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 New TOPA Act In DC

What You Need To Know About the New TOPA Act 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 Marlyand 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.

DC, Maryland, and Virginia Counties Allowing E-Closings

DC, Maryland, and Virginia Counties  Allowing E-Closings

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

Smart FAQs on Title Insurance

Smart FAQs on Title Insurance

What is title insurance and why do you need it? Read through these FAQ to find out.

Smart FAQs on the Closing Process

Smart FAQs 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!