SAN DIEGO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Three of Fidelity National Title Group’s (FNTG’s) underwriters are cutting their title insurance rates in half for homeowners whose residences have been partially or completely destroyed by the recent wildfires in California, the Company announced today. Title insurance discounts are available from Chicago Title, Fidelity National Title and Ticor Title. These devastating firestorms have marked one of the worst natural disasters Californians have ever faced,” said Peter Filler, Chicago Title’s Regional Manager in San Diego. “By reducing the cost to purchase a new home or refinance an existing home to tap equity needed to repair fire damage, we are committed to helping rebuild the lives of those hurt by these wildfires.”
To speed the recovery effort, FNTG offices in Southern California are ready to send firestorm victims who contact them copies of their grant deeds, quitclaim deeds (if applicable), and all open deeds of trust, which can help victims in dealing with insurance companies, mortgage lenders, financial planners and estate planners.
In addition, FNTG is helping protect victims from identity theft and fraud by offering a free year’s worth of credit monitoring and a free credit report from Experian, one of the nation's leading credit information companies. The free service is offered when refinancing or purchasing a new home and using services from one of FNTG's title underwriters.
Homeowners whose property was partially or totally destroyed in the disaster will have up to 24 months from the date the area was declared a disaster by the state or federal government to take advantage of Chicago Title's insurance savings. The rate applies to American Land Title Association (ALTA) or California Land Title Association (CLTA) lender's policies for financing or refinancing a property valued at up to $5 million.
About Fidelity National Title Group
Fidelity National Title Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF), a leading provider of title insurance, specialty insurance and claims management services. FNF is one of the nation's largest title insurance companies through its title insurance underwriters — Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Ticor Title, Security Union Title and Alamo Title. More information about FNF can be found at www.fnf.com.
SOURCE Fidelity National Title Group
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