Category: Title Insurance

September 8, 2020

April Lyon — Escrow Officer

April Lyon is a Central Texas, Highland Lakes gal through and through. She grew up on the shore of Inks Lake and claims it was difficult to be bored as a child. “Being at the lake, the activities and adventure possibilities were endless,” she laughs. And although she set out for the Big Apple  after […]

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June 12, 2020

Adrienne DuBos – Escrow Officer

Adrienne DuBos, escrow officer in our Plano office, is a native of the DFW area. She and her identical twin sister, Crystal, grew up in Garland. She recalls that as twins sometimes do, they had some fun by switching classes in middle school. One day, they had planned to trade classes, the rumor was out, […]

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June 8, 2020

Mesquite Office Opens and Welcomes a Seasoned Team

Please help us celebrate the opening of our new Mesquite office, and welcome Mike Vullo, Mary Chadbourne, Mechelle Hughes and Gloria Creech to the Independence Title family. With roots in the Metro East area of DFW and a legacy in the title industry spanning 45 years, we are pleased to welcome Mike Vullo and his […]

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November 1, 2019

Meet Ruby Cortez, Escrow Officer

For Ruby Cortez and her team, every transaction is the “most important” transaction. “Whether it’s a small lot purchase, or a million-dollar sale, that deal is very important to somebody. Each set of circumstances is different,” she says. “Making sure that every single transaction is done well and goes smoothly is my way of helping […]

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July 8, 2019

Title Insurance Rates to Decrease in September

Yes, you read that correctly. Every few years, the Texas Department of Insurance (the state agency that regulates title insurance) looks at title industry data to see how we are doing, and to see if a rate increase or decrease is warranted. The statistical data is provided to TDI by title insurance agents and underwriters. Currently, […]

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May 16, 2016

Beware! Wire Fraud is at an All Time High.

You’ve done it!  You took a Buyer from shopping for a house, to a contract on a house, to the closing table and you couldn’t be more ecstatic for them.  Then… in total shock you find out your Buyers have wired thousands of dollars to a thief!  You discover the “I could never be a victim to wire fraud, it’d never happen to me” […]

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