Nikki Lyon

Nikki Lyon

Nikki Lyon is our new marketing director since May 2017. She will be overseeing the company's digital footprint to ensure brand, messaging, and communication. If you're interested in exploring new opportunities and or have media inquires, please contact Nikki today.   

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CLOSE IT! House of the week: A quiet condo available in Dupont Circle

We made our way to Dupont Circle to check out this quiet courtyard condo with one spacious bedroom, a spa-like bath, and a private balcony. This sophisticated yet elegant unit has hand scraped wood floors, walls of windows, and crown molding throughout. The high-end kitchen features stainless steel appliances and granite countertops for that aspiring chef. The building amenities are plentiful and include a gym, a rooftop deck, a party room, bike & rental storage, building security and more! This pad is considered a walker’s paradise because you are steps away from the Metro, restaurants, stores, and more. The property is listed at $349,340.

Assuming a homebuyer puts down 5 percent, their cash-to-close would be $28,036 and monthly mortgage payments would be approximately $1,531. You’ll also receive a credit of $750 when you choose to use Federal Title & Escrow Company for settlement services when ordered online. Additionally, for a complete picture of what your cash-to-close figures would be, including seller’s net proceeds from the sale and such, please view the Close It! Web version or download the free Close It! iOS app

CLOSE IT! House of the Week: A House on the Hill in Brookland

Receive a $750 credit with Federal Title & Escrow Company

Make it a December to remember when you purchase this immaculate house on the hill in the subdivision of Brookland. This home features four sunlit bedrooms and five cozy bathrooms with panoramic views to watch your children play outside. The gourmet kitchen is fully loaded and includes granite countertops plus state-of-the-art appliances alongside a separate dining room for entertaining. You won’t have to worry about parking because you have your own driveway with a two-car garage – a priceless commodity in the district. You're also steps away from the Metro, stores, and dining so it’s easy to run errands or walk to lunch nearby. This property is listed for $999,000.

Assuming a homebuyer puts down 20 percent, their cash-to-close would be $225,975 and monthly mortgage payments would be approximately $2,969. You’ll also receive a credit of $750 when you choose to use Federal Title & Escrow Company for settlement services when ordered online. Additionally, for a complete picture of what your cash-to-close figures would be, including seller’s net proceeds from the sale and such, view the Close It! Web version or download the free Close It! iOS app

Food Drive to Help the Hungry

Food Drive to Help the Hungry

Federal Title has teamed up with the Capital Area Food Bank to help fight hunger in the DMV with food drives at both our office locations. Our goal is to contribute 50 pounds of their most wanted food with support from people like YOU. Please help support our mission by donating canned goods to either of our office locations mentioned below by Thursday, November 30, 2017.   

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS
5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW #700
Washington, D.C. 20015
 U STREET / LOGAN CIRCLE
1803 14th Street, NW, Third Floor
Washington, D.C. 20009

 

CLOSE IT! House of the Week: A Home for the Holidays

The busy holidays are lurking around the corner. You may be considering an upgrade to a bigger home to entertain guests. If so, this stunning renovated-manor located within the community of 16th Street Heights, Washington D.C., may be the perfect fit to host family. The property has 6,300 square feet spanning over four levels with seven bedrooms, and six plus spa-like bathrooms. You will not have to worry about your in-laws invading your space either, because this residence comes with an in-law suite that has a separate entrance for privacy. The property also has a picture-perfect layout, from the front porch through an opened floor plan that flows with wood floors, recess lighting, and an elegant, yet modern kitchen that opens to a back deck. It comes with a finished basement and a two-car garage as well. The house is listed at $1,599,999.   

Assuming a homebuyer puts down 20 percent, their cash-to-close would be $360,852 and monthly mortgage payments would be approximately $4,780. However, for a complete picture of what your cash-to-close figures would be, including seller’s net proceeds from the sale and such, view the Close It! Web version or download the free Close It! iOS app

Feel free to tell your agent that you want to use Federal Title & Escrow Company for settlement and save up to $750 on closing costs by ordering services online. Always remember, it’s your choice in selecting a settlement company when it’s time to close. Learn more here.  

CLOSE IT! House of the Week: A family home located in the residences at Adam's Row

View this stunning townhome in Northeast, D.C., which lists for $575,000. The detached townhome has four bedrooms and three in a half bathrooms perfect for a family of four or five. It spans over 1,786 square feet and has four levels of living space to include a large master suite with a balcony, three additional spacious bedrooms perfect for children, modernized bathrooms, and a beautiful kitchen to enjoy Sunday family dinners. Plus a basement!

