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Protect yourself against wire fraud schemes

Here's a great informational video from the American Land Title Association on how to protect yourself from wire fraud schemes. It happens more often then you may think! Learn about different ways to target a scheme and take all steps necessary to protect yourself.

Edwards offering Continuing Education Course on August 24

Edwards Abstract and Title Co. is hosting a very informative Continuing Education Course on Thursday, August 24. Janet Minke, Vice President – Underwriting Support Services and Agency Representative will present a class on Federal Closing Issues for Realtors. Realtors will earn one hour of continuing education credit.

The cost is $10 and checks should be made payable to Edwards Abstract and Title Co. The deadline to register is Friday, August 18. Please read the flier attached for all of the details.                       

The goal of this course is to familiarize real estate professionals with Federal regulations affecting settlement such as:

  • Reporting sales of real property (1099-S Reporting),
  • Buyer withholding and reporting when the seller is a “foreign person,” as defined by the IRS (FIRPTA),
  • IRS cash reporting regulations (more than $10,000 in cash or cash equivalents), and more

For more information contact Marilyn De Luna, Vice President of Education & Training or Elva Jackson Garza, Vice President – Marketing2017 CE Edwards August 24

SPECIAL NOTICE: Edwards phone lines will be down from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on July 21

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In cooperation with ATT, Edwards Abstract and Title Co. is enhancing the network infrastructure on Friday, July 21 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. 
Edwards’ telephone services will be temporarily affected and the Edwards offices in Hidalgo and Cameron Counties will not be able to accept incoming calls.Customers will be able to communicate via email, as the email system will continue to function and will not be affected. 
Please search our website for member emails if you don’t have current access to the email addresses for the Executive Officers, Management Team, Escrow, Title Plant and Support Team services. 
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Cameron County 5th annual Texas Proud Customer Appreciation Fiesta

Almost 200 people attended the Edwards 5th annual Texas Proud Customer Appreciation Fiesta for Cameron County on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at our Brownsville office. The entire Edwards team would like to send out a special “THANK YOU” to all our Cameron County customers and friends who shared their time with us. We appreciate all of our valued customers and businesses we serve, and enjoyed the day filled with camaraderie and fun. We look forward to seeing you next year!  

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Edwards Team attends annual Texas Land Title Association South Texas Conference

Edwards Abstract and Title Co. was represented by 34 members of the management, escrow and title plant teams during the annual South Texas Seminar coordinated by the Texas Land Title Association. Edwards employees from Hidalgo and Cameron Counties filled the McAllen Convention Center as they earned four hours of Continuing Education Credit for license renewals, as required by the Texas Department of Insurance.
Pictured enjoying a luncheon hosted by President & CEO Byron Jay Lewis are (left to right) Valerie Alvarado, Janelle Keiser, Nellie Cantu, Dalia Salinas, Byron Jay Lewis, Lydia Gamez, Ruben Arenas, Maria Leal, Gloria Banda, Clay Sanchez, Bridget Cook and Ann Alfaro. Pam Dean is behind the camera.
Way to go, team!luncheon