September 21, 2020

Underwriting Q&A: Does a Tax Lien Deed of Trust have priority over a lien filed of record prior in time? (TX)

A: Yes. While we may have covered this subject in past blog topics or bulletins, we continue to see claims filed wherein a tax lien deed […]
September 15, 2020

Out & About: Agents Staying Safe & Showing their FNTI Spirit!

We are loving all our agents out there representing FNTI with our new face masks/scarfs! You all are looking fantastic out there! Stay safe! Don’t have […]
August 20, 2020

Congratulations to Hill Country Titles and Celebrating 50 Years in Business!

Congratulations Hill Country Titles and 50 Years in Business! We here at FNTI are so honored to work with you all and we celebrate your success! […]
August 20, 2020

Underwriting Q&A: For insuring purposes, will a Power of Attorney executed by a Trustee or duly appointed Independent Executor of a pending probate be recognized as a valid delegation of authority?

A: We will recognize the delegation of real property powers in accordance with Section 113.018 of the Texas Property Code (see below) by a Trustee of […]
August 14, 2020

INDUSTRY NEWS: Title Industry is Essential!

When this pandemic began, those of us in the title industry were not quite certain we were actually “essential.” Once we found out that we are […]
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 23, 2020

Out & About: First National Reels it in at the Pat Doyle Fishing Tournament!

The First National Title Insurance team placed second in the Title Division and fourth overall in the Pat Doyle Fishing Tournament held in Galveston on June […]
July 20, 2020

Underwriting Q&A: How does a divorce affect an appointment (e.g., an agent under a power of attorney) or beneficiary designation (e.g., a devise under a will)?

TEXAS A: If a principal designates their spouse as an agent under a durable power of attorney, a subsequent divorce or annulment will terminate the agent’s […]
July 17, 2020

AGENT SPOTLIGHT: Blackacre Title Company

Blackacre Escrow Title & Abstract, LLC in Gatesville, Texas formed in 2013 to offer the citizens of Coryell County another title company option.  Operating as Blackacre […]