Downdate: April 2016
Texas Land Title Association - Dateline: Austin
April 25, 2016
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Top 20 Cities for Luxury Sales Revealed
Realtor Mag | April 11, 2016
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Three Texas cities made the list for Coldwell Banker Previews International's latest annual Luxury Market Report. Coming in at number 12 was Houston, followed by Austin (number 17) and Dallas (number 19).
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Take Control of Your Continuing Education
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TLTA is proud to announce some exciting new features to your On-Demand continuing education options! Thanks to a technology update, TLTA members can now take control of their CE more than ever before.
  • In a rush to submit CE credits? Print your certificate immediately after watching the course content and following the instructions. More than 90 percent of TLTA's On-Demand products have this feature.
  • Lose your certificate? The certificates are now stored in the course until it expires, so you can easily access yours when you need it.
  • Miss something? Once you watch a course in its entirety, you can fast forward or rewind to any part of the webinar you wish to watch again.
  • Want to share your thoughts? You can give TLTA instant feedback in the webinar survey sent to you shortly after you complete the course.
Note: TLTA's new CE features work best with Google Chrome. You may experience technology errors using Internet Explorer.
 
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Last Call for TLTA Awards: Deadline Extended to May 2
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The deadline for TLTA's Title Person of the Year and Professional Excellence Awards has been extended to Monday, May 2. The awards will be presented at the TLTA Annual Conference and Business Meeting.
 
This is your chance to nominate someone who best exemplifies the characteristics of each of these awards. Nominate a title industry star today!
 
Nominate Someone for the Title Person of the Year Award »
 
Nominate Someone for the Professional Excellence Award »
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All Institute, All the Time
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Whether you want to watch last year's Texas Land Title Institute at your convenience, book a hotel room for this year's Institute or peruse the just-updated online Legal Library filled with more than 600 Institute papers, TLTA has three ways to help you experience a quarter of a century of top-quality education for real estate attorneys and advanced title professionals!
  1. Watch Part 1 or Part 2 of the 2015 Texas Land Title Institute
  2. Explore the Legal Library
  3. Save the Date and Book Your Hotel Room for the 2016 Institute
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Test-Drive the Basic Manual Today
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If you're not a Basic Manual subscriber, you might not know what you're missing. TLTA's Basic Manual Subscription service provides online, print and a combined subscription service that ensures you have the latest Basic Manual updates, allowing you to download and print all or portions of the publication. The online version is automatically updated, and subscribers receive emails when updates are made.
 
See for yourself how easy the Basic Manual Subscription is to use. Try the online demo today!
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Capital Title Commercial Announces Bob Blanshard as Executive Vice President and Escrow Officer
PR.com | March 28, 2016
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Capital Title Commercial has named Robert A. Blanshard as the new executive vice president and escrow officer. An industry veteran of more than 36 years, Blanshard will be in charge of attracting new business and closing commercial real estate transactions. He is a TLTA member and is currently serving on the Basic Manual Task Force.

Read the Press Release »
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7 Subtle Tools That Help Automate Your Job
Associations Now | April 19, 2016
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Automation is a big buzzword these days, and there are reasons to be excited—and scared. But mostly excited. Check out Associations Now's list of interesting apps that automate your job just enough to make your work life a little bit better.
 
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Top 5 Tips for Homebuyers and Sellers 'Emoji Style'
Housing Wire | April 1, 2016
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Consumers are inundated with tips on buying and selling a home this spring, but a tip sheet from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and long-form emoji master Zoe Mendelson breaks up the common message to give new quirky and quick help to those needing it.
 
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Survey: What Do You Look for in a Webinar?
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TLTA is committed to providing the best continuing education opportunities to all members. We've created a brief survey about webinars, and we'd love to hear your feedback!
 
