Brick House Title Benefit Corp.
Value & Integrity
We accomplish YOUR goals.


Brick House Title Benefit Corp. is a Maryland benefit limited liability company. Our mission is to promote affordable, sustainable homeownership though education and counseling of both buyers and sellers of property. We also contribute a portion of our proceeds each month to charitable organizations whose values are in line with our mission toward affordable, sustainable housing.



Before you buy or sell a home, a basic understanding of the real estate process is essential. That's just one of the many areas where we can be of assistance.
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What home buying/selling strategy will you use? Will this be an investment property or your principal residence? How much money will you need to complete the transaction? These are all issues and planning that must be done with both your real estate agent and loan officer. Of course, we will be more than happy to assist with all legalities and/or title related issues.



Now that the you have purchased your home, it's time to enjoy being a homeowner! Be sure to keep your real estate agent, loan officer, and title attorney information handy in the event that we may be of future assistance.

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Just had an investment property closing with Brick House and it went exceptionally well. Nancy really knows her stuff and we will definitely use her for all of our business ~ David

What We Do

Brick House Title Benefit Corp. is a full service real estate settlement company located in Silver Spring, Maryland, servicing the entire State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. BHT specializes in residential and commercial settlements, with particular expertise in First-Time Homebuyer,Investment and small commercial transactions. Please find below a list of just some of the services that we provide:

Brick House Title Benefit Corp.

  • Residential and Commercial Closings
  • REO and Short Sale Expertise
  • First Time Homebuyer Counseling and/or Guidance
  • Expertise and Commitment to insure that all title matters are completely and clearly resolved prior to closing
  • Clear Explanation of All Closing Documents to Buyers and Sellers at Closing
  • Educational Seminars and Continuing Education Courses
  • Clear and Continuous Communication Throughout the Settlement Process

The following services are provided through our affiliated law firm, GusmanLegal, LLC:

  • Legal Representation of Small or Private Lenders
  • Legal Representation for contract negotiations, loan negotiations, contract disputes, closing
  • Contract Assistance
  • Legal Guidance for Transactions
  • Foreclosure Prevention Counseling for Clients
  • Contract Review and Assistance with Transaction Evaluation
  • Legal Advice for Transaction Structure and Proper Documentation
  • Legal Advice and Preparation of Business Entity Documents
  • Legal Representation for Complex and/or Commercial Transactions
  • Introductions to many other individuals and resources for more lucrative and successful investments

I have known Nancy too many years to disclose. Every time we have done business she has exceeded my expectations. She is one of the best problem solvers in the real estate industry ~ Paul



Real estate is about more than just buying or selling a house, at it's very core, it's about helping others through value creation.

Our customers love working with us, but don't just take our word for it. Click the links below and see what they have to say for themselves.


"It's not so much chasing a commission on a one-time deal as keeping a happy client for a lifetime." ~ Madison Hildebrand."


Who We Are

What makes us unique? Our passion and dedication to you. Owned and operated by an attorney with over 25 years' experience, we believe that the key to successful real estate transactions is keeping the process smooth and stress-free. Our in-depth industry knowledge and skills in troubleshooting title, contract, and loan issues provide a unique ability to avoid many of the common stresses which may arise.

We not only keep abreast of changes in the law and changes in the industry, we are dedicated educators who are committed to instructing other real estate professionals and consumers about current trends and legal issues affecting the real estate industry.

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Nancy Gusman, Esq.

Principal - Real Estate Attorney

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Maria Meza


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Stacey Irby

Processing Support

I am a private lender and investor and . . . I would enthusiastically recommend her services to anyone seeking knowledgeable and courteous legal representation ~ Stephen

Wined Down Wednesdays

Real Estate Investors - Education, Networking, & Eating

Come network with the areas leading real estate professionals, build strong strategic relationships, and learn the information you need to make this year your best ever!

What must you know when purchasing properties from the courthouse? What happens after the auction or if the property is still occupied? What should you know about earnest money deposits - EMD's? These are just some of the topics we discuss. Our easy access and willingness to answer questions and provide valuable insight makes us unique in the industry.

When:   Every 2nd Wednesday of the month
Where:   1734 Elton Road
    Suite 210
    Silver Spring, MD 20903
Time:   6pm - 8pm

RSVP: or Call 301-563-9669

I would like to commend Nancy and Kelly for their professionalism during my whole ordeal with the settlement. You all will be seeing me again in about a year ~ Lozetta

Real Estate Agent Education

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Continuing Education Courses

CE accredited courses taught through Academy of Real Estate. You may check the schedule or arrange for courses by contacting them directly at (888) 786-8173 or or visit their website at

Non-Accredited Courses/Seminars

  • What's Wrong with This Title - Why Can't I Close?
  • Agent Responsibility in Short Sale and Foreclosure Transactions
  • Contracts/Addenda
  • Foreclosures - General Information about the foreclosure process and how to deal with foreclosure properties
  • Investor Transactions
  • Settlement Issues with Foreclosure Transactions
  • The New HUD-1 & GFE - from the legal and title perspective
  • The REO Contract Addenda
  • The Process of Negotiating Short Sales
  • The Settlement Process
  • Title Insurance - What is it? Why should someone buy it? Enhanced vs. Standard Policy
  • Title Issues in Foreclosure
  • Basic Contract Law

New Agent Seminars

  • Basic Agency Concepts
  • From Contract to Closing – What Happens
  • Negotiating the Listing or Buyer Agent Agreement
  • The Contract of Sale and How to Negotiate
  • The Settlement – How to Read the HUD-1 and all those Documents
  • Post Closing

Knowledge is power and what you may or may not know can certainly make your real estate transaction(s) much more difficult.

Real Estate Courses & Seminars

Knowledge is power and what you may or may not know can certainly make your real estate transaction(s) much, much more difficult. While we are here to guide and direct every step of the way, here at Brick House Title Benefit Corp. we believe in the importance of self-empowerment. Please browse the below courses/seminars and let us know if anything piques your interest.

Lender & Investor

  • Basics of Investing in Real Estate
  • Predatory Practices - What is Legal and What's not
  • Rent to Own Options
  • Structuring Your Transaction
  • The Anatomy of Real Estate Investing
  • Being Prepared for Closing
  • The Ins & Outs of REOs - What Could Cause You Pain
  • Walking the Thin Line - Keeping it Legal
  • What to Know Before You Sign a Contract
  • Business Entities and Trusts


  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • Settlement Process for Homebuyers
  • Title Issues in Foreclosure
  • Buying Basics
  • Selling Made Simple
  • Financing Facts
  • How To Read a Contract
  • Mortgage Fraud Prevention
  • Inspections and Contingencies
  • Loan Documents - An explanation of the documentation and disclosures provided from application through closing
  • The Mortgage Industry - An explanation of Brokers vs. Lenders vs. Servicers, Primary Market vs. Secondary Market, and more
  • Lender Guidelines for Property Approval
  • How To Select the Right Real Estate Agent, Loan Officer and Title Company for your needs
  • Title Insurance-What is it and why do you need it
The real estate settlement process

Our offices are situated in Silver Spring, Maryland where we have a base for the best title professionals in the country. Let`s talk.


Our professionals have been serving the real estate community for over 25 years and are ready to handle all of your real estate settlement needs.

Meet us here

1734 Elton Road, Suite 210
Silver Spring, Maryland 20903