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

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Industry News

ALTA Compensation Index Helps Title Agents Evaluate Salary, Benefits Packages

Benchmarking is an important tool and worthwhile investment for human resource departments to help support the organization by attracting and retaining the talents needed while managing salaries and costs of the organization in the right manner. From a staff perspective, it is important to ensure fair salaries in terms of internal and external benchmarking. To

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Report: Business Ransomware Skyrockets

Researchers noted that ransomware took a hiatus after its 2016 and 2017 heyday, but according to the latest report from Malwarebytes, it’s back in a big way—targeting businesses with fierce determination, custom code and brute force. Malwarebytes reports that over the last year, business detections of ransomware rose 365 percent from Q2 2018 to Q2

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iTitle Agent: Automation and Artificial Intelligence Can Reduce Costs, Improve Efficiency

By Jeremy Yohe Discussions around artificial intelligence (AI) and automation often range from apocalypse to utopia. The truth lies somewhere in between. According to the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, the power and prospect of these technologies initially alarmed experts, fearing that machine advancements would destroy jobs. The conversation now seems to be more balanced,

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Wisconsin Title Industry Veteran Going Strong at the Age of 90

No matter what the industry, a full-time job can be stressful, exhausting, frustrating, and can cause even the most optimistic of employees to dream of retirement. Many count down the days until they are finally free of the seemingly endless cycle of work weeks that eventually start to blend together making it challenging to remember

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