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Greatest media hits of 2013

It proved to be an exciting year for us with the release of our iOS and Web app, Close It!, which has garnered more than 8,000 downloads and was nominated last October for a Tabby Award.

Several publications wrote stories about our app, including the Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, DC Urban Turf and Curbed DC.

42 best tablet apps for business finalists announced by Tabby Awards
PR Web | Oct. 8, 2013

The Tabby Awards /Business, the only competition for the best business and enterprise tablet apps, announced its finalists today in its second competition. The Tabby Awards /Business received submissions this year from a dozen countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Real estate settlement app for Apple users
Heads Up RE | June 8, 2013

If you are in the market for a new home and are worried about how much it is going to cost you to complete the transaction, there is a new real estate settlement app for iPhone and iPad users called Close It!. This real estate settlement app allows you to figure out what your settlement costs are going to be when you sit down at the closing table and have to produce your down payment monies. Oh, and did I mention it is free, yes, it is free.

Title company unveils mobile app that produces customizable HUD-1
American Land Title Association | June 4, 2013

The company said getting started with the app is as easy as entering a purchase or sales price. The results can be fine tuned on a live worksheet to narrow down cash to close or cash in pocket within hundreds of dollars or less for consumers in D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Florida. 

Federal Title & Escrow creates app to generate cash to close info
The Title Report | May 31, 2013

Federal Title & Escrow released a mobile app called Close It! that produces a detailed picture of cash to close and monthly mortgage payments for homebuyers and cash in pocket for home sellers on an editable, shareable closing disclosure statement.

Tip of the week: New mobile app
Washington Post | May 31, 2013

Whether you’re the buyer or the seller, you want to know how much cash will cross the table at your real estate settlement. Federal Title & Escrow, a Washington title company, has developed a mobile app called Close It that works like Turbo Tax for real estate transactions.

Free app calculates closing costs
Baltimore Business Journal | May 29, 2013

Washington, D.C.-based Federal Title & Escrow Co. has launched a free application that helps homebuyers and sellers know exactly what their closing costs will be…

New app from D.C. company calculates closing costs
Washington Business Journal | May 29, 2013

The iPad app, called Close It!, produces customizable HUD-1 settlement statements for D.C., Virginia, Maryland and Florida residential real estate transactions, with a detailed picture of cash to close and monthly mortgage payments for buyers and cash in pocket for sellers…

Free app calculates closing costs
Washington Business Journal | May 28, 2013

The app includes 45 closing cost variables on the buyer’s side and 22 variables on the seller’s side, and produces an official HUD-1 Settlement Statement that can be saved, printed or emailed….

New app calculates total cash outlay for homebuyers
DC Urban Turf | May 20, 2013

Close It! from local title company Federal Title will work on mobile devices — though it’s currently available only on the iPad — and creates a document that replicates what you would see on a HUD-1 on the day that a buyers closes on a new home.

Testing Close It!, an app that calculates homebuying costs
Curbed DC | May 20, 2013

The ease of use on this app is pretty nice. The big important numbers (the cash to close and monthly payments) are significantly larger and anything in red, whether it’s the interest rate or the type of property can be changed. Overall, this seems rather helpful in terms of doing the quick math for any purchaser that gets frustrated by that part of the process.

Realtors aim to help buyers navigate a D.C. market short on inventory
NW Current | Apr. 10, 2013

Even so, activity is solid. In the first three months, there was a 9.9 percent rise in contracts for condos and co-ops and a 0.8 percent increase in contracts for single-family homes, compared with the same period in 2012. Settlements are up in both categories — 25.6 percent for condos and co-ops, 6.3 percent for single-family homes.

“We’ve definitely seen things picking up,” said Joe Gentile, vice president of Federal Title & Escrow Co.

DC Tax Credit not renewed
Curbed DC | Jan. 10, 2013

The $5,000 DC Homebuyer tax credit was not renewed under fiscal cliff talks…

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