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Cornell Abstract Company

Cornell Title and Abstract Company provide a full gamut of services including lein searches, abstract updates, and loan closings. The Company was located in Spirit Lake, in Northwest Iowa. Established in 1918 as the Dickinson County Abstract Company by H. E. Ilsley, H. E. Narey, C. E. Narey and others, the business name changed to Brainard Abstract Company in 1933 when W. A. Brainard purchased the company.
Robert R. Cornell joined Brainard Abstract Company in April of 1946 as a trainee following service work in the Navy. He was paid 90.00 dollars per month from the federal government under the G.I. Bill and 15.00 dollars per month from Brainard. Cornell purchased the business from Brainard in 1953.Tom Underwood joined Brainard Abstract in May, 1976, and acquired one-half interest in the business in 1978. The name was changed to Cornell Abstract Company in May, 1986, as a tribute to Bob Cornell’s longevity with the company.
American Land Title Association is the national trade association that represents and defends the title insurance industry. This association is responsible of improving the quality and business atmosphere of their members related to title insurance. ALTA members look for, evaluate and insure land titles to protect mortgage lenders and home buyers who invest in real state. Members could be builders, attorneys, developers, real state brokers, lenders, surveyors, consultants and related national trade associations. The association promotes many information activities and it is in touch with Congress to defend their position on legislative and regulatory matters.
They would also like to take this opportunity to introduce and welcome you to Cornell Title & Escrow. Cornell Title & Escrow was born out of the requests of our current clients asking us to provide full service closing and escrow services. They will be performing closings for purchases, refinances and witness closings. Robin Kollasch will be the main closer for Cornell Title & Escrow and will draw heavily on her experience closing loans for a local bank. Along with Robin, Dallas Brown and Tom Underwood will be assisting in closing loans, performing escrow services and assisting in 1031 tax free exchanges.

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