12 Jun

DJ’s Motivational Mondays | Strategy

By definition, the word strategy comes from military combat as having a plan of action to defeat an enemy. Today, we mostly know it as a plan to complete a goal. I recently received an article about a very successful former college baseball coach at California State Polytechnic University named John Scolinos. He clearly had

08 Jun

FNTI Assumes Southern Title Insurance Company Liability

One of the benefits of doing business in Texas is that title insurance consumers are protected by the Texas Title Insurance Guaranty Association (TTIGA).  Our Texas system of regulation contemplates situations where a title insurance underwriter may become insolvent.  If that occurs, TTIGA steps in and has an obligation to protect the policy holders of

19 May

George’s Updates | The Best Collection of All

I was in Lubbock last week and while reading the city magazine, I came across a quote from local Restaurateur David Campisi, “Some people collect art. We like to collect relationships.” While we don’t sell veal parmesan or shrimp Alfredo in the title industry, the above quote rings just as true for us. We have

17 May

Q & A | Can a disabled veteran pay zero taxes on their homestead?

Q: Can a disabled veteran pay zero taxes on their homestead? A: Yes, the Texas Tax Code contains the following statute: Sec. 11.131. RESIDENCE HOMESTEAD OF 100 PERCENT OR TOTALLY DISABLED VETERAN. (a) In this section: (1) “Disabled veteran” has the meaning assigned by Section 11.22. (2) “Residence homestead” has the meaning assigned by Section

08 May

DJ’s Motivational Monday’s | Relationships

Relationships are a natural, intentional association between people built over time.  The FNTI Florida Team of Jay Hansli, Audra Tyler, John Redding, and I visited a few offices of First International Title in Florida this past week at a “Lunch and Learn.” As I observed the conversations and interaction, I witnessed the importance and influence

05 May

FNTI Provides Continued Education on the Go!

Members of the Fort Worth, Texas real estate community were treated to a TREC CE class while peddling through the city. FNTI was proud to be the CE provider for this fun and unique event. Celebrating “May the 4th” with light sabers and Star Wars flair. Suzanne Tinsley and George Stablein catch their breath at

02 May

FNTI Celebrates New Texas Title Office!

Suzanne Tinsley attended the “Hard Hats and High Heels” event recently in Fort Worth, Texas. On hand for the celebration were the new Fort Worth closing team, Texas Title management and local real estate professionals. Included in their upcoming office space is a large training room in which they plan on utilizing FNTI’s CE program