Bill Thomas | V.P, Sr. Title Officer
California Title Company | Los Angeles
Q. When a notary is taking place outside of the State of California does the new language, implemented under the new 2015 notary requirements (SB 1040), need to be affixed to the Acknowledgement?
A. If they are using their own State’s acknowledgement form it is not necessary. If they use the State of California form, the following must be affixed to the notary acknowledgement:
A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document.
For April, we are proud to introduce out of our Los Angeles office:
Elvic’s employment with California Title began in April 2002. His experience in the title industry goes back to 1994, where he held positions such as open orders, searcher, examiner and customer service representative. Prior to working in the title industry he was a manager of various retail stores as well as a district manager of a known chain store. Elvic services all customers with urgency because he knows that “time is gold” for all customers. Elvic stated that “ If you work with California Title , always be ready to give and service the customers with urgency and care, because at California Title we want our customers to have A1 results”. In his free time he enjoys playing the guitar, singing and composing for church especially on Sundays where he is the choir director of St Peter’s Italian Church in downtown Los Angeles.
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.
WITH EACH PROPERTY PROFILE YOU WILL RECEIVE:
Research done by property address, owner name or assessors parcel number
Recent sales comparables
Current ownership deed
Outstanding loans and all pertinent documents
Assessors plat map
WHAT IS THE QUICKEST WAY TO ACCESS THIS FEATURE?
Log into your account directly from our website (www.caltitle.com)
or contact your Cal Title Sales Representative.
Or for additional information please contact your Cal Title Sales Rep.