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
Vector illustration of handcuffs cartoon isolated design

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
Surviving Working from Home- Improving Yourself

Now it's time to ask yourself the hard questions…do you order pizza for the 100th time for dinner or something else? Ha! Too bad that is not really the question! Remember the to-do lists? Now you are going to make a pro/con list…about yourself. Which, since most people are their own worst critics, is not...

May 05, 2020
COVID 19 Help

COVID-19 HELP WITH TITLE SERVICES Witness Only Closings Title Searches Commitments and Final Polices E-Recordings Processing Services     When COVID- 19 gives you commercial real estate lemons, what do you do? You make the most delicious lemonade! With most title companies and paralegals working from home, it creates huge challenges with closing and notarizing...

Apr 17, 2020