19 Apr

AGENT SPOTLIGHT: Pioneer Title & Yavapai Title Agency

Pioneer Title Agency is a family-owned business with strong local ties.  The Newlon family; Bob, his wife Betty, son Keith, and wife Cindy; founded Pioneer Title in Sierra Vista in 1985. Fifteen years later, they purchased Yavapai Title Agency headquartered in Prescott, Arizona. However, their foothold into the title business began much earlier. Bob, a

17 Apr

LATEST NEWS: First National Title Insurance Company Adds Chance Perkins as Underwriting Counsel

PLANO, TEXAS – First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) is adding to its underwriting team with the addition of William “Chance” Perkins. The tremendous growth of FNTI since its inception in 2012 has created a need for additional underwriting counsel to service the needs of its increasing agent base. Chance Perkins brings experience from both

12 Apr

Underwriting Q&A : What are the IRS instructions for Form 1099-S reporting with respect to a married couple?

Q:        What are the IRS instructions for Form 1099-S reporting with respect to a married couple? A:        The IRS makes an exception to its Multiple Transferor guidelines for spouses.  The IRS instruction for spouses is set out below. For multiple transferors of the same real estate, you must file a separate Form 1099-S for each

08 Apr

DJ’s Motivational Mondays | An Inspired Spirit

Many followers of this blog are aware I had a surgery in March to repair and fuse three vertebra in my neck.  The recovery has been great and my doctor is encouraged by my progress.  Leading up to and even directly after the surgery, my spirit was a little broken, and if you know me

27 Mar

George’s Update | Practice

“The getting ready, the rehearsal, is better than the show.” – David Lee Roth “An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” – Gandhi “We’re talking about practice!” – Allen Iverson “A day you do something can never be taken from you, but a day you do nothing, you can never get

18 Mar

Eduation & Training | T-64: Do You Know?

Some of the questions I have been asked are: Do the commission amounts have to be disclosed on the T-64? Answer- No only the payees on the CDA. Do we have to fill in the recording? Answer- It is optional; however, it is a great practice to fill in all information. Do we disclose all

15 Mar

AGENT SPOTLIGHT: The Closing Table of Florida

The spotlight shines bright on The Closing Table of Florida. With a knowledgeable and caring team, Hope Kahn leads the way in ensuring her clients receive top notch customer service. Hope first entered the real estate industry as a loan officer in the early 1990’s.   She later transitioned into title insurance, where she managed HUD

13 Mar

FNTI Policy Department Takes on iFly!

This month our policy data processing team took a break and went to the iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Frisco to celebrate 2018.  We couldn’t do what we do for all of our agents without this amazing team! Thank you!

12 Mar

Out & About | FNTI Enjoys Time with Title Agents at the Texas Land Title School in Austin

FNTI Enjoys Time with Title Agents at the Texas Land Title School in Austin Chris Phillips, George Stablein, Ellen Wied, Cheri Swanson, Geri Hosterman and Suzanne Tinsley supported agents attending the TLTA Land Title School March 4-6, 2019 in Austin, Texas.  Volunteering for the school were Cheri Swanson and Geri Hosterman; while Chris, George, Ellen