• New rates September 1st.

  • TDI Adopts Order for Rate and Rule Revisions Changes Effective Sept. 1, 2019

    The Texas Commissioner of Insurance has issued an order adjusting the basic premium rate for title insurance and amending R-5, R-8 and R-20. Please read carefully and prepare to be in compliance on the Sept. 1, 2019 implementation date. Summary of Changes Basic Premium Rate – Includes an overall rate adjustment of -4.9 percent, a starting base rate of $25,000 and three new rate tiers for policies with face values over $25, $50 and $100 million.  Refinance Rate Amendment – Amends Rate Rule R-8 to provide for a 50 percent credit within the first four years and a 25 percent credit between four and eight years.  Simultaneous Issue Discount Expansion in R-5 – Allows a simultaneous issue rate credit for 90 days on transactions $5 million and above. The premium is $100 for each loan policy under these circumstances. Construction Credit Expansion in R-20 – An extension of the credit for developers of large construction projects from one year to two years with a simultaneous issue rate for the...

  • Proud Sponsor of the Strut for the Cure Style Show

    Edwards Abstract and Title Co. is a Proud Sponsor of the Strut for the Cure Style Show that is being held in support of M D Anderson Cancer Center. The fundraiser is scheduled on Tuesday, September 24 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton located at 800 Convention Center Blvd in McAllen from 5:30-8:30 p.m. International Bank of Commerce is heading the Strut for the Cure Style Show.  In 2016 the campaign raised over $1 million and that amount was matched by IBC Bank for a total of $2 million raised! "Edwards is pleased to support such a worthwhile cause that focuses on discoveries of new treatments and new research to battle cancer," said Byron Jay Lewis, President & CEO. Pictured presenting a check in support of Strut for the Cure Style Show is Edwards' Vice President and Marketing Manager, Elva Jackson Garza with Dora Brown, Senior Vice President of International Bank of Commerce.  For sponsorship information contact Dora Brown at 632-3589 (Committee Chair) or Edna Posada, CEO & President Spa La...

  • Welcome Aboard Jordan Lewis

    Welcome Aboard!  Jordan Lewis has accepted the position of Client Relations with Edwards Abstract and Title Co.  The position entails the building and maintaining of relationships with Edwards’ clients and their key personnel. Jordan will work with the Edwards Marketing Department and the  Edwards Business Central Core Group to communicate opportunities to establish relationships with key clients and seek out new customer prospects.   Jordan is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in December, 2015. Her prior experience includes serving as a wedding coordinator and venue manager in San Antonio for over 4 years.  In addition, Jordan has incorporated health and fitness in her life as the studio shift lead and a fitness studio in San Antonio. Since joining Edwards, Jordan has been actively involved in the market meeting clients, coordinating and participating in open houses.  She has also attended several industry related events...

  • Texas Proud Customer BBQ Welcomes Record Crowd

    On May 2, the Edwards Cameron County Team welcomed almost 300 guests during the 7th Annual Texas Proud Customer Appreciation BBQ held on the beautiful grounds at 1075 Paredes Line Road. The set up and decorating crew led by Teresa Huddleston, Kitty Van Holsbeke and Elva Jackson Garza worked diligently preparing and coordinating for the big event.  The venue was set up beautifully, the food was delicious and the desserts were yummy. Special thanks to Sofia, Vinnie, AJ, Joey and all of the Brownsville Team including the title plant and Escrow Officers and Staff who came together and helped serve, greet guests, prepare the serving line and the dessert station. Your participation is appreciated!!! So many special moments were captured as Edwards Abstract and Title Co.  expressed appreciation to our wonderful customers. Viva Edwards!!!This communication including any attachments contains information which is confidential and may also be privileged. It is for the exclusive use of the...

  • Edwards Abstract and Title Co. Welcomes New Escrow Officer – Mark Anthony Lewis

    Edwards Abstract and Title Co. is pleased to announce that Mark Anthony Lewis has joined the Edwards Team as Escrow Officer. Mark will be welcoming customers at the Edwards McAllen location at 4228 N. McColl Road. Mark is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Degree with concentration in International Management.  He has worked in the title insurance industry since 2015 where he gained experience in closing commercial and residential transactions in the San Antonio market. During that time, Mark also became the designated closer for William Lyons Homes. Mariana Ragousis Ramirez, McAllen Office Manager and Sr. Escrow Officer is looking forward to expanding the closing services offered by the McAllen Team. With Mark’s knowledge and experience, he will be a great fit for the fast paced environment.  “I am excited to welcome Mark as the newest member of the McAllen Team. This office is a high performance,...

  • Edwards supported the NavyArmy Community Credit Union

    Edwards supported the NavyArmy Community Credit Union during the Annual Realtors Mixer held on April 11th at The Patio on Guerra. Thank you for a wonderful evening.  Jamie N. Aguilar, AVP Mortgage Origination and Norma Jean Justance, Mortgage Loan Originator and all of the NavyArmy staff did a top-notch job as they welcomed Realtors and affiliated businesses.   View the embedded image gallery online at:...

  • Edwards Texas Proud Customer Appreciation BBQ Welcomes Real Estate Industry Leaders

    Edwards Abstract and Title Co. hosted the 9th Annual Texas Proud Customer Appreciation BBQ on Thursday, March 28. Legacy Chapels was decked out and ready to welcome customers as they enjoyed the event from 11:00-2:00 p.m. The Edwards Team greeted over 750 guests who were treated to mouth-watering barbecue with all of the trimmings, delicious and cool desserts and ice cream; entertainment and lots of networking!Oh what a fantastic day it was for Edwards! Rave reviews and genuine expressions of appreciation from customers were shared throughout the event. The Edwards Team made all who attended feel welcome and appreciated! Many compliments on the decorations, food, facilities, desserts, photo set up and all of special details that made the event a huge success! Thank you to all of the members of the Edwards Team who came together to help make the Texas Proud BBQ so special for all who attended.Special thanks to our partners: Lone Star BBQ; Legacy Chapels and national title insurance...

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