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A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
Agent Members
 
OSN Texas LLC
6750 West Loop South, Ste. 615
Bellaire, TX 77401
Main Contact: Dan Hassen
Phone: 281.731.9996
Email: dhassen@osnational.com
Website: www.osnational.com
 
Wood County Abstract & Title Services LLC DBA Don Roberts Abstract & Title Co.
301 N. Main St.
Quitman, TX 75783
Main Contact: Jason Holt
Phone: 903.653.4785
Email: jason@jasonholtlawfirm.com
 
BlackAcre Escrow, Title & Abstract, LLC
1705 E. Main St., Ste. B
Gatesville, TX 76528
Main Contact: Treva Bigham
Phone: 254.865.5558
Email: treva@blackacretitle.net
 
Inspired Title Services, LLC
11200 Lakeline Blvd., #150D
Austin, TX 75717
Main Contact: Shellie Haas
Phone: 512.651.0498
Email: shaas@inspiredtitle.com
 
Designated Title, LLC
250 W. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 109
Southlake, TX 76092
Main Contact: Ben Yeatts
Phone: 940.597.6086
Email: benyeatts@designatedtitle.com
 
Community National Title LLC
14800 Quorum Drive, Ste. 150
Dallas, TX 75254
Main Contact: Johnny Collins
Phone: 972.528.6071
Email: info@cnatitle.com
Website: www.communitynationaltitle.com
 
Miller Title, LLC
10185 Custer Rd., Ste. 300
Plano, TX 75025
Main Contact: Don Miller
Phone: 972.805.8844
Email: donsr@millertitletx.com
Website: www.millertitetx.com
 
Associate Members
 
Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
3232 McKinney Ave., Ste. 1400
Dallas, TX 75204
Main Contact: Allison Elko
Phone: 214.740.1471
Email: aelko@bellnunnally.com
Website: www.bellnunnally.com
Bus. Type: Law Firm
 
Homeowners Consult
3653 W. Walnut Hill Lane, Ste. 2125
Irving, TX 75038
Main Contact: Peter Demopoulos
Phone: 727.510.1678
Email: consults@homeownersconsult.com
Website: www.homeownersconsult.com
Bus. Type: Home Services, Advertising, Social, Real Estate Pro Finder, Education
 
Dupuis & Polozola LLC
2219 Sawdust Rd., Ste. 201
The Woodlands, TX 77830
Main Contact: James Dupuis
Phone: 832.494.1711
Email: jhdupuis@dupuispolozola.com
Website: www.dupuispolozola.com
Bus. Type: Law Firm, Fee Attorneys

Law Office of Joseph V. Gibson, IV
118 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. W-125
Houston, TX 77070
Main Contact: Joseph Gibson
Phone: 281.370.1810
Email: jgibson@jvglaw.com
Website: www.jvglaw.com
Bus. Type: Law Firm, Fee Attorneys
 
Creech Service Company, LLC
553 Willow Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Main Contact: Wes Creech
Phone: 210.373.9477
Email: wcreech@gvtc.com
Bus. Type: Title Research and Abstracting Company
 
Datos-in-Harmony
2136 CR 4101
New Boston, TX 75570
Main Contact: Jamie Deal
Phone: 903.227.6602
Email: jamie@datos-in-harmony.com
Website: www.datosin.com
Bus. Type: Supplemental Title Services
 
ZOCCAM
5950 Berkshire Lane, Ste. 1460
Dallas, TX 75225
Main Contact: Ashley Cook
Phone: 214.247.6500
Email: ashley@zoccam.com
Website: www.zoccam.com
Bus. Type: Software for Earnest Money Payments
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Check out TLTA's list of upcoming webinars. There are several on a variety of topics. Register for one today!
  • Divorce, Division and Dissolution (Wednesday, May 4)
    • Learn all you need to know about this transaction of real estate, the title insurance implications involved and what items are parts of the process.
  • Claims and Ethical Considerations (Tuesday, May 17)
    • This webinar will provide an overview of handling claims in an ethical way by using real-life scenarios and experiences.
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Phone 512.472.6593 | Fax: 512.472.5931