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Everyone loves top 10 lists right? Well here you go, the top ten claims in the title industry. Before we get started, a few disclosures. Names and some identifying facts have been changed for privacy reasons. In several cases the claim details have been simplified to save readers from the doldrums of extensive legal maneuvering. … Continue reading Top Ten Claims in the Title Industry
If you have watched the news or read a newspaper lately, you have likely been confronted by the rapid expansion of state medical cannabis programs. More than 50 percent of states currently have medical marijuana laws on their books, several other states are considering establishing such programs, and a handful of states allow adult use … Continue reading With the Proliferation of State Cannabis Programs, Where Does Virginia Fit In? (Part 1)
We all know that the title industry is under attack and phishing emails are on the rise becoming more sophisticated. It is every agent’s worst nightmare to think they may fall victim to a phishing email and suffer a financial loss. It is important to be prepared with the information beforehand on what steps you … Continue reading What to do if you receive a phishing email whether it results in a financial loss or not?
There are so many insurance and bond products available to people and businesses in the Title Industry, and options keep growing. Some items are required and some are just good business sense. Since the late 90’s, the Commonwealth of Virginia has required licensed Title Agencies, that conduct real estate closings, to obtain and maintain … Continue reading What is it that you’re buying???
The 2018 General Assembly session adjourned without completing work on a new biennial budget. The cause for the impasse between the House of Delegates and the Senate was the question of whether Virginia should expand Medicaid. The Republican controlled House of Delegates had included expansion in its budget while the similarly Republican controlled Senate had … Continue reading Virginia Budget Update (Medicaid Expansion)
2018 is end of the biennium – only six months to go! Have you already completed your continuing education requirements and paid your $20 continuance fee to keep your Virginia title license active next year? You must complete 16 hours of CE, including three hours of Ethics (may include Law & Regs) and pay your … Continue reading VLTA Member Alert – All Virginia Title Agents Read On…
Watch the VLTA 2018 Annual Business Meeting. To learn more, login to your member account, and visit the VLTA Members Only webpage.
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I know you’ve heard all about it, but has it happened to you? If so you know exactly what I’m talking about. When I tell you, this is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen in our business, I mean I worry everyday about the hidden hack. We can’t see where it's coming from or what's happening … Continue reading Straight Talk Title: Email & Wire Fraud Do’s and Don’ts