New ROD Forms Effective 10/16/17 (including new FP7!)

The Recorder of Deeds has now posted the most current Application for First-Time Homebuyers (ROD 11) and OTR’s Notice regarding it (OTR Tax Notice 2017-07) on its website. We urge DCLTA members to download the necessary forms from ROD’s website in order to have the most updated versions in your systems. https://otr.cfo.dc.gov/book/recorder-deeds-tax-forms For settlements conducted

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Update on Recordation Tax and First-Time Homebuyers

October 1 Implementation and Possible Corrective Legislation We previously let you know about the recently enacted First Time Homebuyer Tax Benefit Amendment Act of 2015 and the accompanying Application Form required by the D.C. Recorder of Deeds, which is available at https://otr.cfo.dc.gov/node/1272871. The DCLTA Board has been advocating for legislative clarity through the tireless efforts

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Industry News

Boost Your Marketing Efforts With These New Ads

ALTA and its Homebuyer Outreach Program Committee have developed several new advertisements for members to use as handouts to first-time hombuyers, ads for real estate clients or flyers in coffee shops. Members can customize material and download PDFs for free or order prints that can be delivered directly to your office. Check out the new

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Watch the Brand New ALTA SPRINGBOARD Video!

Let’s face it, we could tell you until we’re blue in the face how perfect ALTA SPRINGBOARD is for you and your organization. But when you want to try something new, who do you go to for an honest opinion? Your friends! Take a look at this short video of your title industry friends describing

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The Need for Change Management

“Create a compelling vision, one that takes people to a new place, and then translate that vision into a reality.” —Warren Bennis, On Becoming a Leader By Natalie I. Lancaster We live in an era of constant change. Nothing stays the same. Change comes in many forms. It could be a change in legislative or

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What Tax Reform Means for ALTA Members

The U.S. House and Senate this week passed the final GOP tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which now awaits President Trump’s signature. The legislation slashes rates for corporations, provides new breaks for private businesses and reorganizes the individual tax code. Specific to real estate, the new legislation will affect homeowners, homebuyers, real

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