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Title Security Will Provide Title and Escrow Services for JMC Communities

Title Security Will Provide Title and Escrow Services for JMC Communities’ New Downtown St. Petersburg Condominium Project

JMC Communities' Rowland Place

JMC Communities’ Rowland Place

We are very proud and grateful to have been selected by JMC Communities to provide Title Insurance and Escrow Services for their newly announced 20 residence Rowland Place in downtown St. Petersburg.  We have had a long and successful relationship with JMC, having closed over 1,000 condominium homes.  Most recently, Title Security handled closings for JMC’s downtown St. Petersburg’s Ovation and Clearwater Beach’s Sandpearl Residences and Suites.

Since 1983, Title Security has been providing comprehensive title and escrow services throughout the Tampa Bay area.  “The Title Security team has consistently provided our homebuyers with a friendly and accurate closing experience, and we look forward to working with them on our exciting new downtown community,” stated Mike Cheezem, Owner/CEO, JMC Communities.  Rowland Place’s anticipated groundbreaking is this fall.

Title Security President, Harvey Ford said, “The JMC organization has always stood for integrity and quality… we are very grateful to be associated once again with one of their fine communities.”  Ford continues, “Rowland Place will meet the market’s growing desire for a well conceived, value conscious residence.”



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Housing News: A Week In Review

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone.

Memorial Day 2013


What Homebuyers Want5 Top Things Today’s Home Buyers Want…



The American DreamThe American Dream of Owning a Home Lives On… Even for the Young. Most in U.S. want to continue to own or plan on buying a house


Total Increase a Home Buyer May Pay if They Wait. Experts have projected that U.S. home prices will appreciate by approximately 5%, and that the 30-year mortgage rate will be at least 4% by the end of 2013.  Assuming that prices and interest rates will rise as projected, here is the monthly difference a buyer may pay if they wait a year.  Via KCM Crew.

Now's The Time To Buy a Home


2013 NAR Member Profile Report — Great Infographic!

NAR Member Profile




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Housing News: A Week In Review

Another beautiful weekend here in St. Petersburg.  The St. Anthony’s Triathalon and Major League Lacrosse events are happening along the City’s magnificent downtown waterfront.

Online Home BuyersWhat online home buyers want…



Urban Social InteractionIs Your City Getting in the Way of Your Social Life?   … Measuring the “social interaction potential” of place.

Home PricesHome sellers hold out for higher prices…
Why homeowners are keeping properties off the market.

Real Estate ProfessionalsThe Need for a Professional When Selling Your Home  …The reasons that we believe trying to sell on your own may be a mistake.



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3 Reasons to Sell Your House Today!

Once again, the KCM Blog has some great tips pertaining to  the Residential Real Estate Market.  Last week, they ran a series of posts why NOW is the time to sell your home.

Part 1:  Demand for Real Estate is Much Stronger This YearHousing Demand

When selling anything, owners can only hope there is a strong demand for that which they are selling. The great news for today’s home sellers is that the current housing market is experiencing a stronger demand than we have seen in some time.

The  spring housing market of 2013 is projected to be one of the best in years. –Read More…

Part 2:  Housing Supply is Low

A seller’s ability to sell their home in today’s real estate market will be determined by both the supply of homes for sale and the demand for that housing. In real estate, supply is represented by the current month’s supply of homes for sale (the number of homes for sale divided by the number of homes sold in the previous month). —Read More…

Part 3:  New Construction Will Soon Be Your Competition 

Over the last several years, most homeowners selling their home did not have to compete with a new construction project around the block. As the market is recovering, more and more builders are jumping back in. As an example, theNational Association of Realtors revealed, relative to last year, year-to-date new home sales are up 19%.

These ‘shiny’ new homes will again become competition as they can be an attractive alternative to many of today’s home purchasers. —Read More…


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Housing News: A Week In Review

Downtown St. Petersburg’s blue-green waters are getting bluer this weekend with Blues Fest.  Since 1995, some of the biggest names St Petersburg Blues Festivalin blues music have taken the stage at the Tampa Bay Blues Festival here in St. Pete.  Blues enthusiasts from all over the world come to scenic Vinoy Park to watch this spectacular showcase of American Blues music, performed right on the waterfront.  See you there.

Consumers still confident in housing recoveryConsumers still confident in housing recovery.  Fannie Mae survey shows uptick in concern over economy.  http://bit.ly/11KHH2Q


Housing Bidding WarsCan you say, ‘bidding wars?’ They’re back!  Seemingly overnight, many of the nation’s major housing markets have gone from stagnant to sizzling, with for-sale listings spurring bidding wars among a large number of house hunters.  http://cnnmon.ie/Zjs0BQ

feature_2-645x2905 Things Buyers Need to Hear Before They Get into Your Car.   How do you prevent the deal-destroying misconceptions and decision traps that plague hot market home buyers?  http://bit.ly/Zmahnp

Silhouette Luxury Condos in Downtown St. PetersburgThinking About Moving to St. Petersburg?  Silhouette condominiums began taking Reservations this morning. Now’s your opportunity to reserve a new luxury downtown condo at low pre-construction prices. Sixteen half- and full-floor homes, starting in the $700,000’s… www.SilhouetteCondos.com



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Housing News: A Week In Review

Welcome Home

Play Ball!!  The Tampa Bay Rays kicked off their 2013 season this week to a sellout crowd at Tropicana Field. Love the new “Welcome Home” motto.



Can you say, ‘bidding wars?’ They’re back! 
Housing Bidding Wars
Seemingly overnight, many of the nation’s major housing markets have gone from stagnant to sizzling, with for-sale listings spurring bidding wars among a large number of house hunters.

Do you have an in-depth knowledge of the Mortgage Market, as well as the fees associated with closing?

Mortgage Knowledge

Discussing Real Estate with Your Client



Bubble-era home-equity strategies make comeback.

Home Equity Strategies
More wealthy owners are using home loans to play the stock market and make other investments.


4 Trends for the Spring Homebuying Season…

Spring Homebuying Trends

Experts weigh in on what buyers and sellers can expect.



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Housing News: A Week In Review

This is a fun time of year here in St. Petersburg, as the Honda Grand Prix roarsHonda Grand Prix of St Petersburg along our downtown waterfront. Make some VROOM in your schedule and check it out… you won’t be sorry.

Here are a few news/feature items happening in the housing industry.

The Real Estate Market Is Back
Money Magazine says… The Real Estate Market is Back!
In the last year, home prices increased in 92 of the country’s 100 largest metropolitan areas
Housing RecoveryRising prices helped lift 1.7 million homes above water in 2012, including 200,000 in the final three months of the year, according to a report released by real estate data and technology firm CoreLogic. http://bit.ly/15Ycvyc
Buying A Home Is Cheaper Than Renting Buying a Home 44% Cheaper than Renting Despite Rising Home Prices
Low mortgage rates have kept homeownership less expensive than renting in all 100 large metros.
Micro ResidencesThe micro unit trend continues. U.S. cities are developing residences under 400 square feet to accommodate more singles, students, and elderly.
Street Lights Of The FutureThe Streetlight of the Future Will Do So Much More Than Light Your Street
It could also catch criminals, broadcast WiFi and… detect meth labs?