DCLTA News

Closure of Non-Essential Businesses and Prohibition on Large Gatherings During Public Health Emergency for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mayor’s Order 2020-053 Click on Link:  https://bit.ly/3bEHKpl Disclaimer: “This announcement and the materials and notices provided, referenced, and/or made available on this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal, underwriting, or other advice. You should contact your attorney or underwriter to obtain advice with respect to any

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New Recordation/Transfer Tax Rate Increase on Commercial Properties and Comments to Revised Form FP-7/C

DCLTA Board members recently attended a joint meeting with AOBA (Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington), D.C.Recorder of Deeds Ida Williams, and Robert McKeon (Deputy Chief Counsel with OTR). The topic was the recently enacted Recordation and Transfer Taxes Amendment Act of 2019, which increases the recordation and transfer taxes applicable to commercial

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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

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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,

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#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

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#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 &

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