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ECTS Is Now ALTA Certified

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Latest News | Comments Off on ECTS Is Now ALTA Certified

Emerald Coast Title Services receives American Land Title Association, ALTA, Best Practices Certification.  Destin, Florida (September 30, 2016) — Emerald Coast Title Services, ECTS, has been certified as compliant with ALTA’s Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices by an independent third-party firm. “We clearly understand the importance of becoming compliant with ALTA Best Practices and, as a title company, our agency takes compliance seriously. We could have elected to have a review only or an agreed upon procedure engagement but those are lower levels of assurance.  Since our commitment is to go above and beyond, we elected to take the higher step of putting ourselves through a full examination,” according to President Dion Moniz. “It was a time consuming process and a substantial investment in our infrastructure. This certification lets attorneys, lenders and property owners know that we are compliant in every way and that they can rely on us for excellence and fulfillment of our title responsibilities. We are proud of our team in Destin and on 30A.” The Best Practices certification is designed to assure attorneys, lenders and property owners of a title agent’s compliance with laws as mortgage lenders continue to comply with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 which was designed to protect consumers. Under Dodd-Frank banks are responsible for compliance with all consumer protection laws by third-party vendors, including title companies. ECTS took part in the compliance program administered by Carr Riggs & Ingram, LLC., CRI, a certified public accounting firm.  CRI Audit Partner Tim Fulmer outlines, “Less than 20% of companies who are ALTA certified have gone through the more robust examination which includes compliance readiness and initiated compliance testing.  The certification is impactful in the Northwest Florida market as approximately 90% of title companies lack this certification in the markets served by ECTS. ” ALTA’s Best Practices certification checklist includes licensing, escrow accounting procedures, privacy and information security, settlement procedures, title policy production and delivery, professional liability insurance coverage, as well as the handling and resolution of consumer complaints. The certificate of compliance and CPA attestation report was issued to ECTS on September 29, 2016 and is available for review here:  ECTS Certification...

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New Destin Office Open and Ready for Business

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Latest News | Comments Off on New Destin Office Open and Ready for Business

We are thrilled to announce that our new Destin office is officially open and ready for business! Address:  35008 Emerald Coast Parkway, 5th Floor, Destin, FL 32541 You may reach us by phone at 850-650-0077. We are happy to be back in Destin and look forward to serving you!...

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TRID Information

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Latest News | Comments Off on TRID Information

Click the link below for in depth information on TRID.   Five things Agents – ECTS

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New Agency Bulletin Regarding Estoppel Certificates

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Featured, Latest News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Agency Bulletin Regarding Estoppel Certificates

Attached is the most recent update to the February 9, 2016 letter from the Department of Financial Services regarding the prepayment of estoppel certificates.  ECTS is happy to announce that our underwriters have concluded that we are still able to offer the convenience of prepaying estoppel fees as an added services for your clients to ensure a smooth and swift closing as long as we have pre-authorization from your clients to do so. Please do not hesitate to call Ashley Bowen at 850-650-0077 or email with any questions regarding this! AGENCY BULLETIN...

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ECTS to host Ribbon Cutting and Reception on December 9

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Featured, Latest News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on ECTS to host Ribbon Cutting and Reception on December 9

Save the Date! You are invited to attend the ECTS Ribbon Cutting with reception following.  For every attendee, we will donate one children’s book to the Early Learning Coalition to help support children’s literacy. Ribbon Cutting December 9, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Emerald Coast Title Services 2050 W. County Hwy 30A Suite M1-109 at REDFISH VILLAGE Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 To register, click here.

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Harrison Sale McCloy Partners Announce Acquisition of ECTS

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Featured, Latest News | Comments Off on Harrison Sale McCloy Partners Announce Acquisition of ECTS

PRESS RELEASE Panama City, FL  September 9, 2014—The partners of Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law have announced the acquisition of Emerald Coast Title Services in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.  Since 1983, Emerald Coast Title Services has worked with clients, agents and brokers in commercial, residential, condominium, land development and acreage real estate closings in the Okaloosa/Walton County region. This acquisition compliments the legal services currently offered in this area by Harrison Sale McCloy. Emerald Coast Title Services prides itself with having highly skilled and knowledgeable staff who provide exceptional customer service to its clients.  Available office locations for closings include Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, and Destin, Florida, or on-site by...

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