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

Read More

TOPA Alert – 2017 Amendment

Mark your calendar and testify at the September 21, 2017 public hearing regarding Bill 22-0315, “TOPA Accessory Dwelling Unit Amendment Act of 2017.” Whether you testify or simply attend, this will be your opportunity to hear the pros and cons of modifying the TOPA statute to exempt owner-occupied, single-family homes with accessory units. Click here

Read More

Industry News

From Caribbean Roots and a Random Convo With Warren Buffet to a Career in the Title Industry

Member Profile: Deborah S. BaileyAttorney – Managing Member | Bailey Helms Legal LLC   How long have you been in the title industry and how did you get started in this profession? I entered the title industry in the fall of 1998 as part of a project to assist the Clerk of Superior Court of

Read More

40% Increase in RON Usage, Qualia Finds

In a study examining the effects of COVID-19 on real estate businesses, Qualia found nearly a 40 percent surge in remote online notarization (RON) usage from April to May. Survey Qualia survey included 335 responses from real estate professionals. Additionally, those surveyed identified a positive outlook for real estate as states began to open up,

Read More

#GoodDeeds: Check Out These Acts of Kindness

Wisconsin-based Town n’ Country Title (TNCT) recently donated $2,500 to Firefighters Credit Union, which in turn pledged to match dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000 to the local Hunger Task Force of La Crosse. In total, $184,000 was raised through the campaign. Pictured is (left to right) Jennifer Luedtke (TNCT HR manager), Nancy McHugh (TNCT president/owner) and

Read More

#GoodDeeds: Proper Giving

Throughout the year, Illinois-based Proper Title donates a percentage from each closing (purchase and refinance) to its charitable arm Proper Giving foundation. Jayne Corcoran, marketing director for Proper Title, said the company donates the money to Chicagoland philanthropic organizations. In 2019, Proper Title donated $45,000. One of the title company’s main benefactors is Ann &

Read More