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Title Security Will Provide Title and Escrow Services for JMC Communities’ New Belleair Condominium Project

Belleview Place

St. Petersburg, Fla. – (January 10, 2017) – Title Security has been selected by JMC Communities to provide Title Insurance and Escrow Services for the newly announced 132 residence, Belleview Place in Belleair. Title Security has had a long and successful relationship with JMC, having closed approximately 2,550 condominium homes for them throughout the Tampa Bay area. Most recently, Title Security handled all closings for JMC’s Ovation, Rowland Place and Victoria Place along with 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 Belleair community,” stated Mike Cheezem, Owner/CEO, JMC Communities. Belleview Place is currently selling its 1st Phase.

Title Security Chairman, 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, “Belleview Place will meet Belleair’s growing desire for a well conceived, value conscious residences.”

About Title Security

Title Security is a full service title insurance company, enthusiastically handling each aspect of the closing process. From securing a clear title, to fulfilling lenders’ many closing requirements, to facilitating the document preparation and settlement statement, Title Security creates smooth, hassle-free closings for all parties involved. For additional information, visit www.TitleSecurityFL.com.

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Title Security is Proud to Have Completed Title and Escrow Services for JMC Communities’ Victoria Place

Victoria Place in Dunedin, FL

St. Petersburg, Fla. – Title Security has completed all the closings for the newly completed 30 residence and 8 retail space Victoria Place in Downtown Dunedin. Title Security has had a long and successful relationship with JMC, having closed approximately 2,550 condominium homes for them throughout the Tampa Bay area. Most recently, Title Security handled all closings for JMC’s Ovation and Rowland Place along with 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 continued to provide our homebuyers with a friendly and accurate closing experience, and we are very grateful to be working with such a professional group,” stated Mike Cheezem, Owner/CEO, JMC Communities.

Title Security Chairman, Harvey Ford, said, “The JMC organization has always stood for integrity and quality… we are very proud to be associated once again with another of their fine successes.”

About Title Security:

Title Security is a full service title insurance company, enthusiastically handling each aspect of the closing process. From securing a clear title, to fulfilling lenders’ many closing requirements, to facilitating the document preparation and settlement statement, Title Security creates smooth, hassle-free closings for all parties involved. For additional information, visit http://www.TitleSecurityFL.com.


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Welcome Katie

Katie Matson

Dear Valued Clients,

Title Security is excited to announce the arrival of Katie Matson as our new Manager and Senior Closer. Katie brings a wealth of knowledge and professional style that will help us continue our 33 year tradition of delivering high quality title insurance services in the Tampa Bay area.

Please visit our website for more information regarding Ms. Matson and we certainly invite you to call or come by. Our goal continues to be your title company for professionals and to make your real estate transactions a smooth and efficient experience.

Sincerely,

The Title Security Management Team

 

 


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Title Security To Provide Title and Escrow Services for JMC Communities’ New Downtown Dunedin Condominium Project

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Victoria Place Condos, Dunedin, FL

JMC Communities’ Victoria 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 30 residence Victoria Place in downtown Dunedin.

We have had a long and successful relationship with JMC, having closed approximately 2,500 condominium homes for them throughout the Tampa Bay area.  Most recently, Title Security handled closings for JMC’s downtown St. Petersburg’s Ovation and Rowland Place along with 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.  Victoria Place broke ground earlier this month.

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, “Victoria Place will meet the market’s growing desire for a well conceived, value conscious residence.”

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Confessions of a Title Processor: Office Optimism

Office Morale

Over the past few weeks, I’ve run into quite a few people who are down in the dumps about real estate, especially in Pinellas County. With flood insurance premiums increasing and the government shutdown, there’s a lot of uncertainty about the health of the real estate market at this point.

Keeping your team positive during this time is the key to pushing through the rough waters ahead. Here are a few fun ideas to help boost the morale in your office and continue business as usual (or make it even better!).

1.   Post a fun office contest

Office MoraleA little friendly competition can really get your team members in the mood to increase business and work more diligently. Even a small first place prize is enough to bring out the worker bee in most people.

2.   Organize a canned food-drive

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and although our industry is seeing tough times, putting things into perspective by promoting an office wide canned food-drive can help bring your team closer together and give back to the community.

