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.

Normally local title companies will charge you less.

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.

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.
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Karen Richmond Karen@GoLandTitle.com

Karen Richmond brings a wealth of local and professional knowledge to each transaction.  A graduate of St. Augustine High School, she worked for many years as a real estate agent before becoming a closer / processor with Land Title.  Her goal is to seat customer satisfaction at the closing table, a satisfaction that stretches into the lasting comforts of home.
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Logan Carey Logan@GoLandTitle.com

Logan Carey was born and raised in St. Augustine, and loves this town!  As an assistant / receptionist, she is constantly meeting people, and getting to know the Old City in a new way.  She may be a “new kid” in the title business, but she is eager to learn, and to help anyone who needs it.
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Cindy Brown of Rusty Law

Cindy Brown Cindy@GoLandTitle.com

Cindy works closely with Land Title of America at the Law Office of J. Russell Collins. She has 22 years experience with real estate closings.
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Trisa Skoglund - Land Title of America

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.
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Vladimir & Jalene Paje TeamVIP@GoLandTitle.com

Vladimir and Jalene Paje pair their professional identity with a commitment to excellence.  Married in 2018, the Pajes live in Vladimir’s hometown of Jacksonville; Jalene previously resided in Arizona.  For them, the outreach of title work is a natural extension of their hospitality.  The couple thrives on assisting people from all walks-of-life in fulfilling the dream of home ownership.  As title processors, the Pajes apply the strength of their teamwork to the quality of their service.
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Lisa Byers - Land Title of America

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.
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Lynette Snell Lynette@GoLandTitle.com

Real estate transactions involve a lot of details, and Lynette Snell thrives in the midst of them, communicating with buyers, sellers, Realtors, and lenders as she assists in processing and closing. Her real estate background and family roots in St. Augustine enrich her enthusiasm. She is comfortable in the fast-paced Land Title atmosphere, where she works hard to make sure deals get done.
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Wayde Carter - Land Title of America

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 three kids.
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Stacey Mackey Stacey@GoLandTitle.com

Born in Ohio, Stacey Mackey has been in Florida since middle school, and graduated from the University of North Florida. Her strong experience in sales and insurance led her to real estate investing over a decade ago, and eventually she got a real estate license. As a Closer Specialist, Stacey approaches each deal with an entrepreneurial spirit and a work ethic in accomplishment.
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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.
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Shannon Gray - Land Title of America Team Member

Shannon Gray Shannon@GoLandTitle.com

Shannon Gray made her debut in the title industry with Land Title in 2015. A St. Augustine native and dedicated Jaguars fan, she balances professionalism and hospitality in her job as Personal Assistant to Owner, Stephen Collins.
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Jolene Martyn Jolene@GoLandTitle.com

As a closer, Jolene Martyn likes the interaction with Realtors and customers. An area native, she started in the title business about 2010 and invests a high standard of professionalism into her community. Outside the workweek, she serves as a veterinarian technician and enjoys time with her dogs and being on the water.
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Wendy Rogers - Land Title of America Team Member

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.
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Tresca Esguerra Tresca@GoLandTitle.com

St. Augustine native, Tresca Esguerra, made her 2020 debut in the real estate industry as an assistant to Owner, Stephen Collins.  From a family of many siblings, she fits right into the Land Title family, and often feels like the little sister with everyone trying to help.  She is enthusiastic to learn, and eager to apply her knowledge.
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