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

16 Aug

AGENT SPOTLIGHT: Florida’s Title Insurance Company

When you add “white glove” customer service with a heavy dose of fun, what results is an award winning title company. Attorney Bryce Gilbert, President and CEO, and Jessica Gutierrez,  Vice President, run the daily operations of  Florida’s Title Insurance Co. (FTIC).  In addition to its unparalleled customer service, FTIC proudly stands behind its “No Junk

12 Aug

Training & Education | What is a title defect?

Recently, I was asked by a consumer what exactly a title defect was and what kind of things a policy won’t cover. It’s important for everyone in our industry to understand all aspects of title and not just how to cure title. Below will explain exactly what a title defect is along with some examples

10 Aug

Message from the CEO | First National Title Insurance Company Now Ranked No. 9 in National Market Share

First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) is proud to announce that our national market share ranking has moved up to the ninth spot based on the June 30, 2019, Form 9 data.  Gross premiums half way through 2019 reached a record $61,141,499 and moved the company up a couple spots from the previous position at

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.