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March 8, 2019

Habitat For Humanity

Commerce Title’s commitment to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge for over 20 years has made the dream of home ownership possible for many families in our community. Securing land is one of the most important aspects of building Habitat homes. The assistance Commerce Title provides with the purchase of land involves clearing the […]

January 22, 2018

2017: The Year of American Dreams!

Another year has come and gone and we are thrilled to have played a small part in many of life’s important milestones for many families. We know that every time we do a closing, in addition to the legal paperwork, research, funding transfers, and insurance that we provide, our work represents significantly more than what […]

November 14, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Commerce Title compliant with ALTA’s Best Practices

HA&W, LLP, a nationally-recognized tax, audit and business advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, announced today that the firm has deemed 20 title agencies compliant with ALTA Best Practices. These agencies, along with more than 500 others, have partnered with HA&W through its ComplianceSuccess® Program. Developed in collaboration with ALTA, the AICPA and the industry’s top title […]

February 22, 2016

Welcome Bing Stewart to the team!

Bing Stewart has joined Commerce Title and Abstract Company in the firm’s Perkins headquarters. He is a veteran of the title industry, bringing more than three decades of real estate law experience to the team. Before beginning his career in title, Stewart worked in his family law business specializing in probate, foreclosure, and real estate […]

September 18, 2015

Now closing in Brusly!

Want to close in Brusly/Port Allen? Now you can! If your clients or properties are located west of the river and you’d like a convenient West Baton Rouge closing, Commerce Title is ready to accomodate you! Our “pop up” office is located at 1650 Beaulieu Lane, Port Allen, in the generously shared office of Jamie Fonenot […]

August 20, 2015

There are nearly 100 ways to lose your home… and one way to keep it

On moving day, you feel the bliss of new or first-time home ownership. And it’s an exciting day! But lurking in the shadows of all those moving boxes could be title issues that could cause you to lose your property. But wait, you ask: Isn’t a title search supposed to prevent against ownership issues? Even […]

August 19, 2015

The TRID Delay: What it means for the industry now and in the future

CFPB’s delay had serious consequence for companies that had been diligently working toward August 1, 2015. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) gave the mortgage industry quite the surprise on June 24 of this year. With only 27 working days until the August 1 effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule (or “TRID” for short), it […]

June 29, 2015

Commerce Title Expands Baton Rouge HQ

Today is moving day for Commerce Title. To accommodate recent growth, the Baton Rouge-based title firm is expanding its footprint at its headquarters offices at 2051 Silverside Drive, Suite 160. Commerce Title, which has been in business for nearly 35 years, is moving into an additional 2,320 square feet of space at its headquarter offices. […]

April 26, 2015

Closing Glossary

A Abstract of Title – A condensed history or summary of all transactions affecting a particular tract of land.Access – The right to enter and leave a tract of land from a public way. Can include the right to enter and leave over the lands of another.Accretion – The slow build-up of lands by natural forces such as […]