District of Columbia

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.

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!