New standards for those handling settlements are being imposed by lenders in response to governmental directives. A new closing disclosure form along with new procedures on who will prepare the document and provide it to consumers still needs decided. Now is the time for the industry to speak with one voice and explain the vital role we serve in the real estate transaction.
Join us May 5-8 in Washington, D.C., for our largest ever Federal Conference and Lobby Day to let your Congressional representatives know how federal decisions will impact your business and voters in their districts. Online registration is closed, but you can click here to download a registration form.
Following the Capitol Hill Reception on Monday, we have made reservations at several of Washington's best restaurants. At the conference registration desk, you can sign up for a dinner and take advantage of these additional opportunities to network and enjoy all that Washington, D.C., has to offer.
DC Coast: An acclaimed Washington landmark since it burst on to the scene twelve years ago, DC Coast was conceived as a chic, comfortable atmosphere in which impeccable service meets first-class cuisine. Its cavernous space within the stunning Art Deco Tower Building is the sleek setting for chef Jeff Tunks and executive chef Matthew Kuhn's innovative menu, inspired by America's coastal regions.
Bobby Vans Grill: This 400-seat restaurant combines the atmosphere of a classic American Grill with the quality food and service that the Bobby Van’s Steakhouse restaurants are known for. The diverse menu offered at Bobby Van’s Grill features first-rate steaks and seafood, as well as lighter grill options.
Acadiana: A contemporary Louisiana fish house, Acadiana is the only restaurant in the nation's capital to serve Louisiana cuisine at a heightened level of elegance. Experience various cooking techniques from the colorful ethnic areas spanning southern Louisiana, serving up rich and complex flavors—the roux, the rémoulades, the bisques and the étouffées—for which the region is known.
Cuba Libre: Dedicated to a continued exploration of Cuban heritage, art, music, flavors and traditions, Cuba Libre features open-air setting, tropical ambiance, vintage décor and upbeat Latin music. Chef Guillermo Pernot's delectable menu of “Nuevo Cubano” dishes and traditional favorites make this a must-see, must-experience dining destination.
Ping Pong: Steam is the key element at the very heart of Ping Pong. It’s the chief means by which dim sum—a style of Cantonese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food—but it also represents the fluid calm that is central to what you will find here.
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