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JULY 2015  
 
 
 
Out & About...
 
 
 
 
FNTI's Chris Phillips Visits the TLTA Summer Board Meeting in Horseshoe Bay, TX (Pictured with wife Cathy and Daughter Ali, and Winstead Attorney Roland Love, and wife Janet).
 
 
 
 
Messages from the CEO | FNTI Sends Happy Retirement and Best Wishes to Long-Time Friend, David Anderson
 

Back in 1985 as I was making my agency rounds in central Texas, I stopped in the little town of Marlin to meet the owners of Guaranty Abstract Company, which was located in a little downtown office. David Anderson, a Baylor Law School grad, had purchased the company in the early 1980’s and worked there with his wife, Ann, and an abstractor. They were an agent for Stewart Title Guaranty and were looking to add another underwriter. So began our 30-year...

 
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CFPB | FNTI is THE Underwriter for New Mexico Independent Agents!
Craig's Chews
 

“Oh fair New Mexico, We love, we love you so….”  That’s all of the New Mexico state song I can remember from my youth in Albuquerque, or maybe I learned it at New Mexico Boys State. Regardless, I bet I know that part more than most New Mexicans—I just can’t carry a tune!First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) has expanded to my home state, and I’m proud we did. My first job in the title industry was after college as a courier for a title company before meeting the real world. Well some 40 years later...

 
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Motivational Monday | The "Good Guy" Club
Motivational Monday
 

Respect by definition is “the state of being regarded with difference, esteem, or appreciation”. Everyone wants to be respected. My father, who had the biggest hand in teaching me “manly life lessons” for 40 years, modeled respect by treating people fairly and genuinely, caring about all people. He was in the “Good Guy Club”. He was able to win most of the time, and taught me how to win with people. Some demand respect and never get it...

 
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Underwriting Q&A | Can a T-23 Access Endorsement be issued on a road or street or highway that is not physically open?
Underwriting Q&A's
 

Q: Can a T-23 Access Endorsement be issued on a road or street or highway that is not physically open?
A: No. The T-23 insures against loss if the land does not abut and have actual vehicular and pedestrian access to and from a named street/road/highway and insures against loss sustained by the insured if the street is not physically open. The requirements for issuing the T-23 are: (i) a current survey showing that the property to be insured abuts the...

 
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Latest News | Tips to Help First-Time Home Buyers Prepare for the Process
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I remember buying my first home. It was an exciting, strange, and scary adventure all at once. There were so many overwhelming emotions and experiences, that much of the process was a blur. Hopefully I was a bit savvier the second time around, but it would have been useful to have the information in the article, “10 Valuable Lessons for First-Time Home Buyers” http://lifehacker.com/10-valuable-lessons-for-first-time-home-buyers-1707255214. It gives good advice to people buying a home for the first-time and even those who have already gone through the steps...
 
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FIRST NEWS Archives | June 2015
 

Messages from the CEO | ATRA Conference Convenes in Chicago
CFPB | Acronyms
Motivational Monday | How Do You Play the Game?
Underwriting Q & A | What changes in the new Closing Disclosure WILL NOT require a new 3-day review period?
Latest News | Find a Mortgage Professional before Shopping for a Home

 
Industry News
 

The Know Before You Owe Mortgage Rule Will Take Effect October 3, 2015
Four Ways to Counsel Clients on Creative Compromises When They Disagree on the House
Learn the new rules of marketing and promotion on the world's largest social network
What contact management software can do for your real estate business

 
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