The New Digital Age – The VLTA Examiner Monthly is just a click away!

The VLTA Examiner Monthly is now just a click away!  We have moved to a digital web-based user-friendly format that can be viewed from your PC, Laptop, Tablet or Mobile Phone.  You can find us at www.vltaexaminer.com. The new magazine offers many new features: Each month the Examiner will feature an interactive Quiz or Puzzle.  … Continue reading The New Digital Age – The VLTA Examiner Monthly is just a click away!

What To Do If You’re a Wire Fraud Victim

Republished from FBI instructions November 2, 2017 The number of wire fraud scams reported by title companies to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) spiked 480 percent in 2016, according to a warning issued to businesses by the FBI. If funds are transferred to a fraudulent account, it is important to act quickly: Contact the financial institution … Continue reading What To Do If You’re a Wire Fraud Victim

Know Before You Owe Final Disclosure Rule 2017

(a/k/a TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule, a/k/a TRID) Those of us that have been involved with residential real estate settlements for a while, remember RESPA reform of 2010 and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) “Know Before You Owe” rules that became effective October 3, 2015.  July 7, 2017 CFPB issued the Final Rule dealing with … Continue reading Know Before You Owe Final Disclosure Rule 2017

Virginia Court Deems Home Daycares are a “Residential Use” in Neighborhood Squabble

In underwriting title, with some frequency we are asked to write over or give affirmative coverage with respect to an apparent violation of the covenants, conditions and restrictions (“CCRs”) which we are told has existed for a number of years without any action to enforce by the association or owner with standing.  Typically, in our … Continue reading Virginia Court Deems Home Daycares are a “Residential Use” in Neighborhood Squabble