Jumping Through the Title Insurance Hoops

If you have worked in real estate long enough, you have stories. Good stories, horror stories and funny stories. As my husband would say, you have "stories about the stories".  With the refi business booming right now, I thought those in the know would appreciate me sharing one of mine. When you work in real...

Apr 29, 2021
Title Search Gone Wrong

My title search came in and there were recent deaths in the chain of title where folks had died without a will (intestate). That meant tracking down heirs. Depending on what year you die, part of the Virginia Code dictates succession. In this case there was a child born of a union, prior to the...

Jul 28, 2020
Recording fees are going up as of July 1, 2020

Among the new laws that will begin on July 1, 2020, recording fees are also going up. Double check your calculations, the following changes in fees will begin Wednesday! Library of Virginia Fee will be increasing by $2.00. The fee will go from $1.50 to $3.50 (applies to all documents and plats pursuant to VA...

Jun 29, 2020

Grab your popcorn...settle in...this blog post is a little longer, but worth it. Drama, intrigue and a fairly happy ending!   You hear about it at seminars. You are warned about it by underwriters. You just never think it can happen to you…until it does. You get an email that looks perfectly normal. There are...

Jun 25, 2020
Title Insurance Lemonade

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade…and lemon cake…and lemon bars, because diversification is the key to survival. A company that can adjust and adapt has a better chance of surviving because it can continue to provide what the client needs, even when those needs are changing. We are a title company that specializes...

Jun 18, 2020
Smile While You Mask

I walked by another person on the street coming to work, and smiled in greeting. They didn't even acknowledge me with a slight tilt of the head.  How rude!  Then I realized, they couldn't see my smile through the mask I had on! Why in the world would they respond if they thought I didn't...

Jun 05, 2020
Courthouse Status as of June 3, 2020

While COVID will continue to impact how real estate does business for foreseeable future, ALTA has let us know, slowly but surely courthouses such as Tazewell County, New Kent County and Lunenburg County are back open for business, while others are now operating under a modified version. Maybe, just maybe, we are on the downhill...

Jun 03, 2020
Memorial Day Weekend


May 22, 2020
Birthday Week

It’s the office birthday week! Birthday’s all around and something to celebrate in crazy times. Help us celebrate by letting us help you! A refinance deal, new purchase or commerical lease…we are grateful for all the gifts you can send our way!

May 18, 2020