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30 Mar

Congratulations to our 2017 #FNTIMonth Contest Winners!

Drum-roll Please… The time has come! Below are the winners of our 2017 #FNTIMonth Contest! Congratulations! Your office will receive Lunch on Us! Our team will be in touch to coordinate your free lunch with your office! 🙂 Thank you so much again to all the agents who participated throughout the month. We love our agents

15 Mar

Underwriting Q&A | When receipting a contract and earnest money, is it acceptable to receive and/or deliver an option fee?

Q: When receipting a contract and earnest money, is it acceptable to receive and/or deliver an option fee? A: Delivery by the Realtor to the title agent does not constitute delivery for purposes of establishing an option period under the TREC promulgated 1-4 Single Family Contract. There is no bright line TREC rule prohibiting such

15 Feb

Underwriting Q&A | When closing a sale or refinance transaction for clients who have a HARP loan in addition to their primary mortgage, is the payoff statement for the HARP loan included in the payoff statement received by the primary lender?

Q: When closing a sale or refinance transaction for clients who have a HARP loan in addition to their primary mortgage, is the payoff statement for the HARP loan included in the payoff statement received by the primary lender? A: No. HARP is a federal lending program established in March of 2009. In a nutshell,

24 Jan

First National Title Insurance Company Hires Sean Everest as Underwriting Counsel

First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) expands its underwriting team with the addition of industry veteran, Sean Everest. “The number of agents representing First National Title Insurance continues to grow along with the demand on our existing underwriting staff.  We do not see this as a problem but as an opportunity to improve our outstanding

23 Jan

George’s Updates | My Fellow Americans…

Friday we swore in the 45th President of the United States. Regardless of your political leanings, such an event demonstrates the greatness of our country through a peaceful transfer of power, which despite our blemishes, is the envy of the whole world. Most inaugural addresses have moments that leave an indelible imprint on the fabric of

18 Jan

George Stablein Delivers First FNTI Webinar of 2017!

George Stablein delivered the first FNTI webinar of 2017 for Texas agents on the subject of same-sex marriages and title insurance, and it was a record attendance with almost 250 people participating.  Please join us for the next webinar, “Short Sales,” on February 21st at 9:30 a.m., CST.  Watch for the invitation in your email box!