WHY INVEST IN FLIPS?

People often hear of investors who are professional flippers and want to get involved but they may not know the proper steps or where to even begin, which makes for a very risky investment process. Smart Settlements is a fully-licensed title and settlement company serving Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Founded in 2005, the company has closed over 25,000 real estate transactions.

WHY USE SMART SETTLEMENTS FOR YOUR INVESTMENTS?

• Fast and efficient closings. 
• Legal expertise in clearing complicated title issues.
• Experienced in closing highly distressed properties.
• TOPA experts ready to give extensive guidance.
• Streamlined and secure technology throughout the closing process.
• Experienced in creative financing.
• Custom loan document preparation available from in-house legal team.

What tools does Smart Settlements offer for Investors?

• Preliminary title search available for complicated transaction. 
• Network of private lenders available.
• Network of highly skilled Realtors for off-market deals

ARTICLES

+ DC

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHANGES IN TOPA

Did you know that DC passed an update to TOPA, effective July 2018? Know your rights as a renter and/or owner of a single-family home in Washington, DC. READ MORE


SMART FAQ'S ON THE CLOSING PROCESS

Do you have questions about the closing process? Read our most frequently asked questions and how the title company assists you through the process! READ MORE


WHAT IS FIRPTA?

If you are a foreign property owner who is selling US property or are buying from a foreign seller, you need to know how the FIRPTA law affects you. READ MORE


BE SMART ABOUT CONDO CONVERSION

What is a condo conversion? Is it a good investment for you and is DC a good place to do one? Learn the facts and the process for converting one title into individually titled condominiums. READ MORE


SMART FAQ'S ON THE POST-CLOSING PROCESS

Although most of your interactions with real estate agents and title companies happen before or at closing, your questions may not end there. READ MORE

+ MD

MARYLAND COUNTIES ALLOWING E-CLOSINGS

Does your county allow for e-closings? Check the list of counties in the DMV to find out! READ MORE


WHAT IS FIRPTA?

If you are a foreign property owner who is selling US property or are buying from a foreign seller, you need to know how the FIRPTA law affects you. READ MORE


SMART FAQs ABOUT MARYLAND TRANSFER AND RECORDATION TAXES

If you own a Maryland home or plan on buying one, you need to know the rates for transfer and recordation taxes! READ MORE


SMART FAQ'S ON THE CLOSING PROCESS

Do you have questions about the closing process? Read our most frequently asked questions and how the title company assists you through the process! READ MORE


SMART FAQ'S ON THE POST-CLOSING PROCESS

Although most of your interactions with real estate agents and title companies happen before or at closing, your questions may not end there. READ MORE

+ VA

VIRGINIA COUNTIES ALLOWING E-CLOSINGS

Does your county allow for e-closings? Check the list of counties in the DMV to find out! READ MORE


WHAT IS FIRPTA?

If you are a foreign property owner who is selling US property or are buying from a foreign seller, you need to know how the FIRPTA law affects you. READ MORE


SMART FAQ'S ON THE CLOSING PROCESS

Do you have questions about the closing process? Read our most frequently asked questions and how the title company assists you through the process! READ MORE


SMART FAQ'S ON THE POST-CLOSING PROCESS

Although most of your interactions with real estate agents and title companies happen before or at closing, your questions may not end there. READ MORE