What's New This Month
With any new federal administration, the real estate community can anticipate changes to policies and rules that affect our industry. This transition is no exception. The team at West Virginia Bankers Title is keeping a close watch on developments in Washington, D.C. to ensure we’re providing the best and newest information to our loyal customers, as we do our part in successfully closing their transactions.

Our industry is as resilient and dynamic as they come. We’re excited for the opportunity to work with our lending, attorney and real estate colleagues as we chart the course for more growth in 2021.

Have a great month!

Bob Drummond, Vice President/Agency Manager of West Virginia Bankers Title
We are currently hiring for a Title Insurance Underwriter! This person will be responsible for underwriting and processing title insurance policies for a large regional title insurance agency. Must be able to work independently and communicate well with Attorneys and Lenders.

Requirements include:
Excellent Computer Skills
Effective Written and Verbal Communication
Attention to Detail

Banking, legal and/or real estate experience preferred but not required.

We offer great benefits, a competitive salary, 401K and YOU CAN WORK FROM HOME!! Does this sound like you? Please send your resume to bdrummond@titlesinsured.com.

(West Virginia Bankers Title LLC. is an equal opportunity employer)

Preparing for a (Modest) Rise in Mortgage Rates
We’ve seen historically low mortgage rates for months, but many economists are predicting a slight bump in 2021. Good news: Freddie Mac expects average 30-year fixed-rate mortgages to remain under 3 percent in 2021, meaning it’s still a great time to buy or refinance. HousingWire sat down with a variety of economists to get their take on how high mortgage rates will climb and how lenders and the broader market will respond.
CFPB Pick Chopra Expected to Quickly Expand Watchdog’s Reach
President Joe Biden has nominated a current member of the Federal Trade Commission to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Analysts expect Rohit Chopra to accelerate the agency and its consumer advocacy mission, including doubling down on enforcement and oversight, especially with it comes to COVID-19 relief. Bloomberg Law has an authoritative take on what Chopra means for the financial services industry. With all signs pointing to a reinvigorated CFPB at the federal level, many states are taking steps to implement their version of a consumer watchdog surrounding financial products and services.
ALTA’s Premier Resource for State Regulations
With all this talk about rules and regulations, we hope you’re reading this e-newsletter after your morning coffee. (As for us, the WVBT team is currently brewing another pot!) Regardless of your caffeine level, the American Land Title Association makes it easy for you to stay informed about title insurance regulations by state. These regulations are ever-changing and vary by state, and this easy-to-use tracker makes sure you’re in the know about how these shifts can affect your business’ licensing and operating requirements.
Mortgage Trends
Professional Development
Market Highlights
Life is stressful. Send us your pet photos.
While the team at West Virginia Bankers Title aspires for this e-newsletter to offer the latest in industry news and trends to our trusted colleagues, we also want to mix in some fun. In this 24/7 world we’re living in, a serious real estate professional like yourself needs a break. What’s a universal stress reliever? Cute pet photos! Send us the best photo of your favorite pooch, kitten, turtle, hamster, (whatever) and a short description about them to wvbt@titlesinsured.com. We’ll be sure to highlight one each month!