From Left: Nancy Gupton – American Guaranty Title Marketing Director, Chris Phillips, DJ Horn, Chris Sadler- American Guaranty Title Partner, David Hays, and Chuck Sivess – American Guaranty Title CEO met for a fantastic business lunch at the Baylor Club in Waco, Texas. The new stadium is truly amazing!
My name is George Stablein, and it is my honor to be your Executive Vice President at FNTI. I am very humbled but equally excited about the opportunity to start servicing our customers’ needs.
To our FNTI family of agents, I cannot wait to get to know you, your company, your company’s story, and your needs. I will be reaching out to you shortly, but you can always contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on my mobile phone at 832-985-5938.
To my customers who have blessed me with their support in the past, I can not wait to show you the great things in store for you when you become a FNTI Agent. I know that you, as I am already, will be impressed with this great group of professionals and their shared vision of customer service. If you liked what we did together in the past, just wait until you see what Suzanne, NolaAnn, and I can do for you now.
In the upcoming months, I will be sharing with you our growing vision, sharing your input, and use this forum to grow our relationship.
One thing we will never take for granted is your business, and I believe one of the most powerful phrases in the English language is “thank you.” We will never be comfortable and take for granted your support.
Q: May a devisee (“beneficiary”), who would otherwise inherit property, real or personal, under a probated will execute a formal disclaimer of their interest in the decedent’s estate in order to avoid the attachment of child support arrearages owed by said beneficiary?
A: No. Effective January 1, 2014, Texas Estates Code 122.107 states that a disclaimer made by a beneficiary who owes child support arrearages is NOT effective if the arrearages have been reduced to judgment. In addition,”… the child support oblige to whom the child support arrearages are owed may enforce the child support obligation by a lien or any other remedy provided by law.”
Finally, Section 112.051 of the Estates Code title “Form and Contents” requires, “A disclaimer of property receivable by a beneficiary must include a statement regarding whether the beneficiary is a child support obligor described by Section 122.107.” In other words, the obligor of child support arrearages must affirmatively state such fact in the written memorandum.
George Stablein joins FNTI as Executive Vice President, Suzanne Tinsley as Vice President/Texas Agency Manager and NolaAnn Waggoner as Vice President/Underwriting Counsel.
DJ Horn expands his role with FNTI as he assumes the role of Vice President/National Agency Manager with responsibilities extending beyond our Texas footprint.
This team brings an additional level of service and expertise to the FNTI staff and enhances the independent agent experience. With growth rates of over 30 percent, additional staff has always been a key factor in our expansion initiative. The opportunity to add this particular group of industry veterans creates exciting new possibilities.
“I have known each of these professionals for many years and watched them grow their relationships and their business in the Texas market. They are a natural fit for our independent agent-driven underwriter,” said FNTI President Chris Phillips. “George will lead our sales team and together with Geri Hosterman, Suzanne Tinsley, and DJ Horn, they will bring a strong customer service attitude to our existing and new agents. NolaAnn complements our legal team with her own style of experienced underwriting solutions.”
The additions to our staff will allow First National Title Insurance to take advantage of the strong real estate markets in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and other states as we look for growth opportunities.
Good morning friends…I recently went on Vacation. I love the beach. Something about the water and smell of the waves crashing on the sand while I stare off into the horizon. It just helps me relax and get away from the hustle of work. I think stopping for vacation is so important. I enjoy my family and just being together is important. That is why we work right, so we can take time and be present with the most important people in our lives. My wife Stephanie loves the beach as well. You can catch her on the beach reading and getting lost in the story line of a good book while Will and I are off playing a round of golf. Sounds wonderful right? Rejuvenating?
Take time to reconnect with family whether you are at the beach, in the mountains, or even at home for a staycation. Everyone needs to do this once or twice during the year. Use your time wisely, create family memories and take pictures; because I have learned, the days go by fast. If you don’t have a plan today for a vacation, I encourage you to make a plan, book it, and look forward to it. It’s healthy. You deserve it!
First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) revenue of $22.5 million through June 30, represents significant growth and a 31 percent increase over the same period in 2014. FNTI continues to develop the independent agent model and recognizes the opportunities our agent-focused team has uncovered. Based on first quarter revenues, the company’s rank among title insurance underwriters (determined by gross revenue) advanced to the 14th largest underwriter in the country and the eighth largest underwriter in Texas.
“At FNTI’s inception in 2012, we envisioned an underwriter that would service the needs of the independent agent with an experienced caring staff dedicated to earning the agent’s trust and respect. That vision has been realized and is evident in the financial results announced today. We anticipate continued financial growth and success as we take advantage of the opportunities presented in our current footprint of Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.”
We are also celebrating the one year anniversary of the launch of FIRST App, a mobile app for iPhones, iPads, and Androids! We have seen tremendous success with our title agents and their clients using this new tool. With easy access to a “Buyer Cost Estimate,” “Seller Net Estimate,” and both a Mortgage and Title Premium Calculator, this app provides all the tools necessary to quickly calculate costs and returns on any real estate transaction. Each worksheet can be saved for future reference or e-mailed directly to prospective clients from any “smart” phone. For additional information or to download the FIRST App mobile app, visit the FNTI website at www.fnti.com/firstapp.