Monthly Archives: March 2017

Ask Your Title Officer


Manny Manuel | Assistant Vice President, Title Officer
California Title Company | Orange County

Q: One of the parties to my closing is using a POA and said it was a ‘military POA.’ What does that mean, and how does it differ from a normal POA?

A: A Military Power of Attorney (POA) is a special form of POA that eligible members of the armed services and some others can use. What makes it special is that the form is exempt from all the various state-to-state idiosyncrasies with which a normal POA must comply in order to be used for a real estate transaction. · The principal must be on active duty in the armed forces, a person eligible to receive legal assistance (for our industry purposes generally this means immediate family members of the active duty personnel) and civilians and military contractors who are currently stationed outside of the United States. · The POA must be notarized, the notary must be a judge advocate, a civilian attorney serving the armed forces as a legal assistant, all adjutants, assistant adjutants and personnel adjutants, any member of the armed services who the particular service says can be a notary, and additional members of the military and Department of Defense who the Secretary of the Department of Defense designates can be a notary when outside the United States. · The idea behind the Military POA is to make it less difficult for our active-duty defenders to conduct their civilian affairs so that they can concentrate on their duties. Title Resources supports our troops and salutes their sacrifice and selflessness, and we are happy to assist service members and their families in any way we can. Call California Title to address any questions to the use of a Power of Attorney.


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Can You Write in 10 Languages?



We strive to continue expanding the competency of our Property Profiles, and by doing so we have ten different languages from around the globe to choose from.

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April 2017 Events


Have you made your April plans yet? Each month we post a monthly events calendar for the three counties we are located in  – San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County.

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Ask Your Title Officer


Chuck Bishop | Vice President, Senior Title Officer
California Title Company | San Diego

Q:  We have been asked to complete a “Statement of Facts” with a lot of personal information.  Is this really necessary on our Real Estate transaction?

A.  The Title Company makes every effort to identity know risks which may affect your property.  We accomplish this by researching those “Official Records” which affect Real Estate.  In this way we identify liens, Loans, Conditions, Restriction and many other matters which affect title to the property.  However many of these records do not describe the property, but may still impose liens against the land. This group includes judgments, tax liens, bankruptcies and other documents.   These are often filed against people with the same or similar names to our parties.   The information you provide in the Statement of Facts are personal in nature. But checking social security numbers, date of birth and other information you provide may be the only way to distinguish you from the other people named in these documents. A property completed Statement of Fact will allow us to provide fast, safe and efficient service on your transaction.  Further, this form is kept confidential and is used for Title Company purposes only.



For March, we are proud to introduce out of our Orange County office:


Manny Manuel is the current Title Officer and Assistant Vice President of California Title Company of Orange County and has been with California Title Company since 2002. Manny has over 20 years of experience in the title industry, starting when he was 16 as a document printer for Fidelity National Title and has worked his way up to his current position. While working in the Customer Service Department at Orange Coast Title, Manny attended Rio Hondo College in Whittier, where he obtained an Associates of Science in Administrative Justice. He then transferred to Cal State of Long Beach and majored in Sociology and minored in Information Systems. Manny has been trained and mentored by Dave Turnbow for the last 12 years and has given Manny the tools and knowledge to be the Title Officer he is today. Manny is happily married with 4 children.