Tag: property

DC Real Property Assessment Cap Credit

Understanding the property tax assessment process can be a bit tricky. Specifically, it can be difficult to understand the difference between an assessed value and a taxable assessed value. Part of the confusion has to do with the Assessment...

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Understanding 4 types of property surveys

At Federal Title and Escrow, we require a property survey for single family home purchase closings. Homebuyers frequently ask us why it is necessary to have a survey. The main reason we obtain a survey is that the lender providing the purchase...

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Real property tax assessment guide

While all government jurisdictions collect taxes on real property, each does so in its unique way. Collection methods and tax due dates, for example, vary from one jurisdiction to the next. To help you navigate real property taxes in the...

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Deed transfers, revocable trusts… explained

Our office receive several inquiries on this topic. We’ve already written about Deed Trusts and LLCs and joint tenants for example. Today I will be addressing Deed Transfers and Revocable Trusts. (1) Transferring title from a sole owner...

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DC Homestead Deduction and G-4 visa holders

There it is – in black and white – right on the DC Homestead Application form: “Non-US citizens are generally not eligible to be considered a DC domiciliary unless they possess a valid Permanent Resident Alien Card.” That is,...

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