Upon receipt of the title search, obtained from
our abstractor, Ilene reviews the information provided and
processes the title commitment. After settlement instruments
are sent for recording. Once these documents are recorded
and returned to our office, she prepares the final title
policy for the mortgage company and new owner. She also
orders the title search, schedules closings, orders all
tax, water, sewer certifications and payoffs necessary to
prepare the files for closing.
Lona has been in the title industry since 1974.
She has enjoyed learning and being involved in all of the
different facets of the title business, starting with the
processing of the title commitments to the settlement phase
and the final component of issuing the title policy. She
has earned many awards and honors from various real estate
boards that she has been privileged to serve.
Lona's job is to process and examine title briefs that come
from the various title abstractors or searchers located
at the local county court houses. She also helps with preparing
the final title policy, for which title insurance is based
upon and she helps out with real estate closings and clearing
the title commitment for settlement. Since Lona has such
a varied and experienced background, she can also answer
many title questions that our employees have from our other
offices as well as the main branch.