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JULY 2017  
Out & About...

George Stablein had coffee with an old friend, Ansley Jones! Ansley is the young woman who FNTI donated MCE course fee dollars to last year to help her fight against cancer, which she has now defeated for the second and final time! Our “FNTI Girl” is starting her senior in high school with an eye towards The University of Florida next year. We can’t wait to see what else life has in store for this strong and incredible fighter!


It was an elegant evening all in white as Select Title management, staff, friends and family gather to celebrate the new office opening in the Galleria area of Houston, Texas. Staffed with many industry veterans, Brad Elder, owner of Select Title is excited to have this team’s presence in this bustling area of Houston. George Stablein, NolaAnn Waggoner and Suzanne Tinsley were on hand to congratulate the team.


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Messages from the CEO | FNTI's Growth Rate Continues to Push 30%

As we finished up the June 2017 financial statements, a number of thoughts came to my mind. First, I am so thankful to be in the title industry in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Florida. Secondly, I am so thankful for the agents that have put their trust in the First National Title Family. Your success and growth over the past five years are reflected in the increased premiums and growth rates we are experiencing. Through your support of First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI), we have again reached new milestones. Since March 2012 FNTI has had growth rates that ranged from 30% – 60% with this year settling in at 30%...

George's Updates | Enthusiasm
George's Update

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Enthusiasm is a bubble that should never be burst.” – George Howard Stablein

While the above statements come from two scholars from differing levels of notoriety, the overriding theory is this:   If you do not like and thus are not enthusiastic of what you do; you won’t be successful.

While I could tell you about all the great things we are doing and make this an “I, I, I, me, me, me” blog, let me write about what is really important—YOU! You are the ones whose enthusiasm we see and hear during our...

DJ's Motivational Monday | 3 Ways to Thrive through the Busy Summer Months
DJ Horn's Motivational Monday's

We have now reached the middle of the hot summer months, and your offices are in full-throttle mode.  Orders are high and closings are filling up the calendar each day making survival essential.  Our Agency Team sees how busy the industry is this summer.  Hopefully these few tips can help you and your staff thrive through the busy season.

Think Positively and Build Your Self Confidence – By believing you can complete the task in front of you, regardless of the difficulty, the fire in you stays hot and spurs you to completion.  Negative thoughts lead only to failure and ultimately doom and despair...

Underwriting Q&A | Does an affidavit of heirship vest title in the heirs named in the affidavit, and is nothing further needed when an affidavit of heirship is recorded, correct?
Underwriting Q&A's

Q: Does an affidavit of heirship vest title in the heirs named in the affidavit, and is nothing further needed when an affidavit of heirship is recorded, correct?

A: No and No; An affidavit of heirship is a document used to establish the identify of person(s) who have succeeded to a deceased owner’s interest in the property when the deceased owner died without a will or the will was not probated and the laws of the State where the property is located control. An affidavit of heirship is not a cure-all, is only as good as the affiants are honest, does not vest title in the named heirs, and does not divest a person who is not named as being an heir of his/her rightful ownership interest in the property. All the heirs named in the affidavit of heirship (and any additional know or discovered heirs) are required to be part of the title insurance transaction (in other words, all the heirs must execute the documents whether those be deed, deed of trust, release of lien, easement, lease, etc.)...

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FIRST NEWS Archives | June 2017

Messages from the CEO | FNTI Assumes Southern Title Insurance Company Liability
George's Updates: Never Duplicated
DJ Horn's Motivational Monday's | Strategy
Underwriting Q&A | Overburden of Easements...
Title Tips | Mom! What's Title Insurance? And, What in the World is an Underwriter?!

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