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
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:
“Take time to be thankful for what you have. You can always have more, but you could have less.” This past week was Masters Week in the Golf World. Watching the Masters this past weekend on television I thought about how this one Professional Golf Association tournament is full of all the masters of the
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
Lubbock real estate agents were treated to a class on “How to Stage a Home to Sell.” Title One, an agent partner of FNTI, offered this fun and entertaining class to over 30 people in attendance, taking full advantage of the beautiful, West Texas weather.
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
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,
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