A message regarding COVID-19

Like most people, we’ve been closely watching news coverage of the coronavirus and taking precautions to protect our employees and keep our clients safe. We want to reassure our customers and their clients that we have safeguards in place...

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What Exactly Are Home Warranties?

Imagine closing on your home and right after moving in your dishwasher breaks, the basement sump pump stops working, and your heating system begins to malfunction.  None of these issues were discovered during the home inspection and now you...

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DC Tax Abatement

DC Tax Abatement Program

Also known as DC’s Lower-Income Homeownership Exemption Program, it provides an exemption from the DC 1.1% (or 1.45% depending on the purchase price) Recordation Tax and an allowable credit from the seller(s) of 1.1% (or 1.45% depending on...

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Reissue Rates Explained

What is a reissue rate? Simply put, it is a homebuyer discount on the cost of an owner’s title insurance policy. The following sets forth the requirements along with the most common questions we encounter from homebuyers. (Our title...

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What Is Title Insurance?

When a buyer puts in an offer to purchase a house, the buyer wants to ensure that the property is free and clear of title defects.  However, even the most diligent search of public records could fail to disclose several title issues.  A simple...

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Maryland Non-Resident Withholding

When you sell real estate in Maryland and are not a resident of the State of Maryland, you need to be aware of the non-resident withholding tax.  Since 2003, the State of Maryland has mandated the withholding of income tax on the sale of...

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Why Picking The Right Closing Date Matters

There’s one detail of the closing process that regularly gets overlooked: selecting a closing date. This often-overlooked detail can make a big impact on your entire closing experience. Here are some tips when trying to select a closing...

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