Texas

January 20, 2021

Underwriting Q&A: Is a Small Estate Affidavit an acceptable/insurable procedure to handle the affairs of an intestate decedent?(TX)

A: In limited situations, the Small Estate Affidavit may be relied upon to evidence a transfer of the decedent’s homestead property as discussed below. The Small […]
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 […]
November 19, 2020

Underwriting Q&A: What is the effect of a disclaimer of interest in property? (TX)

A: A disclaimer may be used for a variety of reasons including federal tax purposes (avoid gift taxes) and other state law purposes (avoid creditors’ claims). […]
October 29, 2020

Out & About: CE Class with Garner Abstract and Title!

This month Sean Everest was out teaching Garner Abstract & Title as well as some of their agents! Way to get some CE training and thanks […]
October 20, 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 28, 2020

Out & About: Escrow Officer Training with Championship Title!

Our very own Sean Everest, Underwriting Counsel, spent time at Championship Title training their Escrow Officers. Thanks for having us and keep on learning!
September 17, 2020

Underwriting Q&A: Does an Affidavit of Heirship convey title to real property? (TX)

A: No. While we may have covered this subject in past blog topics or bulletins, we continue to see claims filed wherein an heir went unidentified […]
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 […]
July 19, 2019

AGENT SPOTLIGHT: CentraLand Title Company

Jerry Secrest and Thomas Baird founded CentraLand Title Company in the 1980s and have worked hard to turn a process often perceived as impersonal and frustrating […]