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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

24 Apr

George’s Updates | Spring…

In A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway wrote: When spring came, even the false spring, there are no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil the day was people and if you could keep them from making engagements, each day had no limits. People are always the limiters of happiness except for the

19 Apr

Q & A | What are some of the most common misconceptions about Texas probate/estates encountered with underwriting calls?

Q: What are some of the most common misconceptions about Texas probate/estates encountered with underwriting calls? A: Some of the most common areas of confusion encountered recently fall in the following categories: (i) Situation: an intestate death of a person in title, combined with an affidavit of heirship that discloses a deceased heir at law: