What's New This Month
At West Virginia Bankers Title, we are kicking off a new year excited about what these next days and months will bring to our industry. We are grateful for the chance to work with our trusted real estate colleagues to keep transactions running smoothly. 

As part of our commitment to you, welcome to the launch of a refreshed version of our monthly e-newsletter. We see this communications tool as a way to elevate the trends shaping our work and an opportunity to connect by sharing information picked to be meaningful and interesting to you. The real estate industry has hit an unprecedented pace of growth, and 2021 will be no exception. We look forward to being a part of the conversation shaping our profession today - and into the future! 

Happy reading!

Bob Drummond, Vice President/Agency Manager of West Virginia Bankers Title
5 ways business leaders can support employees this year
2020 caused us to rethink our operations in ways we never thought possible. Many of us transitioned to a fully remote workforce and limited in-person interactions whenever possible. As we enter a new year, Forbes offers tips on how business leaders can support their teams through 2021 and promote their professional growth and mental well-being.
Could 2 percent define mortgage rates for the next decade?
Industry leaders aren’t expecting a bump in mortgage rates anytime soon. In fact, they are anticipating rates will remain around the historically low 2 percent mark throughout this year, as the federal government works to lessen the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more on what we can expect ratewise, check out this HousingWire report.
Take these steps to prevent wire fraud during a real estate transaction
As the threat landscape for real estate wire fraud continues to grow, the Washington Post has a good rundown of steps you can take to fend off cybercrimes. Often, criminals begin the process by phishing, or obtaining private information through website forms, emails or phone calls, to exploit their intended victims. Bill Burding, president of the American Land Title Association, offers advice on protecting yourself and your company from these attacks!
Mortgage Trends
Professional Development
Market Highlights
Resolutions You Can Keep
We’re midway through January, but it’s never too late to choose a New Year’s Resolution. Especially in a year as busy as this one is expected to be. Good news: The (groovier than us) experts at Rolling Stone have a great list of ideas for resolutions that you’ll actually be able to keep! The team at West Virginia Bankers Title would divulge our resolutions, but that’s a topic for maybe the next e-newsletter…! Or never. We’ll see!