Assuming a homebuyer puts down five percent, their cash- to-close would be $45,148.02 and monthly mortgage payments would be approximately $2,348.95. However, for a complete picture of what your cash-to-close figures would be, including seller’s net proceeds from the sale and such, view the Close It! Web version or download the free Close It! iOS app

Feel free to tell your real estate agent that you want to use Federal Title & Escrow Company for settlement and save up to $750 on closing costs by ordering services online. Always remember, it’s your choice in selecting a settlement company when it’s time to close. 

CLOSE IT! House of the Week: Custom Designed Condo in Capitol Hill

CLOSE IT! House of the Week: Custom Designed Condo in Capitol Hill

Looking for a condo in Capitol Hill with all the bells and whistles? Well look no further because this is a upscale, customized penthouse, with 360 degree panoramic views that listed off of K Street for $974,900. This contemporary pad has 2 large bedrooms and 2 spa-like bathrooms spanning over 1,100 square feet. It’s full of light and has jaw dropping features for a buyer who is looking to wow their guests. It also comes fully furnished for an additional fee for someone who is on the move and has little time to decorate.   

Assuming a homebuyer puts down 5 percent on a conventional loan, their cash to close would be $74,721 and monthly mortgage payments would be approximately $4,012. For a more accurate picture of what the cash-to-close figures would be for you, including the seller’s net proceeds and such, visit the CLOSE IT! web version calculator here or download the CLOSE IT! iOS app to your smart phone or tablet.

Don't forget to tell your agent that you want to close with Federal Title & Escrow Company because home buyers save up to $750 by ordering closing services online. View further here about ways to save at closing.  

CLOSE IT! House of the Week: Brand New Condo Listed in Northwest with Luxury Features

A brand new modernized condo in Washington, D.C., hit the market recently for $620,000. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit spans over 1,100 square feet is full of charm and sunshine with an open floor plan, leading to a gourmet kitchen that overlooks the living room area. The 2 bedrooms are spacious and both include luxury, hotel-like bathrooms with marble finishes. The unit has hardwood floors and recess lighting for a cozy feeling throughout this 2017 property. The condo is located 3 blocks from the Petworth metro stop, so travel to and from work is easy and convenient.  

Assuming a buyer puts down 5 percent on a conventional loan, their cash to close would be $48,538 and monthly mortgage payments would be approximately $2,536. For a more accurate picture of what the cash-to-close figures would be for you, including the seller’s net proceeds and such, visit the CLOSE IT! web version calculator here or download the CLOSE IT! iOS app to your smart phone or tablet.

Don't forget to tell your agent that you want to close with Federal Title & Escrow Company because home buyers save up to $750 by ordering closing services online. Read further here about ways to save at closing.  

CLOSE IT! House of the Week: A town home in Bloomingdale

CLOSE IT! House of the Week: A town home in Bloomingdale

A beautiful Victorian style townhouse located in LeDroit Park has an open floor plan with a modernized gourmet kitchen, perfect for hosting and entertaining. The unit includes 3 bedrooms and 3 spa like bathrooms with a bonus outdoor patio area on the property. The town home spans over 1,800 square feet and could be yours just in time for a Labor Day weekend celebration for only $869,000.

Other features:

  • Recess lighting throughout the home
  • Driveway and street parking
  • Off bedroom balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Walk Score® – 95 Walkers Paradise
  • Transit Sore – 78 Excellent Transit
  • Bike Score – 84 Very Bikeable

Assuming the home buyer puts down 5 percent on a conventional loan, their cash to close would be $67,012 and monthly payments would be approximately $3,572. For a more accurate picture of what the cash-to-close figures would be for you, including the seller’s net proceeds and such, visit the CLOSE IT! web version calculator here or download the CLOSE IT! iOS app to your smart phone or tablet.

Feel free to tell your real estate agent that you want to use Federal Title & Escrow Company for settlement and save up to $750 on closing cost by ordering online. Always remember, it’s your choice in selecting a settlement company when it’s time to close. 

Send EMDs Electronically and Securely Now!

It's official - realtors and home buyers can NOW send earnest money deposits electronically and securely to Federal Title & Escrow Company with ZOCCAM!

This is a leading banking application for smart phones that deposits and transfers escrow money instantly, any time, day or night- from your pocket!

Simply take a picture of the front and back of your earnest money deposit check, select Federal Title & Escrow Company's escrow account, confirm the information to be accurate, then select send. The agent and home buyer will be immediately notified that the escrow money deposit was received.     

This is a game changer for agents and home buyers because it saves time, money, and is hassle free with just a simple click of an app on your smart phone. Oh and it's FREE, SAFE, and SECURE!

ZOCCAM doesn’t contain or hold any financial account information, and all content is encrypted and sent using state-of-the-art security techniques that ensure every client’s non-public personal information is protected. 

View this short ZOCCAM demonstration, download the app, and begin to use today! 

  • View the step-by-step instructions for agents here
  • View the step-by-step instructions for home buyers here
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