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 President: Be Authentic and Win

In the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Freddie Mercury’s father says, “good thoughts, good words and good deeds.” It’s a reference to one of the core Zoroaster religious maxims, which reinforces the idea of doing the right thing, and worldly rewards will follow. Mary O’Donnell, ALTA’s 2019-20 president, mentioned this quote during her speech at ALTA ONE

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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

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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

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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

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