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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

08 Mar

Message from the CEO | Merger Mania Consequences

What are the consequences of another consolidation of national underwriters?  When will the mergers be done?  Who is next?  Independent agents and independent underwriters are the lifeblood of a diversified title industry.  Currently, the “big four” national underwriters control almost 85 percent of the overall market, while the rest of the industry completes for the

27 Feb

Underwriting Q&A: Do Texas title companies offer “survey coverage”?

Q: Do Texas title companies offer “survey coverage”? A: No. Unfortunately, over the years our industry has used the slang term “survey coverage” to describe various policy endorsements that may be available on a proposed transaction. However, the over use of the term has resulted in a misunderstanding of the actual coverage provided by the

19 Feb

Out & About | Texas Land Title Association’s Day at the Capitol

Chris Phillips, Suzanne Tinsley and Jamie Barker joined almost 300 members of the Texas Land Title Association at the Texas State Capitol in Austin this week. The day was spent meeting with state legislators sharing our industry’s powerful story of protecting Texans’ property rights. Texas has built one of the strongest title insurance systems in

15 Feb

AGENT SPOTLIGHT: Texas Title

Texas Title’s number one objective is to provide customers with superior service, knowledge and expertise.  Chris Drumm, DFW President stated, “Our focus on the customer experience is shaping how the closing process is evolving to meet these needs; from the office décor, type of coffee served, cordial attitude of our staff, down to the minute