First American Title’s Florida Offices Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
October 3, 2006, FORT PIERCE, Fla.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15), First American Title Insurance Company’s Florida operations today announced that it will host an open house at its Fort Pierce, Fla., office and introduce the staff of its newest Hispanic Branch on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Real estate professionals, members of the community and media representatives are welcome to attend the event, which will held at 109 N.
Every member of First American’s bilingual escrow team undergoes an 8-hour course in real estate closing terminology, which equips them to accurately describe the documents that their Spanish-speaking customers must complete to buy or sell real estate. First American offers translated versions of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD-1 settlement statement, First American’s title insurance forms and the property deed. While the translated forms cannot be used as part of the official closing package, they are used as reference tools to help buyers and sellers understand the documents that are filed as part of the transaction.
“First American recognizes that Hispanics are one of the fastest growing homebuyer segments in the country, and we’re responding with services specifically designed for our Hispanic communities,” said Vivian Vasallo, Southeast Region Emerging Markets director for First American. “We’ve seen
First American Title’s Florida Hispanic Branches are located in
The Hispanic Branches and Bilingual Escrow Teams are part of First American’s broader efforts to serve Hispanic and other minority groups through its Emerging Markets Program. Since 2003, The First American Corporation and its subsidiary companies have led the settlement services industry in creating innovative programs to increase low- to moderate-income and minority homeownership nationwide. Comprised of consumer-focused real estate financial literacy programs, training and seminars for real estate professionals, grants and investments in housing programs, and the hiring and training of First American staff to better service diverse communities, First American’s Emerging Markets Program was the first of its kind in the title insurance and settlement services industry.
If interested in attending the Oct. 12
First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through more than 1,800 offices and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in