Our Story

We assist buyers, sellers, agents, lenders, developers, builders, and lawyers in real estate transactions. As a title insurance and abstract company, we have been providing unequaled service for over 35 years in Northeast Florida.

About Us

Land Title of America, Inc. is a corporation owned and managed by Stephen Collins, of the Collins family, which has provided superior service for title insurance and real estate closings in St. Augustine and St. Johns County for over 30 years. Much has changed in that time, but our high standard of customer satisfaction remains unaltered. Today, we enhance the accuracy and efficiency of our service with the latest technology for the benefit of our customers. Land Title of America, Inc. represents both stability and innovation in an ever-changing market.

  • Closings & Title Insurance
  • Title Searches
  • Title Insurance
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
  • SBA Loans (Small Business Association)
  • Specialization in Distressed Properties
  • Closings at the time and place convenient to our customers

Why us?

Cost. Service. Accountability. These are the holy trinity of reasons why you should care who issues your Title Insurance Policy.

Cost
Normally local title companies will charge you less.

Service
A local title company is quickly available answer your questions when challenges or trials arise. You do not have to deal with complicated online forums or frustrating dialing services, both of which distance you from a real and dedicated professional.

Accountability
Local title company associates will see you at a church or school function, while shopping at Wal-Mart, or at the fair downtown. When we review your closing documents at your side, we make sure you understand them. We cannot simply run away after closing a deal, while representatives of larger corporations may shake hands and never think to see you again.

In our close-knit community, who we do business with matters, especially when it comes to cost, service, and accountability.

More Information

We are at your service to answer any real estate-related questions you may have. Please call on us at (904) 797-9600, and search our online public information below.

Title Insurance is a policy that protects you from financial loss due to a challenge against your real estate ownership.

When was the last time you had to hire an attorney to defend your rights? It’s dang expensive. Think of that owner’s Title Insurance policy as prepaid attorney’s fees. Whether or not someone has the right to challenge your ownership (even after you’ve sold), you still have to prove it in a court of law and that can be cost prohibitive. Title Insurance is an inexpensive way to protect your now and your future.

Title Insurance has exceptions and exclusionsTitle Endorsements close the gap.  Title Insurance policy does not cover covenants and restrictions violations, mineral issues, easements, abusive association, challenges against condominium declarations, and the list goes on….  For a nominal cost, Title Endorsements absorb all of those expenses.

Driver’s license, and if you’re the buyer:  a cashier’s check. Of course there are always exceptions to this, but for the most part, that’s it. Sometimes the buyer has to bring a second form of photo ID if the lender requires it.

Title Insurance fees are regulated by the State of Florida.  The base rate is $5.75 per thousand up to $100,000, and $5.00 per thousand thereafter up to $1 million.  Discounts are available for some transactions.  Please call Land Title at (904) 797-9600 for specifics.

Stephen Collins Stephen@GoLandTitle.com

Stephen Collins offers a knowledgeable voice in a dynamic industry — real estate — a market that affects us all. As President and Owner of Land Title of America, Inc. in St. Augustine, he presents expert insight, and an open dialogue for real estate related questions and comments.

Lisa Byers Lisa@GoLandTitle.com

Lisa Byers began in the title business in 1996, and has been with Land Title of America for over ten years. She is a licensed title agent, appointed by two underwriters, and has a depth of knowledge within the industry of title insurance as well as many aspects of the company. She is the anchor of the business, ensuring the integrity of each closing

Tammy Rhoden TLM@golandtitle.com

Tammy Rhoden has been with Land Title since 2009. Her previous combined fourteen years in lending and banking gives her an invaluable ability to communicate between customers and financial companies.

B. J. Farris BJ@GoLandTitle.com

B. J. Farris joined Land Title in 2015, and began as Personal Assistant to Owner, Stephen Collins. With extensive experience in the health insurance business, she enjoys helping out how and where she can, and is always eager to learn.

Cheryl Work Cheryl@GoLandTitle.com

A true Floridian, Cheryl now calls St. Augustine her home. With over 25 years of experience in the Title and Real Estate Industry and being a Licensed Title Agent, she is a valuable asset to our company. She enjoys cooking, going to the beach, working out, and you may even see her exploring downtown on her bike.

Trisa Skoglund Trisa@GoLandTitle.com

Trisa Skoglund grew up in the Northern Suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her father owned his own Italian restaurants, "Mama Rosas" and "Bongiornos", to name a few.

Wayde Carter Wayde@GoLandTitle.com

With his bilingual abilities, Wayde has become quite the asset to Land Title. He goes above and beyond to make his clients happy and always gives 110%. He has been a long time resident of Florida and lives in Jacksonville with his beautiful wife and two kids.

Wendy Rogers Wendy@GoLandTitle.com

As a file processor, Wendy Rogers appreciates the teamwork that goes into each transaction. She came to Land Title in 2015 with thirty years’ experience in the real estate industry and continues to push customer satisfaction to the top.

Cindy Brown Cindy@RustyLaw.com

Cindy works closely with Land Title of America at the Law Office of J. Russell Collins. She has close to 20 years experience with real estate closings.

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