Important Info for Closing

Please review the following information regarding your upcoming settlement. If you have questions, feel free to contact us via e-mail or by calling 202.362.1500.

  • All individuals intending to hold title to the subject property will be required to sign documents at closing, whether or not they are obligated on the new loan. Please be sure that all person(s) taking title are available for closing
  • Use of Power of Attorney (POA) is strongly discouraged. In those cases in which use of a POA cannot be avoided, please refer to this article on Power of Attorney. All POA forms must be reviewed and approved by our office in advance of settlement.
  • Since the signing of numerous documents is required at closing, you are strongly encouraged to review the standard closing documents found on our website.
  • You will be required to bring a cashier’s check/certified funds payable to Federal Title & Escrow Company. If you wish to remit funds via wire/electronic delivery, you may request wiring instructions by emailing us at (Wire fraud alert – read further here.) The ability of our office to provide you with the exact amount (per the final HUD-1 Settlement Statement) required for closing is dependent on receiving your mortgage lender’s final loan instructions. In the event we do not timely receive your lender’s final instructions and cannot provide you with an exact amount, you may bring the amount estimated by your lender and use a personal check, up to $1,000, for any remaining balance.
  • You will need to provide a government-issued photo ID at the time of closing
  • You should allow approximately 1 hour for closing.

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.