Maryland

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!