Now Premiering: ‘Warranty Deeds and Deeds of Trust’ Video 

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We’re premiering our latest video on Warranty Deeds and Deeds of Trust presented by our Houston-based Attorney Nick Stevens. In the video, Nick breaks down the difference between the two, how they’re used and for what circumstances – and some other helpful reminders. As always, we are here to serve you, and welcome your calls and emails. By the way, …

Best Practices: COC and LE’s

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This month, we’re checking in with our Dallas Closing Supervisor/Assistant Fulfillment Manager, Judy Phothisen, for advice for a common question related to closing. Judy, I am new to correspondence and would like clarification on an issue I see regularly. If a loan amount change request completed on June 5 — with a Change of Circumstances (COC) form-no LE issued and …

Getting to Know the BM&G Team: Chance Mann

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Each month we’re asking team members eight questions about themselves – from fun facts to superpowers and the best part of working at BM&G. Next up in our profile series is our newest Client Relations Specialist Chance Mann. 1. BM&G office location: Houston – though I work remotely from Cumming, Georgia 2. Number of years at BM&G: I started March …

Inside BM&G: An Evening of Art and Connection

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As Tom mentioned in our last newsletter, our team has found some creative ways to stay connected while working from home. Recently, Flower Mound Closing Manager Millie Simmons hosted a BM&G after-hours painting party taught by her cousin April Mondini, owner of Loose Brushes. Millie reports that the team had a terrific time honing their artistic skills, and that there …

Best Practices: Rescission Dates and Holidays

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Continuing our series of commonly asked questions at closing, we asked Judy Phothisen, our Fulfillment Manager in the Dallas office, for advice on this question.   Judy, could you share a list of remaining 2020 holidays that aren’t included when counting rescission dates?   Yes, I’d be happy to clarify! For rescission date calculation, business days include any day of …

Catching up with Shawn Black

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We recently caught up with BM&G partner Shawn Black, who manages the Flower Mound office and the firm’s title operations.  Shawn has been with the firm since 2003 when he left his native Buffalo, New York and headed to North Texas with his wife Kathy and twin sons, Patrick and Liam. When Shawn isn’t working, he and Kathy are busy …

Video Series: Calvin’s Life Lessons

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We’re introducing a new video featuring founding partner Calvin Mann’s Life Lessons. In the video, Calvin shares quotes that have inspired him – from such luminaries as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt. Plus, he shares his own advice on winning, losing, and keeping perspective on life. As always, we welcome your calls and emails. …

Best Practices: Meeting Funding Deadlines

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Continuing our series of commonly asked questions at closing, we asked Millie Simmons, our Closing Supervisor/Fulfillment Manager in Flower Mound, for advice on this question. Millie, how can we meet funding deadlines and allow for a smoother funding process?    The answer is pretty straightforward: Pre-Fund! In this fast-paced industry, where most steps of the closing process are time-sensitive, it’s …

Texas Survey Requirements Video

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Time for a refresher on Texas Survey Requirements? Here our Flower Mound Attorney and Partner Shawn Black narrates this video that should answer your questions on the latest requirements.  If you need more information, please reach out! We’re here to help you. As always, we are here to serve you, and welcome your calls and emails.  By the way, be …

Tom Black: Staying Connected

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As you read in Millie’s article, we’re adapting the way we work to best serve our team and our clients during this unusual time.  I’ve marveled at the creative solutions our team has put in place to maintain seamless service for our customers while staying connected to one another. While our team is committed to supporting our customers, we also …