Urban VS. Rural Title Research – Is There a Difference?

Urban vs. rural title research, is there any difference between the two or is it only that it is in a different location? What about the two makes them different? This was a question posed recently that made me dig a little bit deeper into the background of the two. In my experience when conducting … Continue reading Urban VS. Rural Title Research – Is There a Difference?

Pass The State Exam With VLTA’S Pre-Licensing Course

Virginia Code § 38.2-1800 defines “title insurance agent” as “an agent licensed in the Commonwealth to sell, solicit, or negotiate title insurance, and performing all of the services set forth in § 38.2-4601.1.” Those services include: “(i) the evaluation of the title search to determine the insurability of the title; (ii) a determination of whether or … Continue reading Pass The State Exam With VLTA’S Pre-Licensing Course

Churches and Title to Real Estate Virginia

Church-owned real estate raises several issues which all real estate professionals in Virginia should be aware. Generally speaking, there are two different types of church governance that we see most often in Virginia affecting title to real estate, namely Congregational churches and Ecclesiastical churches. In a Congregational church, each local church congregation is independent and … Continue reading Churches and Title to Real Estate Virginia