Message from VLTA President 2020-2021 Julie Ann Rutledge

Hello, I am Julie Ann Rutledge, and it has been my pleasure to serve as your VLTA President for the 2020-2021 term. Founded in 1974 with the mission of the Association to advance the efficient and secure transfer of ownership of real property, the VLTA of today is a testimony of the passion and tenacity … Continue reading Message from VLTA President 2020-2021 Julie Ann Rutledge

The Title Agent’s Role in Elder Financial Fraud Prevention – Know the Red Flags and How to Respond

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 40.3 million Americans age 65 and older in the 2010 Census. In 2018, that number was estimated at 52 million, representing 16 percent of the U.S. population. Today’s estimate is 73 million, a number driven by the aging of the Baby Boomers born between 1946 and 1964. … Continue reading The Title Agent’s Role in Elder Financial Fraud Prevention – Know the Red Flags and How to Respond

VLTA’s Virginia Certified Title Settlement Agent Course

To become licensed as a barber in Virginia, you must complete a 1,500-hour training program and pass an exam. Remarkably, there is no training or exam required to conduct a closing, send documents to record, or manage millions of dollars of other people’s money. A bad haircut will eventually grow out. But no one forgets … Continue reading VLTA’s Virginia Certified Title Settlement Agent Course

What About Those 2021 ALTA Policy Forms?

(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?

Are You Operating in a Secure Remote Work Environment? Review These Cybersecurity Measures for Home

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

Remote Work: Making Sense of Your New Normal

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

Women in Business Achievement Award

We are pleased to announce that Mary S. Long, President of Stewart Title and Settlement Services, Inc. has been selected to receive a 2020 “Women in Business Achievement Award”. Award winners are selected each year by Inside Business to recognize women who have made a significant impact on their business community and who have served … Continue reading Women in Business Achievement Award

Interview with the VLTA Past President: Megan Meloon

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Megan Meloon a few weeks after her term ended as our President. We discussed her term and the convention and all of the unusual aspects of 2020.One of our first topics of conversation was the same as probably everyone’s first topic of conversation. We talked about the … Continue reading Interview with the VLTA Past President: Megan Meloon

Interview with the New VLTA President: Julie Ann Rutledge

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down (or at least have a phone call) with our new VLTA President, Julie Rutledge. I wanted to discuss her new role and how her first few weeks at the helm are going.For those of you who do not know, Julie has been a member of VLTA and … Continue reading Interview with the New VLTA President: Julie Ann Rutledge