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MAY 2015

Messages from the CEO | FNTI Announces New Mexico State Counsel Members + Visit our Team at the New Mexico Land Title Association's Annual Conference

FNTI is proud to announce two new state counsels available to our New Mexico agents to contact with your underwriting questions. Jeremy Jones and Mo Chavez are both well respected and experienced in all facets of the title insurance industry. We are proud to have them on the First National Title team and know that they offer a valuable service to the independent agents....

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CFPB | New Closing Disclosure
Craig's Chews

What is the difference between a penguin, a zebra, a skunk and the new closing disclosure?All are black-and-white except the closing disclosure which is somewhat gray at this time. So let’s chew on this a while. The new closing disclosure effective August 1, 2015 is comprised of five pages. Whereas the current RESPA form is three pages and its predecessor two pages, and some of us remember just a buyer and seller’s statement of one page. Let’s begin chewing on the new closing disclosure...

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Motivational Monday | Giving with a Gracious Heart
Motivational Monday

On March 16, 2015, my son Will Horn had a great experience serving in the Texas House of Representatives as a Page and an honorary intern for Rep. Rodney Anderson. Rep. Anderson asked Will a while back to come to Austin to work with him in his office and on the House floor so he could learn more about what they do making laws and managing the great State of Texas...

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Underwriting Q&A | Impact of Multiple Credit Score Inquiries by Mortgage Lenders
Underwriting Q&A's

Q: Since one of the stated purposes of the CFPB final rule and the new Loan Estimate form is to promote interest rate comparison shopping by consumers, will multiple credit score inquiries by mortgage lenders have a negative impact on the consumer’s credit score?

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Latest News | What Do You Want to Know?
Latest News

The goal of FIRST Blog is to educate and give useful information to our readers. The First National Title underwriting counsel and staff want to hear from you to make sure we’re discussing the issues that you address in your daily business and the topics you want to know more about. Send us your underwriting questions, topic suggestions, and any other ideas or comments on the types of materials you want to see in FIRST Blog. We want to make this blog relevant and a valuable tool for your needs. Questions and comments can be submitted here. We appreciate your participation...

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FIRST NEWS Archives | April 2015

Messages from the CEO | Financial Stability Rating® (FSR) of A-Exceptional
CFPB | Customer Complaints
Motivational Monday | Winning Habits
Underwriting Q & A | What Do I Need to Know About CFPB?
Latest News | Is Your Housing Market Affordable?

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