The number of mortgages recorded with Arlington County rose from 1994 to 2006, while the number of documents recording the sale of mortgages to investors fell. The trend suggests transfers went unrecorded as the industry tried to save time and money.
SOURCE: Arlington County Circuit Court clerk's office | The Washington Post - Nov. 4, 2010
Loan recording mess costing Va. Article | Countless homeowners in Virginia are getting a tax break for which they don't really qualify because a mortgage documentation mess makes it hard to determine who qualifies, officials say.