Urban VS. Rural Title Research – Is There a Difference?

Urban vs. rural title research, is there any difference between the two or is it only that it is in a different location? What about the two makes them different? This was a question posed recently that made me dig a little bit deeper into the background of the two. In my experience when conducting … Continue reading Urban VS. Rural Title Research – Is There a Difference?

Churches and Title to Real Estate Virginia

Church-owned real estate raises several issues which all real estate professionals in Virginia should be aware. Generally speaking, there are two different types of church governance that we see most often in Virginia affecting title to real estate, namely Congregational churches and Ecclesiastical churches. In a Congregational church, each local church congregation is independent and … Continue reading Churches and Title to Real Estate Virginia

Strict Construction of Instruments of Conveyance for Easements

Wavell v. Lengel, 2021 Va. Cir. LEXIS 158, Case No. CL20000484-00(Amherst Co. Cir. Ct. July 12, 2021). Strict construction of canons of legal interpretation are presented in Amherst County Circuit Court’s recent decision, Wavell v. Lengel, 2021 Va. Cir. LEXIS 158, Case No. CL20000484-00 (July 12, 2021).   (A copy of the opinion is attached.) Therein, … Continue reading Strict Construction of Instruments of Conveyance for Easements

Alaskan Airpark is Being Railroaded

By Bob GastrockReprinted with Permission. General Aviation News AK12, Alaska’s oldest residential air park, is in serious danger. The survival of Flying Crown Airpark in Anchorage, which has been in operation since the early 1950s, depends upon a healthy relationship with the Alaska Railroad and a 200-foot right-of-way (ROW). But the Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) has sued Flying Crown in a quiet … Continue reading Alaskan Airpark is Being Railroaded