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Latest news and updates from First National Title Insurance Company.
 
AUGUST 2016  
 
 
 
Out & About...
 

Enjoying an evening at the Globe Life Ballpark with with Texas Secure Title’s  Martin Garcia, Katie, Ali and Chris Phillips.

 
 

Chris Phillips, pictured far left, participates in a panel discussion on the ethical dilemmas of the Title Agent at the most recent TLTA presentation of “Owning and Operating a Texas Title Agency” in Austin.

 

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Messages from the CEO | Real Estate Market & FNTI Business Showing No Signs of Slowing Down...
 
We are now into the third quarter of 2016, and I am pleased to report that I have not seen a slow-down in the real estate markets we serve. The hot summer months are almost behind us, but the record-paced real estate markets in Texas and Arizona are not showing signs of cooling off. Our independent agents are reporting at a record level and our growth rate continues to exceed 50 percent year-over-year. I am not an expert on real estate trends and don’t exactly know why the real estate industry remains hot, but I do know why our agents are writing more on First National Title Insurance — it is the strength and commitment of our team...
 
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George's Update | Keeps on Ticking
George's Update
 

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 children’s inheritance via a reverse mortgage, and others selling and moving on to retire, etc...

 
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DJ's Motivational Monday | "Teamwork"
DJ Horn's Motivational Monday's
 

In July, First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) added a new team member, Jay Hansli, as Florida agency manager. Jay’s expertise is multifaceted, as he has managed a direct operation in North Florida and served as an agency manager for a national underwriter during the last 30 years. Jay and I plan to work hand-in-hand to reach big goals in the state of Florida. Teamwork is a big part of what makes FNTI successful. The acronym “TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More” really...

 
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Underwriting Q&A | Is there a new reporting requirement issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for closings on some properties in Texas and Florida to aid in the collection of information for financial crimes enforcement?
Underwriting Q&A's
 

Q: Is there a new reporting requirement issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for closings on some properties in Texas and Florida to aid in the collection of information for financial crimes enforcement?
A: Yes, a GTO (geographic targeting order) was issued for Bexar County, Texas and Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, Florida, starting August. 28, 2016. The transactions that fall within the reporting...

 
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Latest News | FNTI's Future is Bright in Sunny State of Florida
Latest News
 

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 software solutions and streamlining processes to better service our agents in Florida. Market reports show positive aspects regarding the Florida economy and recovering real estate market in many areas.   New construction is on the rise across the state.  Homebuilders are regaining confidence and noticing the growing consumer...

 
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FIRST NEWS Archives | July 2016
 

Messages from the CEO | First National Title Insurance Recognized in Dallas Business Journal Middle Market 50
George's Updates | Your Most Valuable Asset: Our Future Leaders
DJ Horn's Motivational Monday's | Tim Redding Given Honorary Membership Status by TLTA
Underwriting Q&A | What is the correct premium charge for amending the survey exception in an OTP versus issuing the T19.1 endorsement?
LATEST NEWS: First National Title Insurance Team Places Third in Fishing Tournament!

 
 
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