DC’s Curative Statute for Recorded but Defectively Notarized Documents

You know the sinking feeling when it happens. We’ve all been there! You are examining deeds in a chain of title and you see that a document that was recorded more than a decade ago has a defective notarization. You begin to dread as the question arises: Does this mean I have to go back

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Water/Sewer Account Info and Final Readings

All title professionals in DC should be familiar with water/sewer charges, which are administered by the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) (https://www.dcwater.com/). Unpaid water and sewer charges constitute a lien on real property, which means that you need to raise an appropriate exception in Schedule B of your title commitment/policy. The liens attach to

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Win a VIP Capitol Hill Experience

Want to win a trip to Washington, D.C., for a VIP Capitol Hill experience? All you must do is take our Congressional Liaisons survey and start reporting your activity with members of Congress. The top three Congressional Liaisons will win a free trip—including airfare and hotel—to the nation’s capital. Winners will be based on reported

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Working In … Or On?

“Working hard, or hardly working?” Who hasn’t groaned when a coworker greets you with that dusty old joke? Well, I’ve got a fresh take on that line: “Working IN…or working ON?” And if that sounds a little strange, let me explain. During the typical work day, you’re doing all of the things you’re normally called

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How Do You HOP? Pilgrim Title Finds Success

When Dena Davis joined Pilgrim Title in 2017, the Rhode Island-based title company didn’t have a social media presence. As marketing & business development director, Davis’ main role was to quickly ramp up efforts with the goal of creating a social media footprint and promoting the company’s brand. She turned to ALTA’s Homeowner Outreach Program

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Need Resources to Give Presentations to Real Estate Agents, Consumers?

Through ALTA’s Homeowner Outreach Program, members can access PowerPoint presentations that can be customized and used in the marketing and sales process with homeowners and real estate agents. Make sure to check out the “notes” section of each presentation for education tips, content and more. Homebuyer Checklist PowerPoint [PowerPoint] Why Every Homeowner Needs Title Insurance PowerPoint [PowerPoint]

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