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December 30, 2020

Message from the CEO | 2020 Was a Year for the Title Industry Record Books!

Who could have imagined that 2020 would become a record year for the industry?  In January, the economy was humming along and interest rates were low.  […]
December 18, 2020

EDUCATION & TRAINING: 2021 Escrow Webinar Schedule

As we come to the end of 2020, I want to thank all of you for the fantastic job during the pandemic!! I know it was […]
December 15, 2020

AGENT SPOTLIGHT: Casuso Title

A hard working title office with plenty of industry experience to go around, we are thrilled to highlight Casuso Title Services in Coral Gables, FL as […]
December 15, 2020

Out & About: Dinner and Lights with Town Square Title!

George Stablein took Town Square Title Agents to dinner and light show this past week. Happy Holidays and hope everyone is having a safe holiday season! […]
December 10, 2020

Underwriting Q&A: Is there an alternative for the notarization of a document when the individual has a (physical) disability that impedes their ability to sign the document? (TX)

A: Yes, Section 406.0165 of the Texas Government Code provides a method for notarization of a document for an individual with a disability. The statute provides […]
December 10, 2020

UNDERWRITING Q&A: I have a property that is being sold, encumbered or purchased by a trust. Is there an alternative in Utah for requiring a copy of the trust agreement? (UT)

A.  Yes.  A certification of trust statement from a trustee pursuant to UCA 75-7-1013.  The statute states that in lieu of furnishing a copy of the […]
December 10, 2020

UNDERWRITING Q&A: I have a party who wants to put minor children into title to real property. What is the best way to do this? (NM)

A.  As custodian for the minor child/children under NMSA 46-7-11, commonly referred to as the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act.  When preparing the deed, an adult […]
December 10, 2020

UNDERWRITING Q&A: I have a Colorado property wherein the property owner is deceased. The owner did not live in Colorado and the owner’s probate is being administered in another state. Is an ancillary probate proceeding going to have to be opened in Colorado to deal with the Colorado property? (CO)

A.  In most cases, no.  C.R.S 15-13-204 provides a very simple process for authenticating an out-of-state personal representative’s authority to dispose of property located in Colorado.  […]
December 10, 2020

UNDERWRITING Q&A: I have a property that is being sold, encumbered or purchased by a trust. Is there an alternative in Arizona for requiring a copy of the trust agreement? (AZ)

A.  Yes.  A certification of trust statement from a trustee pursuant to A.R.S. 14-11013.  The statute states that in lieu of furnishing a copy of the […]