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OCTOBER 2016  
Out & About...

FNTI shared an evening of shopping on the square in Weatherford, Texas with Parker County Title Services at their fall Sip and Shop event for area real estate agents. Pictured are our Suzanne Tinsley and Kerri Prentice of Parker County Title Services.


Jay Hansli and Jonathan Yasko attend Capital Land Settlements Open House in Tarpon Springs Florida, Thursday, October 20th, 2016.


George Stablein attended the annual Texas Title Halloween Bash in El Paso, Texas. Attendees are treated to barbeque, dancing and a costume contest. Below are some photos from some of the Texas Title group and George.


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Messages from the CEO | American Land Title Association Establishes Strategic Priorities at the Annual Conference in Arizona

The American Land Title Association (ALTA) gathers input from agents and underwriters all year long about issues that they struggle with, issues they identify as threats to our industry, and forward-thinking issues. The staff of ALT A then categorizes them and develops a list of strategic priorities to guide the leadership and committee members throughout the year. While these are national priorities, they are also very relevant to the Texas market and our Texas agents. Many of these priorities are not new to the list. They are ongoing issues that continue to influence our markets and business processes. Two new priorities on the list relate to IT/cyber security and employee issues. These issues took up a majority of the time spent at the conference and many will become areas of focus for your efforts in 2017...

George's Update | Tweet This...
George's Update

Twitter: A mechanism to express one’s thoughts in 140 characters or less. While I have an account (@stablein6767), I am more of a Facebook guy who is thankful this stuff was not around when I was in college. We are working on our budgets, which means reviewing past performance while forecasting the future. If I had one tweet (not a twit as my 12-year-old pointed out the other day) it would be this: “Wow! Our agents have shown such humbling loyalty to FNTI. Can’t believe how lucky we are to have them, and how lucky I am to serve my FNTI work family.” I would love to hear your tweets about us. If motivated, send/tweet/message me at, @stablein6767, 832-985-5938, or on Facebook expressing how you feel about us in 140 characters or less...

DJ's Motivational Monday | Goals for Budget Time
DJ Horn's Motivational Monday's

Goals are challenging when they make you excited and nervous at the same time. As we approach the time of year where we stop for a moment and plan for 2017, I think it is prudent we talk about the value of goal setting, which gives us something to shoot for and work towards. If there is not a goal set for you personally or your company, how do you know where you are going or what to do next? I recently read a quote that said, “If you do not go after what you want, you will never have it. If you do not ask, the answer will always be ‘No,’ and if you do not step forward...

Underwriting Q&A | When should the term “pro forma” be used in connection with the name of a party on a real estate document?
Underwriting Q&A's

Q: When should the term “pro forma” be used in connection with the name of a party on a real estate document?
A: The term “pro forma” is a term that literally means as a matter of form or for the sake of form. In Texas, we see this term used often when we have a spouse signing a deed of trust for the perfection of a valid lien on homestead. Rather than use the term ‘pro forma’, the better practice is to have the spouse execute the deed of trust “for homestead purposes only”. The spouse...

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Latest News | 2015 Governor's Award for Historic Preservation Presented to the Texas Land Title Association
Latest News

On October 10, Chris Phillips attended the presentation of the 2015 Texas Historical Commission (THC) Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation to the Texas Land Title Association (TLTA). The award recognizes the work the TLTA has done with the agency’s award-winning Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program since 2005. This prestigious award, given to TLTA during a special ceremony conducted by Governor Greg Abbott, acknowledges TLTA and its members’ support for the preservation...

FIRST NEWS Archives | September 2016

Messages from the CEO | Managing the Growing Pains – Setting Expectations
George's Update: Calendar
DJ Horn's Motivational Monday's | Passion is our Value
Underwriting Q&A | Have there been any updates to TRID?
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