Tag: Q and A

Q&A: Do I really need a land survey?

Q. What is a location survey? A. A location survey is a sketch or drawing that shows the boundaries of a particular property. Also, the survey typically includes the dimensions of the house, patio or any additions as well as the locations...

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Title insurance Q&A

What will standard title insurance cost? Standard Owner’s Title Insurance premium is based on your purchase price. Enter your purchase price and answer a few other questions here to obtain an instant quote for the cost of both standard and...

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Deed transfers in Washington DC

We often receive calls asking to add or remove an individual from the deed or title to a property. People are often shocked to find out that, depending on the type of transfer, there may be a Recordation and Transfer Tax involved, even if...

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Real estate closings in Virginia: FAQs

In the state of Virginia, closings are conducted by independent closing agents and attorneys; both will be referred to as "closing agents" in this article. Who decides the closing agent or attorney who will handle my closing? It is your...

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The Maryland Homeowner’s Property Tax Program

Most homeowners know about the Homestead Program; most homeowners do not know about the Maryland Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit Program. This article answers many of the common questions we hear from Maryland homeowners regarding property...

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Releasing a mortgage lien

A lien is a legal claim against property that must be satisfied when the property is sold. The lien provides notice that the bank has a secured interest in the property and guarantees the bank that the property cannot be sold or transferred...

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