DCLTA News

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

Read More

Industry News

Survey: Most Title Companies Interested in Offering Digital Closings

Eighty percent of title companies are interested in conducting digital closings or have already closed some type of hybrid, electronic or remote online closing, according to recent ALTA survey. The survey of more than 800 title professionals showed that 44 percent are interested in digital closings, while 19 percent have researched vendors and applicable laws

Read More

Alert: Spoofed Email Appears to Come from ALTA

ALTA is alerting its members to delete a phishing email with the subject line “American Land Title Association.” The email appears to come from Cande Fudge, ALTA’s membership and licensing manager. The email says ALTA is interested in doing an interview with the recipient and to review the attached document for more information. ALTA encourages

Read More

Winners of ALTA Our Values Awards

ALTA announced the winners of the ALTA Our Values Awards, which serve as the industry’s cultural compass and highlight the core ideals ALTA members embrace. The four Our Values Awards were presented during ALTA ONE, the largest annual event for the land title insurance industry, held Oct. 22-25 in Austin. Each of the three individual

Read More

Why Our Economy Is Generating More Investment Growth in IP than IT

By Odeta Kushi Important, but easy to overlook shifts in investment trends may be contributing to our current era of low interest rates. An excess supply of global savings relative to the demand for that money for investments is driving down interest rates, which can be thought of as the price of money. The neutral

Read More