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

Title Insurance and Transfer on Death Deeds

People want to avoid probate, to make it as easy and inexpensive as possible to transfer assets to designated beneficiaries after they pass away. For years people have been able to do this with their intangible personal property assets, i.e., bank accounts, retirement accounts, annuities, etc. They designate in writing who inherits the money upon … Continue reading Title Insurance and Transfer on Death Deeds

Virtual Town Hall – The State of the Industry & Economic Forecast

Change is Here! The Virginia Land Title Association (VLTA) hosted a Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday June 23, moderated by Kevin T. Pogoda, Esq. VLTA Past President, with panelists from diverse segments of the real estate industry, including the VLTA, the Virginia Court Clerks Association, the Virginia Bankers Association, the Virginia Mortgage Bankers Association, the … Continue reading Virtual Town Hall – The State of the Industry & Economic Forecast

Priority of Residential Refinance Mortgage Over Subordinate Mortgage

Virginia Code § 55.1-319, entitled “Priority of residential refinance mortgage over subordinate mortgage,” makes refinancing for borrowers who need to subordinate a second or lower priority deed of trust much easier in many cases by eliminating the need for the subordinate deed of trust lender’s review and approval, as well as the execution, delivery and … Continue reading Priority of Residential Refinance Mortgage Over Subordinate Mortgage

COVID-19: Three Ways to Maintain (or Grow) Your Title Company During the Pandemic

These are tough times, that’s for sure. COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on small businesses including Title & Escrow companies, with many having shuttered and some holding on but struggling to maintain their clients and revenue. However, don’t let that stop you from having a laser focus on your business – you have to think long … Continue reading COVID-19: Three Ways to Maintain (or Grow) Your Title Company During the Pandemic