DC Publishes 2019 Price/Income Limits for First-Time Homebuyers

Updated purchase price and income limits for First-Time Homebuyers for the Tax Year 2019 (effective October 1, 2018) were pushed on p. 9852 of the DC Register on September 21. For Tax Year 2019, the purchase price for an eligible property shall not exceed $632,500.00, and the maximum household income with respect to persons living

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Mergers & Acquisitions: Better Together

Have you ever felt the urge to sell your title agency, but you don’t know what it’s worth or where to start? Or are you on the flip side and curious about expanding by buying a title agency? From an agency seller’s perspective, let’s face it, it’s been one heck of a five-year run in

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Advocacy Gives You the Opportunity to Be a Difference Maker

There is no greater feeling than knowing you have made a difference! Imagine hearing about a recently passed piece of legislation in the news and knowing you had a voice in influencing how the bill was written. That is how many title industry professionals felt the evening of Dec. 15, 2017, when the final version

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Remote in Location Only

More and more companies have employees that work remotely and technology has made it easier than ever to work from anywhere. Yet, teams still work better when they can easily collaborate and share ideas. The challenge is how to have both—employees that work remotely but still work closely with each other. The same values apply

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It’s Time to Overhaul Your Website

You meet someone at a networking event and they tell you that they work for XYZ Company. It’s a company you’ve never heard of. What’s the first thing you’re probably going to do when you walk away from the conversation? If you’re like most people, you’ll Google the company and see what they’re all about.

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2018-19 Nominations for ALTA Board and Executive Committees

ALTA’s Nominating Committee is pleased to present the list of nominations for the 2018-19 ALTA Board of Governors, as well as the Abstracters and Title Insurance Agents Executive Committee and the Title Insurance Underwriters Executive Committee. Nominations will be voted on during ALTA ONE, which will be held Oct. 9-12 in Los Angeles. Source:

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New DC Tax Rates Effective October 2018

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OFFICE OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OFFICE OF TAX AND REVENUE September 5, 2018 District of Columbia Tax Rates Changes Take Effect Monday, October 1 (Washington, DC) – The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) reminds tax professionals, software providers, businesses, and others about tax rate

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What’s Your Culture Profile?

 “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” – Peter Drucker Why is company culture important? How does it make one company very successful and one company fail? What can you do to reinforce and capitalize on a great culture or improve one that needs some work? With all the focus on emerging technology in today’s title and

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