3.   Have a girls/guys night out

All work and no play makes your office dull! Loosen up and take your team out for dinner and drinks. There are even a few new tap houses and breweries in Downtown St. Petersburg. Why not orchestrate an office pub crawl?

4.   Yoga in the office

Yoga and pilates have become two of the most common exercise and fitness classes that professionals attend. It’s a great way to expel the toxins in your body and reflect on your personal goals. Many of the local yoga and pilate instructors can come into your office for a private class. It might even become a weekly tradition!

5.   Attend a local function as an office

Downtown St. Petersburg offers so many different activities, especially in the fall. Take advantage of the free (and super fun) events that are put on weekly.

6.   Participate in a charitable event

Canned food-drive not enough for your generous office team? Sign up to participate in a charitable walk. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month among other programs. Check the Tampa Bay Times and your neighborhood publications for upcoming events that your office can be a part of.

While this list has just a few suggestions, the possibilities are endless when it comes to team building exercises. Let us know what you plan to do to keep your office motivated!  Please post your office’s fun events and share them with us on our Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/pages/Title-Security or Tweet us on our Twitter page @TitleSecurity.

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Housing News: A Week In Review

Title Security Team St PetersburgWe had a wonderful Open House this past Monday evening. It was so much fun showing off our new office space and introducing our two new awesome team members Christina Barron and Nicole Murphy to all our great friends and business associates.

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Mortgage Payment Takes PriorityMore good news for the housing market, as people now prioritize the mortgage bill ahead of car loan and credit cards. http://bit.ly/18Luma8

 

Existing-home sales reach a six-year high... Existing-home sales reach a six-year high…
Transactions rise 1.7% in August
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PinellasCounty Real Estate Statistics for August 2013. PinellasCounty Real Estate Statistics for August 2013.
The great news is that new listings are up 25% (single family homes) and 16.4% (townhomes/condos) from this same time last year.
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Second Home Buying TipsWhat to Consider When Buying a Second Home
People who look to buy a second home are either looking at it as an investment or somewhere to vacation.  It is important to become familiar with the process when looking for and making the decision to purchase a second home.

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Confessions of a Title Processor: The Lender Dilemma

When a new order comes in, I’m usually very curious to see the story inside the file. The most basic question to ask about a file is, “Cash or financing?” I’m usually hoping for a cut and dry cash closing, but lenders are more common when purchasing a home or commercial property.Large Banks

Let’s face it, lenders can be the most difficult part of processing a file. Whether you’re the title processor, buyer, seller, or realtor, lenders can be the be-all-end-all for your closing. When buyers decide to choose a lender to purchase a property, it’s usually checked on the contract. This binds the transaction to be funded by a mortgagee. The mortgage can come from a large bank like Wells Fargo to a private lender, sometimes an individual person who loans the money to the buyer.

A rule of thumb that I’ve learned being a processor: The bigger the bank, the bigger the problems. The issues with larger lenders like Wells Fargo and Bank of America are the endless amounts of “team members” that work on any one file. At Title Security, no more than three people work on each file at different stages of the transaction. Now, think of the same file going through three teams of five, at least! There seems to be a different person doing every individual task on one file. This is where the communication breaks down.

One department says a file is clear to close, while another department (possibly in another state) is still clearing conditions. See where this can get messy? Lenders have grown so big that I have experienced a team member working on a file in California and didn’t know the title laws or procedures in Florida. I actually had to explain to her what I needed! Now, the specific lenders that I shudder to when I work with them will remain nameless, but you can rest assured that I’ve had more than a few issues with all of the big names in banking.

Now I’m not trying to scare anyone away from working with a mortgage company. Lenders can be your greatest ally when you’re working to close a deal. The best lender processors are well organized and send weekly updated about files. Knowing where your lender is with a file is key in reaching the contract closing date. Lenders who pick up the phone to give you a call are even better! Technology is heavily relied on in the title industry. Emails are sent more often than the phone calls are made, so it’s nice to see someone who is committed to getting to know me, since I’m their primary point of contact for closing the file.

Regardless of how the lender decided to cooperate (or not), I’m still responsible for keeping the file together. Even if a lender cancels a buyer’s application or doesn’t make the contract closing date, I need to gather all the necessary paperwork to ensure we are compliant with the contract. So even if your lender can’t get it’s chicks in a row, I’ve got everything under control.