About the Maryland Nonresident Withholding Tax

About the Maryland Nonresident Withholding Tax

If you sell real estate in Maryland but are not a resident, you may be subject to the Maryland Nonresident Withholding Tax. Learn more about this tax and exemptions!

SMART FAQ About the DC Transfer and Recordation Tax

SMART FAQ About the DC Transfer and Recordation Tax

When you buy a home in Washington, DC, the number of different fees and taxes you pay can be overwhelming. One tax that will most likely apply to you is the DC Transfer and Recordation Tax. Learn the facts about this expense and your obligation to pay it.

SMART FAQ About the DC Tax Abatement Program

SMART FAQ About the DC Tax Abatement Program

The DC Office of Tax and Revenue offers financial assistance through their Tax Abatement Program. Find out if you meet the qualifications and how to apply!

Smart FAQs on Location and Boundary Surveys

Smart FAQs on Location and Boundary Surveys

When buying a new home, should you have a survey done? Learn more about location and boundary surveys, and whether or not you need one before closing!

SMART FAQ on DC Homestead and Senior Citizen Tax Benefits

SMART FAQ on DC Homestead and Senior Citizen Tax Benefits

If you own a home in Washington, DC, you may qualify for the Homestead Tax Deduction, Senior Citizen, or Disabled Property Owner tax benefits! Learn more about each program in this article.

What is the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA)?

What is the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (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. Learn about the tax implications and exemptions here.

What You Need To Know About the Changes to TOPA in DC

What You Need To Know About the Changes to TOPA in DC

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.

How to Set Up Utilities in Your Maryland Home

How to Set Up Utilities in Your Maryland Home

Moving into a new home can be exciting and scary, especially if you are relocating to a new city. If your new home is in Baltimore or the Maryland side of the DMV, then Smart Settlements is here to make the process a little easier by helping you find your utility service providers.

How to Set Up Utilities in Your Northern Virginia Home

How to Set Up Utilities in Your Northern Virginia Home

Moving into a new home can be exciting and scary, especially if you are relocating to a new city. Northern Virginia and its utilities can get complicated, but Smart Settlements is here to help you find the contacts you need!

Requirements for Residential Property Disclosures in DC, Virginia, and Maryland

Requirements for Residential Property Disclosures in DC, Virginia, and Maryland

Are you selling a home in the DMV? Be sure you properly disclose all of the necessary information to the buyer before contracts are signed! Here are the legal disclosure requirements for the DC, Virginia, and Maryland.