The Ronald Donn Scholarship Award honors VLTA Past President Ronald Donn and recognizes newly licensed title insurance agents and newly certified VCTE and/or VCTSA's. Ronald Donn was passionate about industry education. The winner of the scholarship will receive a complimentary registration to the VLTA Annual Convention, October 18-22, 2021.To qualify, you must be a VLTA … Continue reading VLTA Ronald Donn Scholarship 2021
In March of 2020 workers across the country were instructed to pack up and prepare to work from home. This temporary solution, in response to the pending pandemic, resulted in scrambling at all levels and across all industries throughout the United States. Over a year has passed and it is estimated that 25-30% of the … Continue reading Remote Work: Making Sense of Your New Normal
This past year has been some of the most challenging times for individuals and companies. Many of us changed the way we conducted business overnight and had to settle into a ‘new normal’. Luckily, it appears as though the dust has settled, and we are getting back to the way things were before the pandemic. Through … Continue reading The Importance of Cybersecurity in the Title Industry
VLTA President, Julie Ann Rutledge, formed the 2021 VLTA Presidents’ Building Bridges Taskforce (BBT) to develop cooperative relations between the VLTA Association and other industry related Associations. Past VLTA President, Kevin T. Pogoda, has been appointed Chairman of this Taskforce. The immediate assignment for the taskforce is to Build Bridges with the Virginia Association of … Continue reading BUILDING BRIDGES
For several years, we have discussed the “silver tsunami” of the title industry. Right now, we are experiencing a boom and having a hard time finding experienced people. Part of the reason for the shortage and the tsunami is that this industry is cyclical and when the last dip occurred, many experienced title people left … Continue reading Finding Staff, Keeping Staff
Question: a. In April of 2000, Jeff Jones obtained a judgment against Duncan Brinker in the amount of $6,000.00, and docketed the judgment in Fairfax County. b. In June of 2002, Brinker conveyed Lot 50, Shades of Gray Acres, to Linda Lovelink by deed of gift. c. In August of 2005, Lovelink borrowed $150,000.00 from … Continue reading ARTU Q & A: Spring/Summer 2021
With the remote workforce rapidly increasing over the past dozen years, and more companies coming to terms with the necessity of employees working remotely, there is much to consider regarding managing a successful remote team. A remote workforce demands an entirely different structure than operating in a multi-person, shared office environment. It calls for a … Continue reading Are You Operating in a Secure Remote Work Environment? Review These Cybersecurity Measures for Home
(Part One) After several years of review and editing, the American Land Title Association will roll out a new portfolio of owner’s and loan policies, a new title commitment, a new endorsement series (47 – Operative Law), and numerous technical amendments to existing endorsement forms to align them with the policies’ changes. This article will … Continue reading What About Those 2021 ALTA Policy Forms?
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