Once upon a time, there was a beautiful woman who did very well for herself. She started her own software company and reaped the financial benefits when the company was bought out. She retired young and put over a million dollars down on a new home and carried a relatively small mortgage. Soon after these … Continue reading The Business Of Marriage: The Non-Divorce Attorney’s Impact on A Divorce
Amazing Customer Experiences Start with Your Team: It seems obvious that the customer experience is totally tied to your team but, the real question is how do you keep your team constantly focused on creating amazing experiences? We all know that the most vulnerable point of our business is how your team members respond to … Continue reading Straight Talk Title: Amazing Customer Experiences Start with Your Team
TITLE REPORT CHECKLIST Title Order / Contract Title Report Front Sheet List Sheets for each owner in Chain of Title Treasurer Tax Printouts Commissioner of the Revenue Printouts Copies of Deeds in Chain of Title Copies of Deeds of Trust & Liens Copies of Restrictions & Easements Copies all Plats in the Chain of Title Copies … Continue reading Title Tips & Trivia: Title Report Checklist
It was All Saint’s Eve and I was working. Pope Gregory (I forget if it was the III or the IV) would not be happy. This is supposed to be a day of prayer and atonement, one in which the restless spirits of the dead are calmed by the saintly behavior of the living, but … Continue reading Title Tips by TUTE: Title Through the Interdimensional Portal
You are underwriting counsel for a title insurance company and are asked if you will insure access to a piece of property that your prospective insured purchased at a tax sale. There is no deeded easement but you are advised that you will be furnished with enough information to insure by prescription. You believe that … Continue reading ARTU
Lists of Heirs I Have Known and Loved Spoiler alert! This may descend into a rant. Being raised by a genteel woman of moderately impeccable breeding, it will not rise to the level of Twitter flame wars (or whatever they are called these days, at least I hope not), but Tute begins from a pit … Continue reading Title Tips by TUTE
Hi! My name’s Beaufort Hambuket, and dis is my bucket wheres I gets to talk ‘bout title n’ stuff. Today I wanna talk ‘bout dis new-fangled thing called “Bitcoin”. I hear all sortsa talk ‘bout how bitcoin gonna revolutionize da’ title n’ settlement world. If ya’ ask me (and ya’ are, cause your readin’ my … Continue reading Beautfort’s Bucket
By Stephanie Campbell, Westcor Land Title Insurance Company. Most people are familiar with the James Bond movie “A View to a Kill”. An intense thriller with great music and exotic backdrops. The theme song by Duran-Duran runs through my head every time I repeat the crazy story of one of my many “Tales from the … Continue reading Tales from the Table: A View to A Kill
TUTE: The Unknown Title Examiner I am sure it comes as no surprise to hear your humble correspondent is not the sharpest pencil in the drawer. When no fascinating topic develops from the work in progress, Tute is prone to generic Google searches (I am sure that is © or ® or ™ to some … Continue reading Title Tips by TUTE: You Want Me to Do What???!!!
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???
This month's Recorded Treasure was submitted by Lisa Tully. Who's happy to be single?
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