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22 Aug

FNTI Celebrates With Select Title in Sugar Land, Texas!

Chris Phillips and Suzanne Tinsley enjoyed an evening of festivities at the unveiling of Select Title’s new Sugar Land location.  The grand opening was a chance for the Sugar Land real estate community to mix and mingle and experience the “VIP” treatment from the team at Select Title. The Sugar Land branch is one of

21 Aug

George’s Updates | Random Acts of Awesomeness

Happy August! With summer winding down and the kids heading back to school, it’s time to recharge the batteries and hit fall with a fury. We at FNTI start each day with a plan, but often it doesn’t end up the way we envisioned it.  I know that this is probably also true with our

16 Aug

Underwriting Q & A | Does Texas have a statute of limitations for errors in a defective notary acknowledgment?

Q: Does Texas have a statute of limitations for errors in a defective notary acknowledgment? A: Yes, under Section 16.033(a)(8) of the Texas Civil Practices & Remedies Code, a person with a right of action for the recovery of real property or an interest in real property conveyed by an instrument containing a defective certificate

07 Aug

DJ’s Motivational Monday | An Invention Worth Selling

Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb and many other world changing inventions including the motion picture camera and the phonograph, said, “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are; first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” Spoken like a true mind of innovation. He also believed if an invention would not

03 Aug

Message from the CEO | Your Success is our Top Priority

As we enter the third quarter of 2017 and begin the wind down of this incredibly busy and hot (both figuratively and literally) summer, it is time to take stock of our combined efforts. Independent agent revenue is higher than it has ever been and total revenues for First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) are

21 Jul

George’s Updates | Enthusiasm

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “Enthusiasm is a bubble that should never be burst.” – George Howard Stablein While the above statements come from two scholars from differing levels of notoriety, the overriding theory is this:   If you do not like and thus are not enthusiastic of what you do; you

19 Jul

Underwriting Q & A | Does an affidavit of heirship vest title in the heirs named in the affidavit, and is nothing further needed when an affidavit of heirship is recorded, correct?

Q: Does an affidavit of heirship vest title in the heirs named in the affidavit, and is nothing further needed when an affidavit of heirship is recorded, correct? A: No and No An affidavit of heirship is a document used to establish the identify of person(s) who have succeeded to a deceased owner’s interest in