In 2018, VLTA will focus on building an industry of lifelong learners and engaged self-advocates. We will promote strong relationships within the industry and among industry partners. By supporting our industry and the professional goals of our members, we will help the current generation pass the torch to the new generation of land title professionals, … Continue reading VLTA 2018-2019 Strategic Plan
Have you registered for the VLTA 2018 Annual Convention? If you're planning to attend, please register right away - we're selling out! This year's Convention is boasting record registrations, and we only have so much space. The room block has SOLD OUT and only 50 seats are left in the education room. Based on current registrations, we … Continue reading VLTA Convention hits record numbers
When a "Dear John" letter becomes part of the public land records... Download and share the laugh: 5-2018 Recorded Treasure - Dear John letter as POA
Mary Long, VLTA Treasurer The goal of the VLTA finance committee is to promote the long-term viability of our professional association through careful budgeting, financial oversight, and member investment. The financial health and welfare of the Association are essential to our continued ability to provide services essential to our members. VLTA has provided education programs, … Continue reading VLTA Treasurer’s Report
By Skip Sacks, Virginia State Counsel Stewart Title Guaranty Company Our story begins in the spring of 2011. I was reviewing Stewart Title Guaranty Company’s Virginia claims totals for 2010 and it was clear that the recession was causing a huge increase in claims volume and losses. My colleagues at competing underwriters confirmed that they … Continue reading Claims, ALTA Risk Codes and Lessons from the Great Recession
The following is a story commentary about good practice. “Button, button, where’s the button,” the kindergarten game, is a childhood memory for me. I could not have guessed in kindergarten that I would ever recall the game as a dirt lawyer many, many years later. But, it’s the first question that comes to my mind … Continue reading Button, Button, Where’s the Button?
Would a Title Professional You Know Benefit from PRIA Membership? The Property Records Industry Association, through the generosity of a grant from Ernst Publishing, offers the opportunity for a one-year scholarship which includes membership in PRIA, along with registration (travel and hotel included) for one PRIA conference (annual 2018 or winter 2019). You, or one … Continue reading PRIA Scholarship 2018
By Colleen Taylor I came into the title industry as many do – by happenstance. I started out as a mortgage loan officer for a small community owned bank in another state. I moved to Virginia for love and put my resume out to local title companies because, hey, those nice guys from Ticor used … Continue reading How to last in the title industry – How to run a title agency that endures
Licensed title insurance agents and agencies who are RESA registered (“TSAs”) have certain responsibilities when ceasing business operations. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: notifying the Bureau of Insurance prior to closing, handling escrow funds in a fiduciary manner, and filing a close-out audit with the Bureau. Sixty days prior to closing shop, … Continue reading TSA Close-Out Requirements
Take the quiz below & enter a comment - four lucky people will win a $25 coupon for VLTA's upcoming Annual Convention (applicable to current and future registrations for the 2018 Annual Convention only). Special thanks to VLTA Past President Glenda Brooks for writing this month's Title Quiz!