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Chicago Title and Trust Company Day Declared

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Both the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois have declared August 16, 2022 to be Chicago Title and Trust Day. This day was established in recognition of Chicago Title’s role in rebuilding the city after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. During the fire, the official property ownership records of the city were destroyed. Chicago Title managed to preserve their records, which became the foundation of rebuilding the city.
 
“Being recognized in this manner is an honor and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Chicago Title’s 175 years,” said Mike Nolan, CEO of Fidelity National Financial. “It proves how deep Chicago Title’s roots run throughout the rich history of Chicago. The company played a vital role in the rebuilding of the city that we know and love today.”
 
Chicago Title was born out of humble beginnings in 1847 and has since grown into one of the most prominent title insurance companies in the country. In 2000, Chicago Title kicked off the new millennium by merging with Fidelity National Title to become a financial powerhouse in the title insurance industry. Today, Chicago Title is a proud member of the Fidelity National Financial family of companies, the nation’s largest title insurance company.  



Chicago Title Celebrate 175 Years

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Chicago Title is extremely proud to announce its 175th anniversary in 2022 – a momentous milestone that only a handful of companies achieve.

For us, this achievement is more than a number. It embodies the hard work and dedication that it takes to shepherd millions of families through homeownership. It is also the pride in knowing that we have helped insure and protect billions of dollars’ worth of commercial investments for our business partners. 

While we are proud of every single one of these accomplishments, our success is really about you – our valued business partners.  And to you, we say thank you. 

You have continually showed your confidence in us by allowing Chicago Title to be a part of your business. 

We are grateful for that trust and will continue to do all we can to earn it. Thank you for inspiring us every day.

It is an honor and privilege to work alongside you and we look forward to doing so for many years to come.



Wire Fraud Alert

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CAUTION: IMPORTANT WIRE FRAUD ALERT FOR HOME BUYERS

Realtors®, Real Estate Brokers, Buyers and Sellers are targets for wire fraud and many have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars because they simply relied on the wire instructions received via email.

A hacker will break into a licensee’s email account to obtain information about upcoming real estate transactions. After monitoring the account to determine the likely timing of a close, the hacker will send an email to the buyer, posing either as the escrow agent or as the licensee. The fraudulent email will contain new wiring instructions or routing information, and will request that the Buyer send funds accordingly.

>> Learn how to be WireSafe



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Our Houston-based professionals work in all facets of the real estate industry, providing best-in-class real estate services to buyers and sellers in the area, as well as the real estate professionals, lenders, builders and industry partners that work alongside them. In addition to our commitment to the residents of Texas, we provide commercial services to investors who help keep our economy strong.

>> Houston Business Journal Interviews Gayle Brand, President | Chicago Title Houston (PDF)
 


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