DCLTA News

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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DISB Bulletin on Partial Government Shutdown

The Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking has issued Bulletin 19-IB-1-1/24 directed to all insurance and banking entities licensed or regulated by the Department regarding financial hardship resulting from the partial shutdown of the federal government. The Bulletin may be downloaded below.  

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Industry News

Go Where Your Customers Are

With so many consumers obtaining information on their phones and through social media, make sure to take advantage of the member-exclusive content provided by ALTA in the Hombuyer Guide. The guide includes nearly 70 items that title professionals can use to explain the benefits of title insurance. Source: ALTA Blog

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How (Un)Lucky are You? One in Three Cyberattacks Result in a Security Breach

One in three targeted cyberattacks over the past 12 months results in a security breach, according a new survey from Accenture. Despite this alarming number of incidents, 75 percent of respondents were “confident” they were doing the right things with their security strategies, and a similar number said security is “completely embedded” in their cultures,

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Highlights of ALTA’s New Responsive Website

Check out this graphic for a quick primer on what to expect when you visit ALTA’s redesigned website: Source: ALTA Blog

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