In a surprising yet positive development, last Friday, the Texas Association of Business (TAB) Board of Directors voted overwhelmingly to remove “Title Insurance Reform” from their 2017 legislative agenda. This was considered a big win in the recent attack against our Texas title insurance system of “re-regulating” our premium rate structure. The Texas Land Title […]
Last month I talked about my watch and thanked you for letting us be a part of your experience. I am convalescing today. Don’t ask—I’ll live, but I am a man (or an overgrown boy depending who you ask), so a big baby by genetic disposition. I was looking at my calendar at what we’ve […]
Chris Phillips, George Stablein and Suzanne Tinsley joined Sewell Title of Fort Worth for the “Popsicles on the Patio” event. What a fun way to cool down on the last day of summer.
Q: Have there been any updates to TRID? A: No. However, the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) has proposed various amendments to disclosure requirements under TRID. In its July 29th press release the CFPB stats that “The proposed amendments are intended to formalize guidance in the rule, and provide greater clarity and certainty.” The following […]
Century Oaks Title expands! Congratulations to Cindy Vo and team on the opening of their new Richardson office. Pictured from left to right: Gabe Winslow, Suzanne Tinsley, Cindy Vo and Wes Foerster.
Playing in the Land Title Association of Arizona Golf Tournament at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona yesterday! It is always a pleasure to spend quality time with friends in our industry. (Pictured: DJ Horn, Terry Hastings – Western Regional Title, and Jim and Laurie Stamas – American Title Service Agency)
As companies expand their territories, add staff, and push the limits of their resources (sound familiar?), they are often challenged to maintain the same character, philosophy, and ideals that were the source of their success in the first place. In our current economic environment, I have seen many of our agents face these issues. The […]
The title industry is full of passionate people who care about providing quality work to the consumers purchasing real estate. I travel four states visiting First National Title Insurance agents and have yet to find one that is not completely devoted to the above. It seems our industry is always under attack from multiple sides. […]
The future is bright for First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) in the state of Florida. All key indicators show the Florida real estate market is hitting on all cylinders. The FNTI Florida Agency Department is ready and open for business to assist agents in this busy market. Our team has been working on additional […]
I was looking at my source of all information—Facebook—and saw posts made by numerous friends, who are also FNTI agents, and I was impressed by the number of postings about their customers’ successes. I saw postings of first-time homebuyers, borrowers who were able to do something like send their kids to college, people spending their […]