ROD Announcement: First-Time Homebuyers

Please see the attached announcement from the Office of Tax and Revenue relating to the reduction in recording taxes for first-time homebuyers in D.C. OTR Tax Notice 2017-2: Reduced Recordation Tax Rate for First Time Homebuyers Recently enacted legislation will lower the recordation tax rate payable on residential properties (including cooperative units) acquired by first-time

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ROD Announcement: Easements on FP7s

Ida Williams, the Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia, has alerted the DCLTA Board of Directors of a recent change in policy regarding easements and the FP7 (Real Property Recordation and Transfer Tax Form). We have been asked to share the following communication with DCLTA’s membership: ROD is revising its FP7 form to

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Industry News

Business Continuity: Have a Plan

Earlier this year, while Americans across the country were still celebrating July 4th, Jaime Kosofsky and his staff woke the following day to learn that a fire had gutted Brady & Kosofsky’s main office in Matthews, N.C. Kosofsky, a partner with the law firm, said that within minutes of arriving on scene, the executive management

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What Is Multifactor Authentication?

An update to ALTA’s Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices that goes into effect in January requires the use of multifactor authentication (MFA) for all remotely hosted or remotely accessible systems storing, transmitting or transferring non-public personal information. Multifactor authentication is different than the traditional method of logging into an account with a username

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Get Your Free ALTA Registry Listing

  In 1878, New Haven, Conn., became home to what is considered the world’s first telephone directory, consisting of a single piece of cardboard that included listings for 50 individuals, businesses and other offices in the city of 150,000 people. While other businesses had used telephones before—even printing lists of subscribers—the New Haven version claim to primacy rests on the

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GenEveryone: Connect With All Generations

Marketing and branding innovator Scott Stratten took the stage sporting a man bun for the closing Omni Session at ALTA ONE in Austin. Why the interesting hair style? Stratten quickly explained. “My wife loves it. That’s the only reason,” he joked. From there, the best-selling author and president of UnMarketing took attendees on a roller-coaster of

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