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Real Estate

MD Automatic Subordination – Revisiting Lien Priorities

On October 1, 2013, Section 7-112 of Maryland’s Real Property Article went into effect, providing for the automatic subordination of certain junior liens upon the refinancing of a senior lien for a lower interest rate. Plenty has been written and can be found online about the statute and its technical aspects. Instead of just summarizing the statute’s relatively straightforward requirements, let’s look at some of its finer aspects, including why Section 7-112 was necessary in the first place.

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Real Estate

Maryland IDOT Exemption Limited by Senate Bill 1302

During a Special Session held May 14-16 of this year, the Maryland General Assembly passed the State and Local Revenue and Financing Act of 2012 (Senate Bill 1302), which limits application of the Maryland IDOT Exemption (Tax Property, §12-105) to Indemnity Deeds of Trust (referred to in the Bill as Indemnity Mortgages) securing less than $1,000,000.

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Real Estate, Tax

Virginia Residents Can Save On Recordation Taxes

Act fast if you are a Virginia resident planning to refinance with your existing lender. An amendment to Section 58.1-803 of the Virginia Code, which takes effect July 1, 2012, will remove a Recordation Tax exemption that currently limits the application of Virginia’s Recordation Tax to the amount of new money borrowed in a refinance with an existing lender.

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