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Read important information to prepare for your upcoming closing, plus review settlement fees, taxes and title insurance premiums.


You may be eligible for discounts on your title insurance policy, plus learn why your lender requires a new policy when you refinance.


Calculate how much you will pocket from your home sale, plus review settlement fees and taxes ahead of your upcoming closing.

Pre-Closing Guide

Gain a better understanding of the real estate closing process, title insurance coverage and title claims.

Post-Closing Guide

Discover what happens to your file after closing, gain insights about water escrows and real estate taxes and other post-closing concerns.

What is title insurance?

Title insurance covers past title problems that come up after you buy or refinance a property.

How much cash will traverse the closing table?

Federal Title & Escrow Company

For nearly 25 years, our independently owned title company has leveraged technology to streamline the closing process, providing top-notch service at a competitive price for buyers, sellers, agents and lenders across the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

  • We are proud pioneers of creating a better closing experience for buyers, sellers, agents and lenders.
  • Our instant REAL Credit™ for ordering settlement services online has saved our neighbors upward of $18 million to date.
  • Our paperless, custom-built closing workflow software allows us to proactively keep customers in the know and avoid settlement surprises.
  • Our free mobile app Close It!™ helps homebuyers and their agents better understand the complete cost to be paid at closing.

Often imitated but never replicated – we set the bar other title companies aspire to reach.

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Closing Costs Explained…

Closing costs include taxes, lender fees and title fees that a homebuyer pays at settlement. Watch this video to prepare for the process.