Ronald Carvalho

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  • Ronald Carvalho created an article,

    What is an Attorney Closing State?

    An "attorney closing state" or "attorney-only state" are states that require a lawyer to attend or supervise the closing of real estate transactions. Laws in these states have determined that real ...

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    What is the Mansion Tax?

    The Mansion Tax is an additional amount due upon recordation of the conveyance of real property. Two states have a mansion tax by name: New York and New Jersey. In New York, this tax is due on prop...

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    What is the Massachusetts Homestead Declaration Fee?

    Massachusetts automatically provides a one hundred twenty five thousand dollar ($125,000) homestead protection on primary residences. This protects the value of the homeowners property against atta...

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    What is the Washington State Sales Tax?

    Washington is one of several states that charges a sales tax on title insurance premiums as well as escrow and settlement fees. These taxes vary by location, and typically there are changes across ...

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    Arkansas Intangible/Transfer Tax Exemptions for VA and FHA Loans

    For home loans in Arkansas, exemptions exist for transfer taxes and intangible taxes for FHA and VA loans, among others.    According to the Arkansas Code Title 26, Taxation Section 26-60-102 (See ...

  • Ronald Carvalho created an article,

    LodeStar's Default Recording Fee Page Counts

    Within the Recording Fees section of your LodeStar calculator, the page counts are automatically set for each document.   LodeStar defaults to a 3 page Deed (5 in OK for SB212 affidavit) and a 30 p...