In Wisconsin we deal with Best Assets. For a few months now or longer we have been able to choose our own title companies as long as they have been put on the list. (Most in our area are on the list) It sure beats the non-communication that we used to get. Now you at least know if you are getting the truth.
Thank you for mentioning the name of the program! I was able to find this:
It indicates Washington is in that program.
That is a huge change and a vast improvement. My last escrow experience with HUD was the worst escrow experience of my career.