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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 21, 2020

UNDERWRITING Q&A: At what point will title be insurable following a tax sale in Arizona?

A:  These will always be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  Prior to obtaining a Treasurer’s Deed, the purchaser at a tax sale must bring an action […]
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 20, 2020

UNDERWRITING Q&A: Is title derived from a Beneficiary Deed insurable in Colorado?

A:  Yes, provided certain underwriting criteria are followed.  Beneficiary Deeds, called Transfer on Death or TOD deeds in other jurisdictions, were created by Colorado statute in […]
February 17, 2016

Q & A | Can we insure a sale transaction where seller acquired title by a tax foreclosure deed?

Q: Can we insure a sale transaction where seller acquired title by a tax foreclosure deed? A: Yes, FNTI will insure a subsequent sale by a […]