What do you see as the purpose of the Technology Committee? Do you think the Technology Committee’s role has changed given this particular time in our history? The purpose of the VLTA technology committee is to draw from experts in the technology industry to provide valuable information and resources as well as provide education to … Continue reading VLTA’s Technology Committee: A Look Inside with Chair, Melissa Ellis
by Julie Ann Rutledge, President Land Title Research, Inc. Proactive Title Defense – Communication is the Key: Errors in the Title Report and Commitment remain the top cause of claims in the title industry today. There are many factors that contribute to the problem of errors and omissions in Title Reports and Commitments. It … Continue reading Due Diligence & Survey Matters
Name: Amanda R. Hayes Company: Redmon, Peyton & Braswell, LLP; RPB Title, LLC Current Position at Company: Associate Attorney/Settlement Agent; Title Agent Current Role(s) within VLTA: Events Committee member Years Active with VLTA: 1.5 years Tell us a little about yourself: I grew up on a pig and corn farmstead in Northern Illinois with my … Continue reading VLTA Member Spotlight: Amanda Hayes
On January 24, 2019 the VLTA will be holding our annual Lobby Day. VLTA Lobby Day connects the Virginia title insurance community with their Virginia legislators. Representatives enjoy speaking with their constituents on whom they can rely for information on proposed legislation. When you register with your home address, we identify participants' Senators and Delegates, … Continue reading VLTA Lobby Day – TODAY!
Todd Condron is a partner with Leggett Simon Freemyers & Lyon, PLC and a Principal with Ekko Title. Todd spends most of his time at the Ekko Office in Vienna, Virginia. Additionally, he is a Northern Virginia Representative for the Real Estate Section of the Virginia State Bar Association. Mr. Condron began his work with … Continue reading Member Spotlight
The Examiner has dedicated several months to the discussion of technology’s impact on our industry, whether real or imagined. This discussion will continue and change is something we all have to accept whether we want to or not. Often times, we cast the impact as negative. In fact, in one of our prior articles I … Continue reading Technology: Positive Impacts at the Local Level
Do you have dormant accounts, or dormant funds in your current accounts? Are you aware that oftentimes these are the funds that are targeted by untrustworthy employees to steal? Escheatment is a tool to assist you in cleaning out those accounts. After funds are held for a specified period, and attempts were made to contact … Continue reading Don’t Fear the Reaper