Umbrella Insurance

Today’s blog is both a resignation to our recently shattered rainfall records and a shout out to a former Associate of our Firm who opened his own firm in Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, Virginia,  as an Estate Planning Specialist. John S. Burton, Esq., wrote the following pithy newsletter to educate consumers on the need for…


So You Think You are a Veteran of Many a Closing

Many experienced home buyers, sellers and investors are still surprised to learn of the new closing requirements concerning funding.   For years, the gold standard at closings was to bring funds by a “certified check”, “cashier’s check”, or other paper draft of a bank account.    Unfortunately, while these legitimate real estate moguls have been out there…


What does Terrorism have in common with a Survey?

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!!! Your realtor is in a unique position to help identify problems that call for further investigation.  Consider the surveyor to be like a good law enforcement officer.   Even your closing attorney can’t help unless the realtor alerts him to issues that presented themselves at home inspection, walk-thru, or when…


Do I have to Die to get out of my Timeshare?

Yes and No!    Dying does relieve you personally from having to ever pay another penny for your Timeshare or another maintenance fee.  However, your heirs may not appreciate the fact that your estate remains liable for these sorts of contractual obligations and it may affect the legacy that you leave to the next generation. It…