersonal and frustrating into a positive experience. Charlene Burk is a native Central Texas resident. She became president of CentraLand Title Company in 2017 after being with them for over 20 years.

12 Jul

Message from the CEO | First National Title Insurance Company Attends NS3

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend and participate in a panel discussion at the National Settlement Services Summit (NS3) conference in Phoenix, AZ. NS3 has been sponsoring this annual three-day conference for the past 15 years, and this was the largest and most successful to date.  With over 700 attendees, vendors, and sponsors,

27 Jun

David Hays Throws Out the First Pitch

FNTI Underwriting Counsel, David Hays, took to the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Cleburne Railroaders’ game on behalf of our agent, Trinity Abstract and Title Company in Cleburne, Texas.  Hays avoided the blooper reel and threw the ball smoothly right over home plate.  Suzanne Tinsley attended the fun event, which was