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
Pied-à-Terre Tax
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 ...

Mar 2019
“Corporate Transparency Act” would Replace FinCEN GTOs for LLC Real Estate Purchasers

Beginning November 17, 2018, the Treasury Department required title insurance companies to disclose the identity of LLC purchasers spending $300,000 or more on ...

Feb 2019
NY title insurance companies
News Flash – Lower Rates…But Unfortunately No Fun!!!

Our service hasn’t changed. Our staff hasn’t changed. World Wide Land Transfer is still one of the top NY title insurance companies. But ...

Feb 2019
Pennsylvania Title Agents
Deadline for Pennsylvania Title Agents to Submit Proof of PGW Liens

The City of Philadelphia’s appeal in the ongoing Federal Court litigation concerning the constitutional validity of PGW liens related to tenant accounts was ...

Jan 2019
cyber insurance
ALTA: Less than 60 Percent of Title Companies have Cyber Insurance

We’ve written before about the startling rise of wire fraud in real estate transactions. The FBI reported a 1,100 percent increase in these ...

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