September 21, 2020

UNDERWRITING Q&A: Can a Quitclaim Deed be used, instead of a foreclosure, to eliminate the interest of a vendee? (Florida)

A: Most likely, no.   An Agreement for Deed, also known as an “Installment Land Contract” is a form of owner financing.  The seller initially conveys equitable […]
September 17, 2020

Out & About: Scalloping with Frontier Title Group

FNTI spent Labor Day Weekend with the Bushnell Frontier Title branch scalloping out of Crystal River, FL into the Gulf of Mexico! Frontier Title is run […]
September 15, 2020

AGENT SPOTLIGHT: Frontier Title Group

FNTI has really turned the corner in the State of Florida this year, and we’ve been able to do that by partnering up with some quality […]
August 24, 2020

UNDERWRITING Q&A: What is the Data Call and is it really required? (Florida)

A: Florida DFS-licensed title agencies, located in and outside Florida, are required to  submit information (“The Data Call”) about their businesses to the Florida Office of […]
August 8, 2020

Message from the CEO | Half Way Through 2020 – the Continued Threat of COVID-19, a New Website, and a New Western Division

It is so difficult to watch the news, listen to the radio, or walk into any business and be reminded that 2020 has upended the lives […]
July 21, 2020

Underwriting Q&A: How do I correct an error in a legal description? (Florida)

A: Effective July 1, 2020, Scrivener’s Errors found in legal descriptions shall be corrected by Curative Notice recorded in the public records.   Errors found in quitclaim […]
June 30, 2020

Underwriting Q&A: What types of identification may a notary rely upon in performing an acknowledgment notarization?

TEXAS A:            Section 121.005 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code governs the type of ID that can be accepted by the notary public. Sec. […]
June 24, 2020

LATEST NEWS: First National Title Insurance Company Adds Staff to Western Regional Division

PLANO, TEXAS – Dallas based First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) added three industry experts to its growing footprint in the western United States. Brian Phillips […]
June 1, 2020

Industry News

American Land Title Association – Coronavirus: https://www.alta.org/business-tools/coronavirus.cfm Legislation: “SECURE Notarization Act: ALTA is working with other trade associations and industry partners to support an effort to pass […]