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CLOSING DAY CHECKLIST

CLOSING DAY CHECKLIST

Closing Day has finally arrived! Below is a compilation of a few last-minute items you may have questions about. VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION To help defend…

Happy Holidays From Potomac Title Group

Happy Holidays From Potomac Title Group

As we approach the end of the year, everyone at Potomac Title Group would like to take a moment to extend our warmest wishes to…

The History of Properties and Their Titles: Dive Deep into the History of Land Ownership and How Titles Have Evolved Over Time

The History of Properties and Their Titles: Dive Deep into the History of Land Ownership and How Titles Have Evolved Over Time

When we talk about buying or selling property today, we often take for granted the complex system that guarantees our ownership rights. This system, based…

Navigating the Slow Season: Strategies for Real Estate Agents to Stay Motivated and Prepare for the Spring Market Surge

Navigating the Slow Season: Strategies for Real Estate Agents to Stay Motivated and Prepare for the Spring Market Surge

As we delve into November 2023, the real estate market has shown a noticeable slowdown, posing significant challenges for agents. Some are even contemplating exiting…

Master the Art of Thanksgiving: Essential Tips for a Flawless Feast

Master the Art of Thanksgiving: Essential Tips for a Flawless Feast

As the leaves turn golden and the air gets crisper, it’s clear that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This festive season is all about…

A Guide to the Difference Between Lender’s and Owner’s Title Insurance

A Guide to the Difference Between Lender’s and Owner’s Title Insurance

Navigating the world of real estate can be like trying to decipher a foreign language. However, understanding the intricacies, especially when it comes to title…

A Title Company’s Guide to a Spooktacular and Safe Halloween!

A Title Company’s Guide to a Spooktacular and Safe Halloween!

Boo, dear readers! 🎃 It’s that delightfully eerie time of the year again – Halloween. But hold onto your witch hats, because before you float…

Understanding The Title Search Process: A Breakdown of What Happens With a Title Search

Understanding The Title Search Process: A Breakdown of What Happens With a Title Search

Are you a first-time homebuyer, a seasoned real estate investor, or simply someone interested in understanding the complexities of a real estate transaction? One crucial…

Thriving in a Slower Housing Market: Your Guide to Staying Motivated and Generating Clients

Thriving in a Slower Housing Market: Your Guide to Staying Motivated and Generating Clients

In the dynamic world of real estate, the market can ebb and flow like the tides. While the highs are exhilarating, slower periods can test…

Understanding the Title Search Process: Your Essential Guide

Understanding the Title Search Process: Your Essential Guide

Are you about to buy a home or invest in property? If so, you’ve probably heard the term “title search” tossed around. But what is…

Tips for Back-to-School Success: A Guide for Parents

Tips for Back-to-School Success: A Guide for Parents

As the long days of summer come to an end, the excitement and anxiety of a new school year begin to bubble up. For many…

Glossary for Title Terms: A Beginner’s Guide

Glossary for Title Terms: A Beginner’s Guide

Navigating the world of real estate and title insurance can sometimes feel like deciphering a foreign language. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, a seasoned real…

The One Year Plan For Downsizing

The One Year Plan For Downsizing

Are you contemplating downsizing? Whether you’re an empty-nester looking to simplify your life, a retiree seeking a more manageable space, or just wanting to reduce…

Title Commitment: What It Is and Why It’s Essential

Title Commitment: What It Is and Why It’s Essential

When you’re in the process of buying a home or property, you’ll likely come across a document called a “title commitment.” Although it may sound…

The Sizzling Benefits of Buying a Home in July and August

The Sizzling Benefits of Buying a Home in July and August

With the summer sun shining brightly, July and August can be the ideal months to purchase your dream home. Although spring often holds the title…

Essential Home Maintenance Tasks Every Homeowner Should Prioritize

Essential Home Maintenance Tasks Every Homeowner Should Prioritize

Owning a home is a significant investment that requires regular upkeep and maintenance to preserve its value and ensure your family’s comfort and safety. While…

Mastering the Art of Packing: Essential Tips for a Smooth Move

Mastering the Art of Packing: Essential Tips for a Smooth Move

Moving to a new home can be an exciting adventure, but the process of packing up your entire life can seem overwhelming. However, with the…

WHAT HAPPENS TO PROPERTY IN VIRGINIA IF AN OWNER DIES WITHOUT A WILL AND WHEN DOES PROBATE HAVE TO BE OPENED?

WHAT HAPPENS TO PROPERTY IN VIRGINIA IF AN OWNER DIES WITHOUT A WILL AND WHEN DOES PROBATE HAVE TO BE OPENED?

In Virginia, when a person dies without a will, their property is distributed according to the state’s intestacy laws. Intestacy laws are a set of…