Sep 2019
Philadelphia Realty Transfer Tax
Determining Philadelphia Realty Transfer Tax When Sales Price is Below The Assessed Fair Market Value

How does one value property for the purposes of determining realty transfer tax in Philadelphia when consideration for the property is nominal or ...

Jul 2019
property theft
Philly Property Theft, Real Estate Fraud Runs Rampant

Real estate investor Orin Clybourn had amassed a small fortune with a string of real estate transactions that followed the same formula: Longtime ...

Jun 2019
Florida Remote Online Notary Law
Florida Remote Online Notary Law Passes, Effective January 1

Florida has joined twenty other states in authorizing the use of remote online notarization (RON). The bill, which was a key initiative of ...

May 2019
philadelphia closings
Some Philadelphia Closings Delayed; Virus Shuts Down Office of Judicial Records

Websites and computer programs associated with the City of Philadelphia’s First District court system have been infiltrated by a virus. As a result, ...

May 2019
mansion tax
Unintended Consequences of the NY Transfer & Mansion Tax Increases

If there’s one thing salespeople love, it’s a sense of urgency. Agents and brokers in New York got one courtesy of the new ...

Apr 2019
New York Transfer Tax
Alert: Increased New York Transfer Tax and Mansion Tax effective July 1

The 2020 NY Budget Bill included the following two provisions that will increase the Real Property Transfer Tax in some circumstances: Amendments to ...

Mar 2019
New York City Mulls Pied-à-Terre Tax for Secondary Homes over $5m

As a service-oriented NY title insurance company, we’ve followed along over the past five years as New York state legislators have mulled a ...

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